From Maine to Patagonia: Guided DIY Fly-Fishing Testimonial

Friends since college, they spent 3 days – 2 nights floating the Alumine and Collon Cura.  A Patagonia region-fishing trip has been on my bucket list for years, but I always worried about the cost.  The FCFF emphasis on quality guid…


Friends since college, they spent 3 days - 2 nights floating the Alumine and Collon Cura.  























A Patagonia region-fishing trip has been on my bucket list for years, but I always worried about the cost.  The FCFF emphasis on quality guiding and the fishing experience, without all the frills and costs associated with staying at a high-end lodge was perfect!

The quality time I spent on truly beautiful waters with experienced guides, who are passionate about fly-fishing, and about getting their clients into fish, made this an amazing trip.  I learned so much about river geography and associated fly-fishing techniques.  I lost some fish as I learned.  But I also caught lots of fish -- including a few larger Browns and Rainbows.  Mark's up-front personal attention and his partner/guides passion for fishing are remarkable, and I thank them for a wonderful experience.

N. Bowditch.  Maine, USA. 

P.S. The camp-float program was perfect.  Every detail was attended to with expertise and the highest quality, and doing it as part of a three day float experience made this the high point of the trip for me.

FINALLY—-A Contact on our House

After weeks of failed contacts on our house we finally got a contact that we “THINK” will work. Selling or buying a house can be stressful and filled with a lot of uncertainty.

We will be leaving Springhill on the December 28th. and moving into a small house back home in Jasper Alabama where we will live for 5 or 6 months. During that time we will be building a one level house smaller than the one we will be leaving. A lot happening for us before the early spring fishing in March on Smith———will keep following all you guys as we make this transition. 
 Received this EMAIL from Trout Unlimited yesterday, brought back a lot of fund memories!!

 Hope Everyone Has a Merry Christmas
 

After weeks of failed contacts on our house we finally got a contact that we “THINK” will work. Selling or buying a house can be stressful and filled with a lot of uncertainty.

We will be leaving Springhill on the December 28th. and moving into a small house back home in Jasper Alabama where we will live for 5 or 6 months. During that time we will be building a one level house smaller than the one we will be leaving. A lot happening for us before the early spring fishing in March on Smith---------will keep following all you guys as we make this transition. 
 Received this EMAIL from Trout Unlimited yesterday, brought back a lot of fund memories!!

 Hope Everyone Has a Merry Christmas
 

Moving Back Home

My wife and I have been discussing for sometime to move back to Jasper. Why, you ask, well we are lonesome for our friends and the small town atmosphere that we had in Jasper Alabama.

For me I’ve missed fishing with my buddies that I fished with for over 25 years. I’ve also missed my beloved Smith Lake and the Sipsey Tailrace. I didn’t realize until after we left Jasper that I gave up a fantastic fishing area. I could be on Smith Lake in 20 minutes and on the Sipsey fishing for trout in 25 minutes. The fishing in and around Spring Hill is limited to a few small lakes that are fished heavy and fertilized to the limit. The Caney was a great place to trout fish but driving an hour and half to get there was a bit too long for me. In fact I could actually see myself as I got older fishing less here because of the distance I had to travel to connect with bluegill, bass, or trout.

Cathey and I hope our house moves fast and we can be back in Jasper by the first of the year. We differently need to be back before the spring fishing season begins on Smith, Walker County Lakeand the Sipsey.

I will start my BLUEGILL QUEST again in the spring of 2018.  Smith and Walker County Lake will provide the challenge to take some super size gills from their waters.  I never landed anything here worthy of the QUEST——-it’s a good thing my back in getting back to normal.  

My wife and I have been discussing for sometime to move back to Jasper. Why, you ask, well we are lonesome for our friends and the small town atmosphere that we had in Jasper Alabama.

For me I’ve missed fishing with my buddies that I fished with for over 25 years. I’ve also missed my beloved Smith Lake and the Sipsey Tailrace. I didn’t realize until after we left Jasper that I gave up a fantastic fishing area. I could be on Smith Lake in 20 minutes and on the Sipsey fishing for trout in 25 minutes. The fishing in and around Spring Hill is limited to a few small lakes that are fished heavy and fertilized to the limit. The Caney was a great place to trout fish but driving an hour and half to get there was a bit too long for me. In fact I could actually see myself as I got older fishing less here because of the distance I had to travel to connect with bluegill, bass, or trout.

Cathey and I hope our house moves fast and we can be back in Jasper by the first of the year. We differently need to be back before the spring fishing season begins on Smith, Walker County Lakeand the Sipsey.
I will start my BLUEGILL QUEST again in the spring of 2018.  Smith and Walker County Lake will provide the challenge to take some super size gills from their waters.  I never landed anything here worthy of the QUEST-------it’s a good thing my back in getting back to normal.