June 2015


Chime Lodge – End of Season Report

The fishing season at Chime lodge started in November with great conditions. We used mostly black and green sculpins and buggers. Since water levels were high, sinking lines and streamers on 6- and 7-weight rods were a must. And we hooked plenty of brown trout in 18- to 22-inch range. By January and February the weather turned hot, water levels dropped, and guests had great fishing—particularly early in the morning and late in the afternoons. We used mayfly and caddis dries, and nymphs such us copper Johns, pheasant tails, and princes. During hot afternoon we broke out the big flies and had success with fat alberts, spiders, and hoppers… to name a few. March was also a great month. It’s always nice to say goodbye to a season with fantastic fishing. At the beginning, smaller mayflies out-produced the foam terrestrials. Then we went back to streamers at the end of the month. All in all, it was a great season at Chime and we look forward to another great one soon. Hope to see you then! Tight Lines,  

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Join Daniel Galhardo, founder of Tenkara USA, for six days of tenkara fly-fishing in Patagonia from March 5-12, 2015

Tenkara equipment and professional instruction will be provided as we explore the Chimehuin River and the Malleo and Alumine tributaries. Connect with the rivers that put Patagonia on the map for fly-fishing. We’ll be fishing for brown, rainbow, and brook trout. For more information about tenkara fly fishing pleaseclick here or check out our website to learn more about Chime Lodge. Rate per angler: $4,900.00 Includes: 7 nights lodging and 6 days fishing, shared room and boat, all meals and drinks. ABOUT DANIEL GALHARDO Daniel founded Tenkara USA with the goal of spreading tenkara outside of Japan. In 2012 there were Tenkara Weeks held in Italy and the UK. This will be the time to head down to South America. Daniel grew up in Brazil, so not too far from Patagonia. And, his early fly-fishing inspiration came from the iconic images of fly-fishing in Patagonia. Renowned fly angler and author Dave Hughes says: “Fishing with Daniel turned out to be an education in a couple of ways. The first was in the simplicity with which Daniel lives…The second was my first in-depth, rather than shallow, instruction in the art of tenkara fishing. Daniel has gone to Japan to learn from traditional experts there and has obviously become one himself.” We are excited about this Tenkara adventure and hope you can join us! CONTACT US NOW TO BOOK YOUR SPOT! 1.800.530.6928 Info@nervouswaters.com

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Chime Lodge: This January the fishing was excellent

Posted on March 7, 2015 by Nervous Waters Chime Lodge Fishing Report – January 2015   This January the fishing was excellent. Rivers are low due to a mild winter, and for now we’re fishing with floating lines and light rods. In the early mornings and evening hours we used mostly mayfly immitations to imitate summer great hatches. We also used small caddis hatches. The results included rainbow and brown trout between 17 “and 20” inches., as well. However at times, we were surprised by brown trout of 22” or 24” inches. At midday, we used attractor flies such as PMXs, Fat Alberts, Chernobyls, and Hoppers. The upper Chimehuin River is gin clear and continues to produce small trout (between 10 and 14 inches) and some rainbows up to 17 inches and browns about 20 to 22 inches. The middle Chimehuin, downstream from the town of Junin is full of brown trout. The lower Chimehuin River holds a mix of everything and has been fishing great Collon Cura River: The best fishing is with minnow flies. We caught rainbow and brown trout in the 16” to 22” range. Malleo River: Best for expert anglers. We went with Andrei (a guest from Estonia) and he caught one big brown trout around 26 inches! Very difficult to catch! Alumine River: Water is currently very low. We used nymphs and dry-droppers. The catch included rainbows of around in the 15” to 19” range. In general the weather was great, very hot days. Likewise, the best fishing is early in the morning and late in the evening. For more Fishing Report click HERE

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Patagonia at its best

Fishing the best of Argentinean AND Chilean Patagonia in just one trip is a fly-fisher’s dream come true. Our fishing managers would like to share with those coming, and those tempted to visit, the status of fishing conditions and what to expect for the coming weeks. FUTA LODGE The Futaleufu River is renowned for its whitewater stretches that attract kayakers and rafting thrill-seekers from around the globe. But what about the placid side of this monster? Futa lodge is located on a gentler section of river, where trout wait patiently looking for wayward flies. Here, anglers find eddies holding large cruising trout that can be targeted with nymphs, drys, and streamers. This year, the upstream dam on the Argentinean side of the river has kept water levels low, giving fishermen an advantage. Long runs of knee-deep water are loaded with trout looking for their next meal. And we can leave the rafts aside, wading these areas that are typically too fast and deep to fish on foot. In the deeper holes, guests have found several 20+ inch trout. Terrestrial season is also in full effect, which makes for some fun dry-fly fishing. Caddis and stoneflies in the evenings continue to produce, too. And the hatches have been unbelievably thick—like something out of a movie! CHIME LODGE Fly fishing report January 2015. This January the fishing was excellent. Rivers are low and for now we’re fishing with floating lines on 3-, 4-, and 5-weight rods. In the early mornings and evening hours the Parachute Adams and small caddis imitations for rainbows and browns averaging 17 to 20 inches. There are some surprise 22- to 24-inch fish, as well. At midday we use attractor flies such as PMXs, Fat Alberts, Chernobyls, and hoppers.  The upper Chimehuin River is gin clear and continues to produce small trout (between 10 and 14 inches) and some rainbows up to 17 inches and browns about 20 to […]

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