Boise Valley Fly Fishers
Since 1971


Patagonia - Is it on your Bucket List ?

  • 09 Nov 2017
  • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Elks Lodge on 6608 West Fairview Ave.


Please join the BVFF club for our monthly meeting on the 2nd Thursday of each month! 


6:30pm to 7:30pm -  Social and Fly Tieing

7:30pm to 7:45pm - Club Business

7:45pm to 9:00pm - Presentation

This month the BVFF club is proud to present:

Fly Tier:  Mike Kingston

Speaker: Doug Colonel

Event: Patagonia - Is it on your Bucket List ?

Doug was raised on the Ohio River in a small town near Cincinnati, Ohio. He graduated from Randolph-Macon College in Richmond, VA. The he suddenly found himself working as a software engineer in Indiana.

As a youngster, he discovered fly fishing and, from Ohio, found his way north to Michigan and south to Tennessee in search of trout.

He always wanted to live in the west and that dream came true in the early 70’s, when he moved to Pocatello, ID. Over the years he has fished Alaska, New Zealand, Suriname, and more recently Chile and Argentina. He has been traveling to fish in Patagonia for over a dozen years.

Approximately 6 years ago, after many nights sleeping on top of a Land Rover Defender, he purchased a small fishing lodge in Las Pampas, Argentina (the location of “Finding Fontinalis”, a 2016 Fly Fishing Film Tour entry focused on brook trout.) His partner, Oggy, an Argentine, is a trained chef, fly fishing guide and manager of the lodge.

Over the years Doug has been traveling to Chile and Argentina, he has seen many changes. More rural areas becoming “less so” with paved roads and satellite dishes. Today’s “Central Patagonia” remains extremely remote and is much like the Western US was 100 years ago. He encourages people who want to see the “real deal” to head South sooner rather than later, as “the times they are changing.”

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