Fly Fishing in Patagonia
Fly fishing in Patagonia, Argentina is the finest trout fishing in the world. When you are fly fishing in Patagonia most days you will have your choice of methods. Dry flies, streamers or nymphs will all work. In many locations you will have a choice between wading or drifting and fishing big water or small. As a result fly fishing in Patagonia the best fly fishing in the world. Also combine that with outgoing, friendly people, great lodging, food, and wine probably makes fly fishing in Patagonia a must on everyone’s bucket list. Finally, it will be the best fly fishing trip ever.
Hawkins Outfitters Hosted Trip
Hawkins Outfitters is hosting another fantastic trip to Argentine Patagonia. March 18 to March 29, 2017. Fly fishing in Patagonia is probably best in Fall. It is time to catch large rainbows and browns. The fish are both resident and migratory and are aggressively feeding in preparation for winter. Browns to 30 inches, rainbows and brookies to 25 inches are possible. Also, you will catch 20-inch fish!
This is two trips in one. The first segment is 7 nights and 6 ½ days of fishing based out of Spring Creek Lodge near Junin de Los Andes. At this location we are surrounded by trout rivers and lakes that are world famous. Consequently we will access the Chimhuin, Malleo, Alumine, Lago Tromen and the Collen Cura and other trout meccas. At the lodge there are two bedroom, one-bath villas, a central dining room and all the amenities. Most of all your stay will be memorable and comfortable.
The cost for this portion of the trip is $5,275, all-inclusive except airfare and gratuities.
The River of Monsters, the Limay Medio
The second part of the trip is a five-day float, four-day camp trip on the Limay Medio, the famous River of Monsters. In March, 2016, two, twenty-seven inch browns were the largest fish caught. In addition several more over 24 inches were landed.
Also besides a chance at very large, migrating browns we will have shots at large resident rainbows. We are there during the famous Minnow Hatch. Migrating, spawning minnows create a feeding frenzy on floating minnow patterns. Rainbows 15 to 24 inches slam these flies presented on floating lines. It’s a riot; the fish are like small steelhead, hot, fat and mean.
The cost for this portion of the trip is $3,800. We will leave Spring Creek Lodge early in the morning of the first day.
The combined package price is $8,375 a $700 savings. If eleven days of fishing is too much the Spring Creek portion of the trip can be reduced if you wish. The reduction in price is $765/day. As an example if you were to fish five days at Spring Creek Lodge and the five-day float, your cost would be $7,625.
We have capacity for eleven anglers at Spring Creek Lodge and seven anglers on the Limay Medio float trip. I currently have six spots reserved on both trips. As a result I have just 5 spots at Spring Creek Lodge and 1 spot on the float trip. Therefore, if interested, get in touch with me quickly!
Assuming you are attending the complete trip, I need a deposit of $2000 to hold your reservation. Another $2000 will be due the end of September with the balance due December 1st. Deposits are not refundable after September 1st. Hence trip insurance is highly recommended.
Andes Drifters are our hosts and guides during this trip. First of all Gustavo and his crew are the best guides I’ve used in Patagonia. They will put us in position to catch many quality trout everyday. Dries, nymphs and streamers will all be employed to capture the trout of your dreams.
It is also probable, but not mandatory, that we will do one, overnight float trip where we camp on the river. Gustavo’s camps are a thing to behold. Private tents, hot showers, bathroom tents and lights strung in the trees gives you an idea of comforts provided. Finally, for added comfort the camping trip will not require that we move out of Spring Creek Lodge.
Having traveled and fished Patagonia extensively I believe this to be probably the finest venue and the best company to work with. As your host I will be happy to help with airlines, hotels and drivers in Buenos Aries, flies, etc. In addition here’s a packing list I’ve developed through the years. I’ll be fishing with you every day and will be happy to help then too. In addition to quality guides you will have a FFF Certified Fly Casting Instructor and the owner of Hawkins Outfitters at your disposal!
I look forward to you joining me on this trip of a lifetime.