Last week at Chucao

Well, I have been lazy about blog posts. The truth is, we have been burning the candle at both ends, with long fishing days, late dinners, and photo organizing and processing in to the night. I am one day away from getting back on a plane headed for the northern hemisphere. Upon reflection, this has been a great trip, with tons of diversity, great Chilean hospitality, and new friends made. Sorry to leave so many photos until the end, but I hope you enjoy them.

Two rainbows lined up eating midges on the Yelcho River.

The right flies for fishing this part of Chile.

The right flies for fishing this part of Chile.

Back bay on Lago Yelcho.

Back bay on Lago Yelcho.

Taking a break from photos to land a beautiful Yelcho rainbow.

Taking a break from photos to land a beautiful Yelcho rainbow.

Chucao knows the meaning of a great shore lunch.

Chucao knows the meaning of a great shore lunch.

Magic morning where Rio Futalafu joins Lago Yelcho.

Magic morning where Rio Futalafu joins Lago Yelcho.

Gonzalo Cortez with a Futalafu brown.

Gonzalo Cortez with a Futalafu brown.

Leaving the Rio Futalafu to fish dragonflies in the afternoon on Lago Yelcho.

Leaving the Rio Futalafu to fish dragonflies in the afternoon on Lago Yelcho.

Gonzalo casting to the reeds.....

Gonzalo casting to the reeds.....

Success!

Success!

Appetizers laid out at Chucao Lodge on the Yelcho.

Appetizers laid out at Chucao Lodge on the Yelcho.

Fishing a beautiful pool on the Rio Figueroa. If I did not mention earlier, Chucao has two lodges. Guest typically stay part of their time at Lago Yelcho, and then transfer to the other lodge at Lago Rosselot for the remainder of their trip. It was from this second lodge that we fished the "Fig" which empties in to Lago Rosselot.

Fishing a beautiful pool on the Rio Figueroa. If I did not mention earlier, Chucao has two lodges. Guest typically stay part of their time at Lago Yelcho, and then transfer to the other lodge at Lago Rosselot for the remainder of their trip. It was from this second lodge that we fished the "Fig" which empties in to Lago Rosselot.

Big brown fooled by a streamer on the Fig.

Big brown fooled by a streamer on the Fig.

Wow.....look at how big the tail and fins are on this brown!

Wow.....look at how big the tail and fins are on this brown!

Nice brown from our lunch spot.

Nice brown from our lunch spot.

Last image from Chile......

Last image from Chile......