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Clave on the Kyll

We drove down to Birresborn with mixed feelings, our apprehension increased the closer we got to the venue; hey this is in the middle of nowhere, we didn’t even have a gsm signal!! Next day we were up early (before breakfast!) to set up our event tent, which of course as tents always do caused major problems; at 06:45 in the morning, temps at -2 and no breakfast Stuart wasn’t a happy bunny!  Eventually I got the #+*?!y tent up, the sun came into the valley, the temperatures rose  and Annelie had organised some coffee and breakfast. Life was beginning to look better. Rolf Renell (the guy who organised the clave) just sort of mentioned in passing “ Stuart dont forget youre giving a demo on Switch Rods at 11:00 … oh didnt I tell you! Never mind I’m sure you will manage”  What! Demo! I’m unprepared! Oh no. Oh yes. Demo we did, at 11:00.  It was the first slot so everyone was looking on, including the Bügermeister and despite the fact that couldnt prepare and I almost stumbled into the casting pool (that would have been a laugh, perhaps I should do it next time?) I think it went off quite well. Later in the day Jup Verstratten demo’ed followed by Paddy MacDonnel (ghillie/guide on the River Moy), Hartmut Klos, Rolf Rennel and Rene Königs, of course they were prepared and they didn’t stumble either.

All in all an excellent day, we meet lots of old friends, and new ones, many of our customers came by just to say hello – I guess that almost half of the visitors came from the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg and I would say that despite my demo about 80% that tried our rods were interested in Switch Rods and 2Handers.

We left next morning and after saying our goodbyes Annelie decided it was probably better if she drove, which was fine by me because I wasn’t feeling tooo fresh after having a beer or two or … followed up by a couple of Schnaps ( well you just HAVE to try the local booze … don’t you?) at the after clave booze up dinner.

A great meeting. Special thanks to Rolf Renell and his team for organising it, thanks also to Jup, Paddy, Rene, Hartmut and Hardy – but most of all thanks to you guys for coming and making it a great day. See you next time.

Stuart

Casting Course in Rerik

Due to a cancellation I now have one place available on my 1hand casting course in Rerik on 7th and 8th May, you will learnt the basics of casting with a single handed rod and also have the opportunity to have crack at garfish, cod and sea trout  – if you are interested and would like further details please contact me. Silja

EFFM – Eifeler Fly Fishing Meeting 16.04.2011

The EWF is over and we are now looking towards the next meeting – the EFFM in Birresborn on Saturday 16.04.2011 between 09:00 and 17:00. Birresborn, a samll town in the volcanic Eifel area of Germany and bang on the river Kyll,  is very close to the Belgium/Luxembourg/German border so if you fancy a good day out, then drop by. You will find us right next to the casting pool where of course you will have the opportunity to try out our rods on water. Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday.

Beginners course in Rerik

We will be holding a 2 day Basic course for beginners on 07.05 and 08.05 2011 in Rerik. The course is split into two distinct parts – grass and water. After learning the basics on grass, you will have the opportunity to put all that you have learned to practice by targeting garfish, sea trout and cod in the sea. Interested? Then please contact Silja via her contact form.

Our new site is online!

Its not quite finished yet, but we have decided to go with what we have got, the changes/modifications will follow as we go along.

Our new web-site is basically split into four main sections:

  1. Hints and Tips: this sections contains valuable information that we have collected over the years and found to be useful.
  2. News: the idea behind this is to inform you of things going on in and around BalticFlyfisher, e.g shows we are attending, casting competitions we are sponsoring, references to open-days at ECHO dealers, new products in the shop  etc.
  3. Fly Fishing School: Silja and Lasse have their own section concerning all matters around their Fly-casting and Fly-Fishingschool – this is the place to look for casting tips, course information, competitions etc.
  4. On-Line Shop: our shop has not only been completely re-worked but it is also packed full of new ECHO and AirFlo products.

Please have a look around, and if you feel that something is missing we would appreciate it if you would drop us a line suggesting changes/additions.

Enjoy it.

Tel: +49 (0)4182 29 13 12