"When Magic Happens"
(...) I saw something. I caught a glimpse, something like a tail I would say. Like a dorado tail moving and I was like 30 cm away from his nose. I did a couple of casts and in the second try I got a fly close to him, did two strips, the fish followed the line, moved the water but he didn’t even touch it. I couldn’t believe it. I saw the fish, I was there alone, and he didn’t grab it. But I was not frustrated, I was hyperactive. Adrenaline running all through my body. I cast again, the fly got in the right spot. And the fish, I guess, was tired of me. And this time the fly jumped and the fish almost swallowed it completely. I was surprised when I saw the fish jumping out of the water. I heard the guides, who were 200 yards away from me. They were shouting. I had still not realized what I had in my hands. It was a nine line rod, Sage, with a Rio Dorado line, 40 pounds in the line, 40 pounds in the leader. And a beautiful black and green fly. 15 minutes later when I got the fish in my hands, and I tried to pull it out was when I realized how blessed I had been that day. I got the biggest fish of my life. It was a Dorado, I saw the fish twice, it was a 30 pound fish, if we talked about kilos it was 40 kilos. It was an amazing, amazing fish and again the weight is not important but how it happened. For all my fellow fishermen, I hope you have the chance, at least once, to feel this. For a few minutes I had this feeling I simply cannot put down in words.