As promised, a dispatch from Tierra del Fuego in Argentina. It´s sick.
Awesome. The King Kong analogy jumps into mind because these sea-run fish
are to the Michigan or Montana brand of brown trout what Kong is to
Magilla Gorilla. They tip the scales at over 20 pounds on occasion ...
this one weighed 24. Brown trout-meets Atlantic Salmon-meets steelhead.
They eat large nymphs and streamers, and we are using 8-weights with sink
tips and 20-pound Maxima ... often not enough.
The really cool part is that we are on the cutting edge of discovery ...
likely the southernmost land-accessible trout rivers in the world. I like
the Irigoyen (pronounced erie-GO-zhen). We are 150 km south of the Rio
Grande ... the climate and experience is totally different. No
two-handers, no steady winds, no barren landscape, lots of vegetation and
trees. Guides Nico and Alex Trochine have had 400 guide days on the Rio
Grande and seen 24-pound fish. We saw that here in the first week. Wanna
come (it is far ...) see guidedconnections.com
Much more to come from the fin del mundo ... end of the world.