A note from Felix Auterio:
“In deep or shallow waters, golden dorado are always alert hunting for their next victim. In this case, we have the opportunity to fish with a lot of mice even on sunny days. What we have to consider is our surroundings, making sure we are clever with how we read the water and where we want to fish. Golden dorado can be found in rapids, big rivers, or near obstructions like logs and brush.
The best way to fish for golden dorado here in Argentina is when you search for them with a top-water mouse fly on the end of your leader. Sometimes, the dorado will crush it, making it one of the most exhilarating eats you’ll ever witness fly fishing.
Searching for these fish is one thing, but casting a top-water mouse to a hungry golden dorado is something we specialize in. Dorado should be on your bucket list, with possibilities of getting a 3 pounder or a 20 plus pound golden dorado here in Argentina.“
Tips from Felix:
If you’re looking at trying to tie this fly, check out the following tying recipe Felix sent us:
- Hook: Ahrex TP610 Hooks
- Thread: Black UTC 140
- Tail & Ears: 2mm Foam in Pink or Brown (replacement: you could use San Juan Worm Brown Chenille)
- Body: Brown Deer hair
- Eyes: Large Black Mono Eyes
- Whiskers: Black Moose Hair
If you’re wondering where to start, be sure to check out the InTheRiffle MouseRat – Deer Mouse Fly Tutorial on YouTube.