DIY Fly Fishing Patagonia Argentina

Today’s Blog Post Welcome to the 2019/2020 Argentina Fly Fishing SeasonNovember 1st to May 31stWe offer the very best Guided DIY Fishing ProgramsWhat is Guided DIY Fishing?  It’s a travel/fish service 100% focused on fishing.We are…

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Welcome to the 2019/2020 Argentina Fly Fishing Season
November 1st to May 31st

We offer the very best Guided DIY Fishing Programs

What is Guided DIY Fishing?  It's a travel/fish service 100% focused on fishing.

We are in the middle -- our services and pricing were designed to give anglers an option between 1) low budget DIY travel-fish, and 2) expensive full service lodges. 

Who Guided DIY Fishing?

1. Independent-experiened traveler/angler, who desires pro guiding
2. Excellent option for individuals, groups, couples, families
3. Create your own travel-fishing itinerary, with single or multiple fishing days
4. Combine walk-wade and float guiding, and camping 
5. No interest in wine-dine-fish routine, that often requires you to fish with, and share lodging with many groups, and/or up to 25 guests


Guided DIY Locations-Species


Junin de los Andes, Argentina.  Brown, Rainbow, Brook Trout
Rio Gallegos Argentina: Sea Run Brown Trout
Northern Argentina/Uruguay/Paraguay: Golden Dorado



















Torres del Paine National Park, Chile.  King Salmon



















Rio Santa Cruz, Argentina. Steelhead


Request pricing, answer questions, etc -- call, video, or email anytime.

Email Mark

USA: 603-315-8800 (Colorado, MDT)



Exploring the Smokey Mountain National Park

If you like the mountains as we do then one of the best places to see some scenic beauty is in the Great Smokey Mountains. Cathey and I usually make at least one trip a year to the Smokies. On this trip, we meet our daughter’s family there for a few da…

If you like the mountains as we do then one of the best places to see some scenic beauty is in the Great Smokey Mountains. Cathey and I usually make at least one trip a year to the Smokies. On this trip, we meet our daughter's family there for a few days of relaxing. One day was spent at Dollywood with the grandchildren in Pigeon Forge. We seldom spend any time in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg because both places have become so commercialized. 

The main attraction for fly fishermen is the spring-fed Little Pigeon River flowing through Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. I have to fish it before I retire my fly rod. My son-in-law fished the river some years ago when they were visiting Gatlinburg with his family and landed numerous rainbow. Most all the trout in the river are stocked rainbow and brook trout. Very few wild trout are landed near the towns.

B. T. and I wanted Bryson and Cash to see the mountains up close so we spent the better part of another day exploring. Their sister Laelyn went shopping with Mom and Meme.

We were above the clouds atop Clingman Dome the highest point in Tennessee. The ranger told us we were 6,775 ft. up. The hike up the steep trail nearly a mile was a workout. There were benches along the way for breaks. Many individuals made the hike up to the summit to stand on the big concrete circular platform for an awesome view.


A little rock climbing on the way up------how I wish I had this stump in my front yard. 



The spruce trees were still draped with clouds as we made our way under the tree canopy. The ground was a soft sponge of decayed spruce foliage that had built up over time; very comfortable to walk on.  I don't know the name of the mushrooms that dotted the forest floor. I do know they were not Portobello.


A lot of blowdown in places simply because of the thick growth of the spruce trees. Cash soon realized he needed that jacket. Down below the temp was in the 70's atop the dome it was in the '40s. 

 The shirt says it all!!

Nothing like spending time with the grandchildren!!!

 



Fort Collins Fly Fishing Lessons: Hire a Guide or Instructor?

Today’s Blog Post

Many people need a fly fishing instructor/teacher, not a guide.  Read why. 

Client Testimonial 

I recently spent a day fishing, and most importantly, learning, with Mark Foley.  Full disclosure, I’m a beginner, sometimes frustrated, fly fisher.  I had been out once before with a guide who was great at tying on a fly, pointing me to fish, and saying “put the fly there.”  When I couldn’t place the fly “there”, because I couldn’t cast that accurately, he just picked another spot or moved us.  We caught fish and it was fun, but I knew this time I wanted something different.  I wanted to learn the WHY and HOW of fly fishing techniques.  And that’s what I got with Mark.  He patiently answered my questions about equipment and fly choice, then coached me on rigging up and tying knots efficiently.  He helped me understand how to read the water and find fish.  He coached my casting technique, presentation, and drift. 


When I did catch fish, he showed me ways to safely land and release them.  He patiently untied wind and bad cast knots, all with an easy going disposition and sense of humor. I learned more in one day with Mark than I have after several seasons muddling my way through videos, books, and advice from friends.  As a retired teacher, I definitely know there’s a difference between knowing how to do something and how to TEACH something.  Mark is a teacher!  Best of all, he’s just an all around good guy, and I look forward to working with him again in the future. 

K. Bunning.  Granby, CO

Today's Blog Post

Many people need a fly fishing instructor/teacher, not a guide.  Read why. 

Client Testimonial 

I recently spent a day fishing, and most importantly, learning, with Mark Foley.  Full disclosure, I’m a beginner, sometimes frustrated, fly fisher.  I had been out once before with a guide who was great at tying on a fly, pointing me to fish, and saying “put the fly there."  When I couldn’t place the fly “there", because I couldn’t cast that accurately, he just picked another spot or moved us.  We caught fish and it was fun, but I knew this time I wanted something different.  I wanted to learn the WHY and HOW of fly fishing techniques.  And that’s what I got with Mark.  He patiently answered my questions about equipment and fly choice, then coached me on rigging up and tying knots efficiently.  He helped me understand how to read the water and find fish.  He coached my casting technique, presentation, and drift. 


When I did catch fish, he showed me ways to safely land and release them.  He patiently untied wind and bad cast knots, all with an easy going disposition and sense of humor. I learned more in one day with Mark than I have after several seasons muddling my way through videos, books, and advice from friends.  As a retired teacher, I definitely know there’s a difference between knowing how to do something and how to TEACH something.  Mark is a teacher!  Best of all, he’s just an all around good guy, and I look forward to working with him again in the future. 

K. Bunning.  Granby, CO