For most fly fishers fly tying  is unseparably tied to fly fishing. To outwit a capital fish with a selfmade imitat  represents the highest degree of perfection for a fly fisher. Many well-known fly tyers with longstanding experience are within EFFA ranks. EFFA members can use the internal forum to improve their tying skills and to obtain tips from professionals. Fly tyers from miscellaneous countries compete at the annual EFFA Open - the open international fly tying championship -, irrespective of their profession, origin or age.