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Salvelinus Spain Fly Fishing- Pyrenees

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Santa Cilia, Spain
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About Salvelinus Spain Fly Fishing- Pyrenees
“The Pyrenees is considered to be one of the most natural Europe areas, today. Over the last thirty years, Ivan Tarin and his guides have spent countless hours researching the rivers, streams, spring creeks, tailwaters, reservoirs and alpine lakes to ascertain their fly-fishing potential - All for clients' benefit. SALVELINUS run two strategically located lodges in ancient villages of the Pyrenees to help you get the most out of your stay in our splendid region. You´ll surely feel at home in our Lodges; in the western Pyrenees a 15th-century palace transformed into a cozy four-room fishing lodge and in the eastern Pyrenees a 300-year-old lodge with its own spa and boasting superb award-winning cuisine. The team of more than 40 specialists, their hospitality, the cultural heritage, the excellent local food & wine and, the complete range of genuine experiences for travel companions, make it the perfect destination to share with your partner, family or Friends”
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israel g wrote a review Jul 2021
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From what would be a highly recommended experience, which, both in the fishing and gastronomic fields, has very pleasantly surprised us, it has become something outstanding for the close treatment and professionalism of the two guides, both Carlos and Aleix. , who at all times were attentive to the smallest detail both inside and outside the rivers. highly recommended. Thank you for everything, we will see you again soon.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Dry Flies and Mousing wrote a review Jun 2020
London, United Kingdom2 contributions
In 30 years of fly-fishing, there is only one guide to whom I have returned time and again to chase trout, Ivan Tarin and his team at Salvelinus. The Pyrenees of northern Spain never fail to both calm and invigorate (worries of the city disappear before I get my waders on). It is storybook fishing, especially in the high mountains. Professional and impressively attuned to the full client experience, Ivan and his team put you on fish during the day and celebrate the best of the region's food and wine at night. The guides know their craft, and importantly, they know how and when to share it so that you not only put fish in the net, but also hone your technique along the way. Each of my four trips with Salvelinus, including a hosted trip to South America, has left me a better fisherman, eager to return. Whether you are a dry fly purist or thrilled chasing lunkers on streamers and nymphs, Salvelinus will put you on fish and leave you with a lifetime of memories.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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John W wrote a review Dec 2019
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom8 contributions3 helpful votes
This year I again returned to the Pyrenees, now the 10th time; for my two weeks fishing tour in the hands of Ivan Tarin of Salvelinus. Ivan and his team of guides have, over the last nine years, given me both expert guiding in many rivers coupled with superb accommodation, but this year they excelled themselves! For those who have, or claim, knowledge of fine Wines to accompany meals, consider the following “Reds” – - Rioja, Amaren 2011 100% Graciano grape - Rioja Red: Roda I Reserve 2014 - Pyrenees-Somontano Red: Blecua Reserve 2011 - Pyrenees-Somontano Red: Lanane Crianza 2017 - Grenache Kingdom: Campo de Borja, Bordeje Don Pablo Reserve 2013 And the “Whites” – - Rioja White: Viña Tondonia Reserve 2004 - Pyrenees-Somontano White: Viñas del Vero, Clarion selection 2013 - Almansa Red, Alaya Tierra 2013 All these were offed unsparingly by Ivan with great élan and included a special tasting of a Rioja, Garnacha de Grávalos (a product of Ivan’s own vineyard) which is not available to the public as it is intended only for his, Ivan’s, personal consumption! I list these wines only to indicate the quality of the food enjoyed with accompanied local produce in both Ivan’s lodge and an Arren restaurant which has been in the ownership of the same family for approaching 150 years! As to the fishing – lighting fast native trout in remote areas of Aragon and Zen, quality “dry” fly in the National Park areas of Turquesa and Corleone, Iberian Barbel through to three trophy sized brown trout on the El Rio, all in the company of an expert guide. Ivan and the team have “scouted” the rivers of the Pyrenees for many years so variable water levels and weather is never an issue – alternatives are always to hand and are provided. These are not idle boasts – I would love to share anyone’s company in these mountains and we would never have regrets – except when it came to the end of the tour. ! John (Taffy) Vaughan Williams 2nd December 2019
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Rob W wrote a review Nov 2019
Minneapolis, Minnesota240 contributions6 helpful votes
I went to Spain with my wife and son. I expected to fish in a new location, catching a new species, enjoying good fishing, and eating some good food. I ended up with a life changing experience. My son is forever changed -- for the good! Everything I could have hoped for in regards to the trip and with my son came true! I wanted him to gain independence and try new food and experiences -- he did! I wanted him to learn new types of fishing and learn new techniques -- he did! I wanted him to catch a few good fish while missing many more (so he keeps coming back to the river) -- he did! Most importantly, I wanted him to grasp a love of the sport of fly fishing -- he has and continues to! Since we have been home, he has picked up the book, "The Old Man & the Sea" because his guide Terrance suggested it. My son always liked to fish, now he LOVES it. On the plane home, he asked when can we fly fish again (season is closed where we live) and when can we go back to Spain to fish! As for my wife and I, we now have new lifelong friends. Ivan, Pierre, Terrance, Lur, Juan Antonio and the entire city of Aren are part of our soul. My wife truly enjoyed her tailor made itinerary. She experienced parts of the Spanish countryside and culture she would have never considered had it not been for my fly fishing obsession. Combine that with Ivan's absolute demand for perfection in planning and execution, you end up with an extremely happy wife! The food and drink?! Dear lord! Juan Antonio is not only one of the finest gentlemen I have met, he also creates food that only that made me feel nearly unworthy! A hint: get his gin and tonic! The fishing? Let's just say, there's a little something for everyone! Tell Ivan what you want and he'll do his best to organize and plan for your desires and needs. Pierre (my guide) worked tirelessly for me and my son -- he is a true friend who made me feel at ease at all times. Pierre read my cues of what I wanted and delivered on every level! Terrance worked with my boy Elan and his patience and teaching is truly the stuff of angels. Suffice it to say, I am a fly fisherman and do not "kiss and tell" -- the best you'll get from me is... we did well, very well :) Lastly, I will share an anecdote form one of our days out. My ten year old fished in the am with me and Pierre but decided to go back to the city of Aren for the afternoon. Assuming my wife would have to deal with watching him, I perhaps acted a bit selfishly as Pierre took me to a relatively secret and physically demanding area. We got back to the hotel at 9pm only to find my son tying fishing knots with Terrance! He had played soccer with Terrance, tied his first fly, made sure it floated in the jacuzzi, and then were discussing fishing knots, techniques, and stories! My wife had her massage and never even batted an eyelash! This is NOT normal -- these people are unreal and I cannot say enough about the operation! A sincere thank you to all that work at Salvelinus!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Congocooper wrote a review Oct 2019
Greater Melbourne, Australia4 contributions1 helpful vote
Guided fly fishing in the heart of the Spanish Pyrenees for a variety of trout species: fishing is first class and the scenery is beautiful. This is the second year in a row that I have visited and I will definitely be back again: it’s that good! The guides are great and it’s just an amazing place to fish. I highly recommend this lodge.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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