Estancia Maria Behety (EMB) – La Villa – Fishing Report – 19-26 January, 2019. Sea trout fishing on the Rio Grande, Argentina.

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Another week just ended at La Villa Estancia Maria Behety. The river is low ,really clear, upper part is really low, not flow at the pools , the fishing got difficult up there , 90 fish were landed, 25 fish over 15 pounds, 5 over 20, Average weight 11.5 pounds.

Sinking lines with nymph were the best, emb nymph was the best fly of the week.

Top rod of the week was roger young with 37 fish on the net, the biggest 20 pounds. landed fish in all sessions.

Dave sawler landed the biggest fish with 21 pounds.

Floating lines worked good this last week, using it with heavy nymph.

Water Conditions
Water color and visibility: Very clear water all week.
Water temperature: 4c to 17c.
Water level: geting low, even lower in the upper part, the lower part still good,Menéndez river is still putting some water into the rio grande.

Weather Conditions
Wind speed ranges through the week:the wind blows northwest as usual, it was strong all week. Wednesday wind blow strong from the north.
Air temperature ranges through the week: 4c to 17 c ,
Weather observations (sun, rain, fog, etc.): cooler afternoons, difficult wind on Wednesday.

Fishing Conditions
Flies that are working the best: Nymphs: emb, wonder bug, Aurelia prince, prince nymph, ruber legs nymphs. Different sizes of sunray shadows. Big flies for the last hour: big tube flies, intruder, leeches.
Salmon flies like undertakers were very good.
Emb nymph was the best fly, we use it with sinking and floating lines.
Fly lines (tips, heads, lengths, densities, etc) that are producing the best: Skagit heads with different lengths of T-17,14, 11, scandi with polyleaders .
Length and strength of tippet and leaders: 9 to 14 feet. 15 to 20 pounds.
Worked good dead drifting nymph with sinking and floating lines,very long leaders, getting to 14 f
Most of the fish were in the lower and middle part of the river, upper part is not so good, and really low, difficult fishing up there.

All fish were fresh.

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