The weather where we are located in Northern Patagonia is much more friendly than the Central and Southern zones of Patagonia. However, the weather in Northern Patagonia will vary from week to week, as it can be warm and beautiful or windy and rainy, all in the same week (or day, for that matter!). Being well-prepared clothing-wise is important to enjoying your trip to the fullest. Expect temperatures similar to the Rocky Mountain West where it warms up during the day and is cooler at night.
November and December
The start of fishing season is considered early summer in Patagonia. The trout are hungry after the winter season and are ready to attack your fly. This time of year is ideal for fishing streamers, large dry flies and nymphs for large trout. The Caleufu River (one of the 7 rivers we fish), which is a favorite among guests and guides, fishes particularly well this time of year offering superior fishing and spectacular scenery.
January and February
January and February bring about full-on summertime in Patagonia, and with them come summertime fishing and weather conditions. The rivers continue to drop in water quantity with higher temperatures, making it a great time for those who like to wet wade. The summer months are excellent for fishing dry fly patterns of all sizes and styles. Terrestrials come into play with hoppers, ants, and beetles. Our guides tie custom patterns to match these insects. Streamer fishing is still good, particularly on overcast days, and fishing bead head wooly buggers in the long riffles on the Chimehuin and Collon Cura is a deadly tactic.
March and April
As fall arrives and the weather begins to cool, the leaves on the trees start to blaze with rich autumn color, and our trout go into feeding overdrive to prepare for the coming winter. The large browns and rainbows start to move from the lakes into the streams to join the resident trout. Water levels often start off low in March but rise again with March and April thundershowers, resulting in hungry, active trout. Dry fly fishing remains excellent particularly in the shallows, but this is also an ideal time to throw streamers for the trophy browns in all of the rivers we fish.