Our First Trip to Spain

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Our trip to Spain in October was very different from most of our fly fishing departures. We flew into Barcelona, took the hi-speed rail to Lleida, was met by our outfitter and guide, Ivan Tarin, and drove to Aren. our headquarters for the week.

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Time is Running Out for Spain

b2ap3_thumbnail_Blog_000_Lunch-time_20130831-035848_1.jpg   We still have a few spots left in our departure for the Pyrenees, Spain. Join us at Salvelinus La Ribagorza Lodge in Lleida, 1-1/2 hours from Barcelona as we explore the extensive trout fishing opportunities for brown, rainbow and brook trout. October 12-20, 2013. 7 nights/7 days, $4,950 pp. (A great buy in international travel). For complete details, itinerary, and photos look here. Call us soon. Time is running out.


  Also don't forget our photo contest.  We've gotten some great entries already but we'd love to hear from you!  Details here

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Memos from the office of Barry & Cathy

We have a few things that we wanted to let all our friends & followers know about and thought that a simple "informational" blog would be most effective.

First on our list, we have a very exciting announcement to make. 

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New Trip Announced for October 2013

  Are you looking for an adventure this fall?  Do you need a break from the chaos of everyday life?  Would you like to go somewhere even Barry & Cathy haven't been yet?  If so, than our upcoming exploratory trip to Spain is for you.  The Becks will be traveling to the Pyrenees, in northeastern Spain in search of big trout.  We just firmed up our dates which will be October 12-20th and still have space available.  You can check out our website for more information and details but please feel free to call us at the office (877-278-5638) if you have any questions.  We hope you'll join Barry & Cathy on this unique opportunity. 


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Where in the world are the Becks today?

Out of all the trips the Beck's take to tropical islands, remote mountain vistas and far away places, this trip is my most coveted & dreamed of.  Barry & Cathy are on their way to Africa as I type this.  They will arrive at the Kilimanjaro Airport tonight in time for dinner.  I have spoken to several of our clients that have traveled with the Becks and they are always excited to tell me stories of their adventures in Africa.  It proves to be a memorable experience.

 The photos that Barry has brought home are phenomenal.  They are my go to files if I need some inspiration, or if an editor is asking for our "best" work.  Maybe I'm just biased because I have Africa envy, but these photos are amazing!   I can sit at my computer scrolling through them and almost imagine that I'm there.  However, I can't help but wonder how exhilerating and scary it must be to come so close to some of the greatest, largest, and wildest animals in the world and have only a jeep or truck between you and them... I truely cannot wait to hear this year's stories and see what Barry will capture with his camera lens this week.  In the meantime, I'll include a few photos from their last trip for you to enjoy.

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New Zealand 2014

   If New Zealand is on your dream list, come with us February 9-18 to Owen River Lodge on the South Island.  ORL, New Zealand's premier fly fishing destination, is highly recommended and awarded, and is strategically located to take advantage of some of the best fishing on the South Island.  Owner & manager Felix Borenstein is an angler himself and also a wonderfully accomodating host.  We have visited here many times and always look forward to returning.  I'm including a few photos from our last trip but don't take our word for it, come  and see for yourself!  Details on our website.


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Need to get away?

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  We have a few openings on upcoming trips, so if you're thinking about getting out of town for awhile, maybe one of these destinations will catch your eye. For trips not yet on our web site, please contact us.

June 2 - 9, Boca Paila, Mexico. 1 boat available. June 18 - July 1, East Africa Safari (non fishing) 1 or 2 persons. June 27 - Aug. 3, Laxardal, Iceland. Full Aug. 17-31, Bighorn River, MT. Full Sept. 20 - Oct. 8, Mongolia & Eagle Festival (1 gur available) Oct. 12 - 20, Pyrenees, Spain (3 rooms available) Dec. 1 - 8, Tres Valles, Arg. Full Jan/Feb. Saltwater, destination TBA March 14 - 24, Patagonia, Argentina (4 rooms)

Don't forget Father's Day, June 16 - Our Super Beetle Selection below makes a great gift and is on sale now!

�763 Cathy Becks Super Beetle 000 blg 

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What's This Blog About

I've been wrestling for weeks now with what to do about the blog. What I've decided is that it should be a place to talk about lots of things - photography, fly fishing, fly casting, fly fishing travel & lodges, flies, and everything that goes along with these subjects. We're trying to figure out how to do this while maintaining some semblance of identity, organization & easy navigation. We may not get it right the first time, but we hope that you'll be patient with us. We want it to be your go-to place for connecting, community, and conversation. We'll do our best and look forward to hearing from you with suggestions, comments, and critiques. Please visit often and comment often. Let us know how to make it better as we go along. Cathy & Barry

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