I live in a fortunate area of Central Italy: different kinds of water are within easy reach and we can rely on almost all species accepting flies.
Trout: we have a few very small streams where trout are present and where casting is very difficult and risky. If you love adventure, be ready for a very hard day. Tuscia, however, is within reasonable distance from some wonderful rivers where trout are predominant.
Chub: we have plenty of them and are – together with pike – our preferred quarry mainly in Winter. In Summer, fishing big specimen is amusing and tiring as well.
Black Bass: in some way it is considered our “national” fish due to heavy presence in our lakes and in some rivers. Best results are obtained with heavy streamers worked along the bottom or near weedbeds. In summer, poppers are very useful but must be bulky and noisy.
Pike: they live mainly in our lakes which, due to their volcanic origins, are very deep and steep. Pike come near the banks late in winter/early spring when you can try them with huge streamers along the weedbeds or rocky shores. In summer they must be searched using extra fast sinking lines.
Carp: they accept the flies during specific periods of the year but once hooked, you feel like retrieving a train!
Barbel: not so easy to catch. Sometimes accept heavy nymphs worked on the bottom. It’s very risky for our flies but once hooked, be ready for a strong battle!
Perch: present in good number in our lakes and some rivers. Wet flies and small streamers give good results given that you know where to find the schools of this striped fish.