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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!!

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!

 

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.

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.

3 Top Beetle Patterns For Fly Fishing Patagonia

3 Top Beetle Patterns For Fly Fishing Patagonia

 

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 Top Mouse Patterns For Fly Fishing Patagonia Chile

3 Top 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Sinking Lines For Fly Fishing Patagonia

3 Sinking Lines For Fly Fishing 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. 

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.