Busy weekends in Italy.

#1
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


Loads of chub, this 17-incher was a typical dry-fly taker (#16 EHC), the bigger ones refused to rise


Speckled dace were also present, although the heat left them almost comatose


Nearer Rome


Plenty of these on a #12 foam hopper




and these (Rudd)


Tools of the trade


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


Baby M getting her feet wet in an alpine stream


Thanks for looking,
Kenneth
 

Rob Ast

Active Member
#3
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
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