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2021, the world is still in lockdown, travelling is a far memory. For the addicted to big and strong fish a real curse. So we have to find the challenge close to home. Where and how?
The river Nera runs in Umbria, in the middle of Italy. This region is one of the most charming in the country. With gorgeous lanscapes,perched on hills middle-age villages and beatiful rivers.
The Maldives in the Indian Ocean, a tourist paradise of white sand and turquoise water. Beside the post-card beaches and snorkeling, the flats offer good chances to fly anglers and fantastic opportunities to fly fish for giant trevally.
We arrive in the morning, park the car and get the first feel for the water from the bridge by the Golf course. A fly fishermen is stalking some rising fish. The spidernets on the bridge rails we see of olive dun mayflies and some translucent spinners.
This fly has been a constant performer for barbel on my local river. I have not tested yet on trout, but I can imagine it might work well too on alpine streams.
The torrent queen is designed to imitate the Epeorus nymph and it is a top search pattern overall for white waters and fast currents.
Small perch are a good part of the diet of pike and zander and even of grown up perch. Here a realistic fly trying to imitate a young perch.
The mytical pattern of Frank Sawyer is an all round great nymph. Here a re-mix with two wool sorts and a tweak to reduce snags.
The Gackiña is tied to work in the 'Limbo' between the submerged water column and the emerged world.
Sculpin thrive in a wide spectrum of waters, from mountain stream to potamon. For this pattern I employ spoons single hooks
Chalk-stream fishing is one of the most beautiful fly fishing. The peaceful and relaxing flow of these rivers set the anglers in a special state of mind.
Down a steep path we reach this gorgeous alpine stream. In our trip to mountain we have been searching for quality fish, even if this might mean spending the all day without seeing a fin
Who has not caught a grayling while drifting a tube fly with the two-hand? Salmon rivers often host large grayling. So why not to give it a try with a dry fly