Las Buitreras Week XI, 12 March – 19 March 2016

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12 Apr Las Buitreras Week XI, 12 March – 19 March 2016

Week 11 of the season was indeed a quite unusal one. An unfortunate last-second cancellation left the lodge half-empty with only three guests plus a half-week rod. Well, one mans bad luck is another man’s come-up. A lot of water to fish and even more rested fish for those who made it down to us.
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Enzo and Sandro came all the way from Italy in search for the elusive of Rio Gallegos, they followed our call and met us on our roadshow in late 2015/early 2016 that lead us also to Italy. Good to see you guys here again. The two were completed by David from the US. Half-week Rod Timo joined in for the first 3 days of the week.
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El-Nino still conspired against us with typical dry weater. Almost no wind and bright days called for alot of BBQ/Asados instead of fishing, but our persistent anglers worked almost all day and night either fishing or talking about fishing.
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After the first cast had been made and the idea of swinging a fly for these fish was understood, they started racking up the numbers despite the tough conditions. David, a seasoned Steelhead fisherman encountered on two occasions what the guides mean with “Trout lost in space!” The void that’s left behind after losing a pig… a void that can only be filled with another big fish.
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Enzo also encountered one of those unfortunate battles where one comes out only second.

Sea trout: 41
Brown trout: 52
Top fish: Alex Ditrich that fished one day: 18lb
Average weight sea trout: 9,87lb
Top rod: David Heyman: 16 seatrout