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How to Fish a Soft Hackle & Trout Lives Matter

This month RIO is kicking off a series of short educational videos that show ways and techniques that will make us better fishermen. There are 12 episodes, one will be released each month for the next year and you can see them right here.

The first one is "How to fish a soft hackle," narrated by Simon Gawesworth. You may be like me, I thought that I had soft hackles pretty much figured out, but I learned a couple things that I want to try and which, hopefully, will make me a better fisherman. I hope you do too. Let us know what you think.   -Cathy

 

Trout Lives Matter

1478 FALL IMAGEOn our annual trip to the Bighorn this year we stopped by East Rosebud Fly & Tackle (www.eastrosebudflyandtackle.com) to say hello. East Rosebud is a Sage dealer and our favorite fly shop in Billings. On the counter were stickers that said Trout Lives Matter. The Yellowstone and its tributaries had just recently been temporarily shut down due to a parasite issue brought on by low water and high temperatures. A real threat to the fishery. We thought the stickers were clever, appropriate and a great idea. It was amazing though that some anglers were furious because they couldn't fish. Angry comments like "Your sticker's a joke" were heard in the shop. It seems they weren't taking into consideration that they might put unneeded stress on the fish. It was more like they paid for a fishing license and that gave them the right to fish. Then we were told that the new sticker was politically incorrect, it shouldn't say Trout Lives Matter, that line is reserved for another issue. We never thought that a simple 4x4 sticker would attract such negative attention so we bought three more. Heck with them!    -Barry

One room left at San Huberto

We have one room available at San Huberto, Argentina. Patagonia is a favorite destination for us and the Rio Malleo is an all time favorite. With miles and miles of spring creek flowing through Estancia San Huberto, you may not want to go home! Private beats, super guides, great accommodations. Come with us for a week of beautiful fall fishing. View the itinerary and let us know!

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JAN
19
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Chile & RIO Blogs

Coyhaique River Lodge

Barry & Cathy just got back from Chile and the photos are stunning (see below).  Here's what Cathy had to say about the trip...

   We had a very good trip to CRL last week. Beautiful warm summer weather, lots of great rivers, streams, spring creeks, and lakes which all fished very well, great guides, great lodge.This was our second trip to CRL and we are hoping and planning for many more.  

PicMonkey Collage

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thinking about Iceland?

We have a client who would like to share a room and guide for our June Iceland departure.  Please contact us if you are interested.

Also, Barry's blog Windows of Opportunity is featured on the RIO Blog today.  Click here to read his story of a recent trip to Erie to look for steelhead.  Also, if you scroll down a few blogs, you'll see Cathy's December Blog on Strike Indicators.  Both are worth reading!  Let us know your thoughts... 

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