Aysén Patagonia and Carretera Austral has become one of the favorite destinations for fans of fly fishing. Hundreds of rivers, lakes and lagoons are the habitat of millions of trout, salmon and native species of enormous sizes.
"I do every day of my life what I like the most, to practice fly fishing in Patagonia with this landscape ...” He is Hector Cuell, he is 30 years old and works in the Estancia Del Zorro, located a few kilometers from Coyhaique.
Your day to day consists of having a coffee in the morning and going out in search of the trout of Patagonia with a group of tourists. Most of them are foreigners, but this last year the most interested in this sport have been Chileans between 25 and 35 years old who are positioning fly fishing as the fashion sport.
"Fishing for me is strategy. I think how to trick the trout to capture it, study its food in detail; analyze the wind currents and how that affects their environment. For me, this sport is pure head ". While we were with him, Hector told us some secrets of the rivers of Patagonia and some techniques that even though we implemented, we could not capture a single trout. When we saw something tired, we gave him the cane and he did wonders.
If you are a fan of fly fishing, Chilean Patagonia opens its doors to be the protagonist of your own history. You will find hundreds of rivers, lakes and lagoons where trout and salmon live. It should be remembered that Patagonia is a place of conservation and protection of the environment, which is why it is strictly regulated the amount of fish that can be extracted from the water and the size of these.