When we think of a real fly fishing guide, We can think of a young man in his late 20’s to late 30’s, an outdoor type, in great shape with a scruff beard, driving some type of an old 4 wheel drive vehicle with flies plastered all over the inside roof of the cab. Living in a rented room, the back of his truck or a trailer by some famous stream with a fly tying area that looks like a bomb just went off and eyes that can spot a fish in 20 feet of white water and basically not a care in the world except fishing.
Meet Mariano Peralta, or as friends say, Nano. Born in 1983 in a city called Comodoro Rivadavia, in the province of Chubut, near the Atlantic ocean. Growing up was a hunting and fishing adventure for Nano because his father was in the outdoor business. Nano would spend all his free time down on the docks or the beaches fishing for Pejerrey and Robalo. Life as a kid in the Peralta family was pretty awesome. At the age of 15 that would all change when Nano moved with his mother and sister to the mountain town of El Bolson which is surrounded by lakes, rivers and streams. It was here that Nano learned the sport of fly fishing and started to fall in love with the sport. Add in a crazy addiction for fly tying and a true fly fishing guide is in the making.