and Brown Trout Fishing Flies|
Buckhorn or Big Horn Special as some call it is a
fly that is a very good attractor. The combination of the
brown and yellow feathers does an excellent job in bringing
on big brown and rainbow trout in Chile and Argentina. I
tend to use this fly pattern when things get tough and there
seems to be nothing happening with other flies. It works
best on overcast or rainy days. The colors and the way it
swims must excite the trout.
Fishing for Trout
I first saw this fly in Patagonia being used by Gene White
who did allot of fishing on the Big Horn and must of used
it there and therefore called it by that name. Later others
came to Patagonia with this fly some calling it the Buckhorn,
but basically it is the same fly.
The body might change somewhat from copper tinsel or a wormy looking plastic rap,
but the distinct four saddle hackle feathers of brown and yellow tied on a number
2 extra long hook is what makes it outstanding.
It can be cast with a sinking line and stripped and that
is probably the most effective although a swing across a
river current could be deadly. We use this a lot around
lake edges and lake drop offs were the trout hang out and
are waiting for prey. I highly recommend the buckhorn for
trout fishing in the Andes Mountains of Patagonia.