argentina fly fishing lodges




FLY FISHING THE LOS ALERCES REGION

Los Alerces National Park in Argentina was established to protect one the last stands of giant redwood trees in South America. It encompasses more than 500,000 acres and is home to over two dozen rivers and lakes for your fly fishing pleasure...more

RIVERS

RIO RIVADAVIA
RIO FREY
RIO CARRILEUFU
RIO ARRAYANES

LAKES

LAGO FUTALAFQUEN
LAGO VERDE
LAGO MENENDEZ
LAGO RIVADAVIA



FLY FISHING THE CHUBUT / GUALJAINA REGION

With private access to 60 miles of Argentina rivers on a 150,000 acre ranch and another 60,000 acre estancia offering 17 miles of private water, it quickly becomes apparent the exclusivity of an Esquel Outfitters fly fishing experience...more

RIVERS

RIO CHUBUT
RIO GUALJAINA
ARROYO PESCADO

FLY FISHING THE ESQUEL REGION

In many ways the Esquel region resembles fishing in the American West fifty years ago. The city of Esquel is located in the middle of one of Patagonia's largest volcanic craters on the eastern front of the Andes Mountains. Esquel has great services for fly fishermen and is the center of some of the best trout fishing on the planet...more

RIVERS

RIO GRANDE
NANT-Y-FALL

FLYFISHING THE RIO PICO REGION

The Rio Pico Area is located three hours south of Esquel and offers Patagonia anglers the chance to explore a remote and untouched Argentina fishery. This region offers you an opportunity to catch large trout and enjoy a part of Patagonia that sees very little tourism. Nightly barbecues, fine wines and stories told around the fire make for an amazing experience...more

RIVERS

RIO CORCOVADO
RIO PICO/RIO LAS PAMPAS


LAKES

LAGO TRES

FLY FISHING THE FUTALEUFU CHILE REGION

This section is our favorite as it boasts both large volume and braided channels to fish. We typically start a day by enjoying a bit of walk-and-wade fishing as we cross the Rio Futaleufu. Throughout the day, our guides will lead you to the best spots, offering instruction when asked. Finish your day at Antucamay where you'll enjoy a superb meal, a full body massage or simply relaxing in our wood heated hot tub...more

FLIES

These flies are a must on every Patagonia trip regardless of the time of year...more

GEAR & EQUIPMENT

Fast action (3 - 5 piece) 6 weight travel rods are the best choice for an all-around rod in Argentina. Typically you will have 2 rods rigged all of the time (floating and sink-tip). An ideal combination of rods would be a 5 or 6 weight for dry flies and nymphs, and a 6 or 7 weight with a 200grain sink tip for streamer fishing...more

GUIDES

Our Argentine guides will be the reason you return to fly fish Patagonia for many years to come. Being born and raised in Patagonia gives them complete knowledge of the people, foliage, animals, trout, history and, most of all, the fishing. They will pick you up at the airport and from that moment forward, they will be your host, guide, translator, driver, cook and gain your friendship. All our guides speak fluent English and are experienced in rowing and instruction...more

FISHING SEASONS

The Patagonian region of Argentina is typically fished from November through April, when many rivers in the North are still cold or frozen over. Spring-like conditions can be expected in November and December; summer conditions in January through mid-March; and fall conditions from mid-March until the end of April. As every trout fishermen knows, each season offers something special and distinct from the others...more

ACCOMODATIONS

Esquel Outfitters utilizes diverse accommodations in all three trout fishing regions. Your accommodations – cabins, hosterias, private ranches and camping – are selected depending on size of group, character of group, length of stay, and desires. Esquel Outfitters hosts guests in several established fly fishing lodges in Argentina in the various regions, some of which we own, and others on private estancias...more

TYPICAL DAY

Anything and everything grows in Chile and eating well here means taking advantage of the tremendous range and outstanding quality of seafood and locally produced agricultural products. Though seeking out local dishes and specialties is always part of the adventure, there are a few dishes that you'll come across nearly everywhere...more

TROUT

Information on specific Argentina trout species...more

FISHING REGULATIONS

Competent authorities: The competent authorities for these regulations are the provincial or National Parks entities indicated in the Exhibits to the Second Part of these regulations. Whenever violations or infringements are verified, minutes are to be confectioned and sanctions (fines, seizure of equipment, etc.) in force in every province or National Parks, applied...more

BOOKING AGENTS

Check out these reputable outfitters who are ready and willing to plan your Patagonia adventure. These top-notch operations take care of every detail...more

ITINERARIES

Day 1 - Arrive in Bariloche, your Esquel Outfitters guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to Lodge El Trebol in Cholila. Travel time to Cholila is 2 1/2 hours. Dinner served at El Trebol, overnight there...more

PLANNING AND TRAVEL

International flights to Barilcohe will go through either Santiago, Chile, or Buenos Aires, Argentina. In the U.S., your will most likely go through Dallas, Washington D.C., Miami, or L.A. The major Airlines that service Argentina are American, Lan Chile, United, or Aerolineas Argentina. All domestic flights will most likely be on Aerolineas Argentina or Lan Chile...more

RATES FOR FLY FISHING ARGENTINA

See rates for an Esquel Outfitters Fly Fishing adventure...more


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