Salmon Fishing Flies for Argentina/Chile
The flies pictured above are the fly patterns that Patagonia
Adventures generally uses when fly fishing for (Salmo
Salar) Atlantic Salmon. 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, weather and behavioral patterns of the Atlantic
Salmon Flies for Patagonia
There are 5 fly patterns that normally works for Atlantic
Salmon. They include the General Practitioner (GP),
Black Francis, Svava, and Green Highlander. Listed below
are summaries of some of the favorites that are used
at the Dos Rios Salmon Fish Camp. Click on the title
for more information and larger picture.
Practitioner (GP) - Very effective in
high-water conditions and most efficient when fished
slowly. Always carry 3 to 4 different sizes of this
pattern in your fly box.
Francis.- Funny looking yet an extremely
lethal fly, this pattern comes in many colors including
the black version. The Red Francis is probably the most
Tube-flies has become very popular during the last decades
fishing for salmon, Today it is probably accepted as
the maybe most "all-round" type of Atlantic
- The Svorsk is a classic version of the "Sunray
Shadow ". Exciting to fish with and a good indicator
if salmon are held up in the pool.
Highlander - This pattern is standard
in about 90% of all fly boxes in Norway, Scotland and
Ireland, so it also should be, when fishing for Atlantic
Salmon in Patagonia, Argentina/Chile.
Many to Bring
On your salmon fishing trip and
depending on what area of Argentina and Chile you will
be fly fishing, you should carry with you a number of
these flies (with different sizes). To determine this,
contact Kent or Eric by email
or call him at 011 54 2944 492513. He 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.
At Patagonia Adventures we will also advise you on what
other fishing tackle you will need for your trip.
If you have a salmon fly 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.
Patagonia Adventures would like to thank Jorgen Stenberg
of Sweden for submittinginformation about the different
Atlantic salmon flies. His knowledge and experience in Atlantic
salmon fly fishing has brought Patagonia Adventures as well
as future fly fishermen a better understanding and an appreciation
of this beautiful fish. We thank Jorgen for teaching us
some of the many mysteries of this fish that inhabit and
travel the rivers of Argentina and Chile.