Mouse Fly

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 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!


3 Top Dry Fly's For Fly Fishing Patagonia

3 Top Dry Fly's For Fly Fishing Patagonia

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 to talk about organizing your next dream trip to Patagonia, Chile.

Till then, Catch N Release 4 Peace


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.