Valerio Santi Amantini

Valerio has fished since the age of 6, and has started in 1991 a career in the fly fishing competition world, that has made him the second most successful fishermen in the all time World Ranking, with two individual Gold medals, and one Silver, at the World Championship. and one Silver medal at the Master World Championship. Also the number of success achieved in national competition is impressive.

He is a born innovator, and divide his time between the fly tying bench, and the rivers, in endless test of new pattern, and new techniques, with an unmatched care towards detail.

SPORT CAREER

1993 - Bronze medal at the Italian Championship for Teams on the Cellina river

1994 - First entry in the “ Club Azzurro” (group of selection for the Italian Team)

1995 - Winner of the “Club Azzurro” Competition

1996 - Winner of the “Club Azzurro” Competition

1998 - Gold medal at the Italian Championship for Teams on the Volturno river (Isernia)

1999 - Bronze medal at the Italian Championship for Teams on the Sesia river

         - Bronze medal at the Individual Italian Championship on “La Sirenetta” lake at Savigliano (Cuneo).

2000 - Bronze medal at the Italian Championship for Teams on the Melezzo river (Verbania)

2001 - First entry in the Italian National Team

         - Gold medal as member of the Italian Team at the European Championship in France

         - Bronze medal at the Italian Championship on Reno river at Porretta Terme (Bologna)

2003 - Participation at the European Championship in Scotland

         - Gold medal at the Italian Championship for Teams at Trento (BZ)

         - Bronze medal at the Individual Italian Championship on the Orco river a Pont Canavese (TO)

2005 - Gold medal at the Italian Championship for Teams on the Sturla river at Chiavari (GE)

         - Participation at the World Championship in Slovakia

         - Participation at the European Championship in Sweden

2006 - Gold medal at the Italian Championship for Teams on the Volturno river at Isernia (IS)

         - Silver medal at the European Championship for team in Slovenia

         - Participation at the first Olympic Games of Fishing in Portugal

2007 - Gold medal at the Individual Italian Championship on the Volturno river at Isernia (IS)

         - Gold medal as member of the Italian Team at the European Championship in Norway (12th place as individual)

         - Participation at the World Championship in Finland (20th place as individual)

2008 - Bronze medal at the Individual Italian Championship on the Rienza river at Bolzano

         - Participation at the World Championship in New Zealand

         - Participation at the European Championship in Spain (13th place as individual)

2009 – Winner of the “Club Azzurro” Competition

2010 - Participation at the World Championship in Poland

         - Gold medal as member of the Italian Team at the European Championship in Bosnia (7th place as individual)

2011 - Gold medal at the Italian Master/Junior Championship on the Lys river in Fontainemore (AO)

        - World champion at the World Championship in Italy

        - Gold medal as member of the Italian Team at the World Championship in Italy

        - Gold medal at the Individual Italian Championship on the Serio river at Bergamo

2012 – Silver medal as individual at the European Championship in Portugal

       - Bronze medal as member of the Italian Team at the European Championship in Portugal

       - Silver medal as individual at the World Championship in Slovenia

       - Silver medal as member of the Italian Team at the World Championship in Slovenia

       - 6th place at the "Club Azzurro" Competition

       - Silver medal as individual at the Italian Championship on the Adda River in Valtellina

2013 - World champion - Gold medal as individual at the World Championship in Norway

       - Silver medal as member of the Italian Team at the World Championship in Norway

       - Gold medal at the Individual Italian Championship on the Adda river at Valtellina valley

2014- Gold medal as member of the Italian Team al the 1°Master World Championship in Chile

       - Silver medal as individual at the 1°Master World Championship in Chile

       -15° individual at the World Championship in Ceck Republic

       - Gold medal at the Italian Championship for Teams on the Sesia river at Alagna (VC)

       - Silver medal al the Italian Championship for couple on the Sesia river at Alagna (VC)

       - 4th place at the Individual Italian Championship on the Passirio river al S. Leonardo in Passiria (BZ)

2015- 14° individual at the World Championship in Bosnia Erzegovina

       - Bronze medal at the Italian Championship for Teams on the Sesia river at Alagna (VC)

       - 10° individual at the European Championship in Italy – Terme di Comano (BZ)