Chilean       Part 2
Patagonia   The Fishing
Coyhaique
       (koy – high’ – kee)


      Region XI


Fly Fishing Capital
             of

  Chilean Patagonia
Coyhaique Information
 Coyhaique from:
       Idaho            –      7,500 mi.
       Santiago         –      1,025 mi...
Coyhaique Information
Elevation – 900 ft;
Population – 55,000;
 Airport – Coyhaique/Balmaceda (BBA);
    – 35 miles sou...
IDAHO 12,325 kms
The Fish
Trout in Patagonia
First trout were introduced in 1904;
  Brook trout, lake trout, landlocked salmon
  Roe came from Un...
Very few trout have
been planted in Chile
    since 1933.
75 Years Ago!
Browns - 75 % of Chile’s Trout
          (Trucha Farios)
Rainbows -   25 % of Chile’s Trout
        (Trucha Arcoiris)
The
Fishermen
The
Fishing Day
  (6 Steps)
Step 1, Talk to your outfitter each day
    about your fishing preferences for the
    next day…..
 Quantity or Quality (...
Some Optional Rivers
Rios……
  Simpson           Nireguao
  Manihaules        Norte
  Aisen             Schein
  Huemules  ...
Rio Manihuales
Rio Huemules
Rio Nireguao
Rio Baker
Rio Baker
Rio Baker – Rio Nef
Upper Rio Simpson
Upper Rio Simpson
Upper Rio Simpson
Rio NoTellum
Rio NoTellum
Middle Rio Simpson - Canyon
Middle Rio Simpson
Lower Rio Simpson
Lower Rio Simpson
Lower Rio Simpson
Rio Coyhaique
Upper Rio Emperador Guillermo
The Falls at Rio Emperador Guillermo
Upper Rio Riesco
Lower Rio Riesco
Outlet - Lago Elizalde
Rio Blanco
Rio Schein
Rio Cisnes
Rio Aisen
Rio Aisen
Rio Cochrane
Rio Cochrane
Rio Cochrane
Some Optional Lakes
Lagos……
  Atravesado      Tamango
  Pollux          Tamangito
  Castor          Ardillas
  Frio       ...
Lago Ardillas
Lago Azul
Dos Lagunas – Estancia
Lago Los Juncos
Lago Misterioso
Lago Elizalde
Lago Paloma
Lago Alto
Lago Pollux
Lago Frio
Lago Tamango (Lago Central)
Step 2, discuss with your guide….….
 Clothing
  • Layered clothing; Be ready for anything
    – especially wind;
      (w...
Leaders: 7 and 9 ft – 3X and 4X;
   Tippet: Fresh 3X, 4X, and 5X;
 Flies:
    • Attractors – Chernobyl Ants (Black &
  ...
• Nymphs – Prince, Pheasant tail,
 Copper Johns, Stone Flies, etc.
 • Streamers – Wooly Buggers – Black,
 Olive, Brown, Wh...
Cantarilla   (Chilean Beetle)
Other Naturals

   DAMSEL




  PANCORA
Common Fly Patterns of Patagonia
Trout Chow
Step 3,

     FISHING

          FISHING

               FISHING

                    FISHING
Step 4,

   Riverside Lunch
 (NOT a Sandwich, Chips, and Cookie deal!)
Step 5,
 More FISHING

     More FISHING

                More FISHING

                  More FISHING
Step 6,
   Social Hour(s)
   Review Fishing Stories
   Trade Lies with Others
   Plan for Tomorrow’s Fishing
   Great...
Stress Management!
   For almost 60 years, I have been a serious fly
fishing devotee, with considerable experience fishing
waters in the wes...
Also go to:
CHILEAN PATAGONIA - Part 1 – The Country
                Chile
              Patagonia
         Regions X, XI,...
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Chilean Patagonia Part 2 The Fishing 1227023651433199 9[1]

  1. 1. Chilean Part 2 Patagonia The Fishing
  2. 2. Coyhaique (koy – high’ – kee) Region XI Fly Fishing Capital of Chilean Patagonia
  3. 3. Coyhaique Information  Coyhaique from:  Idaho – 7,500 mi.  Santiago – 1,025 mi.  Puerto Montt - 383 mi.  Cochrane - 214 mi.  Punta Arenas – 406 mi.  Travel Time from Idaho – Approx. 24 hours;  Local Time – Eastern Standard Time;  Weather – Located on 45th Parallel South; Very similar to Portland, Ore. – 45th Parallel North. (6 months later)
  4. 4. Coyhaique Information Elevation – 900 ft; Population – 55,000;  Airport – Coyhaique/Balmaceda (BBA); – 35 miles south of Coyhaique; Health Care – Coyhaique Regional Hospital; Restaurants - A Few Very Good Ones; Shopping - Many retail shops and markets; Internet Access - Yes. Coyhaique is a Very Safe and Clean City.
  5. 5. IDAHO 12,325 kms
  6. 6. The Fish
  7. 7. Trout in Patagonia First trout were introduced in 1904; Brook trout, lake trout, landlocked salmon Roe came from United States Serious plantings were made in 1905; Browns and Rainbows Roe came from Germany Many farmed salmon entered the river systems during floods in 1994 - 5; Experimental steelhead programs are now underway in some areas.
  8. 8. Very few trout have been planted in Chile since 1933. 75 Years Ago!
  9. 9. Browns - 75 % of Chile’s Trout (Trucha Farios)
  10. 10. Rainbows - 25 % of Chile’s Trout (Trucha Arcoiris)
  11. 11. The Fishermen
  12. 12. The Fishing Day (6 Steps)
  13. 13. Step 1, Talk to your outfitter each day about your fishing preferences for the next day…..  Quantity or Quality (Numbers of fish or Size of fish – or Both)  Lakes and Lagunas, or Moving Waters?  Streams, Rivers, or Spring Creeks?  Walk and wade, or Drift?  Dry flies, Nymphs, or Streamers? You will be given several options… Pick One (or two).
  14. 14. Some Optional Rivers Rios…… Simpson Nireguao Manihaules Norte Aisen Schein Huemules Kitra Blanco Emperador Guillermo Coyhaique Cochrane Riesco Norte …and many more. PLUS – many lake outflows and connectors.
  15. 15. Rio Manihuales
  16. 16. Rio Huemules
  17. 17. Rio Nireguao
  18. 18. Rio Baker
  19. 19. Rio Baker
  20. 20. Rio Baker – Rio Nef
  21. 21. Upper Rio Simpson
  22. 22. Upper Rio Simpson
  23. 23. Upper Rio Simpson
  24. 24. Rio NoTellum
  25. 25. Rio NoTellum
  26. 26. Middle Rio Simpson - Canyon
  27. 27. Middle Rio Simpson
  28. 28. Lower Rio Simpson
  29. 29. Lower Rio Simpson
  30. 30. Lower Rio Simpson
  31. 31. Rio Coyhaique
  32. 32. Upper Rio Emperador Guillermo
  33. 33. The Falls at Rio Emperador Guillermo
  34. 34. Upper Rio Riesco
  35. 35. Lower Rio Riesco
  36. 36. Outlet - Lago Elizalde
  37. 37. Rio Blanco
  38. 38. Rio Schein
  39. 39. Rio Cisnes
  40. 40. Rio Aisen
  41. 41. Rio Aisen
  42. 42. Rio Cochrane
  43. 43. Rio Cochrane
  44. 44. Rio Cochrane
  45. 45. Some Optional Lakes Lagos…… Atravesado Tamango Pollux Tamangito Castor Ardillas Frio Alto Paloma Bertrand Azul Misterioso Elizalde Los Juncos and many more…… PLUS - many ‘no name’ Lagunas
  46. 46. Lago Ardillas
  47. 47. Lago Azul
  48. 48. Dos Lagunas – Estancia
  49. 49. Lago Los Juncos
  50. 50. Lago Misterioso
  51. 51. Lago Elizalde
  52. 52. Lago Paloma
  53. 53. Lago Alto
  54. 54. Lago Pollux
  55. 55. Lago Frio
  56. 56. Lago Tamango (Lago Central)
  57. 57. Step 2, discuss with your guide….….  Clothing • Layered clothing; Be ready for anything – especially wind; (weather can vary 30 - 40 degrees in the same day) • Breathable waders or wet wading are both options, depending on weather.  Rods and Lines • 6wt. rods work for everything; 4 or 5wt. OK for some smaller waters; • Have floating and sink tip lines for all rods.
  58. 58. Leaders: 7 and 9 ft – 3X and 4X;  Tippet: Fresh 3X, 4X, and 5X;  Flies: • Attractors – Chernobyl Ants (Black & , Anything Sandwiches!) - Tan, Red, Green, Yellow, Blue etc.) Stimulators, Sallys, Turks, Hoppers, etc. (Big is Good - Rubber Legs are Good) • Other Dry Flies - Caddis, Parachute Adams, Mayflies, Damsels, Madam X, Midges, PMDs, etc.
  59. 59. • Nymphs – Prince, Pheasant tail, Copper Johns, Stone Flies, etc. • Streamers – Wooly Buggers – Black, Olive, Brown, White (with and without beads), Bunnys, Zonkers, etc. In general, the fish are not too picky. Idaho/Montana patterns work well. NOTE: Take good supply of flies, leaders, tippet, and floatant as they are quite expensive if purchased locally.
  60. 60. Cantarilla (Chilean Beetle)
  61. 61. Other Naturals DAMSEL PANCORA
  62. 62. Common Fly Patterns of Patagonia
  63. 63. Trout Chow
  64. 64. Step 3, FISHING FISHING FISHING FISHING
  65. 65. Step 4, Riverside Lunch (NOT a Sandwich, Chips, and Cookie deal!)
  66. 66. Step 5, More FISHING More FISHING More FISHING More FISHING
  67. 67. Step 6,  Social Hour(s)  Review Fishing Stories  Trade Lies with Others  Plan for Tomorrow’s Fishing  Great Dinner  Much Needed Sleep
  68. 68. Stress Management!
  69. 69.  For almost 60 years, I have been a serious fly fishing devotee, with considerable experience fishing waters in the western United States.  Through our many trips to Chile, my family and I have become enchanted with Chilean Patagonia and have made many friends there. We are currently undertaking the task of building a vacation home in Coyhaique. All questions, suggestions, and comments are welcomed and appreciated. Dean Pierose (208) 345-9185 (208) 867-5226 dpierose @ gmail.com
  70. 70. Also go to: CHILEAN PATAGONIA - Part 1 – The Country Chile Patagonia Regions X, XI, and XII CHILEAN PATAGONIA - Part 3 – The Trip Scenes of the Area When to Go Lodging and Outfitters Flight Options from U.S. Cost of Trip

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