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Anthony J. Salerno on the Lima

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Anthony J. Salerno – Lima River June  2007


In June my father-in-law and I were fortunate to spend a day fly-fishing
the Lima River with seasoned guide Moreno Borriero. The river is a
picturesque Italian mountain stream with riffles, flats and deep pools.
The indigenous brown trout that inhabit the river are plentiful and
selective, creating a wonderful challenge. Moreno is a dry fly purist
and his expertise proved indispensable. He provided not only the tackle,
but skilfully instructed each of us in presentation. I have been
fly-fishing for years and my father-in-law is more of novice, yet we
were both able to induce many strikes on the surface and land several of
these wary trout. Most of my recent fly-fishing forays have been
sub-surface (nymphs and streamers). My afternoon with Moreno rekindled
my interest in dry fly fishing, as the strikes are much more exciting on
the surface. Anyone who has fished for native trout can appreciate their
wariness. I watched Moreno work a fish for 25 minutes before getting him
to take. He is an artist with the dry fly. We enjoyed our dinner and
conversation with Moreno as well as our time on the river. The rates for
his services were quite reasonable and well worth the experience. I will
join him again if and when I return to Italy, without hesitation. I
would also be more than willing to serve as a reference and answer
questions for anyone who is interested.