View Poll Results: For trout, would you rather fish New Zealand or opt for Argentina (Patagonia)

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    9 30.00%
  • Argentina (Patagonia)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce View Post
    NZ for me - clubbing dumb overfed seals (oh sorry, Rainbow Trout) has no appeal whatsoever. New Zealand is a steep learning curve, requires a lot of skill, has 'bows and browns, and a trophy there still means something. Any idiot with enough cash can and does bag loads of big fish in Lago R...Not my kettle of fish. If I were to travel to South America, there are much more interesting things to catch there...
    YES! what he said. I would still go to South America though, and do some trips into the wilderness, none of this dredging estuaries for large sea runs or throwing out corn kernels for those fatty Lago Rodriguez trout. Those videos show terrible angling taking monsters, so if you are a terrible angler, maybe thats the best place for you.

    The trout in the wilderness are also fairly large, and quite pretty with large terrestrials taking fish. alsways fun.

    But New Zealand is special. If you have never been there, you cannot say you'd rather do South America, because that shows you have no idea what you are talking about. NZ has accessible water, friendly people, easy accomodation, and absolutely tons of water all close together. the fish are amazing and difficult, and the people are friendly and honest.

    So don't be one of these NZ is too trendy these days kind of people, thats just silly. NZ has everything the trout fisher could want, plus a lot more. And nobody there is fishing but the tourists and a few trophy hunters. Plus just about every piece of water you see, you can just go ahead and fish it, no bookings, no beats to stick to, just more water than you can fish in a lifetime...

    If you go to Argentina/Chile, you have a language barrier unless you speak Spanish (i do) and you have crime, you have crappy rental vehicles which may break, you have roads which are not taken care of, and the water is more spread out and harder to access. As a destination, it requires more money and more effort to do. thats all well and good, but if you had to do just one, why do the harder more expensive one.

    If you can do both, do both.

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    You planning a trip Mr F???

    Patagonia would be my choice (NOT lago). Some of the spots the guys fished in the Trout Bum Diaries were simply stunning!

    I kinda get the feeling that most of the good venues in NZ are well known and a bit commercialised. Given the size of the place, I'd reckon there's still some undiscovered gems in Argie!
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    If you are prepared to do a bit of walking / talking in NZ you can get onto some brilliant and relatively unfished water. Sure the $##%%^ and the #%*(%)( are a bit well known, but certainly not commercialised. I fished one of the most famous stretches of the *%&#@ twice in peak season in Feb and didn't see another angler...
    "Haauw, in the mouth"

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    Funny...asked myself the same question yesterday..I have a deal with my old man. When I finish my degree...he buys me a plane ticket to somewhere I want to fish...So obviously these thoughts have crossed my mind more than once...Colorado, NZ, Argentina, Saltwater spots etc...Hard choice..I would probably go with NZ, simply because I have accommodation there already. Cousin works in the hotel business so I can stay with him. I have to finish finals first. and then university
    "I see the fly float gently down out of the air and land on target. For less than an instant I think, how can this be? Did I actually do that? But there is no time to contemplate philosophy or magic or the rewards of hard work. A trout is on the move..." - Ed Engle, Fishing Small Flies

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    Ill set the record straight quickly on fishing in the US for trout... Montana, Montana, then probably Montana would be my choices. Seriously, there's nothing better in the states than Montana, maybe not even Alaska.

    After those 3, I'd go to Wyoming, Idaho, and then, and ONLY then would I even consider Colorado. Colorado is not a destination for Trout unless you live close to Colorado or have friends there who you can stay with. Otherwise, don't go there from here, go to one of the above places. If you want a dream trip State-side, send a PM, and ill point out waters worth fishing and those which are not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FishZ View Post
    Ill set the record straight quickly on fishing in the US for trout... Montana, Montana, then probably Montana would be my choices. Seriously, there's nothing better in the states than Montana, maybe not even Alaska.

    After those 3, I'd go to Wyoming, Idaho, and then, and ONLY then would I even consider Colorado. Colorado is not a destination for Trout unless you live close to Colorado or have friends there who you can stay with. Otherwise, don't go there from here, go to one of the above places. If you want a dream trip State-side, send a PM, and ill point out waters worth fishing and those which are not.
    My supplier in the States mentioned that his sister has some land on a river in Montana...time to go for an oficial visit I guess
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    Quote Originally Posted by delboy View Post
    You planning a trip Mr F???
    Quite honestly I wouldn't turn my nose up at either, but no, not planning anything. More interested in gauging opinion and it's nice to see what other people think.
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    Nobody mentioned Chile Patagonia.

    There are monster brown trout in Chile. The wilderness is a bit more wild than Argentina. A bit more rain etc. But the fishing is superb.

    Have a look at this link
    http://www.chilefishing.com/SalmoPatagonia/index.htm

    I have been invited to visit Salmo Patagonia Lodge, anybody wants to join?

    Let me know
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    If its free, I'm in...
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    Quote Originally Posted by FishZ View Post
    Ill set the record straight quickly on fishing in the US for trout... Montana, Montana, then probably Montana would be my choices. Seriously, there's nothing better in the states than Montana, maybe not even Alaska.

    After those 3, I'd go to Wyoming, Idaho, and then, and ONLY then would I even consider Colorado. Colorado is not a destination for Trout unless you live close to Colorado or have friends there who you can stay with. Otherwise, don't go there from here, go to one of the above places. If you want a dream trip State-side, send a PM, and ill point out waters worth fishing and those which are not.
    Well I really enjoyed Colorado when I went and caught some amazing trout. Probably because I went exploring and found streams that I am pretty positive hardly anyone has fished...But I hear you, I would love to go to Montana...
    "I see the fly float gently down out of the air and land on target. For less than an instant I think, how can this be? Did I actually do that? But there is no time to contemplate philosophy or magic or the rewards of hard work. A trout is on the move..." - Ed Engle, Fishing Small Flies

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