Sea-run brown trout were introduced to the rivers of Tierra del Fuego by in the 1930s. These fish grow big and strong by feeding on the rich food supply in the cold Atlantic waters. Then they return to the rivers of their birth to spawn, and fly fishers travel from around the world to catch these fish. Known for their acrobatic leaps, these sea-run browns will test the mettle of an angler . . . as well as their tackle. In this great video by Todd Moen of Catch Magazine, angler Gordon Armstrong lands a beast on the Argentinian stretch of the Rio Grande.
The videos in our Moment of Thrill series are meant to get your heart racing in anticipation of the start of the spring fly-fishing season. It’s been a long winter, at the end of a long year. What we all need now is to feel the tug of a fish peeling line off the reel!