Chile pictures that would best represent the fishing in this country can
best be described by the picture below.
Dr. Luedke (in picture holding a trout) and his wife
Jenny fished the Rio Yelcho in Chile and before
the trip was over (ten days of fishing) Don and Jenny wanted to plan for another
trip back to Rio Yelcho. They both love to fish and had gone to other countries
trout fishing, but something they experienced in Patagonia brought them back time
and time again. On another trip Don and Jenny brought their son who is also a
doctor and his wife.
They fished all the three areas that Patagonia Adventures
Park and Rio
Puelo (Alto Puelo Lodge). Don is since retired
and spends a lot of time fishing his home state, but every
couple of years Dr. Luedke plans a trip to fish for big
trout in some exotic waters. We are looking forward to having
the Luedke family as guests again
The fish Don is holding was caught with a dry pattern imitating the adult
dragonfly at Lionís Bay on the Yelcho Lake near Chaiten, Chile. Lion's
Bay is one of the area's that we discovered ten years ago that is filled with
large rainbow trout. It was known by the Chile locals but no clear cut fly pattern
was being used to catch these large tailed fish that made great jumps (up to four
feet ) to catch a big dragonfly. I fished it for the first time and was amazed
at all jumping fish I saw and thought it was going to be easy.
trying many different fly patterns and hours of frustration I stopped and began
to observe the behavior of the trout. I soon discovered that the fish were hunting
the dragons. They would actually follow the slow hovering shadowy movements of
the adult dragonfly. The large trout would wait for the precise moment and make
the jump towards the dragonfly. Most of the time the hovering dragonfly would
be caught by the fish. When we realized that the trout were actually taking
with success these big flies we knew that they were not going to be after anything
other than the big adult dragonfly.
We went back to the lodge and started tying big flies that would cast a shadow
of a adult dragonfly. We also found out that due to the very still water near
the grass beds of the lake, you had to lay the imitation dragonfly on the water
and not move it. It took some time, but always the big fish would show.
They are powerful trout and take out backing on your reel as Don and Jenny can
If you are looking for great pictures of a fly fishing vacation
and would like to challenge the brown and rainbow trout
at Yelcho Lake in Chile contact us for further information.