Salmon Fishing Flies for Argentina/Chile
The Svorsk Fly is a version of the classical "Sunray Shadow " - a pattern
that made long-tailed surface tubes popular and famous. In Sweden these patterns
were initially used mainly for big sea trout, then later, the fly also proved
to be lethal to Salmo Salar (Atlantic salmon).
The silhouette of the fly against
the sky and the white plastic tube against a long dark
wing makes a good
contrast from underneath. The flies are very effective
for Atlantic salmon in deep pools. The Svorsk comes in
sizes from "micro" up to two inches.
"Sneakers" - Tube Flies
There is a theory that the long-tail
tubes resemble the small male salmon called "sneakers".
These salmon never leave the river and compete with the
big ones during spawning. The big males try to get rid
of these competitors - including killing them. This is
supposed to be the reason why the long-tails of the fly
are attacked so ferociously. The salmon ferociousness,
attacking the long tail of the Svorsk fly, makes it very
exciting pattern to fish.
Casting across - and pulling in - is a good method with
the Svorsk fly. Casting up streams and taking the line
in real fast with two hands and the rod under your arm
(sometimes called "milking the cow"), also works
at times. Even if the salars just try to scare the long-tail
of the fly, and don't really go for it, you will get an
good indication that fish are in the pool.
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salmon fisherman and you would like to fly fish these
beautiful fish in the rivers of Patagonia please contact
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