Reflections on Ireland
We had a wonderful group of people join us on our recent Ireland trip. Our fishing started out in the Conmel area with Andrew Ryan and his guides from Clonanav Fly Fishing. We stayed at the Hotel Minella and fished Andrew's water for three days and caught lots of beautiful brown trout. On the fourth day we took the scenic coastal route to Galway and Ballynahinch Castle. The Owenmore River flows through the castle grounds and we fished for Atlantic salmon for three days. The salmon were not as cooperative as the trout, we saw lots of fish roll and show, but were only able to put two in the net. The castle accommodations were elegant, food and service over the top, and we all loved the estate grounds and the river. We will be back to try again. This is a great trip for the non angler as they have their own guide and itinerary. Please let us know if you're interested in joining us in 2018.
2018 Hosted Trip Schedule
Next year is coming together for us. We have a couple dates to confirm and some finishing touches to put on the itineraries for a couple of the destinations, but overall this is what 2018 is going to look like:
January 13-20 Estancia de los Rios, Chile (trout)
February 6-21 South Island, New Zealand (trout)
March 3-10 Estancia Tecka, Esquel area, Argentina (trout)
March 11-17 Hosteria San Huberto, San Martin area, Argentina (trout)
March 17-24 Limay River Lodge, San Martin area, Argentina (trout)
May 8-18 Grand Slam/Campeche, Mexico, (baby tarpon, etc.)
June (TBA) Ireland (and hopefully Scotland), (trout/salmon)
August 3-12 Reel Action, Alaska (silvers, pink, chum, etc., trout)
August 18-25, 25-2 Kingfisher Lodge, Bighorn River, Montana (trout)
October (TBA) Spain, E. Pyrenees (trout)
December 1-8 Tres Valles, Argentina, Esquel area (trout)
We hope you can join us! Please let us know if we can answer any questions or provide additional information on any of these destinations.
RIO's How To: Terrestrials from a Drift Boat
Welcome to Episode 9 of the RIO How To series. RIO ambassador, Rob Parkins, shows how to fish large terrestrials from a moving drift boat. His tips and information reveal how easy and effective this big flies are in the heat of summer. Enjoy.