and Brown Trout Fishing Flies|
patterns for trout fishing pictured above are the flies that Patagonia Adventures
generally use in Argentina and Chile. Of course there are a lot more, but these
seem to be the favorites and the most productive. Some will be used exclusively
in certain areas and waters.
Other patterns can be a back up or substitute for changeable
water and weather as well as the eating habits of the
brown and rainbow trout.
Patterns - Trout Flies
The presentation is very important with this fly. It is
best if the water is still or even better with a bit of
Special - The
of the brown and yellow feathers does an excellent job
in bringing on big brown and rainbow trout in Chile and
Fly - Size 10-18 in the dark elk hairstyle
would be a must. Some light colors also would be good
to have on hand such as the tan and rust.
Ant - Larger Chernobyl ants seem
to work better than smaller ones without regard to the
size of the fish.
Minnow - It can be fished with a
floating or sinking line and should be stripped fairly
fast as to imitate an escaping or wounded minnow.
- You can fish this the same way that you would a big
dragonfly, casting it along the reeds or close to grass
beds where the dragonflies land to rest or lay eggs.
Nymph - Looks
very similar to the stone fly nymph and are used in fast
moving water with good success here in Chile and Argentina.
Ear- does a good job imitating the fresh
water shrimp or scud that big trout forage for in a spring
Fly - Itís
easy to tie, itís large enough to see in the water, it
has great action,it can be tied and used either wet or
dry and trout love it.
X - An excellent attractor when tied correctly
- Important trout fishing fly during hatches
- The presentation of the
mouse must be done so as to resemble one that came to
the water's edge and accidentally fell in.
Adams - Use when fishing the whirlpools
of the large rivers.
- These flies are used to imitate the stonefly, but the
smaller versions can pass for the caddis.
- When your line is sinking and under the surface, the
fly can be stripped imitating a minnow.
Bugger - In Argentina and Chile we
like to use this pattern when casting to the edges of
Depending on what area of Argentina and Chile you will be
fly fishing, you should carry with you on the
trip between a half dozen to a dozen of each pattern. To determine
this, talk to your outfitter or guide who will be happy to
tell you what flies you will need and how many of each color
or size for the specific area you will be fishing in. At Patagonia
Adventures we can also advise you on other fishing tackle
for your trip.
If you have a pattern that you would like to try out,
bring them along. The waters down here are a good testing
ground for your new "patented" beta fly. All the
patterns shown are flies that anglers have brought to Patagonia
and used with success. You might have a new pattern that
works well and if it does we would like to show it to others.
Any questions you might have you can contact us in Argentina
by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.