fishing with PRG Tres Valles land fish over 20 inches on almost a daily basis and it is not uncommon for fish to exceed 25 inches in the lakes. Most fish here are caught on dry flies, though some of the lakes are also fished with nymphs and streamers. Some rivers are numbers fisheries while others support a smaller population of larger trout.
Summer (January 7th - March 15th):
Summer is the most popular month for fishing and tourism in Patagonia, and the time when PRG Tres Valles is at its best. The weather is the best this time of the year with decreasing precipitation and the warmest temperatures. Some snow remains on the highest Andes peaks but almost all the spring flowers are already gone. The grass is getting long, and with warmer temperatures--you guessed it—hoppers and terrestrial insects are prolific and you will enjoy dry fly fishing almost exclusively. There are uncountable species of beetles, ants, hoppers, crickets, wasps, and other unidentified flying objects this time of the year and the trout are looking for them. A South American phenomenon: the hottest, brightest, and clearest days are the best dry fly and fishing days! Yes, it's true, a bluebird-fisherman's dream! All the above being said about fish looking to slam dry flies is true, but presentation is key on some streams as fish have already seen a few Gypsy Kings, Fat Alberts, Chernobyls ants, hoppers, etc…..and they can be as suspicious as they are aggressive this time of the year. You might have to drop down to 3X or 4X, and occasionally even use a dropper to attract fish in the crystal clear water. You will have lots of sight fishing opportunities daily and wet wading is possible a majority of the time.
Water levels continue to drop and water temperatures rise this time of the year. Every fishery is open and in perfect shape giving you the most options for the "fish a different river/lake every day" philosophy that PRG Tres Valles follows throughout the season. This is prime time and getting a spot with the lodge is not easy. Repeat customers reserve most spots year after year. If you can get a spot, you won't be disappointed!
Fall (March 15th - April 15th):
Fall is the favorite of many anglers, and it is a great time to visit Patagonia. Summer tourist traffic drops off completely and PRG Trevelin once again has a vast wilderness to themselves. Temperatures decrease and precipitation rises this time of the year, which normally brings on the fall feeding frenzy of area trout with cooling and rising rivers. Browns and brook trout are getting ready to spawn and many of those larger fish, which swam back into the lake during the middle of summer, are migrating back to the river to feed or spawn. Fall colors in Patagonia are spectacular and if you are lucky enough to be able to come and enjoy the fall, you will probably become addicted to the beauty, the tranquility and the fishing.
Although, the days are not as long as the spring and the summer, you still get plenty of time on the water, in fact, you might actually get more fishing as the guides are very excited about being on the water this time of the year. PRG gets a second wind like no other and hits every last honey hole, secret spot, sure bet, and hog home before they have to put away their gear for winter. You will enjoy the private rooms and the coziness of the lodge, the fall foods, and the fireside conversations with some of the most passionate fishermen in the world. If you can get a spot, you'll be thrilled to wake up to foggy mornings, fall colors, and snow-capped peaks while getting ready for the ultimate fly fishing adventure that PRG Tres Valles offers!