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.