Our Season in Chile

Yep, pretty awesome.
Yep, pretty awesome.

Since Chile West is our newest operation, we get a lot of questions from people asking how things are going down there.

We just wrapped up our 2009-2010 season, so we figured we’d give you a little rundown on how things went, and tell you where you can go for more info…and lots of pictures, of course.

How Did It Go?

Well, it was awesome.

The more time we spend fishing in Southern Chile, the higher our expectations become on how great the fishing can be.  We caught a bunch of trout this year that were bigger than what we knew lived in a few of those rivers.

Other than minor travel issues heading through Santiago, we were totally unaffected by the earthquake.

We caught our first king salmon swinging flies with a spey rod.  Speaking of spey rods, we also had a lot of fun catching trout on lightweight spey and switch rods.

Of course we also caught a lot of trout using more conventional methods, like fishing big dry flies, streamers, dry/dropper rigs and more.

Logistics ran really smoothly.  We believe 100% in the value of our mobile program – this was one of the coldest, wettest summers on record in Southern Chile, but by being able to move around as necessary we had incredibly consistent fishing on every trip we ran.

Feedback from our guests was fantastic.  “Best fishing trip I’ve ever taken” was heard more than once.  Here’s the bottom line – more than half of our guests from this past season are returning next year.

Show Me More!

We’ve got detailed reports on three of our trips from this year posted in the Chile West section of our web site – here you go.

We’ve updated the photo gallery for Chile West with a bunch of pictures from this season.

Our crew posted updates on our Facebook page pretty constantly during the season – just like we do for all our operations.  You don’t have to me a member of Facebook to check out that page and get our daily blow-by-blow.

What Next?

We’re doing it all again, starting in November of 2010 and running through April of 2011.  Southern Chile a really special part of the world and a really special fishery, and we’d love to have you join us.  Drop us a line to learn more.

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  1. Brent Piche says

    Nice prawnish fly for that brown, not the most common thing to see out of a brown’s mouth. Great photo

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