Patagonia Stonefly Nymphs

5 Top Trout Nymphs For Fly Fishing Patagonia, Chile

5 Top Trout Nymphs For Fly 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.

4 Top Stonefly Nymphs For Fly Fishing Patagonia

4 Top Stone Fly Nymphs For Fly Fishing Patagonia

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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