Scouting Mission for Fly Fishing Spain Ends

by | Mar 28, 2018 | fly fishing the Asturias of Spain

Our scouting mission for the upcoming World Masters Fly Fishing Championships that takes place April 24-29 didn’t go quite as Jerry Arnold and I planned.  We intended to fish, turn a few rocks, walk beats and get an idea exactly how to catch these finicky wild brown trout of Asturias Spain.  Instead a massive storm dumped ridiculous amounts of rain and flooded the region the day we arrived and we never made a cast.


But this adventure was far from a bust.  We have a new friend, Pablo Castro Pinos, one of Spain’s best anglers.  Despite not fishing, Pablo shared his local knowledge about flies and explained his tactics for these waters.  Our Masters Team has enough experience to piece the puzzle together and I’m confident we’ll do well.  And judging by the picture I took Sunday (top) and the picture I took today (bottom), the water will be significantly lower and very fishable.


Today Jerry and I enjoyed the five hour drive south to Madrid.  Spain is an amazing country and thanks to not being able to fish we enjoyed many of the tourist sites around Asturias we never would’ve seen.


We fly home tomorrow and return in just three weeks with the rest of the Team USA Fly Fishing Masters Team for the competition.  It should be an awesome time and we hope the rivers will be down and in perfect condition.  As for now, I have more than two weeks at home for the first time all year.  I’ll be working but in my down time I will practice my trout fishing!


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I started fly fishing at age 7 in the lakes and ponds of New England cutting my teeth on various sunfish, bass, crappie and stocked trout. I went to Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin, where I graduated with a Naturalist Degree while I discovered new fishing opportunities for pike, muskellunge, walleyes and various salmonids found in Lake Superior and its tributaries.

From there I headed west to work a few years in the Yellowstone region to simply work as much as most people fish and fish as much as most people work. I did just that, only it lasted over 20 years working at the Jack Dennis Fly Shop in Jackson, WY where I departed in 2009. Now it’s time to work for "The Man", working for myself that is.

I pursue my love to paint fish, lecture on every aspect of fly fishing you can imagine and host a few trips to some of the most exotic places you can think of. My ultimate goal is to catch as many species of fish on fly possible from freshwater to saltwater, throughout the world. I presently have taken over 440 species from over 60 countries!