It's about time to do an update, and a fishing update would fit the bill. In the town of Esquina, Argentina we spent two days fly fishing with streamers for dorado. The first day I only caught one dorado, but had at least 10 strikes. Unlike fishing for trout, when you set the hook for dorado you have to pull the line as hard as you can without raising the rod up. Because I'm so used to trout fishing, I would constantly yank the rod up every time I got a bite. The fish I did manage to catch was on my last cast. The second day I caught three more smaller ones. Overall it was very fun.
We then spent a week in the town of Bariloche, Argentina, which reminded us all very much of New Zealand. The house we stayed in was on a beautiful crystal-clear lake. Luckily, there was a spectacular fly fishing river only an hour away from the house. Dante, our guide, took us on an amazing float trip where we caught a bunch of rainbow trout and several massive browns. There was not another boat on the river besides our two and to top it all off we had an all-you-can-eat steak lunch on the bank. We had such a great time that we decided to go again 3 days later. The second day was not nearly as good as the first, but we still caught plenty of fish. Dad also had two chances at the biggest brown trout I have ever seen, but the hook never stuck. We also got some awesome drone and GoPro footage!