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León & Palencia

The provinces of Leon and Palencia just to the South of Asturias and Santander make up one of the areas of greatest tradition in fly fishing in Spain. It was in this land that the Astorga manuscript dated 1624 first detailed the practice of confecting artificial flies for trout fishing in Spain. La Vecilla, another town in Leon, is home to the world famous Leon cocks raised for their brilliant saddle feathers.

We offer the travelling fly fisherman the chance to fish some of the mythical trout rivers of Spain including the Esla, the Porma and the Orbigo in Leon or the Pisuerga or the Carrion in Palencia with an excellent local guide. Depending on the dates and water conditions, we will select rivers offering the best possibilities of good hatches for the best dry fly fishing possible. Generally prime time for dry fly fishing will come in May and June. The primary target in these regions will always be brown trout native to the Iberian Peninsula.

For resident and sea run trout in the majority of rivers we fish, we recommend a 4 or 5 weight rod with a floating line. Leaders will generally run from 12 to 20 feet tapering down 5x, 6x and 7x depending on the waters fished and the flies to be used.

Recommended flies are quite varied. They include sedge imitations in different colors in hook sizes from 12 to 18, Imitations of a number of efemera including blue winged olives, march browns and others in hook sizes from 12 to 24, various stone fly imitations, midges in sizes from 18 to 24, terrestrials including ants, beetles and grasshoppers. Recommended nymphs include imitations in nymph or larval form of all the above mentioned flies.

We offer a number of lodging options from simple hostals or bed and breakfasts and rural chalets to 4 and 5 star hotels or Paradores.

Guests usually fly into Madrid and then drive or take a train to their final destination.

Location: Pescamos ríos repartidos por toda la geografía de las provincias de León y Palencia

Season: 3 April – 15 October depending on the river and type fo water

Best dates:  Mayo- June, September – October depending on the river

Nº of rods permitted:  N/A

Methods permitted: Our programs are designed primarily for fly fishing

Especies disponibles: Brown trout

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