Just a few short months away – Buenos Aires, Argentina and fishing with Alejandro Pozzi for giant Golden Dorado. After numerous conversations with Alejandro I honestly don’t think I have ever worked with someone that is as professional, patient and willing to give information than him. Review after review from past clients it sounds like Alejandro is the Fishing Rockstar of Argentina and just am incredibly down to earth nice guy… so why wouldn’t you book with him. Later in this post I’ll give some information on how he works with his clients including what to expect from your day on the water.
Now on to the gear portion. Being it will only be a single day on the water my ability to review gear will be limited to a select few. Right now I’m shooting for a 2-3 rods max and two to three reels. Below is what I’m looking at so far but this can and probably will change.
Rod #1 – Scott Fly Rod Company Tidal 9’ 8wt 4 Piece Fly Rod. When looking at this rod there is no doubt you are looking at a Scott – from the unsanded blank to the amazing attention to detail it’s a beautiful fly rod. At the end of the day it’s a Scott and they just flat out make exceptional fly rods.
Rod #2 – Moonlit Fly Fishing Lunar S-Glass 8’6” 8wt 4 Piece Fiberglass Fly Rod. The reviews on these rods are outstanding, people seem to love them and their price point is just plain crazy low. I’ve been talking to the guys over at Moonlit and my goal is to take one of these and do a two rod head to head between the Tidal and S-Glass. Nothing in hand yet…..
Rod #3 – Blue Halo Zen Glass S-2 – 8’6″ 8wt or 9wt. New to the Blue Halo lineup is the cool clear Zen Glass..
Reel #1 – Redington Behemoth 7/8 wt Reel. At $120 you wouldn’t expect the type of quality Redington is pumping out in this reel. From the fit and finish to the stopping power of the drag this thing was built to be put to the test.
Reel #2 – Bozeman FlyWorks has a new line of reels and I’ve been talking to them about a possible 8wt. Nothing set in stone yet but hopefully they will have an 8wt that we can put up against the Behemoth. Haven’t received a response from Bozeman about their 8wt reel. Just waiting to see if this is going to be an option.
Reel #3 – Big Y Fly Company has a line of reels called The General. I have one in hand and it will be on the trip to Argentina. I have fished it a little on Large Mouth Bass and the drag could quite possibly stop a locomotive. It’s wicked good.
As other products are in place I will update.
Back to Alejandro.. I asked him a few basic questions so I could give everyone a look into a full day of fishing with him.
1. The day starts out with a very early morning pick up at your hotel in Buenos Aires. I’m not sure what early morning means but I’m sure it involves darkness!
2. To get to the fishing location it requires a 2.5 hour drive.
3. The targeted fish for the day will be Golden Dorado followed by Pira Pita and Surubi.
4. What’s included – Lunch, Drinks, Fishing Permits, All Fishing Equipment, Tackle, Flies, Leaders and Tippet. Everything…
5. All trips include a bilingual guide that’s with you all day.
Now who on earth doesn’t think fly fishing for those monster Dorado isn’t something you should do. Check out the link below to Alejandro’s Trip Advisor page and reviews from his past clients.