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Monday, February 14, 2011

It's Miller Time in Chile! Part II Photo Essay

I can't explain how amazing this trip and adventure has been for me! I am trying desperately to soak it all in and capture as much wildlife and scenery on film as possible. I can't wait to share this experience with you personally in the near future. Until then I hope you enjoy the photo's!

Cristian Effa Fishing a tail out with Mount Picacho as a back drop.

The New Orvis Access 5wt Rod and Nautilus FW5 ready for action.

The Rio Picaflor AKA "The Humming Bird" Gin Clear Stream with a ton of submerged lumber. 

Looking down stream from our drop camp on the Rio Manihuales.

A spectacular looking Chilean Brown Trout sucking down spent caddis on the Rio Picaflor.

A pair of trout sitting near the opposite shore, the bigger Brown Trout was easily 20 plus.

Morning sunrise on Mt. Picacho over looking the Laguna Pedro Aguirre Cerda. 

The Rio Turbio is home to some of the most beautifully colored trout in all of Chile.

Scott McClintock fights a solid Brown Trout while Guide Cristian Effa waits with the net.

Cristian and Scott with the Brown Trout from above.

Bigger than life rock walls and rock formations are present everywhere.

John Miller with a typical Rio Toqui Brown Trout.

This is one of the fat bastard Brownies that I was able to take while fishing large streamers!

Here is a beautiful set of pocket water to end this photo essay with!

I would really like to thank Bill Mckean, Cristian Effa, Julio Effa, Carlos Effa, and the outstanding staff for world class services at the Picacho Lodge and while fishing in the Picacho Valley! I will have more photos for you in the next blog, See you soon!

Tight Lines!!!
John Miller
Fly Fishing Specialist
Steelhead Alley Outfitters

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