fishing area called Comarca de los Alerces, is internationally
known as one of the most important Salmonidal fishing places in
the world. It is characterized by a big number of original glacier
lakes and hundreds of rivers and streams, with a variety of trouts
as well as salmons, which were introduced in this territory 100
years ago. Laguna Larga Lodge is placed at the shore of the Laguna
The trout of Patagonia (brown, rainbow, and brook trout) averages
12-20 inch. Intermediate fly fishermen can expect to land trouts
of over 20 inches and experienced anglers have a good chance of
landing 5-15 pounds trouts. Many rivers also contain landlocked
salmon, which can exceed 10 pounds. Laguna Larga and Patagonia offers
a first class "off-season" fishing (November through mid April),
in a scenery very similar to the western states in the US, particularly
Montana and Wyoming some 50 or more years ago.
Good fishing in crystalline waters, surrounded by glacial lakes,
millenarian trees, and magnificent landscapes is combined in Laguna
Larga Lodge with the elegance and comfort that could make such
Mid November - End of April
Larga lodge close to Los Alerces National Park, Province of Chubut,
on the shore of the Laguna Larga, at the heart of the Argentinean
Patagonia. Created by and for fishermen, Laguna Larga lodge
offer qualified and personalized service provides all it is needed
for a successful fishing season amid a cozy set up.
Thus, understanding the need for relaxation and privacy, the lodge
has only four spacious and comfortable double guestrooms, each
with private bath; all facing the Laguna Larga with the constant
backdrop of the National Park and the Andeans on the horizon.
Similarly, acknowledging the fraternity aspect of fishing, Laguna
Larga counts with ample and fully equipped common areas and a bar
to rest and enjoy tying-fly with the company of a good friend and/or
a fine drink. .
the perfect flying fishing day, the chef at Laguna Larga Lodge
has the skill to please international preferences or adventure those
more curious to the culture of typical Patagonian dishes. Each meal
is served in our homely restaurant with impeccable presentation,
and accompanied by finest Argentinean wines.
PACKAGE / PRICING
from U$S 2800.- Package / Per person
fishing days / 4 nights
Ground transfer, Esquel airport / ranch round trip; 4-night accommodation
in an exclusive ranch with all meals and beverages (wine & beer);
4 fishing days with qualify guide and boat. Not included:
fishing license, fishing equipment and flies; imported liquors,
clothes, personal insurance and gratuities.
TO GET THERE
Laguna Larga Lodge is located 1100 miles south west of Buenos Aires.
There are daily flights from here to Esquel airport where a member
of the staff will be waiting to drive you to the lodge. Domestic
flights can be arranged.
All of our fishing is in rivers and streams, wading from the coast.
One pair of fly weight chest waders and one pair of neoprene chest
waders is recommended. The new waders "non-condensation" is the
best for walking. The comfort of your wading shoes is very important
Bring 2-3 rods. A good combination is:
-- 8-91/2; 5/6 weight for dry flies and nymphs.
-- 9-91/2; 7/8 weight for Boca or streamer fishing.
--Floating lines for each rod.
--Sink tip lines 5-8. (like Scientific Angler Ultra 2 wet tip IV
10 or Tenny Nymph Tip)
--Shooting head sink tip line 7-8 weight (Teeny T200 or T300 or
shooting line sink V).
--Optional: Intermediate sinking line. Baking 75 - 100 yards is
From 4 to 12 feet long. Tippet material is extremely important in
Argentina. The trout are very strong and powerful. Your tippet material
should be sheer resistant as well as have the maximum breaking strength
in small daymeters.
Bring plenty of flies. You can lose 6-10 flies a day on snags, in
trees, by breaking off fish or on stones.
Bugger, black and olive (from size # 4 to 10); Rabbits, cinnamon
and black (size #2 to 8); Matukas, green and olive (size #8 to 12);
Blonde, white (size #2 to 6); Cone Head Marabou Muddler, brown and
white (size #2 to 8).
(size # 10 to 14); Hare´s Ear, natural and black (size #10 to 16);
Soft Hackle, cinnamon and black (size # 8 to 14); Kauffman´s Stone
black (size # 6 to 10); Montana (size # 8 to 14).
Flies: Adams (size # 10 to 16), Elk Hair Cádiz, natural and
black (from sizes # 10 to16); Red Humpy (sizes # 10 to 14), Blak
Gnat (size # 12 to16), Goddard Cáddis, natural (size # 10 to 14)
and Irresistible (size # 12 to 16).