Fishing on a Million Acres of Wild Rivers in Argentine Patagonia
STORY: Mens Journal – Written by: Chris Van Leuven | PHOTOGRAPHY BY: Matt Jones Photography
The Vermonter was traveling 1,000 miles through New Zealand (from Auckland to Queenstown) with her five-weight fly rod, practicing the art that her father had exposed her to since she was a child. She was “hunting stealthily,” she says, sight fishing in riverbanks slow and steady in the clear-blue waters.
She’d bought a one-way ticket to New Zealand — one of the prime fishing destinations in the world — and had stretched her $1,000 savings for three months. As her money dwindled, she never considered feasting on the fish she’d bring in on her line. It was all catch and release — this was her expression, not angling for sustenance…..