What an amazing show the EWF is!! A setting like no other, a Monastery and gardens as a backdrop which are simply stunning and fly fishing people from all around the world all congregating for this the 13th year of the EWF.
Great to see some of our own UK based companies well represented at the show. Scott Mckenzie’s team were busy showing off the new rod range with the FX1 getting a huge amount of interest and having tried it myself on the casting pools, what an incredible rod this is. When Scott was doing his demonstrations the power of the rod was there for all to see and the casting pools simply not long enough for him to show us the true potential of the rod.
Also at the show showcasing all that we have to offer by of fishing in Scotland was Gary Scott, kilt and all!! Gary took casting clinics and great to see so many youngsters all wanting to have a go using double handed rods and casting so well. Very talented young anglers who already have the fishing buff which is great news.
Gary’s LTS team were in good form and the rods were being well tested by anglers who seemed to pick up their new Explosive rod as a favourite.
Hardy were also at the show and great to see Andy Murray show everyone how it is done on the casting pools – always a pleasure to watch a true master in action!
Also showing us how to cast was the very talented Glenda Powell from the river Blackwater in Ireland. Glenda was great at getting volunteers involved and a lunch time highlight where she took a session for female anglers only which was really well attended and the feedback from those I spoke to was really positive. Blackwater fishing is available on the FishPal site and you would be well looked after by Glenda and her team if you were to think about a trip to the Blackwater.
Also at the show and showcasing his Alaskan adventures was Wayne MaGee. Wayne has an incredibly beautiful Alaskan lodge and some of the finest trout and salmon fishing in he world. Working on how I might be able to get out there next year as I know places at his lodge are already filling up fast. Here is a link to his newsletter, if this doesn’t wet the appetite then I don’t what will! – read more.
These are just some of the exhibiters at the show with so many other great companies all showing off their amazing equipment and flies. The fly tying personnel were from all around the world and great to see Charles Jardine in amongst them tying some lovely flies.
The show is organised each year so professionally by Robert and Michaela Stroh. The level of personal intervention in everything they do makes for one of the best fly fishing shows in the world. Don’t believe me? Come along next year and join in the fun – I for one and the FishPal team will be there and already looking forward to it.
Thank you Robert and Michaela for an amazing few days at the show and thank you too to your wonderful team of helpers who really could not do enough for you.
If you would like to know more about the show then give me a ring on the office number, only too happy to help.