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We are hoping to tag 1,000 fish that week -some on rod and reel some with nets. Clients are welcome and encouraged to be as involved in this process as they would like to be. But they can also just fish and let their money be used for a good cause. About Aaron Adams: Dr. Aaron Adams is the Director of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust and a Research Associate Professor at Florida Institute of Technology. He has lived, worked, and fished on both coasts of the US, as well as throughout the Caribbean, where he has been conducting fish research for more than 25 years. His scientific focus has been on conducting applied research with conservation implications (from coral reef to recreational species), with particular interest in fish habitat ecology. Aaron has done it all in saltwater fly fishing -from guiding to science research. He penned all of the biology componets of Chico Fernandez’ famous book Bone Fishing as well as writing several books of his own – Fisherman’s Coast, Saltwater Prey, and The Orvis Guide to Fly Fishing for Coastal Gamefish. Aaron is also the inventor of several fly patterns we use in South Andros to catch monster bones! He’s a great host and a wealth of information, he will be doing slideshows on bonefish conservation and what we have learned in these tagging programs as well as on what bonefish eat. Dates: Jan 10th – 16th, 2017 Rate per person: $4,795.00 plus Bahamas Gov. Tax (includes 6 nights lodging, 5 days fishing with shared room & guide, all meals and drinks, taxes and transfer to/from lodge) You protect what you love – Fish and support BTT! Call or email now to reserve your spot!

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Abaco Lodge Bonefishing Report

Abaco Lodge Bonefishing Report (Fall 2014) – By Anne and Ken Perkinson Wow! What a month! Big bones, permit and tarpon……despite a few cold days, the weather allowed anglers opportunities to land nice sized bonefish, some over 8 lbs. Repeat guest, John B., was fortunate enough to land a marls permit with assistance from Abaco Lodge guide, Travis Sands. Another lodge guest, Jack Salisbury, managed to hook up with a tarpon while exploring the marls. A few anglers also enjoyed tackling mutton snapper along the edge of the bight. Exploration was the name of the game as we introduced some anglers to other beautiful and bountiful fishing grounds north of the lodge. The northern part of Abaco yields beautiful landscapes and waterscapes while also tempting anglers with monster tailing bones! As the weather gets milder, the fishing gets wilder! It’s shaping up to be a great spring season! Bring on the bones! Anne and Ken Perkinson Abaco Lodge Managers For more Fishing Report click HERE  

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National Parks: A Boon for Bahamas Bonefish?

Posted on April 20, 2015 by Nervous Waters In the U.S., its national park system, launched with the formation of Yellowstone National Park in 1872, now includes more than 400 areas covering about 84 million acres. Hundreds of millions of visitors enjoy these protected lands each year and within their borders, wildlife has been given free range to roam and prosper. National parks are also not limited to the U.S. Their success stories have spread to some 1,200 national parks or preserves around the world—including in the Bahamas. The fisheries conservation organization Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTT), recognizing the value that parks present, is currently pushing for the approval of projects that could have immediate impacts on the health of our favorite flats in the northern Bahamas. BTT, working with Bahamas National Trust, has urged the island nation to create new national parks in Grand Bahama and in Abaco. The Bahamian parks would prevent the overdevelopment of areas surrounding pristine flats fisheries. In Abaco, designated park areas include the Marls, where Abaco Lodge is located, and at Cross Harbour to the south. The parks proposals are now sitting on the desk of Perry Christie, the prime minister of the Bahamas. The hope among the angling community is that Christie will protect the flats that, according to a recent article in Forbes Magazine, bring in roughly $140 million in non-extractive revenue to the Bahamas annually. —Geoff Mueller Learn more and sign the Abaco parks petition, here. More information on the Grand Bahama initiatives, here.

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Simon Gawesworth at Kau Tapen Lodge!

If you want to learn to cast like a pro- from a pro, you need to sign up soon. After a week with Simon you’d have to get in your car to get farther away from your fly. From Jan 10-17th, 2015, join jovial host, and champion fly caster and fly fisherman, Simon Gawesworth for a week of breath-taking Sea Trout Fishing at Kau Tapen lodge, in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, home to 5 IGFA world records for Sea-Run Brown Trout. Have you ever wanted to fish for the big browns in windswept Tierra del Fuego? You have seen the photos—huge trout cradled by anglers who are leaning into a steady wind. They didn’t use to catch very many, but thanks to the evolution of spey fishing, the catch rates are terrific. Don’t be embarrassed because you can’t fish the two –handed rod—this is the perfect opportunity to learn. Let Simon be your mentor, and you’ll catch double digit trout with both single handed and spey rods. This is your chance to learn from the best! Spend the week of January 10-17, 2015 at the finest and most traditional lodge in South America, Kau Tapen Lodge, and fish the Rio Grande, known as the best river in the world for sea run trout fly fishing. While you are fishing, enjoy the impeccable accommodations and royal treatment of the Kau Tapen Lodge. With a week’s instruction and tips from Simon, you’ll be able to apply many of his techniques to your own fishing scenarios. You’ll catch more fish-especially hard to reach fish, and enjoy fly casting more. The departure is limited to just 10 anglers. Don’t miss out this opportunity!!

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Drake Magazine: INSERT TROUT, HERE. By Geoff Mueller

In the latest issue of the Drake Magazine, senior editor Geoff Mueller travels to Tierra del Fuego and chronicles some great fishing at Kau Tapen Lodge. Follow the link to read the full article.

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Join Daniel Galhardo, founder of Tenkara USA, for six days of tenkara fly-fishing in Patagonia from March 5-12, 2015

Tenkara equipment and professional instruction will be provided as we explore the Chimehuin River and the Malleo and Alumine tributaries. Connect with the rivers that put Patagonia on the map for fly-fishing. We’ll be fishing for brown, rainbow, and brook trout. For more information about tenkara fly fishing pleaseclick here or check out our website to learn more about Chime Lodge. Rate per angler: $4,900.00 Includes: 7 nights lodging and 6 days fishing, shared room and boat, all meals and drinks. ABOUT DANIEL GALHARDO Daniel founded Tenkara USA with the goal of spreading tenkara outside of Japan. In 2012 there were Tenkara Weeks held in Italy and the UK. This will be the time to head down to South America. Daniel grew up in Brazil, so not too far from Patagonia. And, his early fly-fishing inspiration came from the iconic images of fly-fishing in Patagonia. Renowned fly angler and author Dave Hughes says: “Fishing with Daniel turned out to be an education in a couple of ways. The first was in the simplicity with which Daniel lives…The second was my first in-depth, rather than shallow, instruction in the art of tenkara fishing. Daniel has gone to Japan to learn from traditional experts there and has obviously become one himself.” We are excited about this Tenkara adventure and hope you can join us! CONTACT US NOW TO BOOK YOUR SPOT! 1.800.530.6928 Info@nervouswaters.com

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Pirá Lodge: End of Season 2015

Posted on April 3, 2015 by Nervous Waters Fishing Report (End of Season 2015) – by José Antonio Caparrós   This season started a bit earlier than others, and when I arrived at the lodge it rained hard for several days. That was my welcome to the marsh—high water and blocked fishing beats due to floating debris. But the fish were there. We just had to find them. After the big storms departed, dorado had spread out all over the marsh chasing small sábalos, their favorite food. The guide crew and I began scouting with good results. We found large dorado lurking in the typical spots. It was very encouraging for us to see life in the river! Fishing improved despite high-water levels. In the mainstem river we fished sinking lines, like the Leviathan 300 grain. And in shallower sections of the marsh, we used floating lines on 6-weights, casting dry flies with good results. The dorado fishing really came into its own by mid-season. Calm, stable weather led to awesome fishing. During that time, Shya and Ariel Kane caught several Corriente River fish weighing up to 15 pounds. Jean and Keith Howman from Scotland also experienced great summer fishing, landing many up to 12 pounds. To finish the season, we welcomed Argentine biologist Miguel Casalinuvo, who’s working on a dorado conservation project with Nervous Waters. The guides and I helped by taking measurements and weighing the fish. We’ve also been busy tagging dorado in order to track their movements throughout the system. Overall, it’s been a great season. And we’re looking forward to more of the same next year. Can’t wait to see you on the water! TOTAL FISH CAUGHT: 236 DORADO TOTAL FISH FROM 10 TO 16 LBS : 27 DORADO Jose Caparros Pirá Lodge Fishing Manager For […]

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Kau Tapen Lodge: March 21-27, 2015

Fishing Report: Mar 21-27, 2015 – By James Topham   Martin Carranza, Florida guide and Nervous Waters partner at Chime Lodge brought a group of his friends and clients down south for a taste of the famous giant patagonian sea trout. Most were accomplished single hand fisherman, but all but one had experience with a double handed rod. Normally that would mean a few casting demonstrations with the double hander, and refining techniques throughout the week, something the guides at KT are very accustomed to. This, however, proved unnecessary. This week was incredibly unusual for the inexplicable absence of wind. The first few days were bright and sunny, with no wind. The last couple days were overcast and cool, with no wind. There was no wind in the mornings, none in the afternoons, and none in the evening. It was uncanny, freakish, and we wondered if all of a sudden the mother of all gales would make up for all the quiet days, but it didn’t arrive. With low, clear water, and no wind to speak of, it meant the anglers could stay well within their comfort zone and make delicate presentations with single handers without difficulty. The fish respond well and most of the anglers caught their fish of a lifetime. Notable catches were a 22lb fish by Ed (who only started fly fishing 5 years ago and was one of the few to persist with a double hander- defiantly one of the quickest learners the guides have worked with!); John caught a beautiful 23lb fish on his last night and Jo landed a very unusual catch indeed. An estimated 25lb CHINOOK (no doubt very lost) found itself attached to the end of Jo’s line. It was a great way to finish off the season, a friendly group, good fishing […]

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Kau Tapen Lodge: March 14- 20, 2015

So ends another fun fishing session at Kau Tapen Lodge, but by all accounts it was not your average week. Mark Taylor from Mavungana, Norway, brought his friends from all the way up there, to all the way down here. I’d been looking forward to this week as I know the crew well from guiding in Norway, and I knew that it was going to be, well, fun as hell. The crew didn’t disappoint, and it didn’t take them long to christen the lodges new hot tub in a spectacular show of partial male nudity. But I’m sure you folks don’t want to hear too much about male bonding sojourns, so let’s cut to the chase and talk about some fishing! The river is still running low, and cold and clear. As with the last few weeks this has meant great opportunities for some technical fishing. Small heavy nymphs, slow-sinking/intermediate tips, and good presentations made all the difference. After sunset, small Sunrays were fished with confidence and often produced three or four fish in the dying minutes of the day. The final tally of the week was 135 fish landed, and another 25 lost after a short fight. The largest fish was Kristoffe Vasdal’s beautiful 21-pound buck. It was sad to see the group leave this morning, my only consolation being I’ll see most of the guys again, when salmon season starts this summer. Hope to see you on the water, —James Topham and the Kau Tapen Guide Team

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Villa Maria Lodge: March 21- 26, 2015

The week began with high, off-color, and cold water due to snowmelt in the Andes. And we fished slow and deep using heavy sink-tips and large flies to wake up the lethargic fish. Despite the freshet-like flows, weather was generally nice: windless and warm. By midweek, water temps improved and the river dropped fast. All these whirlwind changes made the fishing unpredictable. Good casts, better presentations, and perfect swings were absolute musts. While honing our on-the-water skills, we also experimented with myriad lines, tips, and flies. Tips varied from 3 to 12 feet long and from intermediate to T14, depending on water temp, pool depth, and fish activity. Rubber-legged nymphs, leeches, and Intruders in varying colors were top producers. I’d like to extend a BIG “thank you very much” to Jim, Jean, Charlie, and Matt for their patience and persistence. Way to go! Largest fish of the week: 23 lbs Fish over 20 lbs: 1 Fish over 15 lbs: 13 Alejandro Martello Villa Maria Lodge Fishing Manager  

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