Chile Fly Fishing

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.  


25+ YEARS OF COMBINED GUIDING EXPERIENCE, SAFETY IS OUR #1 PRIORITY, 100% CUSTOMER SATISFACTION GUARANTEED!

5 REASONS TO FLY FISH PATAGONIA WITH US!

  • WE HAVE THE MOST DIVERSE AND VARIED FLY FISHING PROGRAMS IN THE REGION

  • WE HAVE TOP PROFESSIONAL GUIDES THAT WORK WITH A DAWN TO DARK WORK ETHIC

  • A TRAINED PROFESSIONAL CHILEAN CHEF FROM INACAP (CULINARY ARTS INSTITUE OF CHILE) THAT PREPARES AUTHENTIC, REGIONALLY SOURCED DELICIOUS MEALS WITH A FOCUS ON ORGANIC LOCALLY SOURCED PRODUCTS

  •  WARM, CASUAL, AND COMFORTABLE UPSCALE ACCOMMODATIONS

  • STATE OF THE ART EQUIPMENT INCLUDING STATE OF THE ART 4X4 TRUCKS, RAFTS AND CATARAFTS FROM AIRE BOATS, OUTCAST BOATS, AND NRS WHITEWATER FRAMES

READ MORE ABOUT OUR EXPERIENCE AND SAFETY!

1.  Experience.  

 

(25+ YEARS OF COMBINED PROFESSIONAL GUIDING EXPERIENCE) OUR TEAM HAS BEEN RUNNING SAFE PROFESSIONAL GUIDED FLY FISHING TRIPS IN CHILE, MONTANA, ALASKA, AND CALIFORNIA FOR OVER 2 DECADES.

WE HAVE WORKED WITH SOME OF THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS INTERNATIONAL AND REGIONAL OUTFITTERS IN THE COUNTRY INCLUDING THE FLY SHOP IN REDDING, CALIFORNIA, WESTERN ALASKA SPORT FISHING ON THE UPPER NUSHAGAK RIVER IN ALASKA, PATAGONIAN BASE CAMP IN SOUTHERN CHILE, AND WILD TROUT OUTFITTERS IN BIG SKY, MONTANA.

2.  Safety.  

WE HAVE AN IMPECCABLE TRACK RECORD.  SAFETY IS OUR FIRST PRIORITY ON ALL OF OUR GUIDED FLY FISHING TRIPS AND WE HAVE SAFELY GUIDED ALL OF OUR GUESTS FOR OVER 10+ YEARS IN THE WILD RIVERS 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 Fly Fishing Patagonia

5 Top Dry Flies For Fly Fishing 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 Fly Fishing Patagonia

3 Top Streamers For Fly Fishing Patagonia 

 

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!