Fly fishing and Paris Saint-Germain are not mutually exclusive. Quite the contrary according to Fabien Allègre, director of brand diversification and merchandising at PSG. Because fly fishing is "a discipline of concentration" which "calms a lot", and which can help footballers.
LFootball and fishing fans will be thrilled. On the occasion of its fiftieth anniversary celebrations, Paris Saint-Germain is launching various derivative products in limited series, including a fly fishing tackle. After the 50 inflatable paddles and the 200 folding chairs in the colors of the famous French football club, there are 100 boxes of flies from the #PSG LIMITED range. To be discovered on sale since July 16th.
And to obtain an exceptional product, PSG called on four of the best-known fly tyers in France. The Franche-Comté Gérard Piquard, the Parisian Bruno Pimpanini, the Breton Laurent Regnier, and the Corrèze Olivier Masmonteil, also a painter. Each of the flies imagined for these characteristics evoking the qualities necessary for football thus arrive on the banks.
A high quality collector's box
La nymph is a precision fly. The Streamer, rather a powerful fly for crossing large river currents. There Tropical fly, a fast fly. The Butterfly is inspired by the May fly, the "holy grail for many fishermen". To finish, the Victorian Fly is emblematic of the history of fly fishing. According to Fabien Allegre, "The nymph on sight is precision, like when Cavani is going to make a millimeter pass for his teammate […] The Clouser Minnow, fast, it's Mbappé who will put everyone in the wind".
Enthusiastic or skeptical? On social networks, the initiative does not seem to be unanimous. But some are quite simply won over by this project. This summer near fishing spots, football fans will perhaps recognize themselves by their flies!
Each box of five flies is accompanied by a lithograph by Olivier Masmonteil representing "A horizon, a landscape in its simplest representation, the ideal symbol of the fisherman's quest".