Our last 2 days at Salvelinus in Spain have actually been an interesting mix of fishing and cultural experiences. On Tuesday, we fished in the early morning at a confluence of a beautiful, clear stream and among its tributaries. Our guide, Aleix, strolled us through some discussions that needed precision and perseverance. Since the river includes numerous weed spots, you need to dead-drift nymphs through the spaces in between them. It was both discouraging and engaging, and we handled one great fish before it was time to leave.
We met Maria José, among Salvelinus‘s dazzling cultural guides, for a trip of 2 regional wineries in the town of Barbastro. Bodega Blecua is a sensational brought back Italian rental property that works as a winery to develop a top-end red wine from a mix of 4 various grapes. Tourist guide Diego led us through the numerous phases and explained the functions of the exceptional structure, consisting of an aging space loaded with oak barrels. On one side is a wall of rock into which caverns were sculpted for middle ages monks to reside in. It’s the sort of mix of old and brand-new that makes Spain so interesting.
Next, we proceeded to Lalanne, a winery run by 3 siblings utilizing conventional approaches. Among the coolest functions is the space loaded with old vintages, going back to 1936– the history of the household service on screen. We completed with a tasting that showcased a few of the siblings’ signature red wines.
The other day, our guide Alberto took us to a location they call “Lost River,” where we wandered nymphs for brown trout all the time, landing some extremely great fish. The river includes a canopy of trees and bushy banks that make casting a difficulty, however the fish deserved the effort. I did hook and lose a couple charms, however we captured enough to decrease the discomfort a bit. It’s outstanding the number of waters Salvelinus has access to and how each provides a various sort of angling experience.