Fly Fishing Argentina

The clear waters of Dry Fly bay for some of the best sightfishing in all Strobel lake aka Jurassic lake. Photo by @karimjodor #estancialagunaverde #jurassiclake #patagonia #strobel #flyfishing #keepemwet

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.

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

Fly Fishing Patagonia Argentina

Northern Patagonia

The rivers in this region offer some of the finest fly-fishing for trout in the world. 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.

  • 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.

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Strobel Lake produces some monsters!

Strobel Lake

Also known as “Jurassic Lake”, Strobel lake has some absolute giant 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’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. We can almost guarantee that you’ll catch some of the biggest trout of your life.

  • 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.

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Fly fishing for golden dorado on the Paraná River, Argentina

Upper Parana River Delta

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.

  • World class fly fishing for Golden Dorado on the only Mother Ship program in Argentina!
  • Exclusive off beaten path access.
  • The River Cruiser gives you the unique opportunity to fish new areas daily. You’ll stay on the vessel so you can move to where the fish are. Less daily travel to the fishing areas = more fishing!
  • 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!
  • 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.

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