Yesterday I took off from London for Argentina and a two week fishing trip with my friend, Bruce, who lives in the US. Bruce and I have been fishing a few times before, and always to places far away from home. We’ve been to Alaska, the Amazon River and Kamchatka, Russia together. We are both more on the quiet, reserved type and so make good travelling companions. And Bruce is a good, and importantly, a very keen, fisherman.
Packing for a fishing trip is always a tradeoff, for me at least, between allowable airline luggage weights and the stuff I need for the type of fish and fishing conditions. This time we are going after large Rainbow trout in the mountains of Patagonia, and then on to Tierra del Fuego at the very tip of South America for monster Sea Run Brown trout (20+ lbs). So I was able to get all my stuff into one normal sized dufffle bag and put my four fishing rods into my leather case to carry on.
But most of us, myself included, tend to pack way more than we need. I call it the “boy scout” syndrome, “always be prepared”. Bruce is one who packs for every eventuality.
We finally got all our stuff into the car, and were rewarded with an ice cold beer!
(sorry about the picture, still getting used to doing blogs from my iPad with the new WordPress App)
More fishing and travel in Argentina to come, but right now we are off to the river!
Tight Lines . . .
John R Childress