From the exotic location to the world-renowned sea-run brown trout, Argentina is a fly fisherman’s dream. Chile may get all the attention when it comes to South America and fly fishing, but Argentina should not be overlooked. This country has it all, from Jurassic Lake with its huge trout to the great food and wine.
Jurassic Lake – Located in Trevelin, Chubut Province in southern Argentina, Jurassic Lake is well-known for its large trout. The lake was formed by a volcanic eruption over 10,000 years ago and is fed by glacial runoff. The average size of the trout in Jurassic Lake is five to six pounds, but fish up to ten pounds have been caught. If you’re looking for a truly unique fly fishing experience, Jurassic Lake is the place for you.
Sea-Run Brown Trout – The Rio Grande in Tierra del Fuego is home to some of the largest sea-run brown trout in the world. These fish average three to five pounds but can get as large as twenty pounds. The best time to fish for sea-run brown trout is from October to April. In addition to the great fishing, the scenery in Tierra del Fuego is breathtaking. Snow-capped mountains, pristine rivers, and lush forests make this a truly special place.
Great Food and Wine – Argentineans are passionate about their food and wine. When you’re not fly fishing, you can enjoy some of the best steak and red wine in the world. Malbec is the signature red wine of Argentina and pairs perfectly with steak or grilled meats. If you’re looking for something lighter, look for an Argentinean Sauvignon Blanc or Torrontes. No matter what your taste, you’ll find a delicious Argentinean wine to enjoy with your meal.
Argentina offers something for every fly fisherman, from big trout to beautiful scenery. And when you’re not on the water, you can enjoy some of the best food and wine in South America. So don’t overlook Argentina the next time you’re planning a trip – it just might be the perfect destination for your next fly fishing adventure.