False Polifemo

Fishing in Italy asks for a national licenze and is open all year round with a number of limitations. Rivers where trout are present cannot be fished from the first Sunday of October to the last Sunday of February but there are many exceptions (earlier opening or delayed closing, this depending on local regulations). Chub, Barbel, Pike, Grayling, Carp, Black Bass (just to mention fly takers) have their “closed periods”, which is not the same in every province. No-Kill stretches have their own open/closed months and special rules. Wading is permitted everywhere (but not encouraged) with very few exceptions. 

Tying thread

Black

Head

Single silver bead, on top of the hook.

Hook

#12 – 6

Underbody

Copper wire

Body

Dubbing (somber colors)

Wings

Fox hair, white tipped

Category Tag

Fishing Tips : The never forgotten Italian fly tier and angler, Francesco Palù, invented his “Polifemo” many years ago: a really heavy nymph with its typical single eye (from which the name) on top of the shank. To be used in very deep holes or water. My version is of course different (Francesco’s flies are unrepeatable) but gives good results in our fast waters.

Tying thread

Black

Head

Single silver bead, on top of the hook.

Hook

#12 – 6

Underbody

Copper wire

Body

Dubbing (somber colors)

Wings

Fox hair, white tipped

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