IL PESCATORE COMPLETO

Featuring Patagonia head honcho Yvon Chouinard and Arturo Pugno, one of the last remaining practitioners of 'pesca alla Valsesiana' an ancient Tenkara-like form of fly fishing from Northern Italy that involves a 15-foot cane rod (homemade obviously), lines meticulously braided from the tail of a stallion, and simple flies hand-tied flies.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdXIHsGgIQM  

PATAGONIA’S YVON CHOUINARD ON KEEPING IT SIMPLE

In this excerpt from the revised second edition of Simple Fly Fishing, Patagonia’s Yvon Chouinard details why - in an increasingly complex, crowded, consumption-obsessed, high-tech world - it’s more important than ever to keep it simple, stupid. Especially when fly fishing. 'The state of the art in angling these days is defined by “sports” standing [...]