South America is known for its high-volume bird shooting, big game hunting, fly fishing, amazing culture, friendly people, excellent food as well as wine.
We’ve sent a number of our clients on amazing trips in South America. The one thing we consistently hear is that the quality and hospitality is off the charts. Read the reports below to learn more.
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High-Volume Bird Shooting in Argentina
The doves and pigeons here are considered a nuisance, and there are MILLIONS of them in the farming areas. High-volume shooting just doesn’t get any better. In some areas there is also some extremely good waterfowl hunting, and upland bird hunting for perdiz. If you want to experience the best bird shooting in the world, we would steer you toward our outfitters in Cordoba, Santa Fe, and Santiago del Estero.
Big Game Hunting in Argentina
Argentina is a “hunter friendly” country. The primary language is Spanish, but many locals speak English as well due to its European influence. Bringing firearms into the country is a simple process, but most outfitters do offer rentals if you don’t want the hassle. There is some amazing free range red stag hunting, as well as a variety of other big game species including: blackbuck; axis deer; fallow deer; water buffalo; wild boar; capybara; brown brocket deer; and even a few species of peccaries. It’s tough to do it all in one trip, but you’ll want to go again anyway.
Fishing in Argentina
An Argentina fly fishing trip should absolutely be at the top of the “fishing bucket list” for every serious trout angler. The country is noted for its amazing culture, friendly people, excellent food (the finest steak in the world), and wine (amazing Malbecs and Pinot Noirs). On top of all that, the fish are wild, strong and fast.
Throughout Patagonian Argentina, the hatch and insect activity is generally consistent throughout the summer and fall fishing seasons. You can almost always “fish the hatch” and throw dries in addition to swinging streamers and fishing large attractor patterns. The Argentina fly fishing lodges, guides and outfitters in areas like San Martin, Esquel, Junin and Rio Pico is the best in South America, making this a great choice for those new to trout fishing who are looking for a week of detailed, on-water instruction. More experienced anglers can focus on technical dry fly fishing or hunting huge trout in a variety of different rivers and streams.
One of the only places on Earth where the fish have probably never been seen a fly.
We can tell you from personal experience that Bolivia is one of the most incredible, unique, one-of-a-kind places in existence. It’s jungles are still completely wild, and the wildlife probably has never been seen by a man.
A fly fishing trip in Chile presents something special and distinct from season to season.
Spring, for example, offers rivers at their highest flows and fish that have not seen flies or anglers in many months. The Patagonian summer offers the most consistent temperatures, the longest days and fantastic terrestrial insect hatches; without a doubt the finest dry fly fishing in Chile of the entire season. Much like July in Montana, this is the most popular time to visit and fly fish Chile Patagonia. The fall season offers the beauty of brilliant colors, cooler temperatures, aggressive trout willing to chase big streamers and generally lower, clearer water conditions.