Having been selling rods for a while now this was the first time I have had my own stand at a EWF fly-fishing fair. It was extremely stressful and I had many sleepless nights, but it was well worth the effort as my rods were very well received. I was especially surprised by the amount of interest shown in my line class 0 / 1 rods and my carbon spigot ferrules which have been a long time in the making. There was quite some interest and discussion on the German fly-fishing forum prior to the fair thanks to a thread started by a fellow rod-maker, but from the general reaction I think a lot of skeptics have been converted. All in all it was a great experience and I most certainly look forward to participating in more fairs in the future.
Many thanks to all who have taken such an interest in my work and also to the organizers of the EWF 2010 fair.
Michaela and Robert