Argentina offers anglers a diversity of unique locations that include classic Patagonian trout fishing, the world's largest sea run brown trout and exotic golden dorado. This large South American country resembles Florida in its norther reaches and Alaska in the far south. Argentine Patagonia is famous for classic wild trout rivers and lakes and dramatic scenery. In the far south the world's largest sea run brown trout can be found in Tierra Del Fuego in the Rio Grande river system. To the north the impressive golden dorado inhabit ecyosystems that resemble the Florida Everglades. Each year Montana Angler hosts trips to different regions of Argentina.
Patagonia River Guides is your full-service outfitter in the San Martin and Junin de los Andes areas! Enjoy great service, new equipment, first class lodges and delicious food. At PRG North we have a philosophy of fishing the best rivers at the best times with the best guides. Enjoy some of Patagonia's best waters (many of them private) and the Argentine lifestyle and culture at its best.
Patagonia River Guides operates one of the finest fishing programs in all of South America. Our friend and fellow Montana Outfitter Travis Smith and his partner Rance Rathie are the owners and outfitters. When you are on a PRG trip you can be well assured even the finest details are taken care of. PRG South operates out of their base lodge in Trevalin near Esquel. They have extensive access to permitted National Parks and multiple private estancias to ensure that you will be fishing some of the finest waters in Central Patagonia.
Rio Pico is perfectly suited for guests wanting to get away from it all and who might enjoy a lodging program with fewer luxuries. There is not a paved road in the entire region and anglers often have to ford rivers and open several gates on the way to remote fishing locations. PRG’s professional guides, some of them that grew up fishing the region, are well equipped to fish in the isolated region and all have rugged 4×4 trucks, inflatable rafts with custom-designed fishing frames, and years of experience in negotiating the terrain.
The Carrileufu River Lodge offers great fishing and wonderful accommodations in the specactulary Carrileufu Valley. This is Orvis endorsed lodge provides elegant lodging with close proximity to the spectacular Los Alerces National Park. The park borders similar protected areas across the Chilean border and is home to spectacular glaciated mountains, lush forests and crystalline lakes and rivers. Fishing options from the lodge are rich and diverse and include site casting on aquarium clear rivers, stalking trout in spring creeks and hunting trophy trout in large lakes.
Kau Tapen ("House of Fishing" in the Ona language) is the original fishing lodge in Tierra del Fuego and the standard of elegance by which other lodges are measured. The Kau Tapen lodge has made the Rio Grande a household name for fly anglers the world over. The lodge owns 10 miles on both banks of the river that many of its legion of return guests consider to be the finest holding water on the entire Rio Grande river system. Fish over 20 lbs are common and the lodge holds many records over the 30lb. mark.
Villa Maria has offered small private groups exciting fishing on some of the most productive pools on the lower Rio Grande since 1994. Unlike Kau Tapen or Toon Ken, which are located on the upper river, Villa Maria offers anglers first crack at newly arrived Sea Trout on the lower Rio Grande. The Rio Grande is the best river in the world for landing giant brown trout that average over 10 lbs and are commonly caught over 20 lbs. When fishing at Villa Maria you will have the first shot at record fish that will occasionally go over 30 lbs!
Golden dorado are the native game fish to Argentina. This large and hard fighting "river tiger" is one of the world's great streamer fish and behaves much like a small tarpon. Pira Lodge offers access to some of the globes best dorado fly fishing. In many areas large freshwater dorado are caught in murky waters, but at Pira you will be casting in clear waters and will see the heart stopping takes. The luxurious Pira lodge is located in the vast wilderness area of the Ibera marshlands in the northern portion of Argentina.
Alta Parana offers some of the most stable golden dorado fishing in the world. The lodge is located on a the Parana river which offers trophy golden dorado as well as dry fly fishing for pira pita and pacu.
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The Chubut River offers some of the fastest dry fly action in the world for aggressive rainbows and browns. This overnight river trip provides access to 60km of water that flows across a private estancia. The only way to access this great trout water is to spend three or four days floating and camping. The Chubut is a smaller river and filled with a healthy supply of medium sized trout in the 12-17" range with a few larger trout up to 22" caught on most trips. Catch rates are typically high and 100 fish days are a real possibility.