Watch these giant wild rainbows smashing surface muddlers

Strobel lake rainbow

Never heard of Strobel Lake or the Barrancoso River? Neither had I. Locals claim it’s the best wild rainbow trout fishing in the world. I think they might be right!

Catching pike on surface poppers

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Although it doesn’t always work, if you can get fish to chase and hit surface poppers, the spectacle of the take can be truly heart-stopping. To me, a pike on a surface fly is worth six on a deadbait.