Jorgen Fisher from Denmark

Friday, 12 August 2011 09:55 administrator
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During my preparation of this year's (2011) summer holiday in Italy I started searching for fly fishing spots in Tuscany and soon found Moreno's website. Looking at the testimonials I had no doubt in asking Moreno to guide me for a day on the Tevere river. That showed to be an excellent decision. During my preparation I had a lot of questions to Moreno about equipment, flies etc., and Moreno always responded quickly on my emails.

On the fishing day, I met with Moreno at 8:30 in the morning and we bought my fishing licenses and drove to the Tevere Tail Waters. What a beautiful river, and we soon saw a few risings. I prepared my equipment and Moreno prepared my tippet and supplied flies - which he continued to do throughout the day! I asked where his rod were, but Moreno is not fishing while guiding, which I find very sympathetic - all his attention is on giving you a great day. And so it was.

The dry fly fishing was difficult - only few fish were rising and I struggled somewhat with getting used to my new fly rod, but Moreno was very patient and helped clearing up the line and tippet every few minutes ;) After a couple of hours we only had one fish in the net, but for me it wasn't an issue, I had a great and funny time with Moreno including sharing some thought on the challenges of raising our teen children and other facts of life.

We fished throughout the day visiting various spots and with a fast break for lunch. The highlight of the day was the evening hatch from around 19:00, where many fish showed themself in the surface and we ended up cathing a decent amount of trout. Despite Moreno having a long 2-3 hours drive in front of him, we didn't end the day before 21:15. We were both tired, but I was high on an excellent and inspirational day on the Tevere.

I would recommend Moreno anytime as a guide. Moreno is very knowledgeable, a great guy and good fun too. I am already now looking forward to the next time I have the opportunity to spent a day with Moreno in Tuscany.

Last Updated on Saturday, 20 August 2011 09:12