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Old 03-02-2011, 09:26 PM
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OK I'm back from the trip & OMG what a trip. We had some good weather most of the time, but when it rained, it rained with a heavy wind. Most of the fishing was from a boat & boy did the guides put us onto fish. The average day was 20 plus fish. Mostly rainbows but there were also some browns & a few brookies. The scenery was unbelievable as we were right in the mountains with a few glaciers around us. We managed to catch some large fish on drys ( Elk Hairs) but mostly on tiny streamers & woolly buggers. When the sun was out the dragon & Damsel flies came out & the trout went nuts . I never would have believed a 10-15 lb trout could come out of the water 3 feet for a dragonfly but they did, sometimes 15 feet from the boat & they'd startle you if you were concentrating on your fly on the other side. We used Dragonflies & Chernobyl Ants when they were out & I guess that also counts as dry fly fishing. I had tied up some Deer hair mice for the trip & after using them to scare the heck out of the help in the lodge we went fishing with them & actually caught trout on them. Trouble with them was that were almost impossible to cast with even a 6 wt. as we had to use fairly long leaders & were down to 3 or 4 X, but when I was able to bounce them against the cliff face there was a fairly large trout waiting to gobble them up. This was supposed to be my bucket list trip but I had such a good time I booked again for next year & this time we're going to include a 4 day float on a river in Argentina & then 12 days at Yelcho Lodge to top it off. I'm posting a lot of pictures of the scenery & only a few of trout as we all have seen plenty of trout porn but nothing like the spectacular Andes.

Neil


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