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Wet Fly Swing Fly Fishing Podcast

Jan 29, 2024

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Presented By:  Northern Rockies Adventures, TroutRoutes


Today Brian O'Keefe treats us to captivating tales of fly fishing in Chile and New Zealand. Brian shares his recent exploits in these breathtaking locations, shedding light on unique techniques, tackling strategies, and the unparalleled beauty of the Southern Hemisphere's trout-rich landscapes.

From thrilling helicopter rides to remote streams to intimate encounters with the local culture and hospitality, this episode is packed with valuable insights, laughter, and a shared love for fly fishing.

Show Notes with Brian O'Keefe on Fly Fishing Chile and New Zealand. 

01:48 - Brian shares his recent experiences working and fly fishing in New Zealand, highlighting his visits to Cedar Lodge and Owen River Lodge. He describes the unique fishing opportunities and the beauty of the South Island.

03:20 - Brian talks about the importance of capturing the essence of new properties through photography, showcasing the landscapes, lodge facilities, and the overall fishing experience.

06:35 - Brian discusses his life between the Henry's Fork and the South Fork of the Snake River. He talks about the local fishing opportunities, the unique characteristics of the town of Rexburg, and his winter activities.

Texas Fly Fishing and Brew Festival

07:19 - Brian previews his presentation at the festival, covering the fishing experiences in the Patagonia region of Chile and New Zealand, emphasizing the uniqueness and beauty of each location.

Check out our episode with Trent Denhof and Janelle Petzak of The Bum Diary Show where they talk about their amazing DIY fly fishing trips, particularly in Argentina and New Zealand.

Fly Fishing New Zealand

10:26 -  Brian reminisces about his first fishing trip to New Zealand at the age of 19. He shares his experiences, and how they shaped his life and career in fly fishing.

13:58 - Brian explains the origin of the name 'Eleven Angling' and its connection to music and exceeding expectations in the fly fishing industry.

16:02 - Brian dives into the specific fishing techniques unique to Chile and New Zealand, sharing exciting details about streamer fishing and dry fly fishing in Chile.

20:43 - Brian provides valuable tips for travelers looking to explore the trout-rich regions of Chile and Argentina independently, emphasizing the importance of local knowledge, fly fishing culture, and being prepared for the adventure.

25:12 - Brian discusses the unique offerings of the Martine Pescador Lodge in Chile and the convenience of having top-notch gear provided to guests, ensuring a seamless and immersive fishing experience.

29:50 - Brian shares his excitement for upcoming trips with notable figures in the fly fishing industry. He also talks about his participation in various fly fishing shows.

32:55 - Brian describes the unparalleled beauty and fishing opportunities at Cedar Lodge and Owen River Lodge in New Zealand.

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