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P.A. Santiago Fly Fishing Pattern®

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Patagonian Santiago

Patagonia Santiago Fly Nymph During the years 2008, 2009, 2010 I tested different patterns of flies n my local waters: Arrayanes and Rivadavia at Los Alerces National Park and Tecka River. Between 2011 and 2013 I develop the pattern with better success in transparent waters, oxygenated and with meager vegetation. Better results were obtained by using the wild boar dubbing. I used wild boar hair because not only does it have greater volume than the hare's ear, but since the fibers are more separated, so underwater: the sun's rays make the body shine more and make the fly more attractive. Finally, it does not weigh with the use under water. I also use a ribbing technique with golden wire to obtain a better fixation of the body and increase the durability of the pattern. Two pairs of pheasant legs were added to the brown thorax to offer impressionism of the four front legs.While red squirrel hair was used for the tail, which provided greater realism than fox hair and durability to the attacks of brown trout, very attracted by this pattern. Another key aspect was the box of wings of metallic green color --incrementing the visibility-- being the section that more destroyed the trout during its attack, reason why it is covered with resin. Finally, it has been corroborated that the bright orange head offers greater success than the traditional bronze head, especially on clear days and crystal-clear waters, using tungsten for a quick immersion in the pools of the Rivadavia River in Los Alerces National Park as also the fastest waters of the Corcovado river when search the big brook trouts of May.

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Hungry Trout: Patagonia