Why Cane? by Clem Booth
And then there is the ELV lodge... just the most amazing place. It is all about the people here. From the moment you arrive, you are wonderfully treated by people who really do care. Fabulous food and wine and if you are musically inclined there will be more than enough opportunities to express your talents. A few glasses of the finest Argentinean wine loosens even the most demure of vocal chords!
And why cane? Well, that's a personal thing. I love fishing with bamboo rods irrespective of whether the quarry is little trout or huge pike, maybe not always as efficient as graphite, but cane has soul. Listen to Neil Young on vinyl and then try your i Pod and you will know exactly what I mean.
Chris Carlin, the fine bamboo rodmaker in Alaska asked the following question when I called him about an 8 weight for Strobel: "Are your trout down there man enough for one of my rods?" So, I sent him some pictures and his response was "Holy shit, let's do it!"
And so we did. Huge rainbow trout were indeed subdued with the bamboo wand; a fine reel from Joe Saracione helped slow down trout headed for the other side of Lago Strobel; which is many miles away!!! We got the job done!!
ELV is like gravity; you keep coming back. Or at least I will. Hope to see you there!"