Fishing in Patagonia, Argentina/Chile
In the Patagonia
region of Chile and Argentina the fly fishing is superb, the lodges are comfortable,
and the challenge of going after a feisty salmon, big rainbow or brown trout is
waters offer many challenging characteristics from shallow riffles, fast runs,
deep pools, undercut banks, isolated channels, vegetation mats, and deadfall structures.
Test the challenge and join us for an angling trip you will never forget.
waters in the Andes Mountains of Chile and Argentina have produced trophy catches
year after year including Atlantic salmon, brown and rainbow trout.
The fishing season runs from November through April. During these summer months,
the weather is very moderate, the days are long, and the fish are plentiful
... brown and rainbow trout are abundant throughout this time of year.
Every avid fisherman, from novices to experts, will be challenged to perfect their
"fly fishing" skills and to implement new techniques necessary for these
special waters in Argentina and Chile.
We have a diversified selection of rivers, lakes and spring creeks. Normally we
fish all these and in different areas so as to give the angler a more broader
experience. We fish the Rio Puelo on the Chile/Argentina border, Alerces
Park in Argentina and the Rio Yelcho in Chile. All areas
have very high catch rates and the natural surroundings are extremely beautiful.
We do wading, drifting and casting to fish we could see. Most of the time
we use dry flies. The fish are mostly rainbows, brown trout and Atlantic
salmon (when in season). The average size brown
trout fish are 18-22 inches. All the fish are wild and very strong
and will take some time and good strategies to land them.
of Fly Fishing
Fly fishing as a way to hunt goes back thousands of years. One of the first
tools used by early man
was the fishing hook. The earliest written history of fishing with a fly
was by the Macedonians. They would use artificial materials replicating an insect
to catch trout (see fly
patterns). They would lay the imitation insect with a line tied to
one end and create small movements with the line, causing movement in the artificial
insect and thus catching trout.
fishing as a sport started in England during the 14th century and has now become
an international sport not only for fresh water lakes and rivers, but also in
saltwater for numerous ocean game fish.
Chile as well as Argentina are in the southern hemisphere, the seasons and temperatures
are the exact opposite of the seasons and temperatures in North America.
Being in the sun can be very intense, so please take plenty of sun screen on
Contact us for further information on this great Patagonia