Tierra Del Fuego - Fly Fishing for Sea Run Brown Trout
The weather can be harsh in TDF so we encourage you to buy the best outerwear and waders that you can afford. A good Gore-tex jacket that is comfortable with a solid layer of insulation underneath it is standard attire. Our guests tend to fish two-handed rods most of the time, and you'll find that this list reflects that.
FISHING EQUIPMENT LIST:
- Skagit line with appropriate tip system to fish all conditions
- Scandi line for skating dries or fishing just under the surface (full floating or intermediate)
- Assorted flies: 2 dozen large swinging flies, approx. 5 dozen assorted nymphs (weighted, unweighted, sizes 12-16)
- 0X and 1X monofilament tippet AND fluorocarbon tippet spools. We prefer fluoro for swinging small nymphs.
- Rods: 2 switch/ spey (6, 7, or 8 wt recommended) and one single hand 8 weight
- Sink tips - my favorites are 10' and 12.5' T-11, 10' T-14, Intermediate, and floating. For spey rods 13' and longer, bring 15' tips in Type 3, 6, and 8.
- Hemostats with nippers
Don't go cheap on flies! The most important part of the fly is a quality hook. You don't want the reason you lost your fish of a lifetime to be because you straightened or broke a hook that you saved a buck on!
- Polarized Sunglasses: Amber/ Copper best all around
- Sun screen
- Under wader pants
- Comfortable shoes/ slippers for wearing in the lodge
- Headlamp or flashlight
- Book to read
- Fly tying vise for afternoon siesta time
- (2-3) Lodge shirts (dinner wear)
- (2) pairs Lodge/ travel pants
- Bug repellant - we've never had issues but worth bringing
- Personal medications
- Passport (make a copy to keep in your luggage)
- Jackets for layering - soft shell & puff ball, at least one hoody
- Fishing Hats - Stocking and baseball
- Dry bag for daily transport - extra jackets, fly boxes, head lamp, camera
- Rain jacket
- Hip pack or back pack to carry daily accessories if preferred
- Fishing gloves