Tierra del Fuego, 9th to 16th January
By Hannah Treliving
The second report of the season has arrived from Estancia Maria Behety lodge on The Rio Grande in Tierra del Fuego.
The water conditions are reported to be fantastic, with super clear visibility from 5 to 7 feet.
Water temperature: Between 43°F and 64°F
Water level on the Rio Grande has been dropping a little every day.
There have been a few very windy days. It blew from 60 – 65 mph. Then the wind dropped to normal for Tierra del Fuego, 20 to 30 mph.
At the beginning of the week a cold front come in and it was very cold (30°F). This was a very strange weather phenomenon. By Friday, temperatures went up to 73°F. There has been no rain.
The best flies were nymphs. EMB's, red butt, Aurelia prince, TDF prince, prince nymph, small scuds (size 12, 14) are all working well.
For the last hour of fishing, big flies are the best. Leeches, intruders, tube flies, sunray shadow, Skagit minnow.
Fly lines: Skagit and Scandi heads. With mow tips and different lengths of T-14 and T-11. Floating and intermediate tips worked well.
Light sink-tips long leaders (10 to 12 feet) and for heavy sink-tips short leaders (5 to 8 feet).
Number of anglers for the week: 12 rods.
Total number of fish landed for the week: 83 fish
Weight of the biggest fish: 22 lbs
Number of fish landed over 15 lbs: 11 fish
Number of fish landed over 20 lbs: 1 fish
Notable catches: Greg Shouse landed a 22 lbs. Jeff Shouse landed a 19.5 lber.
- CANCELLATION NOTICE -
Due to a cancellation, we have one rod available the week of (February 27th - March 5th, 2016) at Estancia Maria Behety Lodge.
The normal rate for this week is $6,495 per person, double occupancy. We are reducing the cost $1,000 to $5,495 and adding a single/private room for free, ($300 value).
This is one of the top producing weeks on the Rio Grande - poll position, with a great group. Please contact us immediately if you are interested in this special opportunity. Please note that this opening is for 2016 only.
ESTANCIA MARIA BEHETY LODGE GUIDES
Federico Molinolo (Head Guide)
Miguel Angel Zangla
La Villa de Maria Behety has been experiencing intermitent internet connectivity so we await their weekly report. If you would like more information on fishing this famed river, please contact Charlie White or Hannah Treliving.