News & Tips
Saludos from the south of Patagonia, we are excited to be at the start of the 2018-19 fishing season! We have a great team lined up this year for what is showing promise to be our best season to date! Most of the same staff you have come to know over the last years are still with us and we’ve added a few new people as well.
Apparently, there's more plastic in the ocean than fish. And the amount is set to treble in a decade unless we stop tipping our packaging into it.
No mention about the fate of our rivers, I note. But I guess the same holds true. We must stop throwing our single-use plastic containers and coke bottles into our inland waters, too. Filling the sea with plastic waste is bad enough. But to do the same to our rivers would be the last straw. And here's another thing we could do without: straws, plastic ones.
It was 20 years ago that I first set foot in Argentina Patagonia. I remember well the excitement of the descent into Esquel airport, the glorious light of the cordillera and the bumpy dirt road from traveling through the most beautiful valley of the Welsh Andes, jagged snow-topped peaks in every direction.
- By El Encuentro Staff
As you ponder gathering up your gear for your Patagonia fishing adventure, which flies to bring always rises to the surface of questions. El Encuentro will send you a packing list that includes what flies to bring. But do you really need to bring all the flies they list? Aren’t there some that particularly appeal to Patagonian trout that do not appear in your vast collection of fly boxes?
El Encuentro Fly Fishing, located along the spine of the Andes Mountains in Patagonia, Argentina, offers some of the best fly fishing in the world for trophy brook, brown, and rainbow trout. But a trip to Argentina wouldn't be complete without plenty of mate tea and good times.
Calling all generations of fly fishing enthusiasts! El Encuentro was founded by Jane and Michael Beale in 1985 and has been run by members of their family ever since – and now they want to celebrate other families who have bonded over fishing throughout the years. This year, El Encuentro has put together a special multi-generational package to make it possible for children, parents, and grandparents to all experience the beauty and fly fishing paradise that is Patagonia, Argentina.
Looking to do something different for Thanksgiving this year? El Encuentro still has availability for the week of November 22nd – 30th and they would love for you to come join them for some true Argentine fishing and festivities. The weather at this time of year tends to be in the 70s so if you are looking for one last chance to experience summer before winter arrives, this is the perfect opportunity. To celebrate Thanksgiving day itself, the Beale family is planning to treat all of their guests to a memorable feast featuring Argentina’s many culinary traditions.
This excerpt is from the Angling Report from July 2016, Vol. 29, No. 7, and mentions El Encuentro’s brook trout fishery.
J. W. Smith and his wife, Dawn, are not well known by many subscribers to this publication, despite the fact that J. W. at one point was co-owner of a well respected Alaska fly fishing lodge that is now known as Painter Creek Lodge (see item on Painter Creek in the June issue) and a remote fishing-camp operation called Alaska Wilderness Safaris.
Benjamin Beale (pictured here holding the trout), owner and operator of El Encuentro Fly Fishing, will be giving a presentation at the Angler's Club of New York on Wednesday, July 6, 2016. Thanks to Benjamin's visit to the US this summer, club members and their guests will have the unique opportunity to learn about the amazing fishing adventures offered by EEFF from Benjamin himself.