Patagonia Austral Fly Fishing

Patagonia Austral Fly Fishing
Sarmiento 133
CP 9400 Río Gallegos, Santa Cruz, AR

Phone: 00 549 2966 217586
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The Gallegos river is located at just 27 km from the capital city of Santa Cruz province. With two hundred kilometers of length, it offers one of the most challenging and technical sea trout fishing. This river in its different water levels, according to Los Andes snow and rain regimen, and the tie variation demands every fisherman a wide variety of techniques to attract this fishes. Every year gallegos sea run brown trout go up river from spring to autumn to spawn, and it´s the main task for every guide to understand this combination of phenomenoms to find the school of fishes.
  • Estancia Rio Pelke

    1. Program: 4 days/3 nights All inclusive
    2. Program: 3 days/2 nights All inclusive

    • Every transfer since the arrival to Río Gallegos city or Calafate. (Airport – estancia/ estancia – Airport).
    • Breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner with beverages (Full Board).
    • Fly fishing guide specialized on fly cast instruction, photography.
    • Cd of pictures of the trip.
    • 4x4 vehicle.
    • Fishing tackle (rods, lines, reels).

    Not Included:
    • Air tickets, restaurants or transfers not mentioned.
    • Fishing licenses.
    • Tips.
    • Fishing clothing and flies.

    Programs are flexible. You can stay up to 6 days. The programs are thought to fish different pieces of water and repeat just the best pools.
  • Gallegos 1 day fishing

    If the number of persons is three they must know each other otherwise it won´t be possible a quality service.
  • Gallegos Sea Trout

    1. Base program: 4days/3 nights (closer beats)
    2. Full program: 6 days/5 nights (possibility to fish all the beats)
    Both programs includes:
    • Meals during the day.
    • Transfers to the fishing places .
    • Drinks (water, beer, wine, etc.).
    Not included on the price:
    • Hotel.
    • Fishing license.
    • High quality drinks.
    • Not mentioned transfers.
    • Flies (you can get a pattern selection of the guide).
  • Jurassic Lake

    The program:

    1st day: 7am departure from Rio Gallegos to the Lake. Arrival 3pm. The rest of the day fishing.
    2nd day: Fishing different bays.
    3rd day: Fishing different bays.
    4th day: Fishing in the morning, back to the city atfer lunch.
    Includes: Full board (meals and lodging in the lake),

    Not included: Fishing license or tackle. hotel in the city if the flight is not coordinated with the trip time.
  • King of Glaciers

    The King Salmon has arrived to Southern Patagonic waters some years ago. In this lonely place of the Andes they have developed a numerous population that grows every year due to the really low fishing pressure and not having many predators above them. Every year the Chinook goes upriver from the Atlantic Sea, crossing the whole Santa Cruz river and then the Argentinian Lake (the biggest in the country) to arrive to the Caterina waters inside of the Cristina Estancia. This river has 7km of length from its beginning in the Anita Lake to the mouth on the Argentinian lake. Surrounded by the most amazing and wonderful scenery the fisherman finds in this spot the perfect combination of big fish in good numbers and no fishermen around, having a high quality service.
    Full Program
    4 days & 3nights

    King Salmon fishing is very particular; its different states make this fishing variable on the aggressiveness, amount of takes and the length of a fight. Kings react by irritation, they are very territorial and their senses are highly developed. All these characteristics make this fishing very challenging.
    Once the King salmon gets into the fresh water system looking for the place to spawn a metamorphosis phenomenon occurs to him. The kype gets more visible as well as the hump. Also the color gets more red on the belly and darker on the back, its fins at the end of the cycle are really wasted and the strength is much less. Up to the spawning time they are hard to take, and most of the times they win the battles. Its strength has no comparison with other fresh water species of the kind.
    Estancia Cristina and Caterina river have an stable colony of King salmon that amazes by its number. The weight of these fishes goes from 18pds to 50pds and bigger.
    An interesting detail from this particular colony of Chinook is that comes from the Atlantic sea. The rest of the rivers of Argentina and Chile receive kings from the Pacific sea. This phenomenon also represents a challenge for the biologist.
    Season: 2nd week of January – 2nd week of March

    Fishing Tackle
    Recommended tackle by guide:
    •Double handed Rods: “the shorter the better”, sizes N°8 to 10. More than 13´ can be to long for the river size.
    • Reel: N°8 to 10 with a good drag system and preferably with large arbor system.
    •100mts of backing.
    • Sinking lines from intermediate to ultra fast can be used. Scagit lines as well as shooting head systems are the best option. These fishes take flies very close to the bottom most of the times. The pools go from 1,5mts to 5 mts.
    • Simplified leaders: 0.60mm or 0,55mm with a tippet of 0,40mm to 0,35mm.
    • Articulated flies in blue, black, orange and purple. Big and medium sizes. Bunny leech patterns, egg sucking leech, intruders, temple dogs.

  • Rio Gallegos & Estancia Rio Pelke

    The package includes 4 days fishing for brook trout and brown trout in Rio Pelke Estancia, and 3 nights.
    Includes 4 days fishing in Gallegos river public and private accesses. Lodging beside the Gallegos river on a cottage (120 usd with dinner and breakfast not included in the general price)
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