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Helicopter Fishing in Patagonia \ Photos

Pre-boarding treats at the private marina
Waiting to board
My cabin on the Atmosphere
Coming in for a landing
Ship Cabin
Loading on the rib boat for our excursion to the hotsprings
Rib boat ride
Our home for the next week
Secluded farm, only reachable by chopper or boat
A little extreme football
Nature trail to the hotsprings
Slippery steps along the nature trail
Ahhhhh - the first pool
Lichen
Would you care for champagne while you soak?
But of course!
The sun shines on us as we come out of the forest
What a view
Blue glaciers at the peak
The inlet water has less run-off
More glaciers
The care takers homestead
Care-takers homestead
The Ship
The Atmosphere
The Ship
Self portrait
Waterfalls out my cabin window
Another look out my window
What a view
First fish
First chopper ride!
Chopper ride at sunset
Chopper ride at sunset
Sunset over the fjord
Comin in hot
riding in the helicopter
And were safely back on board the Atmosphere
Sunset
Our chariot
Taking in the view from the landing deck
All systems go
Grettas big brown w/ Pato
Look at those lips!
Oh yes
My big brown
How sweet it is
Smooches!
Pato has a look
Delicious streamer
Coctails
Mike, Ken, Palma, Evelyn and Lloyd belly up
A work in progress
Ah, the final product
Dinner
Dessert
Gretta Gains - live and uncut
Local wildlife
View from the chopper
View from the chopper
View from the chopper
Reflection below the fog
Touchdown
Hey, get a picture of me in front of the chopper
The fog starts to lift
Mike and Ken head out on the lake
Out on the lake
Early morning catch
Releasing the big brown
Out in the water
Out in the water
The sun comes out
Pato guides us to the sweet spot
My happy face aka fish-on!
Reel em in
Not bad for the first fish of the day
Have another look
A little closer
Releasing the beast
Releasing the beast
Fish in the water
Fish in the water
Releasing the beast
Fish in the water
Fish in the water
Fish in the water
Fish in the water
Pato ties on another fly
Nice rainbow
Nice rainbow
Nice rainbow
Just chillin
Mike and Ken hard at work
Out in the water
What a view
Fish in the water
Fishing
Pato ties on another fly
Fishing
Fishing
Fishing
Fishing
Ah yes, to another sweet spot we go!
My lucky streamer
Fish on
Fishing
Rainbow
Fishing
Fishing
Another Rainbow
Release the Rainbow
Fishing
Fishing
A fatty Rainbow
Fishing
Fishing
Fishing
Fishing
Fishing
It was a great day of fishing - too many to count
Lunch appetizer
Food break
Lake side lunch
Fishing
Fishing
Lake full of fish
Fishing
Fishing
Fishing
Food break
Getting personal with the glacier
View from the chopper
View from the chopper
Hey, get a little closer
The Andes
Patagonia
Glacier
Patagonia
Patagonia
Patagonia
View from the chopper
Wow, look at the fishing possibilities
Down below
View from the chopper
10-4
The peak we just flew around
Nice
Sweet
Patagonia
Patagonia
Safe landing
Rib boat tour
Any whales?
...no whales
Beautiful scenery despite the lack of whales
Volcano ash
Ahhh - dolphins playing in our wake
One of our guides on the look-out
Ken and Palma enjoying the ride
Patagonia
The Atmosphere awaits our return
The Atmosphere awaits our return
All the toys hav their place on the back of the boat
The moon rises
Another look at the Atmosphere
Hell of a landing!
Lloyd gets his first fish on his 69th birthday!
That was a fun one!
Patagonia
Patagonia
Underwater shot
Nice spots!
Another lunch on the shore
Lloyd
Sporty Rainbow
Patagonia
Lloyd gets another!
Lloyd and Pato
Glaciers and volcanos
Patagonia sunset
Patagonia
Too many glaciers to count
Patagonia
Patagonia
Patagonia
Patagonia
Patagonia
Patagonia
Patagonia
Patagonia
Patagonia
Patagonia
Clouds roll in
Winding river  - View from the chopper
More sweeping clouds
Patagonia
Patagonia
Patagonia
Unbelievable views
Patagonia
Patagonia
Dessert
A little salsa lesson
Ken at the bar
Glaciers loom over the lake
On board
Patagonia
A few boats on the back of the Atmosphere
Another look at the storage area
Patagonia
Breakfast after a hard night
Take off
We were a little hagard that morning
That last tequila shot was a bad idea
Angela pulls in a big en
Wow - it put up a fight!
Up river
Fun day on the river
Pato enjoying the day
Ken fishes a nice hole
The lake was calm that day
Nice view
Beautiful glacier
We meet for lunch
A pre-lunch appetizer
Pato prepares lunch
Mikes fly awaits to be casted
Lunch is served
More fishing
Hungry little sucker
The fly that snagged the monster
A typical Nomads drift boat
Fishing trip!
Fishing trip!
Fishing trip!
Time to go
The beautiful Patagonia
Fishing trip!
The beautiful Patagonia
The beautiful Patagonia
Fishing trip!
Fishing trip!
Fishing trip!
Fishing trip!
The beautiful Patagonia
Fishing trip!
Fishing trip!
The beautiful Patagonia
Our group meets for lunch - by chopper and jet boat
It was fast
Super delicious seafood dish
The beautiful Patagonia
Lunch is prepared
The beautiful Patagonia
The beautiful Patagonia
The beautiful Patagonia
Fishing trip!
Tic Toc River
Fishing trip!
Our reflection on the clouds
Fishing trip!
The beautiful Patagonia
The jet boat ride back along the Tic Toc river
Fishing trip!
Fishing trip!
The beautiful Patagonia
Fishing trip!
The beautiful Patagonia
The beautiful Patagonia
The beautiful Patagonia
Fishing trip!
Not a bad place for lunch
The beautiful Patagonia
Fishing trip!
The beautiful Patagonia
An island of sealions
The beautiful Patagonia
Our guides and crew
We say good bye the Atmosphere
The marina
The Atmosphere is docked
Specimen
The market of Puerto Montt
Local goods for sale
Fishing boats wait for the tide to rise
A fisherman preps his boat
The beautiful Patagonia
The beautiful Patagonia
Colorful, but simple boats
The beautiful Patagonia
Sacks of potatoes wait at the port
Waiving the Chilean flag
Georgina and Marcia await their captains
The beautiful Patagonia
Mussels at the market
More booths at the market
The beautiful Patagonia

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