What to bring

Patagon Journal - - FLY FISHING -

When it comes to the gear, keep the weather and size of the fish in mind. Gen­er­ally, 9,6 - 10' # 6- 8 fly rods that are ca­pa­ble of han­dling winds, but if you're lucky enough to ex­pe­ri­ence calm days, don't rob your­self of the op­por­tu­nity to fish a 9' # 4/ 5. The fly reels should have sta­ble, low-in­er­tia brake sys­tems, and they should be able to pack a WF- fly line and 100- 150 me­ters of back­ing. You'll mostly be us­ing float­ing lines, but in­ter­me­di­ate lines are great when fish­ing stream­ers or nymphs in heavy seas.

The flies that are typ­i­cally used at Juras­sic Lake are a mix of olive, white, grey, and black stream­ers, and nymphs and scud im­i­ta­tions in sim­i­lar col­ors – prefer­ably with lively rub­ber legs. The best dry flies are big and buoy­ant. Ch­er­nobyl Ants and sim­i­lar foam-dry flies with rub­ber legs and big, white wings of deer hair work im­pec­ca­bly. The com­mon de­nom­i­na­tor for all of the flies is that they need to be tied on X- strong hooks. Oth­er­wise, they will get straight­ened out by the big­ger fish in the lake.

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