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

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    9 30.00%
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Thread: Where would you rather fish?

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    Default Where would you rather fish?

    Taking into consideration economic factors, the increasing popularity of South America as a fly fishing destination, if trout was your quarry, would you choose Argentina over an established venue, New Zealand?
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    Hey Paul, argentine wins hands down with Jurassic lake. If All goes well I will be hosting some trips there in the next year. Was offered a slot this year but it was short notice to get a group together. Just waiting for details on next year.
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    I choose both. If I was pushed to choose only one, it would be Patagonia though...but in the end, I want both!!

    Patagonia = Easy to catch MONSTER trout in the lakes and river...HUGE price tag.
    New Zealand = Tricky fishing for fantastic trout...at a much better price tag.
    Last edited by Michael; 03-11-09 at 12:35 AM.

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    Argentina for me - I can fish for NZ trout any old day.
    Life is a series of trout missions with that numbing feeling in between...

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    I am with Michael on this, both, but if I have to choose only one Patagonia is the one.
    PK

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    If you had to add British Columbia, the choice would be easy.
    Disclaimer.... none of my posts are intended to be "expert advice"..just opinions from someone who is willing to help where he can.

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    you guys heard that Larry Dahlberg was deported from BC for fish molestation !!!! haha, the nature conservation boys caught him manipulating a fish for almost an hour trying to get a good shot
    "If you dont have almost unlimited patience, forget about becoming an accomplished saltwater fly angler" Jack Samson

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    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...
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    [QUOTE=Bruce;153342] 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...[/QUOTE]


    Very true mate....very true!

    The skill required on some of the smaller streams defies belief!
    And a lot of the action is sight fishing for some humungous fish.
    Any wayward cast has them running for cover quicker than a hobo into a drain cover during a thunderstorm!

    I'm all with you Bruce!

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    What makes New Zealand fishing special is not the size of the fish, but rather the clarity of the water. This means that you can spot fish, and in fact you have to be able to spot the fish to be able to catch them on many waters. This adds an extra dimension to the fishing and is the reason anglers come from all over the world. The fish in NZ are big enough, but there are plenty of other places where you can catch big fish around the world.

    I haven't fished South America, but would love to. I don't expect the fishing to be better or worse than NZ, just different.
    Life is a series of trout missions with that numbing feeling in between...

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