Fine Angler Art

Hey Folks.

Check out Becca Schlaff and her, abstract angler art . She definitely  has an eye for our finned friends and is letting you know about it. The Tarpon and Brown Trout pieces are my favorite.  A local Michigan Grad is showing her stuff at the local fly fishing shows near and far. So when you get a moment show her some love and visit her site.

Cinco Rios Chile

I have been at this lodge for 6 days now, the meals are superb, the wait staff is delightful, the scenery is outstandingly beautiful My hosts brothers Sebastian and Juan Andres Gailia are 2 of the nicest gentleman I have ever met. The Lodge is a cross between modern technology and old world tin roof Chilean homestead. The fly fishing is undeniably some of the worlds best. The fish see very little pressure, not leader shy and will pretty much eat a flip flop if you had one small enough. The other lodge guests will be missed and I learned a lot from each one of them. As they say in Chile Caio, Caio….
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With all the off shore rods and reels in the industry, there are a few companies who are home grown and  Im a firm believer in ,you get what you pay for. So  I would like to give a shout out to some fine American Made Companies. Scott Fly Rod (Montrose, CO) & Hatch Outdoors (Vista, CA). I picked  up some gear from them for my up coming trip to Chile  this January , at the Cinco Rios Lodge.  I received my rod and reel today : G2 8’4″ 4wt Scott Rod & Plus 3 Large Arbor Hatch Reel.  I can not wait to land my first Chilean Brown Trout!!!!!


Check out the site of these American Made Companies or feel free to visit  our site and check out our destinations at Life On The Fly Outfitters.

Buy American.

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LOTFO Highlighted Ambassadors – Terry “OX” & Angela “;)” Edelmann

Hey folks , I want you to check out this pair LOTFO Ambassadors, husband and wife duo and partners in crime. Terry & Angela Edelmann. They hail from Coeur D’Alene Idaho. Where these two are putting the hurt on the local fish. Terry is a Commercial tyer, author, guide, & editor of fisheadsfliesnlore a great online information pipeline for all things fly fishing.  Angela is a amateur photographer and a pretty damn good angler.

Angela and Terry have a guide service that caters to anglers on the fly, both in Idaho for trout and Steelhead in Washington. If your looking to travel that way or looking for some great hand tied flies. Check out Terry & Angela’s site fisheadsfliesnlore .  Check out Life On The Fly ‘s other ambassadors or our destinations.

LOTFO Highlighted Ambassador- Mike “Dog” Rice

Mike  Rice is a New England Native, who has lead lives as a  former cop, Chuck Norris stunt double, commercial fly tyer,  surf fisherman & die hard Chicago Bears fan.  Referred to by his friends as “Dog” , He  is as unique as his flies that are tied.  Each material for each fly is hand selected up to 3 times, to insure that you get a quality fly.

Mike specializes in North-East & South-East Saltwater flies: Striped Bass, Bluefish, Bluefin Tuna, Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Mahi Mahi, Cobia, Shark & Bonefish. Cap Cod and Marthas Vineyard are his home waters, so you might see  “Dog” bombing out 60ft casts with a laundry basket tied to his waste, make sure you stop and say hello….. 

Feel free to visit Mike’s site at Mud Dog Flies to learn more about him and purchase his flies. Visit the about section of LOTFO to view more of the LOTFO Ambassadors or our destinations.

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LOTFO Lodge Highlight-Cinco Rio Lodge -Southern Chile

This January I will be visiting Cinco Rios Lodge in Aysen Region of Chile. Cinco Rios Lodge is located near the quaint South American city of Coyhaique, Chile. which is about a 3hr flight south from Santiago. The main lodge is located on the banks of the Rio Simpson. Which is the home of Southern Chile’s most pristine trout water. From experienced guides who grew up in the valley to US born and Chilean trained guides this lodge will be sure to exceed your needs, for the novice and veteran anglers alike.

Each day you are transported to the river via 4×4 vehicles to experience a different stretch of water each day. Such as; Rio La Paloma, upper ,middle & lower Simpson; including rios Minhuales & Aysen; lagos and boca of the Azul, Desierto, Elizalde, Frio, Castor & Pollux. Guides generally will offer two-days of fishing by jet boat, two-days wadding, and two-days by drift boat.

If this sounds like a true adventure that you would like to be part of please don’t hesitate to contact us. Remember wether you book direct or with Life On The Fly our services don’t cost you a dime!!

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LOTFO Highlighted Ambassador – Benjamin “Moose” Rioux

Life On The Fly Outfitters, not only provides adventurous anglers, trips to the best fly fishing destinations on the planet. We also provide , a place for hardcore anglers on the fly, to share their passion of their own endeavors. This week we would like to introduce, Benjamin Rioux from Fort Kent, Maine. Ben writes the blog Up’ North Maine Fly Castings, which is a look into his adventures, some great pictures from the  beautiful state which he lives, Industry news & some great thoughts from the boss himself.  Ben is an avid Hunter, Photographer, Fly Angler  & Writer. He is the true definition of an angler on the fly and that is why he is a  Life On The Fly Ambassador.

Check out Ben’s Blog at Up’ North Maine Fly Castings or Visit Life On The Fly Outfitters for more Ambassador Bios or Destination Info.

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