5 Reasons You Should Fly Fish Chile With Patagonia Trout Adventures

5 Reasons You Should Fly Fish Chile With Patagonia Trout Adventures

 

There are a lot of questions and doubts about booking international fly fishing trips to foreign countries and we are the first to tell you that you should really do your homework before investing your hard earned dollars.  We have personally traveled extensively throughout North and South America visiting and fly fishing different regions and have learned our fair share of do's and dont's while travelling abroad.  

 

Here are 5 reasons why you should choose Patagonia Trout Adventures as your preferred outfitter in Patagonia, Chile


1.  Experience.  

We have over a decade (10 years+) of professional guiding experience in Patagonia, Chile and can guarantee you a trip of a lifetime.  Not to mention that we have been guiding anglers for over 14 years (250+ Guided Fly Fishing Trips Annually) in Montana, Alaska, and Northern California.  

We have worked with some of the most prestigious international and regional outfitters including The Fly Shop in Redding, California, Dave and Kim Egdorf's Western Alaska Sportfishing on the Upper Nushagak River in Alaska, Patagonian Base Camp in Southern Chile, and in Montana for Wild Trout Outfitters in Big Sky, Montana.

We encourage you to dig deeper and investigate our operation and our credibility.  We are very confident in our program and our abilities to produce incredible results.

2.  Safety.  

We have an impeccable track record.  Safety is our first priority on all of our guided fly fishing trips and to date we have had zero incidents or mishaps in our entire career guiding anglers in the wilds of Patagonia, Chile.

That means we have spent almost 8,000 hours on the water with a perfect safety record.  All of our guides are trained in First Aid and CPR and can all row Patagonia Class 4+ whitewater.  Without a doubt the best guide team ever assembled.  

3.  Time On The Water.

We have logged over 850+ successful guided fly fishing trips in Patagonia, Chile which means that we have spent over 7,650+ hours on the water guiding our guests into some of the best trout fishing on the planet.  There is zero substitute for time on the water and this experience is your key to success.  Let our time on the water be your insurance policy for a fantastic fly fishing trip to Chile.

4.  Unbeatable Variety and Diverse Fishing Locations.

Our fly fishing programs offer an incredible amount of options and varied fly fishing locations to give you a true sampling of our Patagonia watersheds.  Our strategic location in the Andes Mountains gives us the ability to fish the entire width of Chile from the Pacific Coast to the border of Argentina, all within easy striking distance from our base of operations.

5.  Local Culture and Sustainability.

Our core values at Patagonia Trout Adventures are giving back and sustaining our local communities that we operate in.  One of the many ways that we do that is by purchasing all of our food products from local environmentally friendly and organic farms which in turn keeps those dollars in the community supporting our local culture.   

We also provide authentic home cooked Chilean gastronomy from our owner and International Chef Carolina and promise to provide one of the most flavorful and inviting menus you have ever tasted while visiting Chilean Patagonia.

 

We are in the business of making memories and sharing incredible experiences on the water with our guests.  We think the journey is part of the experience and in the end it's all about the friendships and memories that we make that defines our life as human beings.  Let us show you how we can make lasting memories that will last a lifetime here in Patagonia, Chile.  Check out our trip special below and learn how you can make it happen!

 

Fly Fishing Patagonia, Chile | Patagonia Explorer Package

  • Tour Season:  November-April
  • Trip Length:  10 days (7 Nights, 6 Days of Guided Fly Fishing)
  • Trip Cost: From $5,500 p/p, Includes r/t airfare from Puerto Montt to Chaiten, Overnight 4 Star Hotel stay in Puerto Varas, All Applicable Transfers.
  • Activity Level:  Easy-Moderate

 

  

Happy Holidays From Patagonia Trout Adventures!

Happy Holidays From Patagonia Trout Adventures!  

We would like to wish all of our followers and fellow guests a Happy Holidays and a very Merry Christmas as we celebrate this special time of the year.  Family, tradition, and spreading the love are the highlights for us in the Southern Hemisphere and we hope all of you have a safe and fun filled holiday season!!

Thank you for following along and we hope to see you on the water soon.

5 Top Dry Flies For Chilean Patagonia

5 Top Dry Flies For Chilean Patagonia

 

5 TOP DRY FLIES FOR Chilean Patagonia

We are going to list five of our favorite dry flies for fly fishing Patagonia, Chile this summer.  These patterns are proven patterns and should be a staple in every Patagonia fly anglers arsenal.

THE FAT ALBERT

The Fat Albert comes from the vise of Brent Taylor; This fly can be fished solo or in a dry/dropper rig. From the looks and construction of this fly, I can tell you that this thing floats like a cork. There are about 9 millimeters worth of closed cell foam stacked on this fly, which makes for that magic proportion of a whole lot of foam and a little bit of hook. The overall profile of the Fat Albert could imitate a grasshopper, stonefly adult or a cantaria beetle. Try this fly with black and tan foam or even yellow and brown for a couple different combinations is sure to catch the eye of a trophy trout. The creator of the fly Brent Taylor has been a guide in Chile for a long time and this fly has truly been a game changer for the last ten years.  If you look into any Chilean Patagonia fishing guides fly box I guarantee you he will have a few of these bad boys stashed away.

 

The Gypsy King

Created by Patagonia River Guides owner, operator, and guide, Rance Rathie, this fly is constructed of foam, elk hair, peacock, and rubber legs that bounce and move with the most subtle movement. It is deadly in multiple different angling situations in Patagonia, Chile. It floats like a cork and can hold up even the heaviest tungsten-bead dropper plunging to the depths. Not too flashy and not too drab, the Gypsy King grabs the attention of trout in large rivers and lakes but doesn’t spook those in smaller and more intimate environments.

 

THE CHUBBY CHERNOBYL

The Chubby Chernobyl comes from Idylwilde Flies out of Portland, Oregon. The Chubby is a take-off on the standard Chernobyl Ant, but with a much needed improvement; a big poly yarn wing that aids in flotation and visibility! This a great go to pattern in Patagonia, Chile and one that you can hang the biggest stonefly dropper in your box off of and it still will not sink.  Great visibility and a fish catching machine.

 

PARACHUTE RUBBERLEG CHERNOBYL ANT

This fly was the winner of the 1995 Jackson Hole One Fly Contest. It was designed by Mark Forslund and Allan Woolley, guides on the Green River below Flaming Gorge, Utah. Originally designed as a Mormon Cricket imitation for cutthroats, it has been successful throughout the Patagonia region of Chile and Argentina. The high density foam gives the fly excellent flotation and the rubber legs give it life-like action. Use a twitching action to help make the legs move around. Many variations are possible with this pattern using various colors of foam, thus it is referred to as a "Mutant" ant and thus it's name,  Parachute Rubber Leg Chernobyl Ant. Best time to use this fly is from Late Summer to Fall from January until the end of April.

 

AMY'S ANT 

Amy's Ant comes from the vise of the illustrious Jack Dennis and is named after his daughter. This fly is a foam laden, rubber-legged fish catching machine and has come on strong as a Guide's favorite in Patagonia, Chile lately.  We love the profile and high vis post that this fly has and makes it one of our go to patterns when we are fishing a single dry on the bank in Patagonia.

 

We love throwing dry flies and we hope that these patterns have given you some insight on what dry flies that you should be throwing during the summer while fly fishing Chile.

Also, check out our link at http://www.patagoniatroutadventures.com/blog-patagonia-chile-fly-fishing-lodge//incredible-travel-special to learn more about our current incredible travel specials that we have going on right now!!

3 Top Streamers For Chilean Patagonia Trout

3 Top Streamers For Chilean Patagonia Trout

 

3 Top Streamers For Chilean Patagonia Trout

Here at Patagonia Trout Adventures we love throwing streamers.  It is one of our favorite things to do while fly fishing in Patagonia, Chile and is at the top of our list for guests to enjoy.  This is one of our favorite tactics when we are searching out the biggest fish in the river.  The One.

 The one that you have came for eats streamers and you had better start practicing your streamer game or you could end up with a sore noggin and a bruised ego.  Our guides are well trained in trophy trout hunting techniques and will put you over plenty of opportunistic fish and can teach you the proper techniques to present the fly to fool that trout of a lifetime.  

We take great pride in educating our anglers and technique and proper presentation are the focal points of our streamer instruction.  We have put together three of our top streamers for fly fishing Patagonia, Chile and we hope that one of these flies will put that trophy trout of a lifetime in your hands.  Until then start practicing your cast and stripping technique and be ready for the shadow of the one.

 

SCULPZILLA

The sculpzilla is a great pattern to fish as it is an articulated fly that imitates sculpins and large baitfish, has great movement in the water, and is heavily weighted in the head which gives it a jigging like action that makes it irresistible to predatory fish.  We like to fish the sculpzilla in an array of colors but we think the top 3 color choices are olive, black, and tan.  

 

THE CHILE BUGGER

 The fly was designed specifically for Chile fly fishing and is a fish catching machine.  It has all the components that a fish in Chile looks for.  A gold bead, black marabou, white rubber legs for plenty of movement, black crystal chenille for that irresistible shimmer, and a palmered webby grizzly hackle fiber.  You can fish this fly all across Chile and Argentina and fishes also quite well on the streams of South Western Montana.  Fish it and reap the rewards of the Chile Bugger!

 

THE HOME INVADER

This fly is one of the deadliest flies to hit the Patagonia trout scene in the last ten years and has been invading homes of big brown trout the world over.  We like to fish this fly in a few colors and our favorites are natural/tan, black/purple, white/tan, and olive.  

 

We hope that we have been able to show you a few of the best streamers for fly fishing Patagonia, Chile and hope that you can use these streamers to fool a few trout on your home river.  You can also follow us at www.patagoniatroutadventures.com for more info., tips, and tricks on fly fishing Patagonia, Chile.

Smile. Because Every Day In Patagonia, Chile Is A Gift!

We Love To Smile.  It's so easy to do.  It's contagious and breathes life into your soul.  Just look around you and see those that are smiling.  They influence, inspire, and create warmth when you are around them.  

In Patagonia we always carry a big grin and it's not hard to do when the landscape, crystal clear rivers, and monster trout are with in driving distance.  We love to share those magical moments with our guests and we do that every single day when we are on the water or off.  It is a trait that comes so natural to those that see the glass as half full.  There is always the positive outlook and we at Patagonia Trout Adventures are over the top about looking at the big picture and seeing the positive light rather than the negative.

In Patagonia, Chile we are blessed with numerous and still completely undiscovered water sheds.  This is another reason to smile as every single fly fisher dreams about being the first one to fly fish a secret creek or river.  It is the adventurer in our soul as fisherman and we love to inspire those around us to dream big.  

Dream big and goods thing will happen.  You only have to believe in your pursuit and make sure that you are smiling along the way.  No one likes to hang out with a negative nancy.  So I encourage you to surround yourself with the positive, exclude the negative, and good things will happen.  

Thanks for following along on our journey and we hope that you find a time to smile today and make someone else around you feel your good vibes.  Until then keep smiling.  

Check out our website at www.patagoniatroutadventures.com to sign up for your dream fly fishing trip.  Smiles come at no extra charge and we promise we will have you grinning from ear to ear.

Until then, Catch N Release 4 Peace and Keep It Clean Patagonia!

 

Incredible Travel Special! Save Over $2,750.00 Fly Fishing Patagonia, Chile!!

Incredible Savings!  Fly Fishing Patagonia, Chile this 2017 Season! 

We want to invite you to take advantage of some incredible savings this year on fly fishing Patagonia, Chile with the most energetic and hard working guides in the business.  We love to show our guests the time of their life and big smiles, vibrant culture experiences, and exploring the untouched pristine watersheds of the Patagonia are the foundations of a great trip with Patagonia Trout Adventures.

We are in the business of showing our friends a great time on the water.  We aim to catch your biggest trophy trout of your life on the fly and 90% of our guests accomplish this on there trip with us.  We are without a doubt one of the best at showing our guests the local culture and diving into some of the deepest and secluded watersheds to fly fish in the deep Patagonia.  We aim to please and maximum fun and high camaraderie are part of the action.

 

Incredible Patagonia, Chile Fly Fishing Travel Special

Note: Booking Offer expires January 15, 2017 12:00 P.M. (Mountain Standard) USA.  Hurry, we only have a few limited weeks available!

BOOK ONE FULL WEEK ANGLER PACKAGE AND THE 2ND ANGLER RECEIVES HALF-OFF THE STANDARD RATE!!

  • SAVINGS OF OVER $2,750.00!!!

  • BONUS:  WE PAY FOR YOUR CHARTER FLIGHT FROM PUERTO MONNT, CHILE TO OUR BASE OF OPERATIONS!!!

  • BONUS:  WE PAY FOR YOUR 4 STAR ACCOMMODATIONS IN OUR LAKESIDE HOTEL IN PUERTO VARAS, CHILE!!!

  • BONUS:  WE PAY FOR YOUR TRANSFER TO AND FROM PUERTO MONTT, CHILE TO OUR BASE OF OPERATIONS!!!

So the total cost per person for you and one of your best friends to come and fly fish Patagonia, Chile this 2017 Season is $4,250.00 U.S. Dollars.  This is an incredible offer and savings of over $2,750.00 dollars on one of the best travel deals in the industry for fly fishing Patagonia, Chile during prime time (January-March 15). This trip is the pinnacle of your fly fishing career and we aim to make it one you will remember and cherish for many years to come all while saving you over $2,750.00!!  

 

Click Here now in order to talk with one of our travel experts about how you can book your Travel Special to Patagonia, Chile this season or you can call us directly at our world wide phone at 1 530 356 3661 to discuss details or to ask any questions that you may have about the trip.  Our team of experts are standing by waiting to answer any of your questions about fly fishing Patagonia, Chile.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DISCLAIMER AND BOOKING POLICY:

All reservations require a 50% deposit within the first week of your booking.  If your deposit is not received by the 1st week we consider your reservation cancelled and do not guarantee your trip dates.  The final deposit of your trip is due 30 days before your scheduled trip date and there are no exceptions to this rule.  If the other 50% deposit is not received your trip will be cancelled and your deposit will not be refunded. No exceptions. 

Note:  If you cancel your trip with in 30-90 days of your reservation we do not refund any of your trip deposit.  No questions or exceptions to this rule.

If you cancel your trip with in 6 months  of your reservation you will be charged a $500.00 administration fee and the remaining deposit will be refunded to you.

Proven Patagonia Dry Fly's For Trophy Trout

One of the questions we get asked most often by our guests is what fly's should I bring to Patagonia, Chile.  That is a great question and one that we would like to provide for you to increase your chances of hooking that dream Patagonian Trout of a lifetime.

Beetles, Mouse Patterns, and Large Foam Attractors should be at the top of the list and these particular flies seem to put the biggest and baddest trout in the net for us day in and day out for our guests.   Sounds like a fairy tale to most but in Patagonia, Chile this is simply the groceries that these magnificent creatures prefer to eat.  So why not feed them a drowned rat or a monster size beetle imitation.  IT Will Blow Your Mind!!

Here are 3 of our favorite patterns that will put fish over 2 feet in your hands consistently.  Take note and be rewarded with Monster Patagonia Trout.

  1.  The Gypsy King-A pattern designed by one of the most innovative and creative fly fishermen in Patagonia, Rance Rathie, owner of Patagonia River Guides in Argentina.  This pattern is a perfect imitation of a Cantaria Beetle and also works well as a cross over pattern for Dragonfly's.  Dead drifted, Popped, Or Stripped this fly is awesome!

  2. The Morrish Mouse-A fly that has proven itself the world over and continues to produce quality fish that leave memories engrained for a lifetime.  This pattern was developed by Ken Morrish and has been a staple in Alaska, Kamchatka, and Patagonia for many years and will continue to do so.

  3. The Chubby Chernobyl-Who doesn't like to fish the chubby.  This fly is a guide's favorite the world over and has a cult like following and we are part of the tribe.  It is such a great fly for it's float ability in rough waters and can be tied to imitate just about any type of large terrestrial.  It floats like a cork, will float a large weighted nymph and is very easy to see.  

 

We hope that you have enjoyed reading about some of our top dry flies here in Chile and invite you to try one of these patterns out the next time you are on stream.  These flies are tried and true and I guarantee will put a smile on your face while on your next journey to Patagonia, Chile.

You can contact us at anytime at anytime at www.patagoniatroutadventues.com to talk about organizing your next dream trip to Patagonia, Chile.

Till then, Catch N Release 4 Peace

 

German Brown Trout On The Release in Patagonia. Catch N Release 4 Peace

Brown Trout.  They are the pinnacle of trout fishing and they are our favorite fish to target in the river.  Of course we love all of our hard fighting trout but the brownie is the one that haunts our dreams at night and are always in search of the one.  The best way to get one of these giants takes time.  The pursuit of such a species is an absolute addiction and we have got it really bad.  

Thankfully here in Patagonia we have an overabundance of above average size brown trout.  They are true predators here in Southern Chile and are at the top of the food chain.  Thankfully we do not have any large birds of prey like our rivers in Montana and what that means for our anglers is that these fish will expose themselves in the shallowest of water.

 They do not have to hold in deep slots during the day as they have no other predators to contend with from upstairs which gives them the confidence to attack a stripped streamer or mouse fly on the surface in the brightest conditions.  This is one of the things that makes fishing in Patagonia, Chile so special and is one that we do not take for granted.  We simply capitalize on the opportunity and consistently bring fish in over 24" on a daily basis.  Not to say that every fish that you catch in Patagonia is over 6 pounds but your opportunities at such a fish are given to you multiple times throughout a day of fishing in Chilean Patagonia.

 Hopefully you don't wet the bed when the big one decides to crush your fly.  Remember, strip set and then lift.  No trout sets here Larry, or you have to listen to your fellow buddies give you shit all day about that crappy hook set and the one that got away.

We are going to give you 3 tips on improving your catch rate for donkey size brown trout.

  1. Strip Set, Strip Set, Strip Set!!  Enough Said.
  2. Don't Stop Stripping!  Keep pulling all the way to the boat and figure 8 his ass if you run out of line!
  3. Put the wood to em and don't let him break you off in the logs.  We would rather see you die trying rather than letting that fish of a lifetime school you in the structure.

We hope these tips on fighting trophy brown trout help you land the fish of a lifetime, and always, Catch N Release 4 Peace.  Because that brown trout does matter and we want to see those genes carried on to the next generation of a predator.

Also, check us out at www.patagoniatroutadventures.com to learn more about fly fishing Patagonia, Chile this 2017 season.

Until then thanks for following along.

Chilean Patagonia Rainbows Being Released Daily. Catch N Release 4 Peace

Chilean Rainbows are some of the hardest fighting fish that we have ever had the pleasure of doing battle with.  They are a work of art and each and every specimen is unique.  These fish are a testament to what cold, clean water fisheries can produce.

Our vision to protect these wonderful fish is very simple.  Educate the masses, lead by example, and smile as that Rainbow swims to live another day.  With each and every person that we can inspire that, is one more fish that will spawn and make more of these fantastic Chilean Rainbows.  

If catching fat trout on dry flies in the Andean Summers is what you dream about, then spreading the word is your duty as an angler.  Share, Inspire, and I promise others will follow in your footsteps.  It is a wonderful feeling to show someone how Catch N Release fishing will only enhance their experience on stream and the good karma that you produce for yourself is also worth it's weight in gold.  It's funny how many more big fish you will find in your nets just from being an honest, conservation minded angler.  Catch N Release 4 Peace and watch your basket fill up with monsters of the stream.

Thanks for following along on our journey to educate the fishing community about Catch N Release 4 Peace.  We hope that you find inspiration in our writings and share with at least one angler on stream the positive effects of letting em go.

Until next time, keep on releasing and we will keep on preaching.

Check out our website at www.patagoniatroutadventures.com for information on fly fishing Patagonia, Chile.

Sending One Back Home To Patagonia. Catch N Release 4 Peace

Sending another beautiful Rainbow Trout back home in Patagonia makes us so thankful for the fisheries that we have at our fingertips here in Chile.  They are some of the most consistent and abundant dry fly fisheries left on our planet and sharing them with you is our dream come true.  

We are in the business of promoting cold clean water and introducing others to the life changing sport of catch and release fly fishing.  These core values are at the heart of Patagonia Trout Adventures and are what drives us into the future.

In fact with out cold clean water and pristine fisheries there is no future. That is why we believe so much in educating our youth and promoting Catch N Release 4 Peace.

We are on the band wagon and would love for you to hop on too!!

Here are 3 Things That Cold, Clean, Water can do for your soul

  1. Rejuvenate.  Let that cold clean water run underneath those feet.
  2. Inspire.  With out cold clean water we would not have the epic travel experiences that entail on chasing down big trout in clear water.
  3. Educate.  Cold, Clean, Water helps us pass on the fire to our youth.  Our future generations depend on it.  Protect and Conserve and fill your soul with happiness.

We love sharing our thoughts on catch and release and really hope that your soul is enriched by wading in cold, clean, water.  It is a true privilege and one that should never be taken for granted.  With out enforcement and education the rivers are at the mercy of man.  And we all know what that is all about.  So please pass this on to a friend or tell someone about Catch N Release 4 Peace and you just might inspire someone else to join the tribe.

Thanks for following along.  Visit us at www.patagoniatroutadventures.com to learn more about fly fishing in cold clean water in Patagonia, Chile.

Patagonia Rainbow Trout Tail Slapper. Catch N Release For Peace

Chilean Patagonia Rainbow Trout are some of the strongest and most acrobatic fish that we have ever seen in our travels.  They love to hunt Dragonflies.  Literally.  They are addicted to the candy like a kid at a candy store.  They love the groceries that are available to them on a daily basis.  They put shit eating grins on our clients faces and never seem to let up.  

At Patagonia Trout Adventures we believe and preach on the pulpit about catch and release because it matters!  We conserve, preserve, and educate by leading by example.  You would too if you saw a Rainbow Trout hunt and track down your dry fly and literally jump three feet out of the water after hooked.  It truly is jaw dropping and we always carry Depends Adult diapers for our clients in the boat that always seem to shit there pants after that first experience with a wild Patagonian Rainbow Trout.  We embrace the moment and high fives and baby wipes are the norm.

Here are 3 Reasons Why Catch N Release Creates More Peace

1.  Because your grandchildren will smile when they have Trophy Trout to catch.

2. Because you won't have to hear those stories about how the fishing used to be.  

3. You will have a great excuse to call in sick for work because you have to go for your therapy 

     session in Patagonia.  Creating Peace for Catch N Release.

 

We really enjoying sharing the concept with our tribe and are on the constant attack of why catch n release is the only way to go.  Go with the flow and your fly fishing days will be forever blessed on the water.  

Sharing is caring and the more we talk about it and spread the word the more that get's heard.  

Till then folks thanks for following along and always remember Catch N Release for Peace.

Check out our website at www.patagoniatroutadventures.com for more information on how to make your Patagonia fly fishing dreams come true.

Patagonia Brown Trout Make Us Smile

We love brown trout at Patagonia Trout Adventures.  They make us smile for many reasons.  Here are 5 reasons why we love to chase them.

1.  They are the Boss of the River

2.  They are like the trash man.  Cleaning up the neighborhood on a daily basis

3.  They are on night patrol and never let anyone sleep soundly

4.  They are true hunters.  Just like my Montana Brothers

5.  They smell fear and attack it with a vengence

 

These are qualities of a true predator, whether it be fly fishing, life, or business.  We love there approach to life and we follow in there foot steps.  Thanks Mr. Brown Trout for the education.

 

For more information on how to chase the boss in Patagonia contact us at Patagonia Trout Adventures to set up your 2017 fly fishing expedition.

Patagonia, Chile Sustainability and Awareness For Our Rivers

The season in Patagonia, Chile has begun!!!  We are so excited to show our guests this season what Patagonia fly fishing is all about and are chomping at the bit on the arrival of our first guests of the season. 

Some of our most important goals this season is not only to show our guests the best fly fishing but also to bring awareness to the sustainability of one of the last great dry fly fisheries in the world.

Patagonia, Chile in the last few seasons has seen an increase in water born diseases being spread by traveling international fly fishermen and we want to be the first to say that this is a serious problem and we want to stop this dead in it's tracks.  We do not like to sugar coat or pretend like it isn't there.  Some other fly fishing operators in Patagonia, Chile choose to turn there head and look the other way in order to not lose profit margins.  We at P.T.A. are not those individuals.  We believe in cold, clean water and wish to bring awareness to this issue.

As a fly fisherman we as individuals have taken on a special code or for a better description a stewardship for our rivers.  A gate keeper if you will.  It is our responsibility to share information about how we can protect and prevent our cold water fisheries and how we can prevent the spread of water born diseases.  

One of the most important things that we can do as travelling anglers is to effectively clean and wash our wading gear before we ever leave our home country.  I will describe one of the most efficient and effective ways that we can clean our gear in the next few paragraphs and we encourage you to follow these simple steps in order to preserve our fisheries that we all cherish so dearly.  

We want to also show you the most effective ways to clean your gear with the most organic and natural solutions in order to not contaminate our water ways with more chemical based compounds such as bleach or any other type of harmful solutions.  In the end all of the solutions go back in to our water sources and totally negate everything we are standing up for in our sustainability and awareness of clean water.

Here is our favorite organic recipe for cleaning and disinfecting your gear.  

Salt by far is the most effective and natural way to clean all of your wading gear and we firmly believe in this recipe.  Do not use bleach, 409, or any other type of chemically produced products to clean your wading gear.  They are just as harmful to our environment and you might as well be dumping chemicals into your favorite river.  Use your natural resources.  Mother Nature thanks you!  Keep it Clean folks.

Salt               5% Solution

2 cups per 2.5 gallon water OR 1 pound per 5 gallons of water

Greater than 1 Hour for felt non-metallic items

Drying  greater than 48 hours for all gear

5% Salt Solution Felt soled boots will have to soak at least 1 Hour or more. 2 cups of salt per 2.5 gallons water OR 1 pound of salt for 5 gallons of water will be used.

All gear must be rinsed with warm tap water after soaking.

Rock salt, water softener salt, or regular salt are all great choices to use in this organic cleaning solution.  

 

We hope that you will consider this type of cleaning system for any river system that you travel to and we at Patagonia Trout Adventures have a strict policy on the inspection and decontamination of our guests wading boots.  

At the lodge we have a complete washing station complete with all the necessary items to decontaminate any and all types of fly fishing gear to be used while in Patagonia.  We strongly urge you to do this before coming down but if you do not have the time we will gladly assist you with this process.

We thank you for reading about our concepts and beliefs on sustaining our cold clean waters of the Patagonia.  Until next time, keep it clean.

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 Productive Streamers For Fly Fishing Patagonia, Chile

4 Productive Streamers For Fly Fishing Patagonia, Chile

We love fly fishing streamers.  Drifting down a beautiful Chilean Patagonia river, pounding the banks with double articulated flashy and dancing bait fish imitations while watching territorial brown and rainbow trout smash down the goods is something every angler should experience at least once in their lifetime.  Today we are going to list four of our favorite streamer patterns for fly fishing Patagonia, Chile and hope that you use some of these patterns for your next streamer assault.  

 

Silvey's Sculpin

We really like the look and swim of this particular sculpin pattern and have enjoyed it's mesmerizing powers it displays on predatory trout.  Large predatory fish will chase this pattern down with reckless abandon and leave you smiling like a kid in a candy store.  

Galloup's Sex Dungeon

The sex dungeon has been a very productive pattern for us in Patagonia over the years and we have found many fish over the magic mark with this fly hanging out of their mouths.  We fish this fly from the bow of a boat pounding the banks and casting to every little nook and cranny that we can cast to.  

 
 

Swimming Jimmy

We really like the way that the swimming jimmy moves in the water and it's zig zag type swim when pulling the fly across the seam.   This fly is very lightweight and a breeze to throw which we think is one of it's best qualities when fishing for extended periods of time on the water.  Give it a go!

Rainbow Deceiver

The double rainbow deceiver is a deadly fly pattern for large predatory fish on our rivers in Patagonia and is one that should be in your fly box if you are serious about big fish.  We fish this fly tight to the bank and have the hunter's mentality of quality over quantity.  If the stars align and you are in the right place at the right time with this fly good things happen.

 

We hope that you have enjoyed reading about some of our favorite streamers for hunting big brown trout in Patagonia, Chile.  You can also check out our social media outlets to learn more about how to go a guided fly fish trip to Patagonia, Chile.

3 Beetle Patterns For Dry Fly Fishing Patagonia, Chile

3 Beetle Patterns For Dry Fly Fishing Patagonia, Chile

 

One of our favorite tactics in Patagonia, Chile is to employ the dry fly.  It is without a doubt our favorite way of catching a trout and is at the heart and soul of our sport.  We fly fish a lot of different types of foam terrestrial patterns in all shapes, sizes, and colors and there are times when going with a smaller less obtrusive pattern can be the answer for success when casting over big wary trout in sight fishing scenarios.  We are going to share with you three smaller beetle patterns that we really like and hope that you can use these patterns for fooling some of your local residents.

 

The Longhorn Beetle

 

The longhorn beetle is a great foam beetle pattern that floats like a cork, is easy to see, and is a fish catching machine.  We like to throw this fly when fish are keyed in to smaller beetles and we generally will see this type of activity on our lakes and river back eddy's in Patagonia.  This fly will fool most any fish keyed into terrestrial beetles and will surely win it's way into your fly box.

 

The Fire Beetle

Oh how we love the fire beetle.  We fish this fly in sizes 12-18 and is a proven beetle pattern for fly fishing Patagonia, Chile.  We find this fly very useful for the fact that it floats very well in heavy hydraulic back eddy's and has a high vis yellow post that makes it easy to find on the water.  The small rubber legs and red ice dubbing make the fly really pop and the fish agree also.  So give the fire beetle a go the next time you find yourself fishing a terrestrial hatch.

 

Jake's Gulp Beetle

Jake's Gulp Beetle is a great beetle pattern and one we reach for often when fishing smaller terrestrial beetle hatches in Chile.  This pattern is very simple but the things we like about it are the profile, the irresistible rubberlegs, and that it rides half in and half out of the water.  It is a very natural looking pattern in the water and fools all but the wariest of trout.  

 

We hope you have enjoyed reading about some of the flies that find our anglers with bent rods and big smiles while fly fishing with Patagonia Trout Adventures in Patagonia, Chile and hope that one of these patterns finds a home in your fly box too.  You can also follow us on our Social Media outlets on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest to learn more about fly fishing Patagonia, Chile.  Thanks for reading.

 

 

 

 

3 Proven Mouse Patterns For Fly Fishing Patagonia Chile

3 Proven Mouse Patterns For Fly Fishing Patagonia Chile

One of our favorite tactics for targeting bigger brown and rainbow trout in Patagonia, Chile is by skating a mouse.  There is nothing that is more exciting than watching a big two foot brown come off the bank and inhale your mouse fly off of the surface.  This is one of the best takes in fly fishing and should be at the top of your list of things to accomplish.  Our favorite patterns are fly's that have three very important qualities.  Profile, Lot's of Foam, and sharp trout sized hooks.  We have put together three of our favorites and hope that you give them a go the next time you reach for a mouse pattern.

 

The Morrish Mouse

 
 

The Morrish Mouse is undoubtedly one of the all time top producing mouse fly's in the world.  This fly was invented by Ken Morrish from the Pacific Northwest in the U.S.A.  and has been terrorizing large trout every since it hit the fly bins.  We really like this fly for it's natural looking profile but the overall maximum floatability and the minimal maintenance on the water are the reasons that we think that you will really like this fly.  

 

Mr. Hankey Mouse

 

Oh Mr. Hankey.  How we love thee.  You always float.  Zero maintenance. You chug like a college beer drinking champion and you always seem to catch big fish.  This fly was invented by Jeff Hickman on the  Kanektok River in Alaska and has proven it's fish catching ability the world over.  You will quickly fall in love with this pattern and will prove it's worthiness in your lineup.

 

The Darth Skater Mouse

 

The Darth Skater is a another great pattern from the vise of fellow friend and pioneer Bill Marts who developed this fly for fishing in Alaska for big surface feeding rainbows.  I was with Bill on his first initial trials of the fly in Alaska and the fish responded with reckless abandon to his patterns and from that day forward they have become a staple in our fly box.  The creativity and thought that went into this mouse tube fly is ingenious.  

We hope that you have enjoyed reading about our favorite mouse flies for fly fishing Patagonia, Chile.  You can also follow us on our social media outlets on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest for more information on fly fishing Patagonia, Chile.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 Great Trout Nymphs For Fishing Patagonia, Chile

5 Great Trout Nymphs For Fishing Patagonia, Chile

 

We fish a variety of nymphs at Patagonia Trout Adventures when the moment presents itself and we are fully armed with an assortment of bead head and non bead head nymphs at all times.  We fish these flies under a dry fly on most occasions in Chile but we also will fish these flies deep with split shot and an indicator for really getting down deep in the strike zone.  We are going to share 5 trout nymphs that have been productive for us and hope that these flies will find you tight to a few as well.

 

The Bead Head Prince Size 12-14

The prince nymph is a great fly and is one of our top producing flies year in and year out.  The prince nymph is a creation by Doug Prince and he came up with this great fly in the 1930's.  This fly has been producing trout and filling up smiling anglers nets for years and will continue to do so with it's mesmerizing powers.  We feel that this fly best imitates smaller stonefly nymphs in Patagonia.  Use this fly on smaller rivers or behind a big streamer in a lake or lagoon and reap the rewards.

 

Gold Bead Copper John, Size 14-18

 

 

The copper john is a fish catching machine in Chile and is always a fly that we have in the arsenal.  This fly comes in an array of colors and I am convinced that all of them work.  Their realistic mayfly profile is undeniable and the trout love to eat this tiny trout snack throughout the year in Patagonia.  We personally like to fish green, black, red, copper, blue, chartreuse, yellow, pink, purple, and any other color combination that you can come up with.  That is how much we believe in the fly.  

 

The Montana Prince Nymph, Size 12-14

 

This is a steady producer for us throughout the season and is just a tricked out version of a prince nymph with double wire, two tone rubber legs, peacock herl, and black biots what's not to like about this fly.  We like fishing this fly during the heat of the summer and into the fall as it steadily produces results and has accounted for it's fair share of large trout.

 

 Jig CDC Soft Hackle Flash Back Pheasant Tail, Size 12-14

This is a great all around mayfly attractor fly that has been very productive for us and we really like the added fish catching mojo of the jigged hook, tungsten bead, and cdc soft hackle feather.  It is a great twist on an already proven pattern and is another one of our favorites at Patagonia Trout Adventures.

 

The Brassie, Size 16-22

The brassie works very well on very selective and larger fish in Patagonia.  We like this fly for it's simplicity but also for it's ability to sink below the surface film quickly because of the heavy wire body.  We fish this fly during intense midge hatches on rives, lakes, and lagoons and has proven it's worthiness in the fly box more times than I can count.

 

We hope you have learned a few new patterns and can rotate a few of these patterns into your fly box.  You can also follow us on Facebook or follow us on Instagram for more tips and tricks on fly fishing Patagonia, Chile with Patagonia Trout Adventures.  Thanks for reading.

3 Sinking Lines That Will Improve Your Odds In Patagonia

3 Sinking Lines That Will Improve Your Odds Fly Fishing In Patagonia

We fish a lot of sinking lines in Patagonia, Chile whether drifting from a boat and pounding the banks or working the bays and reed lines of a secret laguna, it is a great way to find some large Patagonian trout.  Today we are going to show you three of our favorite sinking lines that we like to bring with us when we go out for a day on the water.

 

RIO INTOUCH 15' TYPE 6 SINK TIP LINE

This is one of our favorite fly lines from Rio fishing products that we really like to use while fishing from a boat and hammering the banks and log structure that is so awesome and fun to fish in Chile.  This line is just perfect for presenting the fly quickly and into the strike zone while also not having to long of a belly in the front taper, which causes tons of hangups and lost flies to the downed logs and structure that lines the river banks.  The shorter tip allows you to strip the fly over the logs by simply raising your rod tip and then dropping it back down allowing the fly to sink and then stripping it back to the boat.

 

 

Rio Density Compensated Sink Tip, 24 ft. 300 grains

 

 

We really like this line from Rio and we like to fish this line mostly on lakes and lagoons while fly fishing in Patagonia, Chile.  It has a really nice long 24 foot belly that really gets down in the strike zone and keeps it there which is so critical in lake fishing.  Keeping the fly in the strike zone is exactly what this line will do for you which equals more fish in the boat.  It takes some practice to throw this line as the front 24 feet of the taper is a bit of a workout after a few hours of slinging streamers like a mad man.

 

Jim Teeney Series Teeney T-200

 

We  really like the versatility of this line from Jim Teeney and is one of our most versatile sinking lines that we have in our bag of tricks.  This line works very well for river or lake situations and has a very nice taper that is very easy to cast and is a hallmark design of the Teeney series of fly lines.  We like the 200 grain series lines for their ease of casting and their versatility.  

 

We hope you have learned some new tricks on how to increase your odds with these three sinking lines and hope that you can put a few fish in your net because of it.  You can also follow us at our Social Media outlets on Facebook and Instagram for more information on fly fishing Patagonia, Chile. 

Four Stonefly Nymphs For Fishing Patagonia, Chile

Four Stone Fly Nymphs For Fishing Patagonia, Chile

There are tons of stone fly nymphs in the rivers of Patagonia and having a fly box stuffed full of these trout snacks is something that you should consider mandatory in your arsenal while on a trip with Patagonia Trout Adventures.  We love to fish with nymphs and one of our favorite tactics while on the river is to throw a big foam dry fly and hang a big juicy stone fly nymph off the bend of the hook at about twenty inches.  We are going to list today four of our favorite tried and true stone fly patterns that have been responsible for countless fish over the 20" inch mark.  Check'em out.  We think that you will agree.

 

Pat's Rubberleg Stonefly

 The Pat's Rubber Legs is a great stonefly nymph pattern that simply puts a lot of fish in the boat.  Fish this fly under a dry fly or an indicator as a nymph or behind a streamer when fishing from a boat and reap the rewards. The Super Floss legs flex pulse in the current adding life to the fly, and the plus side is that you can change the chenille color to match any shade of stonefly. Black, brown and coffee are all solid choices when fly fishing in Patagonia, Chile.

 

 

The Double Bead Twenty Incher Stonefly

 

The Double Bead 20 Incher Stone is a great fly for Patagonia and sinks like a bomb once hitting the water thus getting you down in the strike zone quickly.  We like fishing this pattern under a dry fly or behind a streamer when fishing from a boat.   The effectiveness of this fly is undeniable and you will want to make sure you are loaded with a handful of  twenty inchers loaded in your fly box.

 

 

Delektable Mega Prince Stonefly

 

The Mega Prince is one of our favorite stonefly nymphs and performs extremely well in a dry/dropper combination and has been one of our go to patterns for many years in Patagonia.  It is heavily weighted, realistic, and is a fish catching machine.  The creator of the fly is Dan Delekta over on the Madison River and this pattern has been proven throughout the west and Patagonia and continues to be a top fly for many top pro fly fishing guides.

 

 

Gold Bead Rubber Leg Bitch Creek Stonefly

 

The Bitch Creek stone fly has been around for a long time and their is a reason.  Most people have forgotten about it's mesmerizing powers that it seems to cast upon trout.  It has many things that add to it's effectiveness but we think the white rubber legs and the realistic profile of the fly are it's key highlights.  We also love that it is heavily weighted, has a gold bead, and two different contrasting colors of orange and black chenille that give off a very natural look to the fly.

We hope that you have found a few new secret stone fly patterns to add to your fly box and that you can find a few extra trout in your hands because of it.  You can also follow us on our Social Media outlets on Facebook and Instagram for more tips and tricks on fly fishing Patagonia, Chile.

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5 Top Dry Flies For Fly Fishing Patagonia, Chile

5 Top Dry Flies For Fly Fishing Patagonia, Chile

We are going to list five of our favorite dry flies for fly fishing Patagonia this summer.  These patterns are proven patterns and should be a staple in every Patagonia fly fishermans arsenal.

The Fat Albert

The Fat Albert comes from the vise of Brent Taylor of Kansas City, Kansas; used as the dry in a dry/dropper rig. From the looks and construction of this fly, I can tell you that thing floats like no tomorrow. There are about 9 millimeters worth of closed cell foam stacked on this fly, which makes for that magic proportion of a whole lot of foam and a little bit of hook. The overall profile of the Fat Albert could imitate a hopper, stonefly adult or cicada with equal aplomb. Try this fly with black and tan foam or even orange and black for a couple different combinations sure to catch the fishes eye. It seems that Mr. Taylor was also a guide in Chile for a time, which falls right into place with this flies general characteristic of an enormous terrestrial.  

 

The Gypsy King

Created by Patagonia River Guides owner, operator, and guide, Rance Rathie, this fly is constructed of foam, elk hair, peacock, and rubber legs that bounce and move with the most subtle movement. It is deadly in multiple different angling situations in Patagonia. It floats like a cork and can hold up even the heaviest tungsten-bead dropper plunging to the depths. Not too flashy and not too drab, the Gypsy King grabs the attention of trout in large rivers and lakes but doesn’t spook those in smaller and more intimate environments.

 

The Chubby Chernobyl

The Chubby Chernobyl comes from Idylwilde Flies out of Portland, Oregon. The Chubby is a take-off on the standard Chernobyl Ant, but with a much needed improvement; a big poly yarn wing that aids in flotation and visibility! This a great go to pattern in Patagonia and one that you can hang the biggest stonefly dropper in your box off of and it still will not sink.  Great visibility and a fish catching machine.

 

Parachute Rubberleg Chernobyl Ant

This fly was the winner of the 1995 Jackson Hole One Fly Contest. It was designed by Mark Forslund and Allan Woolley, guides on the Green River below Flaming Gorge, Utah. Originally designed as a Mormon Cricket imitation for cutthroats, it has been successful throughout the Patagonia region of Chile and Argentina. The high density foam gives the fly excellent flotation and the rubber legs give it life-like action. Use a twitching action to help make the legs move around. Many variations are possible with this pattern using various colors of foam, thus it is referred to as a "Mutant" ant and thus it's name,  Parachute Rubber Leg Chernobyl Ant. Best time to use this fly is from Late Summer to Fall from January until the end of April.

 

Amy's Ant 

Amy's Ant comes from the vise of the illustrious Jack Dennis and is named after his daughter. This fly is a foam laden, rubber-legged creepy crawly bug and has come on strong as a Guide's favorite in Patagonia, Chile lately.  We love the profile and high vis post that this fly has and makes it one of our go to patterns when we are fishing a single dry on the bank in Patagonia.

 

We love throwing dry flies and we hope that these patterns have given you some insight on what you should be throwing during the summer in Patagonia.  Also, check us out on our Social Media outlets on Facebook and Instagram and give us a like if you enjoy reading our content about fly fishing Patagonia, Chile.