The 2014 Patagonia fly fishing season will be here soon. Come join us and experience the real Patagonia!
|Argentina Fishing Season: November 1st to May 31st.|
|Atop Cerro Catedral in Bariloche. Photo by FCFF.|
Argentina is the 8th largest country in the world and covers over 1 million square miles. Despite its size, Argentina is only inhabited by 40 million people. Half of the population lives within ten of the largest metropolitan areas. The other half of the population is spread throughout rural areas and in some parts of the country, population density is among the lowest in the world. This affords visitors the opportunity to entertain in modern citys' such as Buenos Aires, yet escape to...
- Oceans of open land in Patagonia...equivalent to the America West +100 years ago
- Explore the longest mountain range in the world, the Andes at 4,400 miles.
- Visit the highest mountain in the western hemisphere, Aconcagua 22,841ft
- Stand on wind swept beaches and view Sea Lions, Penguins and Orcas.
- Drive to the end of the earth and visit the land of fire, Tierra del Fuego.
- Tour Antarctica, it's only a few hundred miles from Tierra del Fuego.
- Watch monkeys and other exotic species while fishing in subtropical forest.
- Feel the power and the spray of the longest waterfall in the word, Iguazu Falls.
- Witness one of the few advancing glaciers in the world, Peritio Mereno.
- Savor Argentinas famous cuisine (beef) and Malbec wines.
- And of course, wet a line in the immense network of lakes and rivers filled with wild Salmon, Steelhead, Sea Run Brown Trout, Brown-Rainbow-Brook Trout and South America's very own apex predator, the Golden Dorado.
|Bamboo Thickets in Valdivian Rainforest. Photo by FCFF.|
Northern Patagonia (Neuquen Province): In the 1960’s, fly fishing gods such as Joe Brooks and Mel Krieger made the rivers surrounding Junin de los Andes famous. What they discovered back then was a trout fishery unlike any place on Earth. They discovered many of the rivers in the area are attached to large trout producing Andean lakes. As a result, during the spring and fall runs, they targeted monster rainbows and browns moving in and out of the lakes. When the runs slowed down in mid-summer, they discovered an amazing dry-fly fishery second to none. Today, dry fly fishermen have pioneered the use of large attractor dry flies, such as the gypsy king, chernobyl ants, large hopper patterns, and big beetles. Folks, Junin de los Andes is the fly fishing capital of Argentina. Though vacation towns such as Bariloche and San Martin de los Andes offer more for the average tourist, there is no other place other than Junin that offers more accessible rivers/lakes and modern conveniences for the fly fisherman. Below is a list of rivers and lakes that we fish in the surrounding Junin de los Andes area.
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