Since we will be fishing in a mountain in the highland of the Andes in North Patagonia, you should expect winds and weather changes daily. You should plan on dressing in layers for November specially.
You will see temperature ranges from 35 to 90 F often in the same day. Do not leave home without a good fleece jacket and a good gore-tex raincoat. Remember that the fleece will keep you warm even when wet. Do not plan on wearing denim around the water, because once it is wet, it stays wet.
Following is a checklist of gear, clothes, etc, that clients have found helpful in the past:
-Bring a photocopy of your passport to carry with you on the river with your fishing license so you do not ruin your original
-The best possible Stockingfoot Waders, good quality and be sure that they do not leak. We DO NOT rent waders
-Wading boots with felt or Vibram soles (no cleats will be allowed in the boats) also felt boots must be cleaned in a solution of Clorox water to kill all foreign stream born insects, mussels, bacteria, etc.
-Rain coat, gore-tex is recommended
-Medium weight wind stopper fleece jacket
-Polarized sun glasses, we suggest 2 pairs
-Hats, one with a full brim, one baseball cap
-Half finger gloves
-Fleece wading pants
-Long sleeve quick dry shirts
-Quick dry pants
-Medication that you may need
-Warm socks for wading
-If traveling in January-March you may want wet wading booties.
-Sun screen the best you can find at least 50 block
-Chap Stick with sunscreen built in at least 15 SPF
-Vest or pack for fishing gear
-Day pack for a change of clothes on days we travel away from the lodge in the event you go swimming