Brown Trout – Rio Limay

Late season on the rivers around Bariloche is arguably one of the best places in the world to look for trophy brown trout, which drop down from the lakes and reservoirs en masse to spawn.  Over the last couple weeks I’ve been fortunate enough to fish with expert local guides and friends such as Willy Ricigliano, Juan Cruz, Mariano Wainstein …

Rio Santa Cruz – The Final Season

Our reliable source on the Rio Santa Cruz, Rodrigo Amadeo, has confirmed that the proposed dams on the Rio Santa Cruz in southern Patagonia are moving ahead at full steam and construction will begin in less than two months. This is yet another instance of wild rivers been tamed in the name of “progress”. What makes it especially painful for …

Yahapé Fly Fishing – Dorado, Pacú & Pira Pita

When you talk to seasoned Dorado fishermen about their favorite places to fish, the name Repeski comes up quite often, and it’s easy to see why.  My first experience fishing the area was last July with our friend & consummate guide, Peto. Although the middle of winter wasn’t prime time, I was enthralled with the style of fishing and saw …

Dorado Fishing at Pirá Lodge – Esteros del Iberá

Situated in the virgin Esteros del Ibera in Corrientes province,  Pira Lodge is the most recognized lodge in the world of Dorado fly fishing. Twice the size of the Everglades and the second largest marshland in the world (behind the Pantanal in Brazil), Esteros del Ibera boasts a staggering array of wildlife. Caiman and capabarra (the largest rodent in the …

Irigoyen fishing report

F I S H I N G     R E P O R T W E E K 9 – Feb 28st – March 6th W E A T H E R  C O N D I T I O N S : Good weather and sunny conditions most of the week. We had temperatures between 5º C – 16º C. …

southernmost river expedition…

We had been planning  this expedition since we started with the operation “Far end Rivers” at the Irigoyen river. We decided to start the 3rd week of january, exploring south into the uninhabited peninsula looking for sea run brown trout. We had no preliminary info at all, only a lot of hope,  which is the most important thing doing  an …

Fly Fishing Patagonia Feb 12-23

After a long 6 month hiatus, I’m finally back in Argentina again. It’s a huge relief to be out of the bitter cold & rain of the Pacific Northwest, and as an added bonus I no longer have to pine for mate, fernet & cheap steak. Oh, and the fishing isn’t too bad either. Unfortunately my friends Tom and Brandon …