Busy weekends in Italy.

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  1. Kenneth Yong

    Kenneth Yong Member

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    I'd posted this short report on the Classic Rod Forum, thought I might as well share it here.

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    I had a 4 weekends in a row doing family-oriented outdoor stuff that happily also allowed me to swing a stick while standing in water. Here are a few photos of the goings-on.

    Somewhere in Central Italy
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    Loads of chub, this 17-incher was a typical dry-fly taker (#16 EHC), the bigger ones refused to rise
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    Speckled dace were also present, although the heat left them almost comatose
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    Nearer Rome
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    Plenty of these on a #12 foam hopper
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    and these (Rudd)
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    Tools of the trade
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    Last weekend was spent in the Italian Alps

    Heading up the trail at 6,500ft, with Mt. Rosa (the second highest peak in the Alps at 15,200ft) in the background
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    Baby M getting her feet wet in an alpine stream
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    Thanks for looking,
    Kenneth
     
  2. Steve Call

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    Kennth, I am fascinated by the variety of fishing in Italy.

    Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Always enjoy seeing pics from unusual places. Is the speckled Dave just another name for a brown trout, because that sure looks like a brownie to me?
     
  4. Kenneth Yong

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    Thanks for the kind remarks, guys.

    Rob, that's a brown trout, calling them "speckled dace" is kinda like an in-joke, apparently folks from Wyoming claim that there are no trout in their state, only "speckled dace", the better to keep outsiders away from the great fishing Wyoming-ers enjoy ;).

    Kenneth
     

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