Sunday, May 12, 2019

FFI North Eastern Council casting day June 1 from 9-3

I am really looking to casting and catching up with friends. Thanks to everyone at the council for putting this together.

Please come by if you are around.

Santa Cruz and Rio Gallegos rivers Argentina -April 2019

The Los Plateados crew April 2019

We had a great week in Argentina, but unfortunately high water blew us off two terrific rivers.




 We started on the Santa Cruz looking for steelhead and hooked several the first afternoon, but then it poured, the water came up and got super muddy.

We moved to the Rio  Gallegos to try and swing for sea run brown, but it was also a chocolate mess.

All that said, it was a great week with Tom, Louie, Edgardo and Marcelo and a huge thanks to Claudio, Pollo, Juan Manuel and Thomas for working so hard to try and put us on fish.

We will be back to Los Plateados.




Costa de Cocos March 2019






What a wonderful piece of paradise.



It was wonderful to be back at Costa de Cocos in Xcalak, Mexico with a small group of anglers.
I have been going down here for nearly 15 years and the fishery gets better and better. We saw more permit, and some very good size ones, than I have ever seen in this area.  A father and son we shared the lodge with landed a couple of nice permit.


Some very nice bonesfish came to hand.




I look forward to our next trip. Thanks to Dave, Ilana, Nolan and all the guides and staff.






Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Estancia Las Buitreras Feb 2019

Just catching up on one of my favorite two handed trips. We had a great time in Argentina at Estancia las Buitreras in mid February.  Water conditions were good most of the week, although we had a couple of high wind days. We had a nice group of guys from Europe and the States and landed some nice sea runs. The lodge and staff are wonderful. I highly recommend Estancia las Buitreras. I will be back in 2020, hosting another week next Jan 11-18th.










Monday, February 25, 2019

Two handed clinic Torres del Paine, Chile Feb 17 2019

 Great Trip to Torres del Paine in Chile. I taught a two handed clinic on the Rio Serrano and then got to explore the area and fish for kings and browns. Looking forward to going back next years and doing more with the terrific team at Hotel del Paine. Thanks Cesar for all your support.




Monday, November 12, 2018

2019 Hosted Trips


My 2019 hosted trip scheduled is up.  These are all terrific fly fishing operations. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch.

Feb 9-16 - Estancia Las Buitreras, Rio Gallegos Argentina - Sea run browns
March 8-16 - Costa de Cocos - Xcalak, Mexico - Bonefish, baby tarpon, permit and barracuda
April 6-13 - Los Plateados - Santa Cruz River, Argentina - Steelhead
September 28- Oct 5 - Naknek River Camp - King Salmon Alaska - Rainbows



Sunday, November 11, 2018

Hosted trip March 8-16 2019 Costa de Cocos

Very excited to be heading back down to Costa de Cocos in Xcalak, Mexico from March 8-16th. We will be taking a group of about 6-10 anglers. The Chetumal Bay area is a fabulous fishery - with lots bonefish as well as barracuda, baby tarpon and permit.

 We will be doing personal instruction with anglers throughout the week - usually at the beginning or end of the day. Below are some photos from our last trip. Cost is $3495 for the week and includes lodging, guides, food and alcohol. 









Two handed clinic in Torres del Paine, Chile - Feb 17 2019

I am very much looking forward to teaching this two handed class, doing some fishing and exploring Torres del Paine and spending time with Cesar at the folks at Hotel del Paine.


       “FLY FISHING EN TORRES DEL PAINE”  

“Atención Pescadores con Mosca”, ¿quieres aprender Spey Cast?, esta es su oportunidad.
Hotel del Paine tienen el agrado de organizar he invitar a un taller de Spey Cast y a un programa de pesca a realizarse el día 17 al 20 de Febrero del 2019.
Programa incluye; 1 día completo de instrucción de Spey Cast, y 2 días de campamento y pesca en los lugares más salvajes y poco explorados de la Patagonia.
A lo largo del taller, trabajaremos en los pasos para realizar Overhead Casts, Roll Casts, Single Spey y Double Spey. Entre las sesiones de lanzamiento, discutiremos cómo trabajar con condiciones del viento ascendente y descendente, las técnicas de pesca y cualquier pregunta que puedan tener.
Instructor del Taller;
John Bilotta.
Certified Master Casting Instructor IFF
Certified Two-Hand Casting Instructor IFF
John Bilotta es un instructor maestro certificado por la federación internacional IFF, ha organizado viajes de pesca con mosca a Alaska, México, India, Argentina, Isla de Navidad y Groenlandia través de su Georgetown Fly Fishing Company (http://georgetownflyfishing.blogspot.com/). Enseña en clases individuales y grupales durante todo el año, y es mentor de otros instructores que trabajan en certificaciones de Fly Fishers International y es también editor asociado de The Loop y The Journal of Fly Casting Professionals.

Guía del Programa;
Cesar Subiabre, Jefe de Excursiones Hotel del Paine
Certified Fly Casting Instructor IFF.

Inscripciones a: excursioneshoteldelpaine.com
                


WWW.HOTELDELPAINE.COM

Monday, October 22, 2018


I will be taking a group back to the Naknek River Camp next Sept 28th to October 5th. This is a great opportunity to swing flies to large rainbows with your favorite two handed rod. Check out  www.naknekrivercamp.com and let me know if you can join us. If you have any questions don't hesitate to get in touch. 
jbilotta@georgetownflyfishing.com



Monday, October 8, 2018

2018 at the Naknek River Camp.



It was another terrific Alaskan week at the Naknek River Camp. I really enjoy fishing this river system, but particularly in late September when the big rainbows drop into the river.  In my opinion, this is one of the best bargains in fly fishing camps. Nice cabins, great food and everyone is a pleasure to spend the week with.







We fished two handed rods, skagit heads and T11 to T17 tips. Flies were a combination of intruders and leech patters.

I want to thank Billy, Wayne, Tom and David for joining me.




I will bring another group back in late September 2019. If you might be interested, don't hesitate to reach out. The Naknek is a terrific place to learn to two handed fly fish. You will spend the entire week swinging flies, with opportunities to connect with 30 plus inch rainbows.


Thanks again to Phyllis and Jim and the guides and staff for making our trip so enjoyable.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Our two handed casting clinic - Spey 2.0 - for the Rhode Island School of Fly Fishing was a a big success and a ton of fun.

We had an excellent summer day in Narragansett with a terrific group of people. In our previous class with focused on tossing skagit heads with circle spey and double spey casts. This session focused on scandi lines and singles and snake rolls.

 Thanks again Craig Buckbee and Jim Barr for all your help. In the future we hope to do a 3.0 class that would focus on casting and fishing mid-belly lines.