An unknown fly fishing destination with high tourist interest

Spain is placed in very interesting latitude: sufficiently northern to shelter great quantity of trout and the sufficiently hot to make it different from the rest of European countries. Undoubtedly the Spanish climate in combination with injured of the topography of the mountains, do of this destination an idyllic place for the dry fly.

Special anglers enjoy each season with the traditional concept of Dry Fly Fishing for native Brown Trout, wading, upstream and using fine lines with dries, at the same time you discover the most hidden and beautiful spots in the rivers of the old Europe, fished by Hemingway.

The Mountains and Rivers of Northern Spain

The large natural border between France and Spain, the Pyrenees, offers a lifetime experience fly fishing for native trout on rivers and lakes set amongst wild and unspoilt landscapes.

There are interesting places in Spanish Pyrenees in North Eastern Navarre, North Aragon and North Western Catalu a. The Aragonese Pyrenees, Huesca, is the province with the majority of the High Spanish Pyrenees. It is situated between Navarre and Catalonia Pyrenees.

Andorra Pyrenees could be another good option to go to fish inside Ibons.

The conditions of the rivers in French Pyrenees are really different. Some of the best rivers in France are very recommendable for nymph due to the higher level of colder water along the open season. Mostly of rivers are open to life bait fishing. Some high mountain lakes in the north face, are a very good option for dries in latest summer.

The Navarre , Aragonesee and Catalonia Pyrenees

The Navarre and Aragonese Pyrenees are considered the most primitive place in Western Europe, today. There are only a few areas in the world with such an enormous variety of climates, altitudes and landscapes than the region where we work from two different operations to cover Western and Eastern Pyrenees destinations. The Navarra Pyrenees area is consider Pre-Pyrenees with more relaxed valleys and mountains.

Aragon, Huesca is situated between Navarra and Catalonia Pyrenees. The word "Aragon" comes from a language older than Celtic (13th Century B.C.) meaning region of water courses. This gives the visitor an idea of the region's ancient, close ties with the waters of the Pyrenees. Thousand-year old traditions, a product of this region's long history, have created a rich cultural heritage set in an extraordinary variety of landscapes.

The total population of the region is around 1 million inhabitants, some 650,000 of which live in the capital city, Zaragoza. This means that the overall density of population in Aragon is very low. In the mountainous northern province of the region, Huesca there are only some 20 inhabitants per square mile. This means there are extensive areas of wild, unspoilt countryside cut by rivers and streams and dotted by lakes and tarns for you to enjoy.

The River Ebro and its tributaries form the main river system of Northern Spain. The rivers of the Aragonese Pyrenees alone constitute more than 50% of this system. Additionally this region, the central section of the Pyrenees, is home to most of the sub-systems, valleys and 3000- metre peaks.

Western Catalonia Pyrenees has some locations with a good population of trout. There are some "cotos de pesca" where the Catalonia Administration stock rainbow inside. There are other areas where you could find wild brown trout population. These valleys are situated in the westernest Catalonian Pyrenees, close to Aragonsean Pyrenees and Andorra Pyrenees.

Here we find some of the most preserved area in Catalunya: Aig es Tortes National Park with its tributary of Noguera Rinagorzana River.

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About The Author: Ivan Tarin

Company: SALVELINUS Fishing Adventures

Area Reporting: Spanish Pyrenees

Bio: Information about the author Ivan Tarin was born in Zaragoza, Spain, in 1977. Since 1990 until nowadays has been practising trekking in mountains searching virgin locations for dry fly fishing in lost valleys in the magnificent natural border between France and Spain. "More than 3500 km trout waters inside more than 80 different streams plus more than 400 high mountain lakes in Pyrenees, have been my entertainment, my hobby and my job along the latest 19 years, but today I have not finished my search… " Since 1999 works like Fly Fishing guide in Western and Eastern Pyrenees and since 2001 is one the owners and the head guide of the recognize SALVELINUS Fishing Adventures Company. He has worked in different Governmental programs to organize the resource: fly fishing in Pyrenees Mountains. He is the fishing tourism representing and a technical assistant in the Fishing Conseil from General Government of Aragon. His knowledge about the resource, the locations and the hidden trout populations has been completed with the extremely important information given for the rest of the guide-staff, some of them working like guides in Pyrenees more than 23 years ago. He has been done a firstly search of 4 months in Patagonia along the prime time testing more than 30 operations for fly fishing in landscapes sceneries where practise dry fly fishing and nowadays works like specialist travel agent for dry fly fishing adventures destinations to the last frontier in Patagonia. He is the Director of the SALVELINUS Fly Fishing School, with the most active and practise casting and on the river techniques courses in Spain, with clients from over Western Europe.

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