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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The Chilean Stag Beetle




While fishing in Southern Chile I was lucky enough to see the Chilean stag beetle hatch on the Rio Manihuales. These beetles are huge and the flies that imitate them are made of foam, rubber legs, and a green metallic shine. The trout go out of their way for this bug, more than a meal, it's like a floating deli drifting downstream. The most amazing thing I saw was trout coming off the bottom of the river and rising though 8 feet of water for my beetle! If you get the chance to fish Chile, by all means GO! It is the coolest place to fly fish in the entire world, Great food, friendly native people, and the scenery is gorgeous.

2 comments:

  1. Do you have a fly pattern for imitating this beautiful beetle? Heading down to Chile in a month.

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  2. When I was down there the Gypsy King #2 3xl worked well enough. Those fish don't see many anglers or flies, in fact they are glad to see you! If you tie, you could create a knock off of the Pyramid beetle using Green sheen Loco foam, rubber legs and such. Trip of a lifetime - Enjoy every minute of it!

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