With Omar "Banana" Martinez, the area's top guide, we spent dawn to dusk casting dries to rising wild trout, in tight holding areas, sometimes battling gusty Patagonian winds.
|Banana readies lunch on a cool day.|
|This rainbow took several fly changes before "making the mistake!"|
The Browns were usually down deep and would occasionally rise to the dry. Matt took this brown when Banana rerigged his outfit with 3x and a Chernobyl Ant and told him "put the fly there!" Not cast, but drop the fly in a spot where he had spotted the fish hugging the bottom earlier in a tight blowdown. BANG!
With the Volcan Lanin always in the background, abundant wildlife, gauchos herding cattle and spectacular dry fly trout fishing on the Rio Malleo, Patagonia needs to be on everyone's bucket list…truly a world class destination!
At day's end around 9:00 pm, cocktail hour and a first class Argentinean meal awaited!
|San Huberto's Michelle enjoys a Manhattan!|
Tom/Everett/ Matt/Jeff and all the TEAM7xers!