Welcome to Patagonia Wild Waters...where your fly fishing dreams come true! Take a look and you can check out our great fly fishing programs, services and lodging options. You can find information about fishing in different times of the season, flies and equipment. You can also see our best fishing rivers and lakes, with a detailed map and weather forecast for each one!

When to come

Spring Season. Early November to December 21th

Depending on the winter rains and snowfalls, usually presents high water levels and fast currents in middle and big size rivers.

Due to those conditions, wading mainstreams becomes a bit difficult, which is why floating those rivers or some of the many wonderful lakes the region presents, are the best options.

Alternatively, there are great fishing creeks and small streams where you can also experience sight fishing that at this time are in their best conditions.

Weather is still cold and it’s not unusual that some rains join us on a fishing day. Nevertheless, at this time of the season, fish are hungry, less wary and haven’t seen any flies for a while, which gives you the possibility to catch plenty during a fishing day.

Because of the low water temperature in early November, hatches are rarely to occur. This makes streamers and weighted nymph fishing the best options. Although, you don’t have to forget your attractor dries and foam flies. In late November, it´s also possible to have good opportunities for dry fly fishing due to some hatches that take place as temperature increases.

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Summer Season. December 21st to February 15th

As the season goes on, trout becomes more selective and cautious. Smaller flies, finest tippets and subtle presentations are the keys for success.

Generally during this time of the year, a decrease in water level can be noticed, and an increase in their flow speed as well as their temperature. Wading becomes easier and the task of "reading the water" is simplified because rivers start showing their physiognomy to the angler.

Longer and warmer days, with stable weather conditions and hatches that occur more frequently make dry fly fishing the star technique. Undoubtedly this is the time where you’ll most enjoy “matching the hatch”. It’s also very likely you´ll need to use a vast selection of nymphs and emergent flies according to the water temperatures and clarity. Sometimes trout may be reluctant to feed on surface, even during hatches; that’s when a nymph or an emergent fly could make the difference between a good fishing day and an unforgettable one.

The sea run brown trout runs start their long way into the Rio Grande looking for their spawning spots, making the waters of this river boil with their jumps increasing the anglers anxiety.

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Late Summer. February 15th to March 1st

At this period of the season, you´ll find very selective trout that will take advantage of slow waters to study in detail their food,

so it's important that you focus on making accurate presentations and fly drifts. The use of a strike indicator while nymph fishing becomes a useful element, not only to detect subtle strikes, but will also allow the nymph to acquire a more realistic swimming form. Another tip that will play an important role while fly fishing for these frightened trout is trough the different line mending techniques. Mastering your mends will clearly improve your opportunities on fishing with nymphs and dry flies during this period.

The waters start to reach its lowest level and the fishing begins to take place mainly in medium and large rivers, leaving aside those streams with small amounts of water.

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Early Fall. March 1st to March 31st

At this point of the season temperatures gradually begin to drop and you´ll find shorter days with the last hatches at sunset hours.

Big browns start to move from the lakes towards river waters in search of a suitable place to complete their spawning, and that´s why many anglers look for the “trophy brown trout”, undoubtedly the most sought after species for those who travel to this region at this time, for fly fishing holidays.

Water levels are still decreasing so you will feel comfortable while wading.

During all the early fall, you will have good opportunities to tempt these browns with nymphs and dries. A high amount of flies is required because it’s not uncommon that several of these wild browns finish cutting your tippet on one of their incredible runs.

The sea run brown trout are almost in their spawning spots, in the upper part of the Rio Grande and its subsidiary streams where the Menendez stream is one of the best.

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Late Fall. April 1st to May 30th

The season is nearing its end. The weather becomes less friendly with more rains and lower temperatures.

With the rains there is more food in the water and the trout activity increases again. They´ve gained weight during the season which results in hard fights with acrobatic jumps out of the water.

Streamer fishing prevails and if rains did not appear until now, you will find very low waters in most of the courses. Fishing at late season becomes more interesting at those rivers where big browns are frequently found. Middle Limay river is for sure at it best at this time, where slim and outlined bucktails bright.

At these waters it’s not unfrecuently to find your self fighting with a 10 pound brown at the end of your 0x tippet.

Usually weather is cold for almost the whole day but certainly nothing matters when you try fishing this big fish.

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