Fishing Report – La Villa de EMB, weeks 5-8, 2022

La Villa de Estancia Maria Behety Lodge 2022 Fishing Reports
Weeks 5-8

By: Diego Motter

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La Villa de EMB Lodge
Feb 29-Feb 5, 2022   Week 5

Another Great week at la villa , the fishing was great,  most of the fish were caught with floating and intermediate lines.
3 of 6 fisherman’s got at list 30 fish -the river is full of fish.
Stripping again, with floating and sinking lines , was the best way of fishing.
The best technique for fishing was short and fast stripping with floating and intermediate lines, most of the time using salmon flies, green machine, tubes flies ( Sun ray, monkey).
We recomend  at list 2 rods, 1 with floating ( scandi) and the other one with sinking lines( skagit).
Floating with intermediate poly leaders were the best with small nymph( red tail, emb, prince), tube flies (sunray shadows, micro tubes, monkeys), small salmon flies size 8,10.
Monkey  was  the best fly of  the week. 130 fish were landed,  20 fish over 15 pounds,  2  fish over 20 pounds , Average weight 9 pounds.
Peter fine was top rod of the week.
Malcom king landed  the biggest fish, 24  pounds

Water Conditions
Water color and visibility:clear .
Water temperature: 6 c to 12 c.
Water level: low.

Weather Conditions
Wind speed ranges through the week:the wind was not strong for 4 days, and really strong for 2 days  reaching  100 km.
Air temperature ranges through the week: 1c  to 16c .
Wheather observations (sun, rain, fog, etc.): 2 days with really strong winds

Fishing Conditions
Flies that are working the best:salmon flies size 8,10,   tube flies ( monkey, sunray shadows), nymph ( emb, prince, red tail) , green machine,Big flies for the last hour: big tube flies, leeches, intruders. Fly lines (tips, heads, lengths, densities, etc) that are producing the best: Skagit heads with different lengths of T-17,14,11.  Scandi lines with intermediate poly leaders. Length and strength of tippet and leaders: 6 to 12  feet. 12 to 15 pounds. Lower and middle part of the river is the best, we start to see more fish in the upper part of the river. All fish are fresh .

 

Fish catch statistics
Number of anglers for the week: 6.
Total number of fish landed for the week: 130.
Weight of the biggest fish landed for the week:24 pounds.
Number of fish landed over 15 pounds: 20.
Number of fish landed over 20 pounds:2.
Average size: 9.
Notable catches:biggest fish of the week with 100 km of wind  .

 

La Villa de EMB Lodge
Feb 5-12, 2022   Week 6

Another week Is over at la villa, the fishing was difficult, wind for the east the first 3 days, lots of weather changes, it got very cold at last hour.
Sinking lines  , was the best way of fishing, using t 11,14, and 17, most of the time with nymph, and some times stripping some tubes flies.
Dead drifting nymphs and stripping tubes flies.
We recomend  at list 2 rods, 1 with floating ( scandi) and the other one with sinking lines( skagit).
We found more fish than previous weeks in the upper part of the river.
Sunray shadow, emb, tdf prince were the best flies of  the week. 79 fish were landed,  12 fish over 15 pounds,  2  fish over 20 pounds , Average weight 8 pounds.
Chris ward was top rod of the week.
Doug salyer landed  the biggest fish, 21 pounds.

Water Conditions
Water color and visibility:clear .
Water temperature: 6 c to 12 c.
Water level: low.

Weather Conditions
Wind speed ranges through the week:the wind was not strong .
Air temperature ranges through the week: 6c   to 17c .
Wheather observations (sun, rain, fog, etc.): 3 days with east winds.

Fishing Conditions
Flies that are working the best: salmon flies size 8,10,   tube flies ( monkey, sunray shadows), nymph ( emb, prince, tdf prince ,red tail) , green machine, Big flies for the last hour: big tube flies, leeches, intruders. Fly lines (tips, heads, lengths, densities, etc) that are producing the best: Skagit heads with different lengths of T-17,14,11. Scandi lines with intermediate poly leaders. Length and strength of tippet and leaders: 6 to 12  feet. 12 to 15 pounds. Lower and middle part of the river is the best, we start to see more fish in the upper part of the river.  Most fish are fresh.

Fish catch statistics
Number of anglers for the week: 5.
Total number of fish landed for the week: 79.
Weight of the biggest fish landed for the week:21 pounds.
Number of fish landed over 15 pounds: 12.
Number of fish landed over 20 pounds:2.
Average size: 8.

 

La Villa de EMB Lodge
Feb 12-19, 2022   Week 7

Good week at la villa, the fishing was good.On Monday we start the week with 120 km of wind, river rose also, so got dirty. First 3 days we fished with big flies, then the river was clean and we ended up fishing with nymphs.
The magic hour really worked, many sessions were slow and unbelievable at the end. Sinking lines was the best, small intruders worked great this week.
We recomend  at list 2 rods, 1 with floating ( scandi) and the other one with sinking lines( skagit).
We found more fish than previous weeks in the upper part of the river.
Sunray shadow, emb, intruders were the best flies of  the week. 115 fish were landed,  24 fish over 15 pounds,  1 fish over 20 pounds , Average weight 9  pounds.
Philip donetti was top rod of the week.
Tyson pardue  landed  the biggest fish, 20 pounds.

Water Conditions
Water color and visibility: dirty the first 3 days, then clear .
Water temperature: 5 c to 13 c.
Water level: low.

Weather Conditions
Wind speed ranges through the week:the wind was not strong, only really strong on Sunday.
Air temperature ranges through the week: 5c   to 19c.
Wheather observations (sun, rain, fog, etc.): Sunday 120 km of wind, the strongest of the season .

 

Fishing Conditions
Flies that are working the best:salmon flies size 8,10,   tube flies ( monkey, sunray shadows), nymph ( emb, prince, tdf prince ,red tail) , green machine,Big flies for the last hour: big tube flies, leeches, intruders.
Fly lines (tips, heads, lengths, densities, etc) that are producing the best:
Skagit heads with different lengths of T-17,14,11.
Scandi lines with intermediate poly leaders.
Length and strength of tippet and leaders: 6 to 12  feet. 12 to 15 pounds.
Lower and middle part of the river is the best, we start to see more fish in the upper part of the river.
Most of the fish are fresh .


Fish catch statistics
Number of anglers for the week: 6.
Total number of fish landed for the week: 115.
Weight of the biggest fish landed for the week:20 pounds.
Number of fish landed over 15 pounds: 24.
Number of fish landed over 20 pounds:1.
Average size: 9.

 

La Villa de EMB Lodge
Feb 19-26, 2022   Week 8

Another week just ends , the fishing was good,  most of the week we had  winds from the east, hot days and low water, they made the fishing harder than the previous weeks. Red tail nymph in circle hooks was the best fly.
Sunray shadow worked very good with intermediate lines.
Sinking lines was the best, small numph worked good  this week.
We recomend  at list 2 rods, 1 with floating ( scandi) and the other one with sinking lines( skagit).
We found more fish than previous weeks in the upper part of the river.
85  fish were landed,  17 fish over 15 pounds,  2 fish over 20 pounds , Average weight 8.5  pounds.
Michael graham was top rod of the week with the biggest fish at 25 pounds!

Water Conditions
Water color and visibility: clear .
Water temperature: 6 c to 13 c.
Water level: low.

Weather Conditions
Wind speed ranges through the week:the wind was not strong.
Air temperature ranges through the week: 6c   to 25c.
Wheather observations (sun, rain, fog, etc.): Winds from the east all week .

Fishing Conditions
Flies that are working the best:salmon flies size 8,10,   tube flies ( monkey, sunray shadows), nymph ( emb, prince, tdf prince ,red tail) , green machine,Big flies for the last hour: big tube flies, leeches, intruders. Fly lines (tips, heads, lengths, densities, etc) that are producing the best: Skagit heads with different lengths of T-17,14,11. Scandi lines with intermediate poly leaders. Length and strength of tippet and leaders: 6 to 12  feet. 12 to 15 pounds. Lower and middle part of the river is the best, we start to see more fish in the upper part of the river, but the upper part is really low. We started to catch more dark fish.

Fish catch statistics
Number of anglers for the week: 6.
Total number of fish landed for the week: 85.
Weight of the biggest fish landed for the week: 25 pounds.
Number of fish landed over 15 pounds: 17.
Number of fish landed over 20 pounds:2.
Average size: 8.5
Notable catches: great chrome male 25 pounds landed by michel.

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