Experience the World of Fly Fishing (EWF)

Chris Bladen stainless steel trout
Chris Bladen Fly Fishing

Experience the World of Fly Fishing (EWF)

In April I attended and exhibited some of my sculptures at EWF, Europe’s premier fly-fishing expo, which is held in the village Fürstenfeldbruck, 32km outside Munich.

Munich was a wonderful experience – such a well-organised, beautiful city, and I especially loved seeing all the public sculptures in and around the city centre. The show organisers, Robert and Michaela Stroh and their entire family, made me feel like family too and helped me set up my stand and unpack my bronzes. The venue, an ancient cloister, was the perfect setting, with a little stream
flowing through the beautiful manicured gardens.

It was great to meet fly fishers from across Europe and make new acquaintances. The feedback on my work was much more than I could have hoped for and I sold out my jewellery range before the show was even halfway through.

I’ve committed to joining the team next year for an exhibition. This time, I’ll take the family along and hopefully get to do a bit more exploring of Germany, Austria and Slovenia – and perhaps even cast a fly in some of those famous rivers!

Above are some of the trout sculptures I exhibited.

Trout Study – Stainless Steel
Edition: 15
Size: 42 x 14.5 x 24cm

Brown Trout Study
Edition: 20
Size: 30 x 12 x 21cm

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