How this episode came about:
About Tres Amigos Outfitters:
Tres Amigos, as the name suggests, is an Argentina-based device, specifically Patagonia, run by three close friends; Juanma Biott, Claudio Martin and Pollo Coscia. The headquarters of the operation is located in Rio Pelke in a small Argentinean Estancia, which has been in the Juan family for generations.
Estancia Rio Pelke is not your average fishing destination. Unlike many lodges, this institution does not rely on billions of dollars in housing to provide the expected experience. In fact it is the opposite: and here lies the charm. You see, the experience of Tres Amigos in Rio Pelke has more to do with the experience of Argentina at its core. While there, you will consume delicious pieces of locally sourced food, such as lamb and staples, harvested just a few feet from the lodge. The accommodations are quaint and cozy, offering a personal and authentic feel. The air is fresh and refreshing and is filled with the sounds and songs of leaves jumping in the wind and exotic birds calling to each other. Throughout the day, you can catch Estancia in full working order, taking care of the Gauchos sheep and gardens. It is a place where one can learn to understand true pleasure.
All that being said: this experience is so far from monotonous. Because as far as the eye can see and beyond, adventure and emotion await him. That’s why we came here…
Now that we had a needle in the map, it was time to see what all the fuss was about. As we packed our bags and tossed from flight to flight over the course of a few days, we hoped and prayed that our expectations would be met. Fortunately, they were not – they were overcome.
There is something in watching the massive creek and the brown trout bursting out of the water in an attempt to destroy the big foamy rats and beetles, which really just stirs the heart. Forget drying and little nymphs: when you are fishing for a water fly the size of your palm and a trout throws itself into the air behind it, you discover a new level of beating that you did not know your heart could perform. Bending after turning, we successfully hit the massive, combative trout without fail as the weather turned from the sun, to the wind, to the rain, all in a matter of seconds, like a repeat record. It was exciting… and this is just in the backyard.
Located in the heart of the famous Patagonia brown trout, facing the sea, it brings with it another unique dimension of the experience – these spring streams hardly see any pressure. They are mostly overlooked by locals and traveling fishermen, and the willingness of these fish to catch your fly – whether beetle, rat or even bass – makes something immediately apparent – they have hardly ever seen it. a fly. Hundreds of miles of pressureless streams lie right at your fingertips
As we traveled the country, avoiding jogging in Rheas and Guanaco, we came across several different fishing tours, all offering a similar heartbeat experience. Day after day, we drove the R8 CORE to the border, only to be amazed at the beat it could take when we pulled fish after fish.
There are adventures like these that you will never forget. Opportunities to travel to distant lands and to fish monstrous and pressure-free fish is a privilege not found by many fishermen. We acknowledge this and convey to you these stories as a tribute to the time spent in paradise. However, from an experimental point of view, fishing was just the tip of the iceberg. Being able to immerse yourself in the culture of this humble Argentine Estancia was an experience we would love for everyone in the world to master.
The humility expressed among people who do so much with such thoughtful simplicity is a subtle reminder of why we fish. It has more to do with having these experiences, and who you are experiencing them with, than anything else. That’s what he’s really “away from home” and hopefully resonates in this part.
To learn more about Three Friends Outfittersclick here. Thank you Sage for enabling this trip. To learn more about the cloud R8 CORE, click here.
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