Rainbows on fiberglass

Last friday , my son Franco and me, went to Intiyaco to spend a day of fly fishing.
Was a very productive day, sunny and windy. Very clear waters with active and strong rainbow trouts.
My 7 feet, # 5 weight line Fenwick fiberglass fly rod builded by my late friend Carlos Tam, was a precise election. Enjoyed a lot.
Welcome to the photo gallery!

A new season, brookies everywhere!

Sunny and brilliant day on “Condorito” National Park. The “Achala Creek” showed us brookies everywhere! Some of them very dark coloured, like those captured on deepest pools. They all offered a good fight.
Nymphs on hooks # 16 and # 14 were the best choice.
This stream is becoming more productive and interesting and It seems to me that I will fish here several more times during this season.
Some photos for you:

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Opening the 2016/2017 season

Accompanied by my friend Abel Wenetz, an expert in the history of fly fishing, I went fishing once again the river “Los Reartes” in pursuit of its beautiful rainbow trout. Here I show you some pictures of this wonderful day.

Coming soon

As the start of the season approaches , this image becomes increasingly common in my thoughts. In the same circumstances , I can imagine that you feel the same , no?

Nymphs waiting

Slowly, step by step and thinking in nearby next season, my nymphs box is being completed.

Southern hemisphere brookie

Now in winter time, waiting for a new season and recalling through the photos those coloured palettes!

Northern hemisphere brookies

It is always very nice for me to receive comments, exchange information and share this blog, so in this case I want to show you some new photos that Paul Pezza sent me from Rhode Island, USA. Beautiful spring time brookies!
Thanks Paul

Oncorhynchus mykiss photo gallery (Los Reartes river)

Two minnows

I tied these two delicate streamers inspired in a imitation of “Puyén chico” (Galaxias maculatus) created by Marcelo Morales.
Marcelo is, from my perspective, the more complete angler in Argentina (as well as known internationally too). He is, in addition, a very gentle, polite and generous person. I learned very very much from him and, off course, i’m very grateful.
The Puyén is a small native patagonian fish and part of the salmonids diet in that region of southern Argentina.
Here in Sierras de Córdoba (central Argentina) we have not Puyén but we have some others small native fishes to imitate and try to fool our local brookies and rainbows.
So I modified only a few materials and specially the size using hooks # 12 which, for me are appropriate in this type of flies for our small streams.
I also avoided the use of eyes in these mini streamers but Marcelo prefers to place them in their bigger imitations.
I hope you like them.

First recipe
Hook : in this case i used Rise 700 in #12 but you could use the streamer hook of your preference.
Body: natural color fly tying silk
Rib: silver wire
Throat: few fibers from a goose feather in red color (two or three wraps forming a little collar)
Wing: two dun color hackle feathers (dry fly quality) with a short overwing of sword peacock feathers

Second recipe
Hook: idem first model
Body: dark green fly tying silk
Rib: idem first model
Throat: idem first model
Wing: two dark olive grizzly hackle feathers (dry fly quality) with a short overwing of sword peacock feathers

Last photo
Last Saturday, this good rainbow trout (and nine more) were tempted by my streamers!

Little simple bucktail streamers

I read some wisdom words from “Small Stream Reflections” blog : “Fly fishing need not be complicated”…, this is true to me and I would add: “The same applies for fly tying”. Here, I want to present a small group of simple flies from my fly tying bench. Believe me, they proved their effectiveness!
From Top to bottom:
– Brown over pink bucktail streamer in TMC 200-R #12
– Light brown over white bucktail streamer in Mustad 9672 #10
– Black over white bucktail streamer in Rise 710 #12 (this fly is a “classic one” in rivers of Sierras de Córdoba)