ARGENTINA - TIERRA DEL FUEGO - VILLA MARIA LODGE FISHING REPORT - WATER COMING DOWN AND SMALLER FLIES EFFECTIVE
Added: Fri 8th Feb 13
Villa Maria Lodge – Fishing Report
Fishing Report (January 25 th to 31 th, 2013) – By Gastón Guglielminetti
Another week of nice fishing has ended at Villa Maria Lodge. Our last week of January welcomed a group composed of people from UK, USA and Sweden. All our guests got along very well and enjoyed being with so many different nationalities with different experiences, for me in particular was very special to share hours of river again with clients and friends of more than seven years as being Steward and Vaughan.
Always to our great team of guides is an enormous challenge to have new clients and also teach them spey casting, technique not only necessary to cover more water in several pools of the Villa Maria lodge but also because of high winds prospects for many days of the week.
Three of our guests, Robert, David and Mikael wanted to learn how to Spey cast, so we gave them lessons throughout the week, teaching them which cast to use depending on the river flow and the wind direction. They learned very quickly, even if the conditions were sometimes difficult because of the wind, but they are now able to use a Spey rod back home.
Robert´s determination and efforts to pick up spey casting were rewarded as he hooked and landed one of the biggest fish of the week with his Spey rod, a beautiful female sea trout of 22 lbs of weight, as Pat who at eighty-two years old is still fighting with big fish another 22 lbs female
This week was completely different from the previous week, especially with regards to the climate. The river dropped during the entire week, not only due to the lack of rain but also three days of strong winds that sometimes blew as hard as 37 miles an hour, pushing water into the estuary. .
With the low, clear water it should come as no surprise that our most successful technique was running lighter sink tips and smaller flies along with long leaders during this week’s fishing. We did however have some good success later in the week with some really big and bright flies fished deep. This technique proved most effective when the air and thus the water temperature dropped. Got to give the fish something big, nasty, and worth their while when they’re laying low and moving slow.
As always, come last light, it was time for the leeches to come out. Casting one of these big flies into the darkness and hearing, feeling, and sometimes seeing that often explosive take is truly something no serious angler should miss.
Finally I would like to thank the group for having a fun and exciting week of fishing in which the total fish landed was 63 and lost 22, wait to see them again next season.
Tight Lines !!
Fishing Manager –Villa María Lodge
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