by Rick Nelson And Bill Vogler
International Fishing Centers
The joys of fly fishing in the beautiful country of Italy. That’s the premise of the Netflix television series titled “Fly Fishing In Italy.”
Located in central-west Italy, the Umbria region is home to some great fly-fishing spots.
One of the best is the Antibes Giant Site.
This site is not like most angling sites. It is composed of two different glacial rock formations – the massive Teticella and Opanyo boulder.
This huge salmon-bearing stream is a popular place for salmon fishing in the Finger Lakes.
Anglers can take a stretch of river (including the Teticella, Opanyo) for a drift or rowing trip, or hike to this huge site, which contains fish resting in the boulders all year long.
Giant Lake Piceno is another find in the region, home to more giant trout and salmon than you can shake a stick at. The lake is about four miles long and a couple miles wide, and many fishing sites in the area are centered on the Piceno River.
Many of the fishermen hook up with nice yellow trout and salmon, plus trophy northern pike and a few lakers.
Several European countries have taken note of this angling adventure.
Champsaube French Fly Fishing Chamberman Adam Séon said he was overwhelmed by the media coverage of the outfitters and the place when he and his wife started taking fly fishermen out for years.
“After the first year, I was so accustomed to it (media coverage) I didn’t really notice anything different,” Séon said. “I’ve had people from France come to the attraction for a wedding or any kind of occasion, and they go back with lots of stories on the next trip.”
Séon says they also have taken anglers from Australia, England, New Zealand, Portugal, South Africa, the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Luxembourg, Estonia, Latvia, Hungary, Romania, Portugal, Ukraine, Croatia, Estonia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Serbia, Georgia, Cyprus, Georgia, China, Panama, Colombia, Costa Rica, Chile, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Mexico, Israel, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Panama, Honduras, Guatemala, Jamaica, The Dominican Republic, and Nicaragua.