At Strobel Lake fly fishing Lodge we had a great season in 2014, and we would like to share with you some lines from a week in January 2014.
Battling gruesome monster rainbow trout with light fly gear is unquestionably one of the finest ways to start your fishing season. A group of dedicated fly-fanatics from Japan couldn’t agree more. They had traded hectic New Year’s preparations for the sacred silence of our Jurassic Lake River Mouth Camp, firecrackers and rockets for chrome and screaming reels, suits for waders… The sporting virtues of this area lived up their world-renown reputation and our guests executed the task of chasing these chrome fighting-machines flawlessly.
Due to a late arrival of the inbound flight, the first day started with an unexpected delay. Our chef extraordinaire Luis Montivero used the time well to welcome our anglers with a classic “Asado Argentino”- nothing prepares you better for fishing than a glass of Malbec and the scent of fire-roasted beef after a long journey.
Despite the New Year preparation, the River Mouth Camp watershed performed in well-known manner. The excitement of finally getting out to fish was soon overtaken by the revelation why the Lake earned its reputation as the world’s most productive trout fishery. The weather was holding up and the fishing was nothing short of spectacular.
No firework in the world can mimic the night sky over the lake. Mother Nature in all her greatness, some bottles of champagne, good camaraderie and the joy of living a perfect New Year’s Eve. Hard to top? Well, how about 8 fish over 20 pound amongst the 8 of them on the first day?
The biggest fish had tipping the scale at 22,5 pounds.
Would you like to try yourself?