DIY Fly Fishing Patagonia: From Maine to Argentina Testimonial

Hola Mark.The house is quiet and I finally have a moment to reflect on our fantastic Patagonia fishing adventure. Not withstanding my initial trepidation about old knees and a suspect ankle, I am pleased to report my personal experience was nothin…







Hola Mark.

The house is quiet and I finally have a moment to reflect on our fantastic Patagonia fishing adventure. 

Not withstanding my initial trepidation about old knees and a suspect ankle, I am pleased to report my personal experience was nothing less than fully amazing.  

The water was high and fast but clear, the skies crystal blue and the winds strong as promised.  Your partner and guides are the ultimate professionals; knowledgeable, patient, insightful and fun.  They knew where the fish were, what flies to use, and how best to make our presentation. 

We fished hard and were well rewarded for our efforts with healthy browns and beautiful rainbows.
Our FCFF Patagonia guided DIY fishing experience was all I could have planned and hoped for.  

My Best.

D. Peterson. Maine, USA

Touching the Cool Waters of the Sipsey Again

Today’s trip was not about landing trout on the Sipsey but a time for me to reflect back on the many storied trips I’ve had on this beautiful tailrace. Sure a colorful rainbow would be nice to bend my 3 weight, but the excitement of just watching my fly gently light on the Sip’s surface took precedence over the catch.


 This was my first fishing trip since August 29th 2017 when I hurt my back and had to have two Epidurals to get back on my feet. Close to five months is a long time to go without wetting a fly for me; so to say I was pumped about getting to fish was an understatement.


  I was anxious to try my new Orvis Battenkill II reel my son gave me for Christmas. I paired it up with my Hardy Streamflex 3 weight. What impressed me about this reel was the narrow spool to reduce line stacking and of course the lightness.

l put the combo to work within five minutes of wading into position in one of my favorite holes on the tailrace. This beautiful rainbow nailed the Copper John as it was drifting down one of the many runs located on the lower end of the tailrace; a lot of fun on the 3 weight.

The tailrace was higher than I like to fish it, but I didn’t care; I was back on my home waters and that was all that matter to me.

My wading staff was my best friend today as I maneuvered through all the rocks on the floor of the gorge. I saw one guy take a spill on the slippery rocks; luckily he didn’t damage his wrist and knee. 

Faster water was the turn on for all the trout I landed during the four hour trip. This bow was taken as my nymph floated over a few submerged logs. I lost a couple other trout in the run due to break off in the logs. I questioned myself for using the 3 weight after losing two quality trout in this run, but again being here today was more important than the loss of a few trout. I know I’ll have many more trips to redeem myself.


Today’s trip was not about landing trout on the Sipsey but a time for me to reflect back on the many storied trips I’ve had on this beautiful tailrace. Sure a colorful rainbow would be nice to bend my 3 weight, but the excitement of just watching my fly gently light on the Sip’s surface took precedence over the catch.
 This was my first fishing trip since August 29th 2017 when I hurt my back and had to have two Epidurals to get back on my feet. Close to five months is a long time to go without wetting a fly for me; so to say I was pumped about getting to fish was an understatement.
  I was anxious to try my new Orvis Battenkill II reel my son gave me for Christmas. I paired it up with my Hardy Streamflex 3 weight. What impressed me about this reel was the narrow spool to reduce line stacking and of course the lightness.

l put the combo to work within five minutes of wading into position in one of my favorite holes on the tailrace. This beautiful rainbow nailed the Copper John as it was drifting down one of the many runs located on the lower end of the tailrace; a lot of fun on the 3 weight.
The tailrace was higher than I like to fish it, but I didn’t care; I was back on my home waters and that was all that matter to me.
My wading staff was my best friend today as I maneuvered through all the rocks on the floor of the gorge. I saw one guy take a spill on the slippery rocks; luckily he didn’t damage his wrist and knee. 
Faster water was the turn on for all the trout I landed during the four hour trip. This bow was taken as my nymph floated over a few submerged logs. I lost a couple other trout in the run due to break off in the logs. I questioned myself for using the 3 weight after losing two quality trout in this run, but again being here today was more important than the loss of a few trout. I know I’ll have many more trips to redeem myself.

New England to Patagonia: Argentina Guided DIY Fly Fishing Testimonial





















Hola Mark.


My FCFF guided Do-It-Yourself trip to Junín de Los Andes, Argentina in early December 2018 was terrific in all aspects related to the fishing despite the unusually high river flows.  The three guides who served our party of four were first-class in all aspects – guiding, teaching new techniques, boat management, and selecting water, flies and strategy for both wading (5 days) and floating (3 days).  They were all very generous with their individual teaching time and favorite flies when we did not have the right patterns for the conditions.  The overnight camping trip is not to be missed!  The fish were plentiful with a mix of smaller fish and larger fish of 16-22 inches or so.  We did well with dry flies, nymphs, and streamers depending on the water.  We all lost a large number of fish (“early release!”) for a wide variety of reasons, but that was part of the thrill.  

I am a believer in your business strategy and could not imagine buying such a high-quality fishing experience in Patagonia for such a fair price!

G. Flynn.  Maine, USA























Hola Mark.

My FCFF guided Do-It-Yourself trip to Junín de Los Andes, Argentina in early December 2018 was terrific in all aspects related to the fishing despite the unusually high river flows.  The three guides who served our party of four were first-class in all aspects – guiding, teaching new techniques, boat management, and selecting water, flies and strategy for both wading (5 days) and floating (3 days).  They were all very generous with their individual teaching time and favorite flies when we did not have the right patterns for the conditions.  The overnight camping trip is not to be missed!  The fish were plentiful with a mix of smaller fish and larger fish of 16-22 inches or so.  We did well with dry flies, nymphs, and streamers depending on the water.  We all lost a large number of fish (“early release!”) for a wide variety of reasons, but that was part of the thrill.  

I am a believer in your business strategy and could not imagine buying such a high-quality fishing experience in Patagonia for such a fair price!

G. Flynn.  Maine, USA