I ´ve been learning from Martin since 2006. He is a remarkable teacher, fully devoted and his love for fly fishing gives you a unique experience of one of the most beautiful arts in the world today.
He tought me everything i know, with lots of patience and always a smile.
I strongly recommend him as a fly fishing instructor and guide.
I met Martin at the IFFF Fly Fishing Fair in Livingston, Montana in 2014. I was fortunate to be one of his examiners when he was performing his exam to become a Master Certified Instructor. He demonstrated an excellent casting ability, knowledge of fly fishing, and an exceptional teaching skill. He easily passed the exam. His skills as a caster and instructor allow me to recommend him highly for anyone wishing to learn or improve their fly casting or fishing.
Tim Lawson, MCI, CBOG
I was very fortunate to meet Martin in 2012. He contacted me asking for my help in becoming a better fly casting instructor. That started a friendship and professional relationship that lead Martin to come visit me twice in the U.S. for coaching (and some fishing!), and eventually pass both the IFFF CI and MCI tests.
Martin is very knowledgeable in all areas of fly fishing and fly casting, and instruction. He is an excellent instructor, I strongly recommend him.
Bruce W. Richards
Martin met five years ago, just when Claudio -my partner- moved from traditional fishing to fly fishing.
In those days I could barely hold the fishing rod. For me it was very nice to have a teacher who could teach in a personalized way , no matter that I was left-handed.
Beside him we took our first steps of specialization, with great technical and human advantage, because his classes were truly comprehensive: He not only taught us throwing techniques and methods of nymph fishing , streamers and dryflies ... We also learned to know currents waters and enthomology understand of each zone of river.
In short, Martin develops a patient, applied and rigorous teaching , which transcends the limits of technology , conveying giving us generously and privileged access to the world of fly fishing and its values of care and conservation of nature.
I feel very grateful to have him as a teacher.
A big hug from Chile,
I've been working along with Martin for the last two years in fly fishing related activities and I can honestly say that he is the most prominent referent of our sport in Chile.
His passion for fly fishing and the spreading of the culture that goes along it, is unparalleled on these latitudes and I'm glad I've had the opportunity to work with him. He's been striving hard to raise the bar on the level of fly fishing as it has been traditionally practiced in Chile, making bonds with those international institutions that can lead us in this regard (IFFF, Argentinean fly fishing guides and schools).
The result of these efforts is Andes Anglers Chile fly fishing school, in which we hope to educate a new generation of fly fishers, more aware of the international state of the art regarding the practice of our sport, and with a strong accent in the conservation of our ecological and fishing resources.
Martín is an excellent fly fishing instructor, he continually improves technics trhrough courses and practices out of Chile, his lessons are clear and very understanding, I recommend him 100%
Exellent Teacher! I took some courses with Martin in Chile and they were all very professional and enlightening. There's always a good practical example for each question! 100% remmendable.
Martin is definitely a highly recommended, dedicated and patient teacher. Congrats Martin and definitely will take another lesson at a later stage.
Martín es el mejor instructor de pesca que se pueda tener en Chile y probablemente en Sudamérica. He sido alumno de Martín en cuatro oportunidades y tenido la suerte de pescar con él en la zona central de Chile y en Patagonia. Tienen un dominio práctico y teórico del lanzamiento que transite en cosa de horas. Además enseña asertivamente desde nudos hasta el comportamiento de las truchas.
Su pasión por la pesca es casi contagiosa, siempre atento y dispuesto a ayudar a sus alumnos más allá de lo profesional.
Martin is the best Fly Fishing instructor you can have in Chile and probable South America. I having his student four times and I have been lucky enough to fish together in Central Chile and Patagonia. Martin has a mastery casting knowledge that is able to transfer within hours in both practical and theoretical aspects
His passion about fly fishing is almost contagious, always attentive and willing to help students beyond professional obligation.
A 100% recommended
Martín es un gran profesor y una gran persona. Espero que mantenga su entusiasmo por enseñar y el cariño por la pesca.
Lo recomiendo ciento por ciento.
Martin´s profession is a lawyer, but his passion is Flyfishing.
I had the luck to know him and take some of his courses. His instruction was highly professional and very enlightning. I endorse his skills without any doubt. Gracias Martin!
Mi experiencia de alumno con Martín ha sido, gratificante como también muy entretenida. De los varios cursos que he tomado, se puede apreciar el enorme conocimiento (y dedicación que existe detrás como, horas de estudio, certificaciones, etc...) y compromiso que tiene con la pesca con mosca, ese compromiso, interesa y entusiasma al alumno a saber o indagar con mayor grado de que se trata este deporte. Sin duda alguna Martín es uno de los mejores instructores de Sudamérica. lo recomiendo 100%.
My experience with Martin as a student has been rewarding as entertaining. From the several classes that i have taken with him, you can tell the huge knowledge (result of hours of dedication and study,not just to get the certifications but for the students) that he has and also you can see the commitment to fly fishing, that commitment, makes you more interested and excited about what fly fishing is all about.
Martin is without a doubt, one of the best instructors in South america. 100% recommended!!