The region of Alto Palena underwent several territorial disputes with the Republic of Argentina. Therefore, both the Chilean and Argentinian settlers of this area of the frontier spent long years living as brothers and moving from one side to the other.
At first, the settlement of Alto Palena was made up by Chilean people who arrived from the center of the country. Late in 1966, both countries requested Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain to settle the argument and her decision put an end to the controversy with Argentina.
Then, many Chilean settlers who lived in the Argentinian area returned to their lands. They carried the animals they had been paid with in return for their work and they started to raise cattle.
They also adopted the Argentinian gaucho costumes, which they later adapted to the Chilean fashion.
Thus, the region was colonized through these rural activities: agriculture and cattle farming. The latter has experienced a remarkable development and become the main source of income in the area.
Located in the southern end of the American continent, Patagonia meets several natural conditions and characteristics ideal for growing vineyards.
Pure air, clear skies and endless silences are only interrupted by the whispers of the winds that cross the area from the Andes Mountain Range to the Atlantic Ocean, carrying the mysterious aromas of the bushes and the wild berries.
It is inevitable that we use passion to speak about fishing. A passion that invades each of us, anglers, in a different way, but usually by means of anecdotes or experiences.
Not only is fly-fishing passionate, but it also surpasses passion to such an extent that it is hard to put it into words. It can be told, like I am telling you at this very moment, but experience is and must be personal, always