6 days / 7 nights Program includes:
Transfer to from San Carlos de Bariloche Airport or
Santiago de Chile Airport. (International and/or domestic
travel arrangements available upon request).
7 nights lodging at Villa la Angostura.
All meals and drinks: breakfast, riverside lunches, coffee
breaks and dinners. Fine wines, beer and drinks included.
Farewell dinner and show
Access to private waters
Off road local transfer
Pontoon, drift and motor boats
Bilingual professional guides: 1 guide every 2 fishermen.
(Private guide also available)
Programs for non-fishermen companions (mountain biking,
horseback riding, rainforest expeditions, white water
rafting, hiking, or just touring and relaxing, among
Rates (in US$)
Rates per person based on double occupancy
Discounts for groups of 6 or more.
The Fishing Season
Mid November to mid April
Certain areas have extended fishing season.
Contact us for details
November, December (spring): temperatures range from 40ºF
to 80ºF. Some rain.
January, February (summer): from 60ºF to 90ºF. Rain is
March, April (autumn): from 45ºF to 70ºF.
Introduced to the region by angling enthusiasts
from Europe, brown, rainbow and brook trout quickly established
permanent breeding populations, and are now considered wild.
Prospering on the abundance of aquatic insects and crustaceans,
you can be sure of finding stretches of virgin water where trout
have never encounter artificial fly before.
All three species have grown impressively in
both size and number to produce truly world-class fly-fishing
conditions. Expect to land rainbows, browns and brooks from 7
inches to 15 pounds.
Shallow riffles, fast runs, deep pools, undercut
banks, isolated channels and deadfall structures offer a variety
of challenges for every fly-fisher taste.
During November and December, with high water
levels in rivers, you'll find many big rainbows and browns still
on the move back to lakes. Chances to catch a Trophy fish are
good. These are long days on easy wadeable rivers. It’s dry
fly time. Caddis and mayfly hatches put trout on the move almost
March and April is the most quiet and scenic
time of the year, as reds, greens and yellows blend on the
mountains and riverbanks. Low water levels and easy wading
invite you to use the lightest possible tackle on rainbows and
big browns, which are entering the rivers from the lakes to
spawn. At this time of the year, you can most probably fish even
the most popular rivers without spotting any other angler for
Rods and Flies: what to bring
During spring and early summer a light rod for
smaller waters and a heavier rod for bigger waters and windy
days are recommended. An ideal combination would be a 3-weight
rod with a floating line and a 6-weight with a floating line and
class V sinking shooting head. If you prefer to travel light,
then a 5-weight rod coupled with a floating line and fast
sinking shooting head will be a good overall choice.
From mid summer to fall, a 4-weight rod with
both a floating line and a fast sinking shooting head will do
fine in almost all waters. To better enjoy the different types
of water, bring a 2-weight road with floating line and a
5-weight rod with floating line and shooting taper.
The streamers box should include Wooly Buggers
in black, olive and brown (size 4-10), Rabbits in cinnamon and
white (size 2-8), Marabou Muddlers in black and natural brown
(size 2-8), and black and brown Grizzly Matukas in small sizes
from 8 to 14.
The most effective nymphs are the Prince Nymph
(size 8-14), Hare's Ear in natural, brown and black (size
10-16), Pheasant Tail (size 12-20) and big attractor patterns
such as the Wooly Worm and the Yukbug in sizes 2 to 8.
For dry fly, include some fast waters dries such
as the Humpy, in red and green (size 10-14), Western Adams (size
10-16), Stimulators and Royal Wulffs (size 10-14).
For slower water, a series of thorax dries tied
in rusty brown, olive and cream in sizes 14-18 will do the
trick. Caddis patterns in olive and black (size 12-18). Also, a
selection of hoppers, foam spiders and beetles, ants and a few
gray scuds are necessary.
We will provide the special match the hatch
flies on the stream.
Patagonia lies at the southernmost tip of the
southern hemisphere. It encompasses extensive areas of
incomparable wilderness. It is framed by the Andes Range, on the
west, and the South Atlantic Ocean, on the east, offering a
great diversity of landscapes, from snow-crested peaks amidst
broad glacial fields to deserts, to dense ancient forest and
stunning seascapes. The variety and sheer number of animals
enrich the spectacle of the Patagonian landscapes.
Cold water glacier lakes, in which many of the
headwaters for most of the areas famous crystal clear rivers
begin, spot this region. Many of these rivers are
interconnected, forming a system that provides hundreds of miles
of fishable waters.
The snow-capped mountains are covered with
ancient species of "alerces", "lengas" and
"coihues" forests in the west, giving way to the
"cipres" as you move to the eastern portion of the
mountains, and finally disappearing into the desert further
Riverbanks are covered with willows, which have
a significant role in the overall river and trout ecosystem,
protecting them from erosion and giving refuge to numerous trout
and their food supply.
Foothills are where most of your fishing will
take place. It resembles eastern Montana, Wyoming and Idaho,
only with reversed seasons.
The Patagonian portion of the Andes includes the
southernmost five Argentine provinces of Neuquen, Rio Negro,
Chubut, Santa Cruz and Tierra del Fuego. The length of this
region is over 1250 miles /2000 km.
How to get there
Fly into Ezeiza International Airport (EZE),
located in Buenos Aires, Argentina and take a connecting flight
to San Carlos de Bariloche domestic Airport.
United Airlines has daily non-stop flights from
New York and Miami. American Airlines flies non-stop from Miami,
New York, Dallas, and Los Angeles.
The international flight is usually an overnight
flight that takes from 8 hours (leaving from Miami) to 11 hours
(from NY). Bariloche stands 995 miles (1600 km) southwest of
Buenos Aires on the Andes range. It’s a 2 hour flight.
We will be glad to help you with any travel
arrangement, either domestic or international, you may need.