viernes, 4 de marzo de 2016



April 9th to 13th 2016
at Estancia Laguna Verde Lodge!
                                            Only 6 spots left open!

Marcelo Morales needs no introduction in South America fly fishing scene. Since he was a teenager, this multitalented fly fishing expert has shown a true love for the sport, fishing and learning from Patagonia legends of the wee hours of angling in Argentina. Amazing writer, fly tyer, guide, rod builder, photographer, angler, and a passionate student of the art of fly fishing, Marcelo has shown throughout his career a deep love for fishing stillwaters.

Estancia Laguna Verde is honoured to host Marcelo Morales 2016 Stillwater Clinic, combining the usual fishing programs of our lodge with this master “on site”, for a fantastic two for the price of one combo.

What are you waiting for to add your name to this amazing program?


Most rivers are so beautiful that they attract us immediately. While rivers flow in one direction, lakes, on the contrary, require more study as they move in infinite directions.

Rivers have a direct language when they talk to us, unlike lakes, which are more subtle and serene.

A Lake, in a way, is a universe as vast as outer space, and like in space, the most fascinating part is not the one we can easily see but the one we cannot see and we learn to predict and read. The pulse of life in the inner part of a lake provides us with an unlimited source of study and pleasure. 

We usually call lakes “Stillwaters” and there is nothing wrong in that name; it is even pleasant to the angler’s spirit but there is nothing still in the waters of a lake. There is a world of currents that move the water from coast to coast, from surface to bottom and vice versa.

 Fish find their way and live in these currents as they do in the rapid waters of a river. It is part of the fly fisher’s game to read the movements of apparently still water. Anglers need to understand at the same time the subtle internal relationships that exist among its inhabitants.

Fly fishing is a game where the mind plays an important role, each environment and body of water has its own rules, especially lakes. To enjoy lakes we have to accept these rules looking for the combination of elements that trout accept.

Fly fishermen have varied attitudes towards lakes. A small group, which is growing smaller each day, rejects completely this type of fishing for several reasons among which the difficulty in finding fish in a lake stand out. However, the majority of anglers, in spite of being river fanatics enjoy good lake fishing every now and then.

Fortunately, there is a growing number of fishermen that prefer fishing lakes over rivers and some of these anglers have become real experts reading the waters of a lake, developing fly fishing techniques and special flies that allow them to catch good fish consistently in lakes.

The aim for this clinic at Estancia Laguna Verde at Strobel Lake is to present different techniques to fish a lake, the most productive flies and gear to do so, how to read a lake and other topics which are detailed below, in an environment which is famous for the quality of its trout and the clarity of its waters.

Even if each lake is unique in its oxygen content, temperature, clarity of waters, depth, structure, vegetation and many other elements, when we get to know one lake deeply we gain insight and knowledge that will allow us to face other lakes more confidently spotting immediately similarities and differences that will lead us to choose the correct fishing strategy.

There is a great pressure on the rivers that increases day after day, so it is important to start thinking seriously on improving our knowledge on fly fishing lakes which offer us bigger trout, pure environments and maybe the last frontier for a fly fisherman.


Understanding the structures and currents of a lake.

Finding fish in a lake.

Moving along the lake, adequate boats for each place.

Fishing from the surface to the bottom with floating and sinking lines.

The right fishing gear.

Recognition and imitation of trout food in a lake.

Choosing the adequate fly for each situation.

Combining everything in a series of specific fishing techniques to fish a lake imitating every organism trout eat.

How to fish scuds, chironomids, ephemeroptera (mayflies), trichoptera (caddis flies), odonata, little fish, coleoptera, other land insects and plankton components that despite being tiny they are good food for trout.

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