Late in the year? Could be tougher to catch a chromer.
I would go prepared for heavy discoloured water as well as low clear water.
For the former, big flies. Big tube flies.
For the latter, small flies. Sparse nymphs tied on stout #8 and #10 hooks. Dark grey/brown stonefly. Hare's Ear. Maybe something creamy white. I used to use Eagle Claw 1197B hooks. Ernest Schwiebert used those hooks for pancora patterns for resident trout. They were essentially dark olive Woolly Worms tied on #4 to #8 1197B hooks.
Will sea-run brown trout be co-migrating with the 'springs'? Fuzzy Wuzzies in different colours might work for both. They are simple New Zealand trout patterns with some history in South America. Simple works well for springs.
Thanks for the link to the paper. Despite all the outfitter advertising suggesting the contrary, I knew that Atlantic salmon had not been able to establish themselves.
Must admit I am a little surprised that escaped farmed Coho salmon were not able to establish self-sustaining runs. They can be relatively aggressive colonizers though wimpy in other regards.
Dragging the wife along, eh? Two recommendations in that regard.
First, a rough English translation of a very popular saying in that area. In Puerto Montt there are two 'stations': the train station and the wet station (season). Works better in Spanish. Insight: it can be very wet. Bring lots of rain gear.
I believe the original expression is: En Puerto Montt hay dos estaciones. La estacion de tren y la estacion de lluvias.
Second, do you both like to eat shell fish and sea food? If so, you MUST visit Isla Chiloé to the immediate south of the Lakes District. The shell fish are to die for. Isla Chiloé can be popular with both Argentinian and Chilean tourists.
Enjoy and report back please.
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