I’ve figured out why this area is a fly fishing mecca. The fish have big appetites. The flies are enormous, and they bite. Luckily, they are very loud and very slow so it’s pretty easy to wave them away (and usually hit them) before they take a hunk out of your skin.

We did a cursory look into going fly-fishing, but Bode didn’t seem too interested and the cost was pretty high for a couple of cheapskates like us. Instead, we dug out our snorkels and went eye-fishing. Jason caught one that was 20 cm.

Luckily, there was a guy pesca de mosca at our campsite so we could enjoy the experience without the investment. Within 30 seconds of catching a small trout, the fish police were on him to make sure he had a permit. He did, and the small fish was thrown back in.

And, apparently, one of the keys to being a fly fisherman is having a snappy vest.

2 thoughts on “Moscas

  • December 21, 2011 at 12:40 AM

    Is that a fly or a small air force?? What happens when it bites??

  • December 21, 2011 at 6:55 AM

    Hello again guys,

    Briefly met you in Pucon a week or so ago while you were in your van.
    Put your bumper sticker on my laptop and have been following your journey a bit.
    We all wish you the best and safe travels. Happy Holidays.
    Will be interested to hear how much ash is covering Bariloche since it looks like you are headed that way.

    Will D

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