I've had the good fortune to do a job that i loved: i was a toolmaker. In toolmaking you're involved with mould casting and high precision tools; you also need a very good knoledge of metals, in particular special steels. I made the first vise in my workshop.
The result exceeded expectations: after seeing it, most of my friends wated one and so did a few tackle shops in the Milan area . With my late friend G. Giovannelli, i started producing small series of models that are still very useful like the "Jolly" and the "Frog".
ILately, in collaboration with my good friend Battista De Vecchi (also a keen flyfisher) who owns a small but very modern company (De vecchi Mechanical tourning), we designed other models, some of which are frontrunners in the world of fly tying.