|Rio Gallegos is home to some of the biggest sea trout in the world!
The Rio Gallegos River in Argentina is nearly 186 miles in length and has its origin in the Southern Andes with two pristine
and very beautiful streams, the Penitente and the Ruebens. Winding its way through the wild Patagonian landscape it
emerges into the surprisingly mountainous area that encompasses the unique Las Buitreras beats, some 25 miles from the
river mouth. The flood plain that lies between these outcrops teem with birdlife, alongside large numbers of rheas, silver fox,
horses, hares, flamingos and guanacos.
A trip to Rio Gallegos River offers the adventurous angler the opportunity to pit his skills against the explosive sea run brown
trout of Patagonia. These fish can reach sizes of 25-30lbs and will reward the angler with arm wrenching takes and blistering
runs, interspersed with regular acrobatic displays. The Las Buitreras lodge is home to the most prolific beats on the Rio
Gallegos, consisting of over 25 miles of private water comprising over 50 named pools. The fishing is varied within pools
ranging from deep stony runs to cut banks and shingle flats. Relatively shallow, the river makes for easy wading with the
visually inspiring mountainous outcrops that makes this part of the Rio Gallegos quite simply one of the most spectacular
stretches of fly fishing water in Patagonia.
Sometimes explosive, always challenging, fishing for sea run browns requires a level of skill, stealth and understanding that
can frustrate the average salmon angler. However it can be very easy. You don't need to be the best caster in the world.
Using a single or double handed handed rod casting under control all-the- while listening to your guide will reward you with a
fish of a lifetime.
Schedule & Cost
Trip: March 5th to March 15, 2015
Cost: $5995.00 2 anglers/guide
Includes 6 days fishing, guide, lodging,
food, wine and beer
Limit of ten rods