Brook trout fly fishing in "Pampa de Achala" Còrdoba Argentina plus comments and thoughts about my experiences in fly fishing, fly casting and fly tying
Provisioning my soft hackle flies box from my fly tying bench, I can’t stop paying tribute to the “Partridge and Orange”.
Successful by excellence!
Good season opening fishing beautiful rainbows on the Los Reartes river in Intiyaco.
The rains still do not arrive, therefore the waters of the mountain rivers remain shallow and very clear.
The trout, very even in size, offered good fight and fun. Really many trouts to enjoy.
Abel and I were using our bamboo rods built by our friend, Cesar Zeballos. In my case a replica of one of the best known models of the great Austrian bamboo rod builder, Walter Brunner, for 5 weight line and in the case of Abel, a creation of Cesar for 3 weight line. Great fishing instruments!
Here some photos
These bead heads would seem to be very interested in what my cork hopper could say no?
These meetings are being very frequent in my fly tying bench lately and it is because very soon it will open the new season.
My hopper imitation is based on the description Marinaro makes in his book “In the Ring of the Rise” of a very particular model, the “Pontoon Hopper”.
Waiting for the season opening I am rereading a classic: “In The Ring Of The Rise” by Vincent Marinaro.
Once again I enjoy his studies and approaches to various aspects of dry fly fishing and fly fishing in general, including a sharp and documented description of how brown trout seeks its food.
The illustrations in the book, photos and drawings, are typical of an era that I consider “golden” in terms of publications about fly fishing.
Marinaro was very generous in sharing his knowledge through this book.
If you haven’t done it yet, I recommend you read it carefully.
They correspond to a fishing trip with my friend Abel Wenetz.
I hope you like them!
I consider simplicity and subtlety in fly tying a virtue. The minimal mark that this fly draws on the surface of the water makes it very effective in special situations where trout are particularly selective. Catching them using this type of fly is a pleasure, a real prize.
Hook: Mustad 94840 or another good quality dry fly hook of your preference in size 18
Thread: Uni 8/0 White
Body and Tail: Cul de Canard feather, stripped and only leaving a couple of fibers to each side
Hackle: Silver Badger (Just one)
Dressed in her end of season colors, this beautiful brookie decided to gobble up my nymph imitation!
My son Franco has sent me several photos of his successful rainbow trout fishing at the end of the season in the river of Los Reartes in Intiyaco.
I have chosen one to share in which you can see the silver of its color. Many trout in this river are like this.
They have marks like small “x” letters that stand out against a very bright and clear background.
They are very vigorous and offer good fight.
You just arrived at the edge of your favorite stream, at the right time of the right day and you prepare to catch the fish of your dreams that you know is waiting for you just a few steps away.
An infinite blue sky clear above your head and the morning air that in the form of a cool breeze invites you to breathe deeper are your allies.
It is something that you have experienced and repeated over many years but nevertheless something inside you is reformulated and makes you feel almost like the first time you were there.
You choose with delicacy the fly in which you trust will be the best and some emotion moves you as if you were a beginner.
It is at that instant that you feel that time has stopped and you immerse yourself in the art of fly fishing with the certainty that nothing at that moment can be better.
Here is a photo gallery corresponding to a couple of visits to Achala Creek just before the end of the season. It was a successful fishing in many ways. I could prove the effectiveness of my caddis imitations in the dry fly and I also perfected my technique in the use of small nymphs. This current is truly beautiful, it has everything a fly fisherman wants for ultralight fishing. A jewel that I hope will be preserved for many more years.