Deep Patagonia

Deep Patagonia

The fishing takes place in the spawning streams between two remote lakes and in the spring creeks that flow into the lakes. The fishery is situated on a 25,000-acre private ranch, which ensures only our anglers have access to the waters.

Large feeding rainbow trout can be seen patrolling the inlet and outlet streams of the lakes. Anglers have opportunities to sight cast to trophy rainbows. Fish average 22 to 24 inches, with some fish up to 10 pounds.

Temperatures range from the mid-30s at night, to the mid-60s in the afternoons during the season (mid-October through mid-February).

Fishing

Casting six- to eight-weight flyrods, anglers average 60 to 70 trout per day during the October to December spawning run. Chernobyl Ants and large Stimulators with Egg-Pattern droppers are productive. Fat Alberts, and olive and black Wooly Buggers also work well.

Wading conditions are relatively easy with small gravel underfoot in thigh-deep waters and moderate current.

The daily schedule is quite civilized. Your day starts with a 7:30 am wakeup call and coffee. Breakfast is served at 8:00 am. You fish until 1:00 pm then back to the base camp for lunch and a short siesta. Fishing resumes in the afternoon and continues until 7:30 pm, or dark.

Accomodations 

The Fly Fishing Base Camp offers six private bedrooms with baths. Propane heaters provide warmth against the cold Patagonia nights.

The food is classic Patagonian cuisine with Argentine asado lamb and beef, trout, and pasta dishes—all complimented with Argentine wines.

SEASON: Mid-October through mid-February

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