Our Fishing Consultants here at OUTDOORS INTERNATIONAL understand how fishing conditions in Argentina change throughout the season and will 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
Famous Fly Fishing Rivers in the San Martin Area.
Custom 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.
Private water access.
- 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 the Argentina-Patagonia region is stable and consistent, making for amazing hatches year-round.
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
Catch ravenous Golden Dorado from a River Cruiser!
World class fly fishing 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.
You’ll stay on the vessel so you can move to where the fish are. Less daily travel to the fishing areas = more fishing!
- Only Mother Ship program in all of Argentina.
- Exclusive off beaten path access.
- The River Cruiser gives you the unique opportunity to fish new areas daily.
- Other gamefish species include Pacu, Pira Pita, Tararira (Wolf Fish), Surubi and Chafalote.
- The Upper Parana River Delta is a year-round fishery.
- Peak Dorado fishing takes place 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 is an incredible gamefish.
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.
Absolutely gigantic rainbow trout!
Strobel Lake in Argentina-Patagonia produces HUGE rainbow trout.
Located in the southern end of the famous Patagonian region in Argentina is a remote but luxurious fly fishing lodge. This renowned fishing destination on Strobel Lake, which is also known as Jurassic Lake boasts the largest rainbow trout in the world.
We can almost guarantee that you’ll catch some of the biggest trout of your life.
We’ve been here multiple times, and from what we’ve witnessed, the rainbow trout in the lake seem to average 10 pounds! We averaged 15 pound fish and caught a few 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.
This fly fishing lodge produces monstrous rainbows like no other place on earth.
Strobel Lake fishing in Argentina is a truly incredible experience. 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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With an amazing amount of domestic and International hunting experience, Outdoors International Adventure Consultants will help you with the research, booking process, and consult with you so your adventure is safe, successful, and goes without a hitch. We work with a number of vetted Outfitters, and that gives us the ability to match you with the outfitter that we think will be the best adventure for you.
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South America is famous for its hospitality.
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.
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.
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!