Company: Patagonia River Guides (PRG)
Spring: Nov. 1 – Jan. 1
Summer: Jan. 1 – Mar. 1
Fall: Mar. 1 – May 1
Trip Dates: January/February
Available Positions: 9-12
Targeted Fish Species: Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, & Brook Trout.
Our Argentina trip gives us access to some of the most beautiful trout fishing country in the world. With over two dozen rivers and eight lodges to choose from, as well as camp and float options, TLA and PRG will craft a memorable trip of a lifetime, perfectly suited to your style.
PRG offers three main regions to fish: The Esquel, Rio Pico, and the PRG North Program.
PRG North is the newest addition to the PRG portfolio of Patagonia flyfishing programs, offering fishing in the renowned San Martin and Junin de los Andes Region. The area offers one of the most diverse river systems in all of Patagonia and without a doubt the best dry fly fishing because the waters are rich with bug life. PRG North offers classic stays at area estancias and combining two or more is highly recommended. Every PRG North trip is custom designed based on guest’s desires for accommodation, fishing choices, and skill level. Any estancia stay can be combined with unique wilderness camp trips better known as PRG Unplugged.
The Esquel or Trevelin region resembles fishing in the American west in many ways, but the water and the way it flows through the Andes Mountains is unique just to this region. Rivers in this area originate from snowpack from in the Andes Mountains or from spring creeks born in Patagonia Steppe. Unique to this region, all rivers except for the Arroyo Pescado, Tecka, and Chubut flow west – through the Andes – to join the Pacific Ocean and not the Atlantic like many other rivers in Argentina.
Waters in this area are as varied as the countryside, and there are many different kinds of creeks, lakes and rivers, which all contain excellent numbers of wild trout. Some of the rivers are large and carry a substantial volume of water year round; others are small and intimate and require a stealthy approach; and others offer miles to walk and fish large attractor patterns.
PRG has been offering exceptional expedition-style trips to the Rio Pico region in combination with other PRG programs for over a dozen years. Rio Pico is perfectly suited for guests wanting to get away from it all and who might enjoy a lodging program with fewer luxuries. There is not a paved road in the entire region and anglers often have to ford rivers and open several gates on the way to remote fishing locations. PRG’s professional guides, some of them that grew up fishing the region, are well equipped to fish in the isolated region and all have rugged 4×4 trucks, inflatable rafts with custom-designed fishing frames, and years of experience in negotiating the terrain. Our Rio Pico fishing program combines quite possibly the best lake fishing in all of Patagonia with exciting spring creek and small stream fishing. Both rainbow and brown trout, averaging six pounds and exceeding twenty pounds, can be targeted on one of the area’s many productive lakes, and often times these “hogs” can be landed on large dry flies.
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Photos courtesy of PRG