Best is relative. Once we fully understand your preferences, we can recommend what is best for you. You can fill out and our FFP Inquiry Form or call us for an even faster, more thorough response. 434-249-1783
When is best strictly depends on your preferred style of fishing. There is great fishing all season long, but we represent multiple lodge because not all lodges have great fishing throughout their season. The lodges and rivers we recommend for you will be based on the best possible fishing that meets your preferred fishing style for the time you want to travel.
As a general rule, Golden Dorado is best between Nov and April when it’s warm. We do catch them daily during the winter months of mid May through mid-September but the majority of fish tend to move into deeper, bigger water and remain sluggish. Regardless of the month, good Dorado fishing is dependent on semi-stable river and weather conditions. For example, a warm spell in July when the river is stable is a recipe for excellent Dorado fishing.
The Sea Run Brown Trout season in Argentina runs from the last week in December to the end of April. Prime time is generally considered mid Jan through mid March. However, certain lodges are positioned perfectly for the shoulder seasons. Anglers must plan at least a year in advance.
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For the most part yes. All the fishing guides in Patagonia will speak English well or very well . However, in northern Argentina at our Dorado fishing and dove shooting lodges, guides generally do not speak English. However, they have been guiding North American anglers and shooters long enough to understand most of what is said or asked.
Some of the lodges and outfitters we represent have free use of all gear including flies and others rent quality rods, reels and waders. Complete fishing gear may cost $60/day
Groups of 4-6 anglers work very well, but do require at least 12 months advance planning. A group of 6 usually has more camaraderie and laughs than a group of 4. Plus with more flies in the water, more fish are caught increasing the excitement, friendly competition and possibilities. Depending on the destination, odd numbered groups may or may not incur a single supplement charge on one group member.
Yes. We have done trips as large as 17 people for two weeks. Exclusive use of one lodge is common with larger, private groups. At least 2 years advance planning is recommended.
In general, you’ll need to plan a year in advance to get the lodge you want on the dates you want. Last minute planners should still call us to discuss available options. (If it’s last minute, you don’t have time for email. Please call 434-249-1783)
Most of the lodges offer guided or unguided activities like horseback riding, hiking, biking, shopping, golf and spa services. Some activities are included in the non-fishing rate and some are arranged and paid for at the lodge in U$D. Note that some lodges are not suited for non-angling guests.
Rates are posted under Quick Facts on each destination page. Average trip costs in 2020 are:
Patagonia trout fishing $5000/angler/week
Golden Dorado Fishing: $4,500/angler/week
Golden Dorado Fishing/Dove Hunting Cast & Blast: $3,300/angler/5 nights
Sea Run Brown Trout Fishing: $7,500/angler/week
No. All Sea Run Brown fishing lodges offer 7 night, 6 day packages only.
Customary tips in Patagonia are; Guides $80/day with one or two anglers, and lodge staff $25/room/day. Customary tips in northern Argentina are; guides $60/day with one or two anglers/hunters and lodge staff $15-20/room/day. Customary tips for any chauffeur is: $10/passenger/hour. These are only suggested guidelines. At Fly Fishing Patagonia we believe tips are voluntary and depend on your satisfaction.
The majority of Patagonia’s trout rivers are designated fly fishing only and those that aren’t heavily restrict conventional rods and tackle. Our trout operators do not supply any spinning gear. However, spinning, casting and fly rods are all wide used at our Golden Dorado destinations! We still recommend you bring your own spinning or casting rods and lures. A compete gear list is provided upon booking.
Yes, very safe, especially in the areas where you’ll be fishing. In Buenos Aires, you will need to attentive and take the same precautions you would in New York, Paris or Tokyo.
November through May 15 for fishing and touring. May 1-Aug 15 for hunting
Our destinations are in constant high demand. Booking no less than a year in advance will assure you get the week and/or the lodge you want. Usually there is limited space 8 months prior to the start of the Nov – April trout and Dorado fishing seasons.
Yes, however, we serve bottled water for your comfort.
All lodges have WiFi and/or cell reception. Cell phones work near major towns. The best way to communicate with your home/office/friends while at the lodge is to download What’s App to your phone. It is the fastest web-based text message and phone platform. Signals are often weak.
All visitors are required to have a passport which is valid 60 days after they depart the country. The required Reciprocity Fee to enter Argentina has been suspended indefinitely.
If you are not using miles, our specialized travel agents can assist you with international and domestic flights. Should you do it on your own, make sure you always have no less than 4 hours between your international and domestic flights.
Most likely you will as BA is the major hub.
We can accommodate single travelers. Some destinations charge and a single angler supplement others do not.
If requested, yes. Otherwise, you will need to get yourself from Ezeiza International Airport to the Jorge Newberry Domestic Airport or to your downtown hotel. Private transfers with bilingual drivers can be arranged anytime and are highly recommend in some cases. Inquire for rates and details. 434-249-1783
The current is 220v and the sockets are either three prong with two prongs at an angle (Type I) or have two round prongs (Type C). Have both adapters and bring converters for appliances that do not have built in converters.
You will have no issues using your CPAP. Our lodges have 24 hour electricity and we even have a silent generator in camp on our Wilderness Fishing Expeditions. Rechargeable CPAPs are recommended in case of rare power outages.
We help travelers arrange multiple destination trips in Argentina all most everyday. Each destination means a different flight and we recommend a minimum of 4 night in each area. Note that some destinations do not offer anything less than 7 nights. Give us a call, and we’ll make it simple for you.
The Argentine money is the peso. Purchases can be made with pesos or dollars. Credit cards are rarely accepted at the lodge, but certainly in most businesses. Currency exchange houses and banks will exchange your dollars. Some merchants offer discounts for cash. Personal or travelers checks should not be used. Also ATMs hold pesos only and are usually empty. We recommend carrying a back up stash of $700usd and a handful of pesos for small purchases.
FFP is not responsible for loss of planned activities due travel disruptions and deposits are non-refundable. However, travel insurance will cover delayed or canceled flights, lost luggage and medical emergencies including the astronomical cost of medical evacuations. The Covid-19 pandemic is reason enough to purchase travel insurance. With a comprehensive travel policy that includes “Cancel for any Reason” travelers can have 150-75% of their trip value reimbursed. Learn about a policy from Global Rescue.
Fly Fishing Patagonia is the only fishing travel company specializing exclusively in Argentina. Our extensive experience comes from over 20 years outfitting fishing and cast n blast trips throughout Patagonia and northern Argentina. We personally visit and vet each of our operators before approval. Anglers worldwide consult with us for our knowledge, premium properties, professionalism, and our straight forward, but thorough approach to trip planning. We never charge for our services. Read more reasons to book with FFP.
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NO. We have worked as both outfitter and agent. There is a mutual respect for the relationship and the value of the service/product delivered. Your rate will be the same no matter whom you book with.