This is the most important river of Central Italy.
In this area, Man created a miracle. Formerly a warm river, with chub, barbel and cyprinids, it is now a slow-to-fast river moving on a rocky-sandy-gravel bed and has trout and grayling which were introduced some years ago. The dam who was built for electrical purposes releases cold, iced water. .
An “easy” river in some periods of the year, with many many flies (from midges to sedges, mayflies, stoneflies…) and many rises confusing you, it turns to an extremely difficult water – especially during the hottest days of summer – asking for top level casting skill, invisible flies and thinnest leaders.
Below the previous stretch the river is managed by a different local fishing club. It contains both trout and grayling along with barbel and chub. Casting is a little bit more difficult being the river bed not as broad. Fish are shyer due to the reduced depth and this represents a real challenge for the dedicated angler.
Very often, fish rises are numberless and you cannot decide where to cast your fly. Tiny patterns are very useful in case of grayling’s activity but a bulk attractor may induce those biggest trout to leave their shelter.