season in Patagonia runs from the middle of November through end
of April in most habitats. During the first 2 months, the temperature
tends to be very pleasant. It is thawing time so the rivers are
high and well-oxygenated, creating the ideal conditions for fishing.
In January and February, days are longer and hotter and the level
of water is a bit lower. This is the perfect time of the year to
fish wearing light waders, few clothes and to use dry flies. In
the last months of the season (March and April), the level of water
drops down in most habitats, and it does not make trouble with wade
fishing. Fishing is very profitable and subtle, big trout start
swimming upstream, getting ready for winter spawning. It is a magic
time as regards sights; vegetation becomes multicolor to welcome
Package: We offer daily or weekly tailor-made packages. Our aim
is to make everything related to your trip easier, offering an integral
service. For a 1-day-long outing, we take Bariloche and its surroundings
as our base. Weekly packages offer a wide variety of possibilities
which include expeditions that last several days, accommodation
in hotels or lodges.
Daily Outings: Habitats where we are organized: Rivers: Limay float
fishing in four different stretches on our boats. Pichi Leufu private
and public access. Traful private access. Foyel. Lakes: Especjo,
Rocca, Fonk, Hess, Moscos, Mascardi, in these habitats we use motor
boats to get to the best spots.
The outings are organized throughout the whole season, being San
Carlos de Bariloche or Villa La Angostura the starting point.
Mid November - End of April
offer a wide range of accommodation from typical Estancias or Inns
to exclusive top quality Lodges. The meals, which are homemade and
prepared with natural and fresh products are served in the Patagonian
abundant style. The wines are first class.
What are they? A chance of fishing unexplored places of difficult
access, far from roads or any kind of civilization, taking advantage
of a fabulous fishing and surrounded by a totally wild and imposing
environment. How? Going downstream on our floats, in some of the
best rivers of Patagonia, with our qualified guides, who know each
corner of these rivers and will be the perfect company in this great
adventure. What shall I take? Exactly the same that you take for
an outing that lasts one day, plus a change of clothes, a small
lantern, and personal hygiene articles. Leave the rest to us. We
have an excellent camping equipment that consists in 1 igloo tent
per 2 anglers, inflatable mattresses, thermal sleeping bags, and
everything that is necessary to make your stay totally pleasant.
How does it work? The same as any other float fishing outing. Each
guide takes two anglers on his float; the difference is that we
have an extra float, called "pilchero", to carry tackle, food and
drinks. The guide in charge of it always puts up the tents and waits
for us with lunch ready at lunchtime. There are more and more fans
of this kind of excursions. Not only will you find fishing here
difficult to compare, you will also enjoy the beautiful Patagonian
surroundings, the fellowship during the glorious "asado" (typical
grilled meat) nights served with fine wines, and the reflections
around the fire.
from U$S 2800.- Package / Per person
fishing days / 4 nights
Ground transfer, Bariloche 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;
gratuities, clothes, personal insurance and gratuities.
TO GET THERE
Bariloche is located 1000 miles south west of Buenos Aires city.
There are many daily flights from Buenos Aires to Bariloche 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).
Limay River It is a renowned river around the world and it
definitely deserves it. We might have a good time with an important
amount of a medium-size fishing, but the possibility of hooking
the trout of our lives is always there. Every season, many catches
of fish that weigh over 9 pounds reaching the 18 pounds are registered.
Big rainbows abound during the first months of the season (November
and December), whereas there is more chance of catching excellent
browns by the end of the season (March, April), when they migrate
from the lakes to spawn in the winter months. A big-size river,
we usually use inflatable rafts to float it and get to its best
fisheries. You can choose either daily outings or expeditions that
last 2 or 3 days. Its name means "Clear Waters" in Mapuche (tongue
pertaining to the Mapuche indians), and you just have to take a
look at it to realize why it is called like that.
Pichi Leufu River
Pichi means small in Mapuche, and that is the best way to describe
this river. It is ideal for the lovers of ultralight equipment,
rods #1, 2, 3, dries and nymphs. It has an important concentration
of 2-pound rainbow trout, but there are also resident browns which
reach 5 pounds. Fishing them implies an exciting challenge. Located
to the east of the Andes, it runs through the Patagonian plain.
Mountains have been eroded by the wind for thousands of years, making
them look as if it were a sight of the moon. Its waters flow slowly
and is rich in hatches. Due to its size, it is impossible to float-fish
it. Wade fishing is done every day in private land. We also offer
the possibility of making camp.