New fly fishing company targets Europe
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One of Italy’s best-known fly anglers is back in business as a tackle manufacturer and looking to the export market.
After selling his shares in Pozo Fishing, which he founded in 1992, Antonio Pozzolini has set up another company, Pozzolini Fly Fishing. His latest venture involves the production of ‘no compromise’ tackle in line with his emphasis on quality.
He told Angling International: “We do not mass produce our products and where possible they are exclusively designed by hand with the aim of providing the best-possible performance at an amazing quality/price ratio.”
The mainstay of the company’s range is its rods with its new series in two, three and four sections to cover the needs of almost all anglers.
Models in the ITC3 (Italian Casting Technique) come in three sections and have been deliberately designed for high-speed casting, while for travelling fishermen Pozzolini has introduced the lightweight four-section TC4 and AC4 series, which come complete with a double tip to ensure trouble-free fishing in the most remote locations. All the rods are made with the latest generation of graphite composite and the exclusive HDP (Hi-Density Process) technology for lighter, faster, stronger and more responsive rods.
The company’s rods are also custom-made with super-grade Portuguese cork Tuia wood reel seats and can be personalised with different choices of handles.
Pozzolini added that because of the uncertainty of the Italian economy, the company is targeting export markets and recently attended show in France and Germany.