Experience Patagonia Argentina

Patagonia is a vast, wild region spanning between the 40th and 55th parallel south. It is made up of both Chile and Argentina and, at over 400,000 square miles, it is more than twice the size of California.  While its signature feature is the incredibly dramatic spine of the Andes, Patagonia is comprised of an unparalleled variety of landscapes, including arid high desert, glaciated granite spires, lush semi-temperate rain forests and virtually every bioregion in between. Adding to the intrigue, it is also home to six of the world’s most sought-after freshwater gamefish: rainbow, brown and brook trout, sea-run browns, steelhead and king salmon. To fish all of Patagonia’s countless rivers, lakes and spring creeks would take the most dedicated angler multiple lifetimes, as it would to fully explore its mountains, coastline and trails.

For all of us in North America, this magical, sparsely populated region of our sister continent to the south is a long haul from home.  With an average travel time of 24+ hours from departure until you take your first step through the door of a Patagonian lodge, it seems almost remiss to spend only a week per visit exploring this incredible playground. Just because most lodges focus on week-long stays, it doesn’t mean that you need to pack up and head home after six days. With inter-country travel becoming more reliable and comfortable due to improved infrastructure, it’s now easier than ever to coordinate multi-lodge itineraries, allowing travelers and anglers to seamlessly explore different regions of Patagonia in a single trip. The majority of our seasoned guests who are on to the benefits of extended South American travel spend 10-14 nights in the country. Travelers either divide their time between multiple fly fishing lodges, increase their stays at a single lodge or combine fishing experiences with other activities like touring in Torres del Paine, Fitzroy or Buenos Aires, taking an Antarctica cruise, wing shooting, wine touring or adding a few days of dorado fishing up north.

Why Fly Water Travel? The simple answer is that we have paid our dues and spent the important time needed to create a vast network of unique lodges and professionals that we enjoy, respect and trust.  Likewise, if you are in Patagonia and ask outfitters which of the North American fly fishing travel companies they feel the same way about, you will quickly hear mention of Fly Water Travel. We have been extremely fortunate to have visited all of Patagonia’s major regions including stays at over 30+ lodges, compiled hundreds of days on the water and fished over 60 different rivers, lakes and streams. As a result, Fly Water Travel is uniquely qualified to help our guests best understand all the destination options, transfers and travel details and to customize trips that best suit their travel and fishing needs. The possible trip combinations are virtually endless with the following selections of extended trips are just some examples of how you can best experience Patagonia.


Experience Patagonia Argentina NEWS

Aug 12, 2020

Patagonia Trout

Patagonia is a vast, wild region spanning the 40th and 55th parallels south. It is made up of both Chile and Argentina, and at over 400,000 square miles, it is more than twice the size of California. While its signature feature is the incredibly dramatic spine of the Andes Mountains, Patagonia is comprised of an […]
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May 7, 2020

Sea Trout Season Recap at Las Buitreras Lodge

Las Buitreras Lodge, Argentina Just north of the Straits of Magellan in southeastern-most Argentina flows the lovely and incomparable Rio Gallegos. For many a seasoned rod, this lovely low-gradient system and the charming Las Buitreras Lodge that serves it represent the pinnacle sea trout experience. Why? Well, the reasons are many, beginning with that fact […]
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Apr 9, 2020

Photo Essay – Chilean Patagonia from Carl Jappe

Our friend Carl Jappe returned from a two week trip to Chilean Patagonia and shared these photos from his stay at Coyhaique River Lodge and Remota Lodge.  Carl and his fishing partner Eric traveled down to Patagonia to revisit the region’s trout fishing around Coyhaique, Chile and extended their stay at Remota Lodge in Torres […]
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Dec 12, 2019

Last Minute Cancellation – The Patagonian Basecamp, Chile

The Patagonian Basecamp Deep within the seldom visited Aysen Provence of Chilean Patagonia, there is a special lodge perfectly suited to adventuresome anglers that take pride and pleasure in fishing off the beaten path. Marcel and Carolina Sijnesael built their dream lodge on the banks of the Rio Palena for all the right reasons; the […]
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May 23, 2018

Trophy Trout Tour: Capitan Lodge + Jurassic Lake Lodge

For anglers looking for the very best trophy rainbow trout tour in Argentina, this 10-day trip in the remote steppe of southern Patagonia’s Santa Cruz Province is it. This trip starts with three and half days at the Patagonia Fly Fishing Company’s Capitan Lodge (formerly know as Kooi Noom) and is followed up with a full week at […]
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Nov 9, 2017

Experience Patagonia: Carrileufu River Lodge + Rio Manso Lodge

This trip itinerary features stays at two elegant lodges located in the heart of central Patagonia’s most scenic and productive trout fisheries. This trip places anglers in two incredibly scenic and unique national parks, gives them a chance to fish the peak weeks of Patagonia’s remarkable still water dragonfly hatch and opportunity to float a […]
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Oct 5, 2017

Argentine Anadromous Sampler: Los Plateados Lodge + Las Buitreras Lodge

Atlantic Steelhead and Sea-Run Brown Trout in Argentine Patagonia For serious spey anglers that like chasing a variety of big, challenging sea-run fish, we created a custom itinerary that seamlessly pairs two totally unique southern-mainland Argentine destinations. The first week guests will fish for large, wary sea trout on the gorgeous and essentially private Rio […]
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Sep 9, 2017

Patagonia’s Ultimate Trout Tour: Coyhaique River Lodge + Las Pampas Lodge

This itinerary combines two of our most popular and highly regarded Patagonian trout lodges in the same trip:  Las Pampas Lodge in Argentina and Coyhaique River Lodge in Chile. We have sent countless  anglers to these destinations over the years and time after time, both programs consistently receive the highest possible marks form our guests. […]
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Sep 7, 2017

Experience Patagonia: Caleufu River Float + Portillen Lodge

This featured trip itinerary combines a multi-day float trip on Northern Patagonia’s Caleufu River with a stay at Portillen Lodge located on the banks of the Quillen River. On this trip, anglers are able to take advantage of great wade and float fishing options, wilderness solitude, beautiful scenery and good company, all at a reasonable […]
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Aug 24, 2017

TDF Sea-Trout Squared: World’s End Lodge + Estancia Despedida

Without question, the archipelago off South America’s southernmost tip known as Tierra del Fuego hosts the greatest returns of sea-trout on the planet. On this featured trip anglers will visit World’s End Lodge on the intimate, wooded and largely unknown Rio Irigoyen followed by a stay at Estancia Despedida on the world famous Rio Grande. The […]
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Jun 28, 2017

Experience Patagonia: Collon Cura River Float + Rio Manso Lodge

This featured trip itinerary combines a multi-day float trip on Northern Patagonia’s Collon Cura River with a stay at Rio Manso Lodge located in the heart of Nahuel Huapi National Park. On this trip, anglers are able to take advantage of long days on the water in wilderness solitude followed by excellent easy access fishing […]
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