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I was born in Milan some half a century ago and after many years spent visiting most rivers and lakes of North Italy, I moved to the Centre – not far from Rome – where I found a real paradise as far as flyfishing is concerned.
I have been fishing since the very green years of my life and have switched to flyfishing in 1977. The dry fly is – like most of us – my favorite but I think that a complete flyangler should have a deep knowledge of all the techniques offered by his tackle (given that the “spirit” of fly angling is not denaturalized). Environment improving and respect are also very important to me.
I have fished most European rivers (Germany, France, Spain, Switzerland, England, Ireland, ex-Yugoslavia, Greece, Romania, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Far East, New Zealand…). As for Italy, there are few rivers I have not visited
I do not consider fishing as a sport but as a style of life, where respect for the fish and environmental nature is at the top of the activity. While respecting other anglers’ points of view, I support catch&release also in free waters.
I have translated quite a number of flyfishing books into Italian and am fond of history and philosophy.