Fly Fishing Argentina
Fly Fishing Argentina
Fly fishing Argentina is truly spectacular, and we’ve been hard at work finding the most exceptional fishing lodges in this little slice of fly fishing heaven. We understand how fishing conditions change throughout the season and we give you advice based on peak fishing times. When it comes to fly fishing, we have high standards, and do our best to set realistic expectations. Call us to discover how easy it is to book your dream trip with Outdoors International.
Fly Fishing Hotspots in Argentina
Customized fly fishing trips in the San Martin area of Northern Patagonia.
This area in Northern Patagonia is centered around many of the famed rivers and watersheds of the region. The local rivers offer some of the finest fly-fishing in the world. The quant town of San Martin boasts diverse fishing opportunities, accommodations and experiences. You can choose to stay at one of the gorgeous Estancias with 5 star lodging and miles of private water access or choose to do an overnight float trip on one of the rivers. The itineraries are set based on your needs and fishing style. The logistics of your trip will be planned to shorten travel times while maximizing your time spent on the water. The rivers range from small mountain streams, spring creeks, and beautiful freestones, to a large tail water and rivers in the high steppe country.
This is the most private water access in the San Martin area of Argentina.
- Customized fly fishing itineraries.
- Most consistent weather and dry fly hatches in all of Patagonia.
- Shorter drive time to the rivers equals more time fishing.
- Float fishing is done from low profile fiberglass drift boats for fly fishing comfort.
- Enjoy authentic Argentine cuisine.
- Knowledgeable and experienced guides.
- Fishing season is November to April.
The weather in this region is the most stable and consistent which helps in the many prolific hatches found through out the season.
The steady hatches of mayflies, caddis, and various stoneflies play a role on all of the river systems. The most prolific dry fly fishing occurs from December to late February and again from Mid March to the end of April when the nights start to become cooler.
On many of the rivers you will experience fishing to abundant numbers of brown and rainbow trout in the 15-20 inch range. Some rivers have large trout populations with varying size and some are lower trout populations with average size is over 20 inches in length.
Upper Parana River Delta
World class flyfishing for Golden Dorado on the only Mother Ship program in Argentina!
This is one of the most unique Golden Dorado fishing programs available! The all new river cruiser is a luxury live aboard vessel that has been specially built to provide luxury and comfort to the angler. The vessel is designed to be able to move where the fish are throughout different seasons. This allows anglers to stay close to the prime fishing water and cut down on travel each day. The Parana River Delta is the second largest in South America next to the Amazon. It encompasses 4,600 square miles of river channel, back bays, lagoons, river banks, and fish habitat. The abundance of baitfish in the system allow for predator fish like the Golden Dorado to thrive in these waters.
- Only Mother Ship program in all of Argentina
- Less daily travel to the fishing areas = more fishing!
- Exclusive off beaten path access
- Unique fishing opportunities and fish new areas daily
- Other fish species Pacu, Pira Pita, Tararira (Wolf Fish), Surubi, Chafalote
- Year round fishery, with the peak Dorado fishing November through March. October to January offer excellent fishing for wolf fish and they are a joy to catch on poppers.
- Only 2.5 hours from Buenos Aires!
The Golden Dorado
The Golden Dorado likes to ambush it prey while hiding in structure or hanging in the currents of river channels. Their aggressive nature and acrobatic displays mixed with their one of a kind golden color lists it as one of the top freshwater game fish to pursue! Combine the fishing with world class lodging, top notch experienced guides and a remote location and you have a must do angling adventure! If you like targeting aggressive carnivorous fish you better put the golden dorado on your list!
The numbers of dorado in this system are plentiful. If you are an experienced angler you can expect to catch 10-15 dorado per day with chances at more. Fish are in the 3-7 pound range with fish up to and exceeding 10 pound an everyday occurrence. Remember golden dorado have incredibly hard mouth and a solid hook set is required to keep them pinned. The mothership allows guests the opportunity to fish the most remote waters with very under-pressured fish. Well presented flies and casts of 30-50 feet will have you in the fierce action all day. In addition to the Dorado this river system has many other predatory fish that are available. This ecosystem has one of the largest migratory runs of baitfish sábalo, pejerrey and sardines which are the main food source for these predators. Other fish species available to anglers on the Parana River system is Pacu, Pira Pita, Palometa, Tararira (Wolf Fish), Surubi (large catfish), Chafalote(Parana Payara).
On this trip you won’t have to worry about a thing and focus on the fishing and enjoying your experience with one of the most respected and successful outfitters in Argentina.
Strobel Lake, Argentina-Patagonia
Also known as Strobel Lake, “Jurassic Lake)” in Argentina produces HUGE rainbow trout.
The southern end of the famous Patagonian region in Argentina is a remote but luxurious fly fishing lodge that boasts the largest rainbow trout in the world. The difference in Strobel Lake fishing, and fly fishing almost any other destination for large trout is the fact that you WILL catch some of the biggest trout of your life.
Absolutely MONSTROUS rainbow trout!
We’ve been here multiple times, and from what we’ve witnessed, the rainbow trout in the lake seem to average 10 pounds! We can almost guarantee you a 15-pound fish with chances at 20-pounders. These fish have grown to sizes unheard of with the amount of food available to them in the lake.
- One of the most remote, wild and best fishing destinations in the world!
- It is not uncommon to land multiple double digit rainbow trout a day with chances at fish in the 20’s.
- With excellent food and comfortable accommodations, this is a trip of a lifetime!
- The fishing season in Argentina is October through May.
- Peak times are November through mid-January.
- All the guides and camp staff are the best of the best and take care of you every step of the way.
- Watch a video from our first hosted trip on Strobel Lake.
Strobel Lake fishing in Argentina is a truly incredible experience. This fly fishing lodge produces monstrous rainbows like no other place on earth.
It looks like saltwater, but it is teaming with small scuds and massive rainbow trout below the surface, and they are caught on a regular basis by our anglers. In fact, on a recent hosted trip, the average fish weighed an astounding 12 pounds…and we caught dozens of them! The Barrancoso River is a typical mountain freestone river, with clear water and big boulders holding gorgeous trout in its beautiful pools, pocket water, flats and runs. You will also have access to Moro Creek and over 12 smaller lakes and lagoons. This outfitter is the obvious choice for serious anglers looking for a fishing trip of a lifetime.
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Just getting back on the grid…chasing large trout on Limay, Collon Cura and related rivers in Patagonia! This was the trip of a lifetime. I caught 25+, 20″ trout for 2 days on the Limay River all on DRIES including a 29.5″ brownie. Totally absurd. Jessica crushed them as well. A+ trip. We’re working on the dates for another February trip.
Thank you for putting together a great trip for my group. Everyone had a great time and mentioned numerous times that they would love a return trip. Your team of guides, transfer drivers and chefs was fantastic. The logistical planning that goes into making a great trip in Argentina looks near impossible and you show that it not only can be done, but done exceptionally well! The down side to that is that it makes me realize how pathetically easy we have it here in Montana!
I have known Ron for many years. Ron is the consummate professional and someone I look up to and aspire to emulate. I have worked for him and had him work for me and he is a great guy and guide. He has been guiding for almost 30 years and has never lost his passion for guiding clients from all walks of life and I believe is one of the finest individuals I know. He builds custom trips for his clients based on their wants, needs and budget. The thing that impressed me the most about Ron’s operation is the network he has developed over twenty years of guiding Patagonia and the private access he has. Logistics are one of the toughest things to negotiate down there with limited public access and Ron has it all dialed. His guide staff is excellent as well. They are all well versed in English and there are not any communication problems.
Whatever expectations one might have before making the trip to the Parana River Delta for a week aboard the Parana Gypsy, the reality is even better. It truly is that good as a fishing destination. Superb accommodation, great food and wine, a wonderful team of helpful, experienced people… …and the fishing, well, it is just terrific, simply superb. Feisty Golden Dorado slashing at streamers and poppers… …airborne for a good part of the battle… …a magnificent fly fishing experience. Plenty of other species too. I will be back; that’s for certain. It’s one of the very best trips I’ve undertaken in 50 years of fly fishing.
Where do I begin? This was a trip of a lifetime. Phenomenal accommodations at the lodge, great people and excellent fishing. The Blanco camp, which was only accessible by horseback and then a boat ride was out of this world. The fishing was the best I have ever seen and the camp was far more luxurious than one would imagine at such a remote location. 13/10 would recommend.
Our host, Patrick Kissel is one of the nicest, hardest working, knowledgeable people I’ve been around.