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Pesca alla Valsesiana

Re: Pesca alla Valsesiana

Postby ConorUK » Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:22 pm

nice site, very obviously a labour of love, and great to keep alive this traditional European style of fishing both in practice and online. 500 years, wow! According to the English however fly fishing was invented by Frederick Halford in the 1870s.... just goes to show you the snobbery that surrounds fly fishing. I bet if Pesca alla Valsesiana was tried on a chalk stream in England the locals would hound you off!

i was waiting for 'what happens next' in the video, does he drop the rod and then run over to grab the fish? Would love to see more videos of the fishing (and landing) in action.
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Re: Pesca alla Valsesiana

Postby goneflyfishing » Thu Apr 07, 2011 5:38 am

blatt1970 wrote::D
Gone, the page is active (i have it opened now on my browser),
try refreshing it !

duh! works and the site is awesome and thank god there is google translate!
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Re: Pesca alla Valsesiana

Postby Daniel @ Tenkara USA » Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:27 pm

Well done on the Valsesiana site! I like it.
The waters are "tenkara-valsesiana-perfect!". I am now dreaming of tenkara fishing in Italy!
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Re: Pesca alla Valsesiana

Postby Valsesia » Sun Apr 10, 2011 12:30 pm

Hello Daniel , you are welcome in Valsesia and like you also all the friends who fish without a reel, I would say we can do a twinning between the two techniques Tenkara and Valsesiana, two similar ways to fish born at opposite ends of the planet! A Japanese guy who fishing Tenkara and lives in Milan to work, saw my site and now wants to come here to fish together, in a month here begins the season for fly fishing and I'd like to make a video showing the two techniques side by side.
Would not it be great?
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Re: Pesca alla Valsesiana

Postby CM_Stewart » Sun Apr 10, 2011 2:41 pm

That would be fantastic. I am very much looking forward to seeing that.
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Re: Pesca alla Valsesiana

Postby dmuceni » Fri May 20, 2011 8:20 am

a brand new video from our friend Andrea :) Enjoy!
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Re: Pesca alla Valsesiana

Postby Wupperfischer » Fri May 20, 2011 2:42 pm

Many thanks for posting this. Love it! I hope we can see more in the future.
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Re: Pesca alla Valsesiana

Postby ConorUK » Fri May 20, 2011 8:52 pm

nice video, helps give a better insight into the technique.
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Re: Pesca alla Valsesiana

Postby RockyMtnTenkara » Sun May 22, 2011 9:17 pm

Great video, thanks for sharing this!

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Re: Pesca alla Valsesiana

Postby rmcworthing » Mon May 23, 2011 10:19 am

It looks as if the anglers in the videos are either 1) holding the rig static in the current, 2) perhaps even retrieving the rig across/upcurrent on occasion, 3) holding the rod tip static presumably allowing the rig to swing through the current.

It doesn't appear as if the angler ever follows the rig with the rod tip to allow a natural drift.

Can anyone comment/clarify?
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