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La Posada de los Farios – Cisnes Valley – Chilean Patagonia

Rio Cisnes Brown
Mid-Season Fishing Report from La Posada de los Farios (“Inn of the Brown Trout”)
by Dan Shepler, Head Guide

Summer is in full swing here in the Cisnes Valley deep within Chilean Patagonia!  We’ve had some great weather which has allowed anglers to wet wade on most days. The rivers are low and clear and fish are hungry! With the current water conditions we are seeing some incredible and exhilarating strikes with anglers seeing fish move good distances to take the fly.  The fish are feeding heavily on the surface and the top water bite has been pretty consistent all day long.  Large black Fat Alberts have been the most productive top water pattern while fishing tan and purple hopper patterns are starting to trigger bites from eager fish as the natural hopper begin to appear. Hopper fishing will pick up more as the hoppers continue to show up into February. Streamer fishing has been great on the rivers with Dali Lamas, Chilean Buggers, and articulate brown trout colored streamers producing good numbers of fish.

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Placid float down the Cisnes River.

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Another one that feel for a Black Fat Albert.

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Hey, hey, hey…a Black Fat Albert…well what’s left it it.

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A Cisnes River brown beauty.