Fly fishing, for the last 100 years, trout introduced to Patagonia from North America and europe have succesfully grown and found their habitat in our waters. This followed by several introductions from Chile. Rainbow trout, originally from the MacCloud and Shasta rivers in northern California, Brown trout from Germany, landlocked salmon from Sebago lake in Maine, and brookies from Canada. More recently, atlantic salmon (Chinook-king) introduced to Chile to be farmed in the Pacific ocean, have escaped and looking for their head waters to spawn, travel through some of our rivers of the pacific range. Season starts in November and ends the first week of may. November and December, is our late spring, with a great water deliveries, trout are in wonderfull shape. Weather is changing, days of incredible clean blue sky and bright sun are sometimes followed by storms and winds with snowfall in the high Andes and cold weather. Summer, generally after the 1rst week of January, more stable, hot and dry, with cool nights. This goes on until march when days get shorter and temperature eases during the day. April, our fall starts, with the nothofagus forest start changing colours. And still a great month for hatches on our rivers and lakes.

How to get there
From Buenos Aires city, fly to Esquel Airport or Bariloche International Airport and connect to Esquel or from Bariloche 4 hours drive.

Fishing season
 Starting on the 1rst of November, and finishing on 1rst of may.

Your hosts, guides
 Young but really professional guides will share their passion and knowledge with you. All English and Spanish speaking, experts on their waters.

 

Equipment & Fly selection:

Rods
ideally nr. 4or 5 for rivers and spring creeks and nr. 6-7-8 for lakes or lagunas. But fishermen always do better with their favourite size rod.

Nymphs
Prince bead head, #14-18
Pheasent tail bead head, # 14-18 (flashback)
Copper john bead head # 14-18
Scuds # 14-18 olive/brown
Midge # 18-22 olive-black

Dries
Stimulators # 10-14
Beatles # 8-16 black green
Chernobyl ants # 6
Fat Alberts # 6-8
Grasshoppers (Daves hopper) # 8-10
Flying ants #14-18 black/ginger
Elk hair caddis # 14-16
Parachute Adams # 14-18
Dragon fly #8-10  olive
Damsel fly # 10-12 blue

Streamers

Wooly buggers #2-4 Cone head/flashy/rubber legs colours brown/olive/black/white
Zonkers #2-4 black/olive/white/green
Double bunnies # 2 green/white grey/white

 

Floating line
Sinking line or sinking tip
Heavy sinking line (like Teeny 200/250)
Split shots
Strike indicators
Fly floatant
Leaders 10/12 foot for drys, 6/8 foot for streamers
Tippet material (down to 5 or 6 X)

 

We recommend barbless hooks for all occasions.  Waders, boots, and generally speaking all the equipment should be disinfected if it has been used in other countries.



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