NEWS & REPORTS
Strobel Lake - The Adventure of a Lifetime - Part III
Look at the third and last part of this unforgettable trip. Enjoy it!
The experience of our fishing week was amazing. My friend Felipe, who I was fishing with, got 5 fish over 15 pounds, which is completely outstanding! Considering the whole group, we got like 10 -12 fish over 15 pounds -and I’m not lying-, and more than 70 fish of 10 pounds more and less. It is crazy!
What I found out by doing this trip is that this destination is very interesting for experienced fly fishermen, but also some rookies. Sometimes the casting is no longer than 15 yards, even 6 or 7 yards. It could be fair enough to get some fish in certain areas.
When the wind complicates the fishing, the guides will take to a spot (even though if this means going to a different lake) where wind is not strong or somewhere where you could shelter from the wind. If you are an experienced fly fisherman (even though if there is a lot of wind) you can cast 20 or 25 years. Windy days mean a lot of waves. This makes the fish come closer to the shore, and to the fisherman. So, sometimes, you may get even fish at 2 yards.
If you want to catch the biggest Rainbow Trout in the world, you have to go to the Strobel Lake. This is a truly fishing adventure. This is ideal not only for experienced fishermen but also for novice ones. The fishing is challenging but you can come to improve your techniques. You won’t be casting from the shore, like when you fishing Dorado or Tigerfish, in a river trying to catch the fish behind trees and rocks. Here, it is completely different. You are in a lake with nothing in front of you, so you just need to put your cast there, and keep it floating.
Sometimes you can use nymphs and other times dry flies. Trouts don’t swim fast, so you can see the bite. More rarely, you fly fishing with trimmers. It isn’t the most common. We did it on the New Zeland way, where you have some white feathers floating. Also, Black, green and brown nymphs work really good.
Going to South Patagonia Argentina (for the biggest Rainbows in the world) is the best trip of a lifetime. We recommend doing this trip at least once in your life. Some people may even want to come back every year!