Archive for the ‘Argentina’ Category

Golden Dorodo

My friend Pablo Perez is hosting a TV series in Argentina for Latin American ESPN. It’s called Patagonia Waters. Recently they shot footage at Rio Dorado, Salta, Argentina, where the golden dorado occupy clear waters. Whew, makes me want to grab my fly rod and head off south of the border. And maybe I just […]

Argentine Brookies

I had a very nice email from Humberto Zilocchi, one of the participants in the clinic that i offered on Saturday, March 16, through the Mendoza Fly Shop. He noted that he and others in his acquaintance regularly fish for brookies in the area around  Cordoba in central Argentina. His site features some very nice […]

Argentine Fishing day 7

Saturday, March 16, started with a short horseback ride for Exequiel and me, as we took turns riding to the river directly behind the cottages where we were staying. Pablo went on ahead with Benito, and when Exeqiuel and I arrived, Pablo was fighting a big fish. It turned out to be a 23 inch […]

Argentine Fishing day 6

On Friday, March 15, we fished the bigger waters of the Codihue in the canyon downstream from Georges and Nicole’s home. The morning was overcast and cold. I wore a light jacket with my rain jacket over it to stay warm. My hands got cold, but little matter. Little matter because immediately Exequiel took a […]

Argentine Fishing days 4 and 5

On Wednesday, March 13, we drove through the day from Las Lenas to the 30,000 acre “El Halcon” estancia, owned by Georges and Nicole Andrieu, and situated in the Neuquen region of Patagonia. The estancia controls over 25 miles of the Rio Corihue, including its headwater lakes. On the way, we dropped Polo off in […]

Argentine Fishing day 3

On Tuesday, March 12, we headed over the mountains once again to fish the Rio Cobre, sister river of the Tordillo. Their confluence a few kilometers downstream where we fished forms the Rio Grande, which some distance downstream is noted for its huge browns. We had to cross the Tordillo and drive several miles to […]

Argentina Fishing days 1 & 2

Sunday, March 10th, we travelled by car from Mendoza south on Hwy 40 and then onto other highways for about 6 ½ hours to Las Lena (pronounced Lenya), the most famous ski resort in Argentina, still within the Mendoza Region, where we stayed 3 nights and fished in local mountain streams. We being Benito and […]

Argentina in March

In March I will be offering some clinics and fishing in the Argentine Patagonia with Polo Rossi. I’m looking forward to both events. For those looking for a good experience in Patagonia with an Orvis recommended shop, have a good look at the Mendoza Fly Shop: Watch this blog for future announcements about the […]