Fly fishing in Tuscia is a 360° activity. We don’t have just trout: our waters hold a variety of fish satisfying all the aspects of fly fishing.
It is a general opinion that our technique is suitable only in some waters, specifically for trout and thymallus. On the contrary, fly fishing is excellent also for dace and pike, chub and black bass, perch and carp, barbel and zander…
Of course the technique differs according to the prey, with different approach, tackle and philosophy. This is what makes fly fishing so charming.
Tuscia and the nearby areas have so many different waters ranging from the smallest stream to wider rivers and lakes.
All of them can be approached with a fly, because fly fishing is not to be considered suitable only for wide, open spaces.
We have very small streams (asking for a watchful approach and short, accurate casts using a short rod and light line). As a rule, hip boots are enough, trekking shoes are sometimes better. This kind of water offers mostly trout (brown) and chub. Fishing is not always easy and a good casting skill is a plus.
Medium sized mountain streams need longer rods and leaders with thinner tippet and a wider choice of flies.
Waders are a bonus but hip boots are normally ok. This kind of water normally holds brownies and chub. Rainbows can be found in some stocked waters. Rivers go from very fast to slow, from gin clear to greenish water, from rocky to sandy bottoms, from overhanging trees to flat-all-around.
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The medium and lower stretch of streams and wide rivers suggest longer and more powerful rods. Lines range from floating to intermediate and sinking (tips). Leaders are longer and the choice of flies is wider.
Trout and chub often live together with pike, black bass, zander, barbel, dace… Waders are highly recommended. Streamers often give great results but fishing the rises is not rare.
Lakes are the kingdom of poppers and bigger streamers, powerful rods and tough leaders. Lines range from floating to hi-speed sinking; DT to Shooting Tapers. Pike and black bass, perch and big chub are common preys. Waders can be used from shore (enter the water for some 20 meters and cast the fly near the reeds). However, the best solution is a boat or a belly boat).
As far as the sea is concerned, the choice is restricted to very powerful rods, strong and salt resistant reels. Fishing from a boat is of course suggested. In addition, we also have rivers entering the sea and wading is possible with good results. Most common preys are sea bass, mullet, shad.
In conclusion, you will find all the above situations in Tuscia. Get in touch for more suggestions when you decide to arrange your next trip to our wonderful land!!!