Fly fishing for trout in Argentina has become know as a great
sport for those folks seeking to escape the North American winter.
Summer in Patagonia is comfortable and much like that in the Rocky
Mountains. The fishing season is from November to April
and all months can be productive for fly fishing.
are generally very clear as the majority flow from enormous lakes
at the base of the Andes. These lakes were originally formed by
glaciers and are the headwaters of almost all the rivers in this
part of Patagonia. They provide stable flows, temperature
and oxygen. Levels of water depend on the amount of snowmelt
and rain that contribute to the runoff.
The fly fishing
comes into its own as summer progresses and the rivers carry less
water and see more hatches. The fish become more
concentrated in the pools and deeper runs. The main item on the
in Argentine streams is the freshwater crab called the pancora or
in Chile, the congrejo. This source of food is ever present
and thus contributes to successful angling with good steamer
imitations all season. There is an abundance of aquatic insects in
many streams and with the right conditions of water and wind, dry
fly fishing and nymphing techniques can prevail. So the angler can
use all his fishing techniques on the wide variety of waters he
may choose to fish.
Trout were introduced at the turn of the
century into the rivers and lakes of the three fishing areas of
Argentine Patagonia described below. The angler can find McCloud
Rainbows, German and Loch Leven Brown trout, Brook trout and
Landlocked Sebago salmon. The rainbow is predominant along
with healthy browns. These trout of Patagonia are strong and
the big fish
often have their stomachs full of pancora
crabs. They feel as if
they are full of rocks!
With the great scenery, good lodging and
hospitality, a fishing trip to Patagonia becomes an unforgettable
trip. The areas of preference to fish this part of Argentina are
listed below. Read on to acquaint yourself with these regions,
lodges and rivers.
In order to keep some of our locations
exclusive we have chosen not to list all of our destinations.
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you please read on and then give us a call.