'No life so happy than that of a well governed angler' Isaac Walton.
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Sunday, 1 February 2009
An Evening on the Futaleufu
Here's a few snaps from a session yesterday on the mighty Rio Futaleufu. I was shown the spot by a guy called Ed, who hails from the backwoods of Montana and bears a striking resemblance to both Father Christmas and Davis Bellamy. Ed lives in a wooden hut in the middle of nowhere and is a really interesting guy who spends weeks at a time hiking through the mountains and living off the land. He kindly refrained from hacking me to death with an axe, which was really decent of him. It was interesting watching him try to catch fish with only a handline and live grasshoppers. Fake ones did the busines for me! I'm off to fish some stretches 30km away tomorrow. I'm really enjoying my time here in Chile and want to make the most of every last moment of the Patagonian Summer.