La historia de VISION comenzó a principios de los 80 cuando comenzaron a importar aparejos de pesca a Finlandia. Trabajaron con muchas empresas como Veniard, Shakespeare y Bruce & Walker. En la década de los 90 aumentaron el catálogo representando a muchas marcas estadounidenses famosas como GLoomis, Scott, Hodgman y Scientific Anglers. Fueron tiempos emocionantes, tenían mucha energía y muchas ideas nuevas sobre cómo hacer las cosas de manera diferente para adaptarse al mercado europeo.
En 1997, con su amplio conocimiento y pasión por desarrollar sus propios productos y respaldados por un excelente servicio al cliente, nació VISION. Desde entonces, se han convertido en una importante marca de pesca con mosca en Europa y en todo el mundo. Hoy tienen clientes y miembros del equipo en más de 40 países en todo el mundo.
Other than a few fragmented references little was written on fly fishing until The Treatyse on Fysshynge with an Angle was published (1496) within The Boke of Saint Albans attributed to Dame Juliana Berners. The book contains instructions on rod, line and hook making and dressings for different flies to use at different times of the year. By the 15th century, rods of approximately fourteen feet length with a twisted line attached at its tips were probably used in England.
Although anglers in Scotland and Ireland had been fishing the lochs and loughs for trout with an artificial fly for several generations (as far back as 1840 John Colquhoun listed the menus of fly dressings in his book The Moor and Loch detailing the wings, body and hackle of artificial flies in use at the time), the history of stillwater trout fishing in English reservoirs goes back little more than a century. The simple reason for that was because (apart from the Lake District which was somewhat isolated before the construction of the railways) England possessed few large stillwaters that contained trout. That all changed when the water supply reservoirs began to be built to meet the increasing demand for water from the big cities.
The earliest of these reservoirs to be stocked with trout were Thrybergh Reservoir close to Doncaster completed around 1880, Lake Vyrnwy, Powys in 1891, Ravensthorpe Reservoir in Northamptonshire in 1895 and Blagdon Lake in Somerset which was first opened as a trout fishery in 1904.
Another style of fishing in Japan is Ayu fishing. As written by historian Andrew Herd, in the book «The Fly», «Fly fishing became popular with Japanese peasants from the twelfth century onward…fishing was promoted to a pastime worthy of Bushi (warriors), as part of an official policy to train the Bushi’s mind during peacetime.» This refers primarily to Ayu fishing, which commonly uses a fly as lure, uses longer rods, but there is no casting technique required, it’s more similar to dapping. Ayu was practiced in the lowlands (foothills), where the Bushi resided, tenkara practiced in the mountains. Fishing flies are thought to have originated in Japan for Ayu fishing over 430 years ago. These flies were made with needles that were bent into shape and used as fishing hooks, then dressed as a fly. The rods along with fishing flies, are considered to be a traditional local craft of the Kaga region.