PATAGONIAN HONEY

"Within the first two weeks of this trip I had my fill of rainbows. Rainbows grabbed streamers and took to the air, they yanked dry flies under by the dropper nymph and devoured ugly dry flies in splashy rises. Like a paperback novel or a ‘friends with benefits’ relationship, they provided constant sparks of excitement, [...]

Colombia: Of Tarpon and Caiman

The coast north of Tayrona National Park in Colombia`s La Guajira district is broken by hundreds of rivers. Majority are large and effected by rainfall. And all scream fish! We unfortunately arrived on the tail of two weeks of rain and the rivers were running high and muddy. My first thought was that my chance [...]

New Species: Robalo

Robalo (Centropomus undecimalis), or Snook as it is known by most fishermen is super fun fish to catch. These ambush predators reminded so much of small mouth bass in their nature. Super aggressive, these fish take to the air in awesome aerobatic displays when hooked. Fishing a smaller brush fly, Clouser or Surf Candy close [...]

New Species: Trachinotus falcatus

Colombia was never going to be a major fishing destination on the South American odyssey - but that wouldn't stop me from swinging the long rod. I never found any flats or areas to really target Permit in Colombia. I had quietly hoped to do so... We hiked in to a beach in the middle [...]

Mission South America: Final Countdown and Ziplock Bags

How do I always manage to leave things until the last minute??? I fly tomorrow and only get my tyhoid shot in morning! Forex was bought today! Malaria tabs arrive this afternoon! And, more importantly, I'm still waaay too short on trout flies. I've tied a few but am lacking variety. Hopefully the shops there will have what [...]

By |2012-07-31T15:00:19+00:00July 31st, 2012|Categories: Fred|Tags: , |2 Comments

Mission South America: The Gear

In anticipation of the upcoming South American odyssey, I've spent a fair amount of time contemplating the choice of fishing gear that will taken on the road. It has not been an easy task deciding and refining the choices. A few serious limitations made the the basics easier enough to decide; living out of a backpack for [...]

Mission South America: Brown Trout (Searun)

I have had a love affair with Salmo Trutta for as long as I can remember. My earliest memories of the these fish go back to  watching my father catch them on Loteni River in the Drakensberg foothills. A little later I caught my own. I have chased brown trout all over our country and [...]

By |2012-07-23T15:21:03+00:00July 23rd, 2012|Categories: Fred|Tags: , , , |0 Comments