One of our favorite thing about the fly fishing community is how many amazing artists there are out there who express their visions of fish, fishing, and nature through their work. Fish are brings us so much joy, that we can’t imagine our fly shop our our homes without out some of it on display.
While there is no way that we would ever want to or try to pick a favorite artist, the is one artist who stands out for being a friend of ours for the longest time, to the point that we simply consider her a part of the family. We have known Mimi Matsuda since our early days of fishing and guiding around Yellowstone – back when we were skipping too many showers and Mimi was working as a Ranger/Naturalist in Yellowstone Park. That was 20 years ago! This winter, we were able to get together with Mimi and work together to create a series of decals based on some of her amazing Pine Panel Trout creations. When the box of finished outdoor stickers arrived the other day from the folks over at Sticker Mule, we dropped everything and tore into it like kids on Christmas morning. If you like these as much as we do, be sure to swing by the fly shop and grab some, or pop over to our online fly shop and add a few to your cart.
ucked away in a remote corner of Argentine Patagonia is a pristine fishery which is home to a population of wild Brook Trout the likes of which are the stuff of legends. Three to five pound fish are the norm, and ten+ pound trout are a very real possibility. A series of interconnected lakes drain into a stunning backcountry river valley framed by the jagged Andes mountains. The habitat in this system is ideal for trophy brook trout, and many believe a world record fish may be found here. El Encuentro’s Brook Trout Basecamp offers unparalleled access to this brook trout Valhalla, and affords visiting anglers a comfortable, well appointed camp with all of the comforts of home in this remote corner of central Patagonia. In addition to the fabled brook trout waters, other classic argentine fisheries like the Rio Corcovado and Rio Pico region are within easy striking distance from camp providing opportunities at trophy brown trout and rainbow trout as well .
We have been involved with the Brook Trout Base Camp from the very beginning. We helped scout, plan, and implement the project from concept to market, and are proud to host visiting anglers to this special corner of Patagonia with our close partners at El Encuentro Fly Fishing. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about this exceptional fishery, and the Brook Trout Basecamp.