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  • Gold Rush

    Gold Rush story Kathryn Fensterstock photos Fly Fishing Nation   Be sure to check out the new issue of DUN Magazine for its colorful feature story on Pira Lodge, in the Ibera Marsh. The piece, entitled “Gold Rush”, details the great dorado fishing in the region. Plus it’s jam packed with...

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  • Top Flies for Rio Grande Trout… And How To Fish ’Em

    By S. Dombaj and T. Burrell Argentina’s Rio Grande and its Rio Menendez tributary are home to healthy returns of migrating trout that can reach near-mythical proportions. In order to turn lore into reality, preparation is key. In this short series of articles, we intend to help you do just that by...

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  • Comfort Meets Premium Tent-Camp Adventure – Argentina

      Multi-night floats on Patagonia’s A-List trout streams are a must-do for serious trout fishers. And Patagonia River Guide’s “Unplugged” camp options are at the top of the bucket list. You’ll fish for large trout on miles of unpressured water, on quintessential r...

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  • Pira Lodge River Diary: April 1 – 15, 2018

    This season has flown by, probably because it’s been the busiest we’ve ever had at Pira. It will also been one of the best seasons I’ve ever seen in the Ibera Marsh. The fishing was simply spectacular. We explored a huge slice of geography throughout the Marsh, as well as up and down the Corri...

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  • Pira Lodge River Diary: March 15- 31, 2018

    The second half of March began with late-summer storms that brought rain and cooler temperatures to the Marsh. The water clarity in some channels turned peaty. As the storms subsided and the water began to drop, the fishing for big dorado turned on. During this timeframe we hooked two grande fish in...

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  • Kau Tapen River Diary: March 10-24, 2018

    As we are closing in towards the end of the season, the fishing can get a bit less predictable. I personally love fishing the late weeks of the season for different reasons. For me it is the most photogenic time of the year, incredible sunrises and even more stunning sunsets, apocalyptic skies with ...

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  • Villa Maria River Diary: March 2 – 16, 2018

    During the first week of March we welcomed six new anglers to the Rio Grande. Familiar with the river’s famous sea-run brown trout, these seasoned fishermen hoped to add their names to the legendary stories by catching a few. Kelly, from the U.K., bought his old friend, Johnny, who’s a ghillie...

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  • Pira Lodge River Diary: March 1- 15, 2018

    March is prime-time in the Marsh, and this year it began with warm weather and optimal water conditions. We couldn’t wait to get out and to re-explore some of our newly scouted areas. One of these spots holds an incredible number of dorado. When we got there… let’s just say that it didn’t di...

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  • Kau Tapen River Diary: February 24 – March 10, 2018

    The past two weeks have been a blast! And it’s nice to be able to say that in spite of the tough fishing conditions that we’ve had due to still ongoing low water levels. As the river had been dropping, our leaders were getting longer, our tips lighter and our flies increasingly smaller. Although...

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  • Villa Maria River Diary: February 16 – March 1, 2018

    We’ve welcomed some old friends and made some new ones at Villa Maria during the past couple weeks, with a global mix of guests from Denmark, Iceland, the U.K., and the U.S. Rafn, Jonni and Magnus from Iceland showed us how keen they were to get on the water by wasting no time to dive into a warm-...

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