arranges customized trips for fly fishing and will combine other
outdoor adventures such as birding, hiking & horseback riding with
these trips. They design trips of a lifetime that are tailored to
your interests. They know each of their offered destinations
personally having spent years in Patagonia, and they have the best
connections to advise & direct you if they have not been there
themselves. This is a "hands on operation." Their specialty area
and primary focus for the "winter months" is the southern region
of both Chile and Argentina, known as Patagonia with some of the
best trout fishing in the world. They also offer great eco-
naturalist trips to northern Argentina that can be combined with
freshwater dorado fishing destinations. In addition to these
destinations they provide guided connections in the Rockies
throughout the North American summer.
Connections is owned and
operated by Patty Reilly, a veteran professional fly fishing guide
& river runner of 30 years having guided in Wyoming, Idaho,
Montana, Oregon, Alaska a multitude of seasons in Argentina
Patagonia. She has fished numerous North American waters in
various locations along with fishing trips to Chile, New Zealand,
the Bahamas, Mexico, Belize and Africa. She has been featured in
fishing related magazines and articles, ESPN, and recently in
Field and Stream and the book Castwork.
(Photo above: Patty Reilly and Tito Saenz
Rosas, guide, artist, and grandson of Jorge Donovan, in the
Esteros de Ibera Marsh from the Pira Lodge, Argentina.)
makes her home in the Rocky Mountains of Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Patty's years of guiding and exploring in Patagonia and the
Rockies make her uniquely qualified to arrange that special trip
you've always dreamed about. In the course of her 30 years in the
field she has had the great fortune to meet and work with the best
folks in the outdoor business. It is these connections that allow
her to provide the very best services for angling, birding, and
first visit to Patagonia in 1978 was combined with sojourns to
other South American countries. With fly rod in hand she fell in
love with the rivers, trout fishing and the awe inspiring scenery
and wildlife of Patagonia. She and an associate returned the
following year to begin the first guided river rafting company in
Argentina that included fishing trips. Several years later they
sold the company, and Patty continued to return annually to guide
fishing, lead trips, and explore new areas in this huge region of
the South American continent. Her connections to the best lodges,
outfitters, guides and remote backcountry hideaways are extensive.
Having a piece of her heart in Patagonia, Patty enjoys introducing
people to this wonderful area of the world.
Rockies remain as home base for Patty Reilly and Guided
Connections where she continues to organize trips, guide,
and teach men and ladies fly fishing schools. Guided
Connections can easily arrange any fly fishing trips you
have in mind for the region and also give you a few new ideas you
may not have considered.
In order to keep some of our locations
exclusive we have chosen not to list all of our destinations.
If you are interested in our arranging the trip of a lifetime for
you please read on and then give us a call.