Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Chile, Region XII, Rio Rubens
Rio Rubens was the first Patagonian stream which I had fished. Very exciting.
Rio Rubens and Rio Penitente are sources of the Argentinian Rio Galliegas, famous with its sea-run brown trout. Both streams begin in Chile, not far from the Pacific coast. Rio Rubens near the bridge at the road #9 is 12-20 meters wide. The water in the river is tea-colored.
Rio Rubens has LOTS of dead trees and submerged snags. Be ready to loose many flies.
My first casts had brought this... - the local fishermen are fishing with metal lures.
I was able to find one pool with trout, and landed some good fish. This one was the biggest..
This tube-fly I used to use for chum salmon in Sakhalin Island. Now it is catching trout.
The forest of southern beech looks suitable for trolls and other unpleasant creatures...