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Here’s Faraway Fly Fishing client Hugh Chesterton’s 22lb chrome sea trout that he got from Far End Rivers Lodge last week. The shit eating grin says it all! Nice work Hugh

Far End Rivers Sea trout fly fishing

Hugh's chrome 22lb sea trout!

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Giant sea trout

Leo and Greg with the giant fish!

This giant  was 41 inches long and had a girth of 24 inches, was caught on floating line and a small leech. This is probably the biggest fish caught in the Irigoyen.

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Now that the sea trout season is well underway in Tierra del Fuego, here’s a little fish porn to feast your eyes upon. First off we have Nico with a fine specimen from one of the few days he’s not guiding at Far End Rivers Lodge:

Nico Trochine with a chromer from the Irigoyen

Nico Trochine with a chromer from the Irigoyen

Our close friends Rodrigo & Packet are also in Tierra del Fuego right now, filming for the upcoming video, Big Fish: Patagonia

filming on the Rio Grande

filming on the Rio Grande

Rodrigo w/ fresh sea trout from Irigoyen

Rodrigo w/ fresh sea trout from Irigoyen

Rodrigo & Packet w/ nice sea trout

Rodrigo & Packet w/ nice sea trout

Alex & Rodrigo, exploring the irigoyen

Alex & Rodrigo, exploring the irigoyen

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For those of you who are interested in the propagation of salmonids in Patagonia and are of a more scientific bent, you might find these resources quite interesting: GESA, which has a number of cutting-edge studies on andadromous salmonids in Patagonia and of particular interest to me, the steelhead the remote Rio Santa Cruz in southern Patagonia. Amazingly, they are the only significant Atlantic run steelhead in the world.

Also of great interest is a study by the University of Montana on the Ecology of Sea Run Brown Trout in Tierra del Fuego. Our close friend and brilliant scientist, Sarah O’Neal, is mostly responsible for the study.  Although I’m just a lowly layman, I’ve still found both of the above resources immensely fascinating and have gleaned lots of useful information from them. Hopefully you will too. Enjoy

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