Saturday, March 7, 2015

DIY Fly Fishing Argentina: Pennsylvania Nymph Fisherman in Patagonia, Part 2

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It's hard to imagine getting bored of fishing the waters in/around Junin de los Andes.  But for those who visit us for more than 2 weeks, fishing every day, can get old.  To break up the routine, and to maintain good mental and physical health, I encourage our clients to take days off and do other non-fishing activities.  I also encourage clients to travel either with me, or independently to other parts of Patagonia, including Chile.  That being said, this post will detail Daron Swire's fishing adventure away from Junin de los Andes.

As much as I wanted to go with him, my schedule would not allow it.  So, with my detailed instructions, maps, and camping equipment, Daron set out for Los Alerces National Park.  I put him on a bus and advised him to rent a car in Esquel.  This would be the cheapest way to travel to/from Junin.  He arrived safely and spent a week fishing the Rio Rividavia.  Here are his photos.

He can hardly get his hand around this extremely healthy spring creek Rainbow.  This is the only spring creek that I know of where you can catch bow-brown-brook.
Photo by Daron Swire
Chunky Brown out of the Rividavia. Photo by Daron Swire.

Last Date in Junin

A week later, Daron returned to Junin. He said my travel and fishing advice for Los Alerces and Rio Rividavia was spot on.  I was very happy for him because Rio Rividavia is tough river to fish; many anglers strike out.  I asked him how he wanted to spend the last two days in Junin.  He said, "I have a date on the Malleo."  I knew exactly where he was going and what he was after.  See photo below.

What a way to end a 30 day Patagonia fishing trip, with a 30" BPB!

Final Word

Daron and his angling experience is a perfect example of why I set up a DIY fly-fishing business in Patagonia. Plain and simple, my business model helps angling dreams come true.  My advice for future clients: save your pennies, practice casting in the wind, learn how to nymph fish, and then visit me in Patagonia.

Thanks for reading and hope to see you in Patagonia.