From catfish to Trout. Matt Long is a friend of mine who has made quite the metamorphosis from fishing the way it’s done down south to fishing the way it’s done in the Northwest. That includes a recent trip to southern Argentina. “I feel like I am playing catch up a little bit. I grew up in the South where fishing really meant watching a bobber or cat fishing from a dock on a lake and my wife is from Idaho. When I first met her and we were dating and she brought me out here for the first time, that was my initial experience with Western rivers and mountains in general. The places where the trout live in the West are a lot prettier than the places where I was watching bobbers back in the South. I was attracted to it initially for some of the scenery. But then it is also a lot more active. Rather than casting out and waiting like we would on lakes, I really enjoyed the idea of accurate casting and trying to figure out the bug life. There are a lot more sophisticated things involved and a level of fishing that appealed to me. So that was college for me and I was introduced to the rivers around Boise and the Sun Valley area. Like anybody, you go from just wanting to catch fish to wanting to catch bigger and bigger fish in different places. My wife’s dad is a fishermen too and we have teamed up to take some trips. That includes trout fishing in southern Argentina.