We just returned yesterday from our South America trip in Patagonia and I thought I’d post a few images from Chile. I hope to provide more information about each of our trip beginning next week. In addition, you’ll find a link below to a Zoom fly tying class I’ll be teaching on Thursday, February 1.
We continued our Patagonia fly fishing adventure by traveling to Puerto Natales in southern Chile to fish with Rumbo Patagon. It is their inagural season and we wanted to experience the Brown trout fishing there.
We arrived a couple days early and toured Torres del Paine National Park. The views were stunning as the weather gods smiled down upon us. The clouds arrived and lifted throughout the day to give us a peek at the mountains.
We were surrounded by spectacular scenery in the many rivers and one lake we fished.
Fly Fishing on the Rio Baguales.
With the exception of the lake, all the water was located on private estancias. Here is an example of the roads less traveled.
My first fish in Chile.
A rare double.
A healthy Brown trout.
Long, but skinny Brown in the 22 inch range.
And another skinny one…
But we caught many nice fish ranging from 8 to 24 inches.
Patagonia is known for wind and it didn’t disappoint us. Not every day was over-the-top wind, but there were times…
I’ll be teaching two flies for this week’s Central Oregon Fly Tyer’s Guild on Thursday, February 1 (5 pm PST).
In case you missed the Zoom session, here is a link to my class on YouTube:
Lastly, I’ll be teaching a fly tying class at the NW Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Expo in Albany, OR on Saturday, March 9 from 1:30 – 3:00 pm entitled Effective Golden Stonefly Patterns. If interested, click the link.