Flies for Las Buitreras

The short but yet vibrant histroy of the sea-run brown trout or Sea trout fishery in Argentina has sparked a quite different development of fly patterns than in Europe, where Sea trout fishing has a considerable past similar to Atlantic salmon fishing. Both are intertwined here, and that’s why most seatrout pattern are heavily influenced by salmon patterns. The only exception might be classic UK night time fishing patterns. To make a long story short, when the first brown trout transformed into sea-run fish and came back as silver lean mean machines, local anglers would resort to classic big trout patterns from the US, especially Great Lake patterns that were designed to catch lake-run browns and lake-run rainbows. Although many new styles and patterns have made it down to the Gallegos, our top 5 patterns are still the good old classics. A practical joke that bares more than just a bit of truth says that Argentine sea trout guides don’t care about the flies as long as they are black with white rubberlegs…

If one asks our guides about their top 5, the answers are eerily similar:

1: Yuk Bug
2: Rubberleg Conehead Wolly Bugger (Black,Yellow or Olive)
3: Copper John Nymph (Copper and Black)
4: Miller’s Electric Leech (Evening fishing)
5: Girdle Bug

Of course, we do stock a selection of these and others in the Lodge. We also carry a broad assortment of fly kits that come in a classy aluminum flybox with foam inserts – of course with our iconic Las Buitreras logo and only available to lodge guests!