A truly authentic journey combining the best brook and brown trout fishing in southern Patagonia with stays at three traditional family-run Argentine estancias that date back to the late 1800’s
ROUTE OF THE SPRING CREEKS
This boutique-style fly fishing program takes anglers on a truly authentic journey combining the best brook and brown trout fishing in southern Patagonia with stays at three traditional family-run Argentine estancias that date back to the late 1800’s.
Limited to only two rods per week this intimate program gives anglers the opportunity to fish four completely private and well rested spring creeks which hold super-sized brook trout in the 4 to 6-pound class. This small homestay style venue is a treasure within the vast open Patagonian landscape. The Route of the Spring Creeks offers rewarding homespun cultural experiences coupled with some of the finest spring creek fishing south of the equator.
December – February
All three estancias are located in Southern Argentina along Route 40 between the towns of El Calafate to Rio Gallegos. Distance from Calafate Airport is 157km – distance from Rio Gallegos airport is 165km
The estancias along the Route are not what you would expect from well-polished and manicured trout lodges in Northern Patagonia. These are authentic and somewhat rustic small homestay style venues where guests are received as members of the family and experience local customs and traditional Argentine ways of life.
Meals at the estancias are thoughtfully prepared using traditional Argentinean recipes and showcase locally sourced produce and farm-raised lamb and beef complimented by hand selected wines.
Along the Route of the Spring Creeks guests will visit three classic Argentine estancias and fish four completely private and seldom fished springs creeks that hold great numbers of sizable brook and brown trout that readily fall to large terrestrial dry flies twitched on the surface and slowly stripped dark streamer patterns. All four rivers can be fished with three to five weight rods with either a standard floating line or a floating shooting head with running line. Fishing is mainly done with floating lines, however sinking poly leaders are used at times to reach larger fish in deep pools.
These intimate spring creeks require some casting precision with both short and long casts and most beats require little to no wading.