Photography of a Chilean Expedition deep in the heart of the Chilean Andes. Headed by 2 pioneers of fly fishing Larry Tullis and Carlos Munoz. Larry is renowned local Utah fly fisherman and guide as well as an author of many fly fishing books such as fly fishing Utah's Green river and Fly fishing Rainbows in Alaska as well as many other books and articles covering the art of fly fishing world-wide. Carlos, a native to Patagonia, is known as the Pioneer of fly fishing building the first ever lodge on the Rio Paloma, ( Paloma River ). Larry and Carlos spent years developing and putting Chile on the Flyfishing Map of one of the worlds best best fly fishing destinations. Carlos latest vision was to build a lodge after with a completely different feel to the Paloma River, the Simpson and other world class fisheries near by the town Coyhaique. which is the capital of the Region, with a population of 42.000 inhabitants, an ideal spot to start interesting Fly fishing trips to the north or the south, since there are territories that have not been explored yet.
Other important cities of the region are: Puerto Aisén, Puerto Cisnes, Chile Chico, Cochrane, Puerto Ingeniero Ibáñez and Puerto Chacabuco.. Howerer, the town of Coyhaique could be likened to Idahos Henry's Fork Anglers hub with 20 full-service, specialty fly shop and guide services lined up like a small fly fishing village now inundated with outfitters and guide services. A decade or so ago this was not the case, but like any gem, sooner or later it will be discovered. The great part is, the place is likened to Alaska a hundred years ago, which leaves much to be explored and Cherin lies the beauty. So to give anglers and fly fisherman an additional option, Carlos had a vision he had been working on for years and now was time to take action, and step one was an expedition deep into the heart of fly fishing mecca. Being that it is still in the development phase, I will refer to it as el rio sin nobre, until a later date. Having spent a month there, and having fished all over the world, this place is a special one, and with time and a realistic way to access it, which would have to be by air, unless your ready for a horrific few days on horseback, which few I would bet are willing to sign up for, is one of the last untouched trout waters left undiscovered. That is what has left it looking like it did a thousand years ago, and the trout population is as healthy as one would expect, with opportunities to catch 30 plus inch trophies. I will expound more on our fly fishing adventure at a later date, but if you have any interest in doing a trip before it is developed, with an air strip, lodge etc, let me know... I would love to go back, with a small group show you what a true fly fishing adventure is all about... Enjoy fly fishing photos and let me know what you think. One quick fact was I was the first person to have ever fly fished el rio sin nobre, which I cannot come close to saying about any river in north America, and probably the 5 millionith to fly fish the Provo River. The actual size or volume of the river is larger than that of Utah's Provo River, however, there are many similarities to fishing in Utah I felt while I was there. When it comes to rivers, looks are deceiving when it comes to accurately gauging a piece of water. If you are ever looking to find a really cool destination place to fish out side of Utah, like about as far from Utah as you can get, well Patagonia is an adventure and activity well worth looking into. Visit http://www.parkcityeXcursions.com
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