The Andes Mountains stretch over 5500 miles from the southern tip
of Argentina and Chile to the northern part of Columbia in South America. With
many peaks and active volcanoes over 20,000 feet, including the highest peak Cerro
Aconcagua (elevation 22,826, located on the Chile and Argentina border).
region is second only to the Himalayas in size and average elevation. With the
high snow covered mountains as a spectacular backdrop, fishing for trout
and Atlantic salmon can be an
Glaciares National Park
This magnificent park is located in the Southern part of the Andes on Chile
border. The Patagonian Ice Field extends to over half the park and comprises
of over two hundred glaciers and is considered to be the largest ice field outside
of Antarctica. The view of the glaciers and hearing the thundering sounds
of the ice falling create an awesome experience of nature at its best.
The area is also populated by prehistoric and ancient Indian
sites consisting of hunter-gatherers and the Tehuelches
Indians, who were almost dissipated by the
European colonization of the region.
The numerous ice fields and glaciers, not only give hikers
a great trekking experience, but the waters flowing from
the Patagonian Ice Field produce abundant water for fly
fishing. The many lakes and rivers, climate,
as well as foliage in and around this rugged region produce
abundant insect life for large rainbow, brook and brown
trout. The trout that was introduced to the Chile and Argentina
region in the early 20th century from Europe
and North America adapted to the cold and clear waters that
flowed from the mountains and created fishing paradise for
the fly fishing enthusiasts.
If you are looking for a taste of the snow covered Swiss Alps, the climate of
the mountains in California and Oregon and the large aggressive trout of Canada
and Alaska, come to the Andes. A fly fishing experience that will always stay