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Fly Fishing in Patagonia, Chile - FAQs

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Some of the most commonly asked questions about fly fishing in Patagonia, Chile. Please drop us an email if you have other questions so that we may include them in future postings.

Why go with Expediciones Chile?

A Variety of Fly Fishing Options:
Fly fishing with Exchile allows you a unique opportunity to participate in world class adventure activities and fly fish.

Years of Experience:
We have been in business and operating in Patagonia, Chile and Argentina since 1986. Our long history in the region has provided us with an unsurpassed knowledge of both countries to smooth the way for all of our guests.

Guaranteed Departures:
We have been in business and operating in Patagonia, Chile and Argentina since 1986. Our long history in the region has provided us with an unsurpassed knowledge of both countries to smooth the way for all of our guests.

Professional Guides:
Our guides are professionally trained and certified with many years of international guiding experience on their resumes. We hire only the most personable guides who are gregarious, well-informed, supportive, patient, conscientious, clean-cut, and safety oriented.

Worldwide Offices:
Because we are based in the United States in Sun Valley, Idaho and Futaleufu, Chile, we take care of you every step of the way! Our staff will get back to you within a short time of your call or email - no matter where you are in the world!

Frequently Asked Questions:

What kind of fly fishing gear and tackle do you provide anglers?
It is recommended that you bring all of your own gear while fishing in Patagonia with us. For people learning to fly fish we recommend a day at the Sendero Lodge.

Do I need a fishing license to fish in Argentina or Chile?
Yes. However, some of the time the Chilean and Argentine governments do not have fishing licenses available to issue in the remote regions we fly fish. When the municipalities have licenses on-hand we do purchase them for our anglers.

Can a beginner fly fisher come go fly fishing in Chile?
Yes. Our fly fishing at the Sendero Lodge is fully guided and for those needing lessons or instruction, a guide will be more than happy to assist you. Learning to fly fish is easier than you think!

What kind of fish can we expect to catch?
Resident native Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Brook Trout, Sea Run Browns, Steelhead, Coho Salmon, King Salmon, & Chinook Salmon - depending on the time of year and waters we fish. See our page on the Fish of Patagonia for more information.

What size of fish can we expect to catch?
Resident browns and rainbows can reach 10-15 pounds. While fish this size are caught with some frequency, it is the 4-8 pound trout that are consistently landed.

What temperature is the water?
The Futaleufu River averages between the fifties and high sixties depending on the time of year. The surrounding tributaries usually run colder and the lakes warmer.

What will the weather be like?
The weather along the Patagonia coast can be unpredictable, even in the high summer, storms can roll-in and stick around for few days. It is best to be prepared for all types of weather conditions - please follow carefully the recommendations provided in our packing lists. To read more about the weather and seasons in Patagonia, Chile see our Patagonia Weather page.

What flies and rods do we bring for fly fishing Chile?
Please download our fly fishing packing list or visit our web page on Fly Fishing Gear & Tackle.

How many fly fishing guests do you accommodate at one time?
Please call our office.

What is your fishing policy?
We practice "Catch-and-Release" at all of our lodges. We are trying to work with the local government to make "Catch-and-Release" the law in our area. Please see our Catch & Release webpage about the specifics of our policy.

What is the Patagonia fly fishing season?
The official fly fishing season in Patagonia starts in September, but our lodge is not operational until November 1st . Our season ends on April 1st.

How far are we from the fly fishing?
Both the Sendero Lodge in Argentina and Campo Tres Monjas in Chile are located on the Futaleufu river.

Are spin fishers welcome on your trips fly fishing Chile trips?
Yes, but hosting spin fishers is a rarity for us. Occasional spin fishers come on an adventure trip, and while staying at Campo Tres Monjas they want to try their hand at fishing after the river activities. Catch and release only.

What types of Fishing do you do?
Wet & dry fly fishing. On the Chilean side more wet flies in Argentina, where it is drier, there are more surface insects.

What can I do if I don't want to go fly fishing in Patagonia but want to join others on this trip?
Expediciones Chile has a wide variety of activities for non fly fishers. Whitewater rafting & kayaking, sea kayaking, horseback riding, trekking, mountain biking, and our kayak school are all options. Please check with our office.

Is tipping required?
Tips for your fly fishing guides is a tradition in both Chile and Argentina if you feel that have given you good service.

Other Fly Fishing in Patagonia options include: Fly Fishing the Futaleufu in Argentina. Fly fishing the Futaleufu in Chile. All of our programs adhere to our Catch & Release Guidelines for Fly Fishing in Chile.

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