When to come
October to May

October to May

Our flyfishing season, for rainbows and browns, starts at the second Friday of October, and ends at the first Sunday of May. As part of our service, Magic Waters Lodge provides you fishing licenses. We practice catch and release on all Chilean waters. We offer you fine flyfishing all season long. What varies is where we fish, how we fish, and the weather!

October – November

Early Chilean spring flyfishing finds many of our rivers prime for fishing. Snow runoff has not begun; glacially fed rivers are in good shape; and spring creeks are at their best. The trout haven’t seen an imitation in months. This is a great time to fish for large rainbows. The most effective techniques are streamers fished on sink-tip lines, but nymph fishing can also be productive. The take can be quite aggressive, producing some of the biggest fish of the year.

December – January

December is similar to June in the U.S. Days become longer and temperatures warmer. Insects are on the move, and the ‘winged versions’ begin to play a bigger part in the trout's diet. The first sight of fish rising to caddis flies happens during these months. Nymphing and dry fly fishing become more consistent, but don't put away the streamers. All of the many fly fishing opportunities, including lakes, rivers and spring creeks, begin to produce at this time.

February – March

This is the premier dry fly fishing time – mid-summer in Chile. Predominant are mayflies in the morning and early afternoon and caddis late afternoon and evenings. Hoppers are also prevalent on many of our rivers and spring creeks. Lakes also produce more consistent hatches.

April – May

With a hint of autumn in the air, April brings shorter days and cooler nights. It is the time to view the spectacular Patagonia autumn colors and chase big browns. Lower water levels allow fishing in locations, otherwise not fished. Well placed flies annually produce trophy brown trout.



MAGIC WATERS PATAGONIA - Coyhaique - Chile PO BOX 122
Cel: 0056 - 9 - 90786285

E-mail: eduardotehuelche@gmail.com E-mail: magicwaterspatagonia@gmail.com