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My favorite flies for Patagonia

Working as a fishing guide for many years in Chilean Patagonia, I have had experience with literally hundreds of fly patterns

My Dear Yelcho River

Two weeks ago, I returned to my favorite region, the Yelcho River and lake basin. This is an extraordinary

Not too far away

For most fishermen, there exists the idea that to fish for big trout you have to travel far. Most fishermen believe you need to seek out remote places very inaccessible, where only a lucky few can ever hope to arrive.

Day Trip to Petrohue River PDF Print E-mail

Specially interesting is the day trip to the Petrohue river, this is one of the jewels of the Lake District area, it is just in the door of the Northern Patagonia, surrounded by the famous Vicente Perez Rosales National Park and the Llanquihue National Forest Reservation, and even the journey ends almost on the east border of the Alerce Andino National Park. This river offers excellent trout fishing in the beginning of the season until December. 

Andrew the fly fisherman in the picture, caught a lot of trout, similar proportion of Rainbow and Brown trout. He was quite surprised to see the whole area was for him, they were alone for almost all the 15 kilometers the boat went through during the day. This is a exclusive river with private access, therefore in spite of to be not far away, has similar attributes of any remote river.

That was a great day, we included, snacks, lunch on shore with a lot of beverages, an excellent bottle of Chilean wine, and something that is the most important thing, an experienced guide was the companion for Andrew the whole day. They float the river in one of our comfortable and specialized McKenzie boats, I remember we picked him up at the hotel in Puerto Varas at 8:00 AM that day. At about 9:00 AM he was casting from de boat. In the mornings most of the time fishing is using streamers, and after midday is possible to try some dry flies, to make some sight fishing in some good spots.

Some good fish gone and most of them were on the net.... he demonstrated to be very good fly fisher, considering he comes from a country where there are not to much trout fishing, anyway the guide made best efforts to put the boat on the correct spots to allows him catch more fish. Finally the day was a complete, fishing thrills, great lunch, excellent wine and company.

You can live this experience, request further information about our day trips we offer at the beginning of the seaon in Lake District of Chile. Prior the trip we inform to our customers about prices, fishing destinations, rivers, species, stuff and fishing equipment to bring (pre-trip paper).