Fly Fishing & Walking

Fishing in Tierra del Fuego

Mapa de las Zonas de Pesca que proponemos en Tierra del Fuego

Map of fishing grounds in Tierra del Fuego

Tierra del Fuego has some of the most impressive rivers, lakes and trout in South America. Their fish, rivers, lakes and landscape attracts fishing enthusiasts from around the world.

Company Guide offers the possibility to combine hiking & fly fishing in the most beautiful natural enviroment  imaginable. Accompanied by the best guides, best organized and logistics.

We offer 4 types of programs:

  1. Fly Fishing in Rivers & Ranches, fish in the EWAN rivers north and south, and Santa Laura & San Ricardo Lagoons, & Lago Escondido and others, starting daily from Viamonte Estancia (Farm / Ranch).
  2. Fly Fishing in the Far West, fishing in the west area of (the big) Fagnano Lake and its tributaries rivers, staying at the Hosteria Bahia Torito, in one of the more remote areas of the world. From here, we will explore the surrounding areas by boat and on foot.
  3. Fly finshing & Walking, fishing in the central sector of Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego, in lakes Yakush and Yehuin, staying in a comfortable camp.
  4. Helicopter Fly Fishing for those who do not have much time, this programs offer the option of half day or full day flew by helicopter to the fishing spot. In this option, we fished in the western sector of Lake Fagnano, or in the lakes of the heart of the Big Island and the mouth of the Rio Ewan, by the sea. We organize this itinerary only as private, under demand.
    • Write us to ask for price, and posibilities.
  5. Or Download our complete PDF Catalog…

Foto Moscas Tierra del Fuego

Generalities abouth fly fishing in Tierra del Fuego:

Tierra del Fuego Trouth

Brown Trouth Rainbow Trouth sea Trouth Trucha de Arroyo

The Rio Grande in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina flows west from the Andes to the Atlantic through 70 km of steppe. In 1935, John Goodall stocked 60,000 Chilean salmon truth eggs in 2 tributaries of the Rio Grande. Attracted by the nutrient rich waters of the estuary, these fish found their way to the sea and began a yearly migration like Pacific and Atlantic Salmons.

Young Brown Trout will spend an average of 2 years in the river before their first migration to the sea where they’ll spend 6 months before returning to the river with an average weight of 6 lbs.

Brown Trout that have spawned 4 times can weigh over 20 lbs and some fish have been known to complete the cycle 6 times. Studies show that the Sea Run Browns in Tierra del Fuego’s Rio Grande are about 17% heavier than other sea trout of the same length. They experience very little predation and thus have a higher frequency of return than other andronomous salmonids. The fly fishing lodges and ranches along the Rio Grande have all vowed to a strict Catch and Release policy which is also a major factor in the high frequency of return.

If you have yet to read the studies done on the Sea Trout of the Rio Grande, take some time to learn about these fish and their success story, especially if you are thinking about experiencing it.

Weather

Patagonian weather is extremely variable.

During summer season, from October to April, the temperature varies between 40°F (5°C) and 80°F (27°C).

The annual rainfall varies between 108″ on the coast and 20″ in the drier interior. When the famous winds of Patagonia blow through this region they are usually isolated and we can always accommodate the situation.

Generally Patagonia is comfortable, but bear in mind that you may need both rain-gear and sun block…

Equipment

  • Clothing
    • Waterproof/ Windproof jacket with hat or hood.
    • Warm socks.
    • Thermal/ long underwear.
    • Light gloves.
    • Sun gear; hat, sun-block, lip balm, bandana (neck).
    • Fishing: 2 rods, weights #5 to #8 (#6 most useful).
    • Lightweight chest waders and gravel guards.
    • Polarized sunglasses.
    • Lines: floating, sink-tip, sinking (weight-forward).
    • Leaders and tippet material (1x to 5x).
    • Floatant.
    • Splitshot lead weights (small).
  • Flies Dries
    • Sedge patterns #12-16 (e.g. Elk Hair Caddis).
    • Royal Wulff #8-14.
    • Humpy #10-14.
    • Black Ants (incl. parachute) #14-18.
    • Hoppers (Dave’s, parachute) #4-10.
    • Adam’s (parachute) #14-18.
    • Stimulator #4-10.
    • Streamers and leeches:
    • Woolly buggers and Crystal buggers #2-12 (black, brown, green and white).
    • Zonkers #4-8.
    • Muddlers #2-10.
    • Matukas #4-10.
    • Wolly worm #4-10.
    • Nymphs: Hare’s Ear (and beadheads) #10-18.
    • Pheasant Tail, Prince, Zug bug etc #12-18.
    • Caddis larva and pupa #10-16.
    • Stonefly (Kaulfman’s, Montana etc) #8-12.

We invite you to read our papers, to learn more about fishing in Tierra del Fuego, His history and his people. We have abailable the following:

  • Patagonian Andean species of trout (trout species Patagonian Andean PDF).
  • Life Cycle of the Trout (Life cycle of a trout PDF)
  • Features of the Patagonia Plecoptera (which eat these trout) (Plecoptera Caracterisitcas of Patagonia)
  • John Goodall: The Pioneer Flay Introducer Fishing and Trout in Tierra del Fuego. (Download PDF).

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