Italy is the best place to combine an unforgettable fly-fishing adventure with the journey of a lifetime that brings together premium food and wine, art, museums, and history with relaxation, spa and wellness, shopping, and more.
Italy On The Fly fishing guides and hosts are warm, welcoming, professional, fluent in English and local. The guides have grown up in Italy and live by the water system so they know every single inch of the rivers and lakes (and coast).
All of the Italy On The Fly staff will be on the spot and happy to assist you, guiding your fishing days, showing you the best spots, techniques, and flies, sharing with you the history behind each place, each dish, and each part of your Italian experience.
Italy On The Fly hotel in the Trentino region of Italy is located in Ponte Arche (Province of Trento). This lovely, small village is famous for its thermal baths, natural parks. Located in a very strategic position close to the high mountain ranges, Alps and Dolomites, it is also close to the world-renowned Lake Garda towns such as Riva del Garda.
The fishing spots and all the places of interest are from 15 to 50 minutes drive.
The area is full of amenities such as bars, shops, supermarkets, walking and cycling paths, and restaurants.
It is the ideal place to relax, take a walk, or sit in one the bars to enjoy a glass of prosecco.
Italy On The Fly also offers bespoke fishing experiences with hotels, lodges, fishing, guiding, and partners in other regions of Italy, including Tuscany, Sardinia, Lazio, Umbria, Abruzzo, Molise and more.
Italy On The Fly works together with professional Italian chefs to select and design the best local menu in all its Italian destinations. You'll enjoy a premium culinary journey with mouth-watering dishes. Starter, first course, main course, side, and dessert are served for every dinner using fresh and locally sourced ingredients. Meals are accompanied by the best Italian wines. Whatever your taste and your dietary requirements, whether you are a meat lover or a vegetarian, whether you are passionate about strong flavor or you have a mild and delicate palate, we have it on the menu.
Also, always available at the hotel, is a good variety of local wines, spirits, and soft drinks. We also offer a very rich breakfast, sweet and salty with fresh and local products, together with the Italian renowned cappuccino, espresso to start your day with off right.
You can find all pricing information at: www.italyonthefly.com
Alps & Dolomites:
Marble trout, brown trout, brook trout, rainbow trout, and grayling.
Available with Italy On The Fly in other Italian destinations:
Sea bass, pike (Esox flaviae and northern Exox lucius), perch, largemouth bass, bluefin tuna and more.
Alps & Dolomites:
May-October with the best month from June to mid September.
In other Italy On The Fly destinations: All year-round.
You will fish from the high-mountain streams, with incredible Alps and Dolomites views to the lush, green of the countryside and river valley. Most of the beats have very easy access and can be reached by car. There are options for fishing spots reachable by gentle, flat hiking among wild horses and mountain huts.
Available trips to the Apennines, Seaside and more...
During the trout season, the weather is warm, gentle and mild. Some storms can pass over the mountains lowering the temperatures with occasional rain. The mountain weather can be changeable, offering views of clear blue skies with alternating fast clouds and quick storms with rain and rainbows.
The temperature can swing from 50 F (10 C) to 90 F (32 C) in summer down in the valley. On average, Alps and Dolomites climate is breezy, quite dry (30% to 60% humidity), and ideal for outdoor sports (it's the choice for the summer training of professional soccer teams and other outdoor sports).
Italy On The Fly can provide any type of fly-fishing gear and tackle you need to fully enjoy your fishing experience, from lightweight (even Tenkara gear) to the heavier streamer set-up.
Due to sizing issues, we do recommend that you bring your own waders and boots.
Hat (trucker cap, wide-brims, etc.)
Mountain hiking shoes (dayhiking shoes, sneakers)
Layers (fleece, windbreaker, shell, etc.)
Italy On The Fly is very glad to assist you offering pre-trip advice, consulting, and any additional specific information you might need. This is a generic list of gear and tackle for a trout trip.
Floating lines are best all-rounders (WF or DT)
Dry Fly Outfit:
(On the rise and "in caccia" reading the water)
From 7'6” 4 wt (small high-mountain streams) to 9' 5 wt (downstream) 8'6/9’ 4-5 wt are good all-rounders
Nymph/High Stick Outfit:
(NZ Dropper/Duo, French and Czeck)
10' 3 wt, 11' 2-3 wt and all the usual rods used for nymphing
Streamer (lures) Outfit:
(Chasing the Trophy)
9', 6 wt and 9’, 5 wt are good all-rounders
Floating, intermediate, sinking III
From 9', 5 wt to 10', 7 wt
9' 6 wt or 9'6” 6 wt are good all-rounders
Dry Fly Patterns:
March Brown, Lunns Particular, Elk Hair Caddis, Goddard Caddis, Parachute Sedge, Palmer, Stimulator, Klinkhammer, BWO, Black Ant, Cinnamon Ant, Blue Damsel, Summer Terrestrials, Beetle, Grasshoppers, Chernobyl Ant, Caterpillar.
Generous size (12, 10, 8) works very well.
Pheasant Tail classic and variants (Redneck, Hi-Vis, Rubber Legs etc.), Pipping Caddis, Hare's Hair, Cappis Pupa, Stonefly Nymph, Czeck Shrimps. (Size 12,14)
Streamers (Lures) Patterns:
Wooly Bugger (Classic and ConeHead or Skull Head variant), Bead-Head UV Fry Patterns, Sculpin, Snakes (Size 6, 8, 10)
Wading and Clothing
Waders and boots (studs recommended)
Wet-wading gear (optional)
Italy On The Fly offers much more than just fishing. It is a holistic experience combining great fishing and Italian culture, tradition, history, art, food, wine, and much more.
Available tours to Medieval Castles, museums, mountain huts, cycling paths, mountain bike and E-bike rentals, wine tasting, grappa tasting, ice cream tasting, coffee tasting, tours in ancient villages with local traditional products, festivals, Lake Garda visit, lake tour, shopping, mountain hiking, paragliding, 4x4 Adrenaline Tour, waterfalls, botanical gardens, spa treatments, wellness, and much more.
Italy On The Fly can offer transfer facilities from/to the airport and to/from the fishing spots. We'll take care of everything from your arrival to your departure.
Recommended international airports for our Trentino location are Venice (2 hours, 30 minutes by car) and Verona (1 hour, 30 minutes by car).
Plenty of people choose to hire a car and enjoy some days in Venice or Verona (or Italy in general) before or after their fishing journey. This option will allow freedom of movement and complete independence.
Tips and Gratuities:
Often we are asked what is the appropriate gratuity for the guides and the hotel staff. Though appreciated, gratuities are not expected and should only be offered if you feel the service we provided warrants such a token of appreciation. In order to help, a general guideline our guides averages between 60/100 euros per guide per day (based on two rods) and 20/30 euros per person per night for the hotel/restaurant staff. However, this is at your discretion and whatever you are comfortable with will be very much appreciated.
Other bespoke fishing experiences are available in Tuscany, Sardinia, and Central/Southern Italy. For more info please visit www.italyonthefly.com
Reservations, Deposits & Payments
The deposit is 50% of the trip price unless stated differently in the itinerary. Deposits may be made by check or credit card: Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover Card. The balance of the trip cost is due 90 days before departure, except where specified differently on individual itineraries. The balance will be charged automatically to the credit card used for the deposit, unless otherwise specified. Any changes made to the method of payment after the final balance has been collected are subject to processing fees.
A reservation form and release are required prior to departure.
All prices must be paid in U.S. dollars. Deposits are not transferable from one trip to another.
Prices quoted are based on foreign exchange values and tariffs currently in effect and prices are subject to change. Orvis Adventures reserves the right to adjust prices accordingly until the time of departure.
When your reservation is confirmed, you will receive planning information to guide you through trip preparations. Details about arrival and departure, clothing and equipment, trip cancellation insurance, pre- and post- trip extensions, visas and documents and activities are included in the planning information.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
Although cancellation fees may be higher for some trips, the following minimum cancellation fees will apply:
|Days Prior to Trip||Fee|
|+ 90 days||$300 per person|
|89 days or less||100% of cost|
For trips that include an Orvis gift card or Orvis merchandise, the retail value of the gift card or merchandise is non-refundable upon delivery. Cancellation fees cannot be waived for any reason, including health, business or personal emergencies, or weather.
We strongly urge you to purchase trip cancellation insurance.
No refunds will be made for unused portions of a trip, including late arrival or early departure. Guide fees and hotel costs are not refundable if unused as outlined in the itinerary. Orvis reserves the right to modify an itinerary due to circumstances beyond our control. In the unlikely event that Orvis must cancel a tour, all payments received to date will be refunded, which constitutes a full settlement.
Orvis is not responsible for expenses incurred in preparation of any canceled trip, including airline tickets and visas fees.
Your planning information includes information for travel insurance covering cancel for any reason, cancellation for medical reasons, trip delay, medical expenses, lost baggage and medical evacuation. We urge you to obtain this coverage.
Trip prices are based on double occupancy. Single rooms & cabins are limited. If you request a single room, a single supplement will apply as noted in the itinerary. We will confirm the single room as early as possible, but in some cases it may not be earlier than 30 days prior to the trip. If you request a roommate, we can usually pair you with another guest of the same gender, and no single supplement will apply. If you request a roommate, and one is not available, we will only charge you the single supplement if required by the lodge or facility used in the trip.
Children under 18 must share a room with a parent or other family member. In some cases this may be waived.
Passports and documents
International trips require a passport. Check your passport early and make sure it has six months validity at the time of travel. A visa is needed in some countries and we will send you complete details and instructions.
Arrival and Departure
Group transfers from a central location such as an airport are described in the itinerary, and are included in the land cost.. Transfers are not included in the land cost if you arrive early or leave after the scheduled departure day.
Equipment & clothing
You will receive a detailed list of appropriate gear with your trip planning information.
The land cost of your trip does not include airfare.
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