Fly fishing BIG!!! Rainbows

Discussion in 'Fishing' started by HUAINAMACHERO, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. HUAINAMACHERO

    HUAINAMACHERO Well-Known Member

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    Back home in Ecuador.
    I went fly fishing a couple of weeks ago in a lake called La Mica, it is located in the central Andes of Ecuador, at an altitude of 11800 feet above sea level. There is some very nice trout fishing there.
    Fished from a belly boat, with a number 7 fly rod, with full sinking fly line and with green and brown wooly buggers, they worked great.
    Caught 2 trout that weighted 7 pounds each, 1 that weighted 4 pounds and released 5 more that were around 2 pounds each.
    Hope you enjoy the pictures.
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  2. royinidaho

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    Pretty nifty.

    Looks kind of cold....
     

  3. Chas1

    Chas1 Well-Known Member

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    Great looking fish. Is that fog I see in the pics or just clouds you were in at that elevation?
     
  4. HUAINAMACHERO

    HUAINAMACHERO Well-Known Member

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    Royinidaho: It is cold there, not as cold as winter in the northern hemisphere, but because of the altitude it is cold almost all year long, you even get some snow a few times a year.
    Chas1: both, foggy and cloudy, it was a rainy day, but proved good for fishing. At that altitude I prefer to deal with rain, than to deal with a sunny day. For the rainy day it is cold and wet but with good jacket and hat you are done, if it is a very sunny day you get roasted!!! Just because of the sun, and its reflection on the water. It never gets hotter than maybe 50 degrees farenheit, but the sun is so strong that you get sunburned in the face, hands and neck very easily.
     
  5. Chas1

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    I guess that's why sometimes I've seen documentaries of mountain climbers with that white stuff smeared on their face, guess it helps prevent sunburn since the rays don't have to go thru so much atmosphere they burn more easily.
     
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  6. Gene Jr.

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    Wow! That is an awsome day of fishing. Makes me want to get the tube out and go fishing, it's been way to long!
     
  7. HUAINAMACHERO

    HUAINAMACHERO Well-Known Member

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    Chas1: yeap, that is just right!!! Sun reflection on snow or water of high mountains, and altitude will get you sunburned easily, that is also why they are always with sunglasses. The less atmosphere the more exposed you are.
     
  8. Guy M

    Guy M Well-Known Member

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    Looks like a great day of fishing to me. Nothing like the tug of a big fish when you're out...
     
  9. joseph

    joseph Well-Known Member

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    What's the difference? :D:D:D

    joseph

    PS: Looks like a great fishing trip. Really nice trout too.
     
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  10. ntg

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    Boy those pics sure make me want to get out on my float tube!
    Nice fish!