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Danish Fly Festival 2015
The biennial fly show The Danish Fly Festival takes place this year in the weekend April 11th and 12th. I will be there. How about you?
I wouldn't miss a Danish Fly Festival for anything... almost. I have been attending the last many times and even had the chance to tied and do presentations a couple of times in the past. I have also bought a few thing in the many booths that have all kinds of temptations on display and of course enjoyed the show, the tyers, the casters and all the activities going on during the weekend.
Venue: KFUM-Hallerne, Peder Tofts Vej 21, 6000 Kolding, Denmark
Admission is usually very reasonable and parking is free.
Our earlier coverage of this show.
But my first and most important purpose for coming is to meet people. Fishing friends from home and abroad are attending in large numbers, and a trip through the busy halls inevitably results in several conversations with people I know - or who know me.
But in order to have a chance to meet as many as possible, I usually arrange a small get together for Global FlyFisher readers where we can get a chance to chat and put faces to names. We'll probably withdraw from the main hall to the cafeteria and have a coffee, beer or whatever is needed at that time.
This year this event will take place n the Saturday - April 11th at 14:00 (2 PM). We meet just inside the first hall by the entrance where a few steps lead down to the exhibition area. I will bring a banner to announce the spot and also be easily recognizable being in a wheelchair.
Should you miss the event, I will be at Federation of Fly Fishers Denmark's booth during most of both days, demonstrating how to shoot fly pictures, and you can most likely meet me there when I'm not roaming the floors together with thousands of other fly-anglers.
I will also be doing a presentation. The time for that hasn't been set yet.
Presentation: Do me a favor. Go fishing!
A presentation that will make you want to go fishing. Based on the somewhat sad situation of ending end up in a wheelchair due to multiple sclerosis, I will talk about my fishing before and after, show lots of pictures from fantastic fishing trips and look at my situation with a cheerful view back and a defiant, optimistic glance forward.
Workshop: Better pictures of your flies
Stop by the Federation of Fly Fishers Denmark's booth and see how to get the best pictures of your flies.
I will show how to get good pictures with both large SLR cameras, compact cameras and even with a cell phone.
How to arrange the fly, how to set up the camera, how to set lights and how to process the images afterward so they appear the best possible print or online.
You can bring your own best fly and get a picture take home. You can also bring your camera, and we can work together to see how it can be configured to take the best fly images.