In mid-August, is carried out the Fly Cast Congress in Los Antiguos, Santa Cruz. The conference is organized by fishing guides from the north and south of Santa Cruz, under the auspices of the Provincial Undersecretary of Fisheries, the municipality and the Secretary of Tourism of the host community.
The conference takes place over three days where fishing, tying and exchange of information actvities are held, and of course anecdotes on everything.
The first congress was held in 2007 in Comandante Luis Piedra Buena (Santa Cruz) prior to the feast of trout. The primary intention was to exchange ideas to better training of fishermen and guides in the area.
The success was reflected in the increase of those attending the Congress. For this reason and because of the idea of Fishing Instructor Efraín "Tornillo" Castro, it was decided that from now the congress will continue with this initiative changing the venue of each meeting, tough in following two years it took place in Los Antiguos.
Fly fishing is a type of sport fishing that uses artificial flies, made by hand. These flies are a reproduction of insects, the most common food of fish.
There is a variety of flies and the use of each depends on the waters in which you fish, weather conditions and time of year.
The flies are distinguished by those you can dip or those that operates in the water surface and within these, those which look more like fish food and have a morphology adapted only to attract fish.
Fly fishing is a science that requires the skill of the angler to fool the fish. For this, the fishermen take courses of tying or cast (throw) and they seek to gain more skills for the sport.