Experience the best fly fishing Argentina has to offer with Patagonia River Guides (PRG). Guests of PRG have the opportunity to enjoy the most comprehensive fly fishing programs from over ten diverse lodging choices across the three most productive regions of Patagonia, Argentina – Esquel, Rio Pico and San Martin de los Andes. Every trip is customized according to the anglers’ needs and desires, and trips as short as three days or as long as three weeks are easily executed. The PRG experience is a unique blend of inspiring waters, varied fishing, beautiful scenery, interesting culture, lasting friendships and unrivaled service, complemented by gourmet and regional cuisine, delicious wines and first-class accommodations. There are few places in the world where you can enjoy the diversity and quality of fishing offered in Patagonia, but careful planning and execution are critical to
getting the most out of your fly fishing trip. At PRG, our philosophy to fishing is straightforward: fish the best rivers, at the best times, with the best guides. On any given day, PRG’s guests could find themselves wading small freestone streams or spring creeks, floating bigger rivers from comfortable rafts or drift boats, stalking fish and sight fishing in gin-clear water or even spending a day in search of fish over ten pounds on our area still waters. Fish size and numbers depend on the type of water and the angler’s skill level, but we are confident that the quality, diversity and unparalleled beauty of our fisheries will not disappoint. Since we have so many options, extended stays are recommended in order to see and experience as much as possible in one, two or all three of our distinct regions.

WHAT SETS US APART FROM OTHER FLY FISHING OPERATIONS IN ARGENTINA?

  • We are American owned and operated, coupled with the most experienced Argentine staff – the ideal combination
  • We have the most diverse fishing options of any outfitter in the region – including significant private access
  • We have the newest and most state-of-the-art equipment
  • We run beautiful lodges offering Patagonia’s best service and gastronomy
  • We have full-service travel agents and complete pre-trip information packets to assist you in every step of the booking process
“I want to thank you for putting this trip together. Your recommendation was spot on. I was concerned that my wife might be bored while we were fishing but she loved the lodge and the people there and they were very accommodating in keeping her as occupied as she wanted to be. Everything was Perfect with a capital P..”
B. Evans | San Fransisco, CA.

No one provides a more all-inclusive program than PRG.  The standard package includes: lodging, all food, all drinks, guide, assistant guide, local transportation, single rooms at some locations, license, and access fees.  In addition, PRG is proud to supply each guest with ALL flies and a complete line of loaner gear such as: Simms waders and boots, Hatch Reels, Winston Rods included in the price for guest use.

If you know what you want, tell us and we’ll work with you to design a perfect trip suited just for you.  If you want some advice, we specialize in custom itineraries for each guest based on their skill level, desires, and available time.  Since we have over ten lodging choices and dozens of rivers spread over three regions, our offerings might confuse you.  Trust us, and we will ensure you get exactly what you want and will blend an incredible trip with the most variety, best fishing, and accommodation to match your desires.

Most first-time guest stay for a week and sample one of our programs.  Nearly every repeat customer books a slightly longer stay to enjoy two or even three regions during the same trip.  We are able to book shorter stays, but it’s recommended that guests try to dedicate a full week to the program.  There are just too many great places to see and too many fish to catch.

Yes!  We love to show our guests a great variety from desert to rainforest and everywhere in-between.  Patagonia is a diverse land and our area has many “microclimates” offering guests the ability to fly fish in many different kinds of rivers, spring creeks, and lakes.  It is possible to fish a different river for up to twenty days!

Spring, Summer, or Fall! Fishing changes on each river throughout the seasons, and no matter when you visit from Dec to May, we are able to provide the highest quality fly fishing.  A better question is when can you come?  Choose the best dates for your work schedule, family, and let us know that date range.  We’ll then go to work matching you with the best fly fishing for that time of the year based around lodges that have proximity to the best water.  That is the beauty of having so many rivers and angling choices, and guides that know each piece of water and have been fishing them for many years throughout the seasons.

Yes!  We provide every fly, leader, and piece of tippet throughout your stay.  We also have a full line of new loaner equipment for your use from Simms waders and boots to Winston Rods and Hatch Reels.  All of our fly fishing gear is top notch and designed for the purpose, and our fly selection has been developed over fifteen years fishing in Argentina.

There is no catch.  We have been continually working on and perfecting our fly fishing, cast & blast, and hunting programs for over a decade.  We started small and have grown organically over the years.  Today, we provide the highest level in service, lodging, and fishing in all of Patagonia.  If you don’t believe us, please ask for references and we are happy to provide some in your area or you can contact a booking agency and we are confident they will concur.

Yes!  Our guides specialize in teaching beginners how to fly fish and enjoy the experience.  Our hands-on and patient approach (one guide per angler when walk fishing) ensures everyone get the most of their day and prevents frustration.  We also have many non-fishing activities to accompany our great fishing programs so that she will be just as happy off the water as you are when on the water.  (Sorry fisher ladies we know there are many of you that bring that special someone along that doesn’t like fishing as much as you do!)

There are many lodges and quite a few guides in Argentina, but careful planning is needed to make the most of your trip.  Rance and Travis cut their teeth fly fishing and guiding in Montana and have a special understanding of what American guests want and expect.  They have created a culture and program unlike any other in South America – many say the world – by training and rewarding their guides and employees to the highest level.  Guests that have been repeating for the past decade see the same faces and enjoy long lasting friendships.  Over the years, PRG has learned a great deal about running lodges, kitchens, logistics programs, and fishing programs in Argentina – and we are confident that our lodging, food, and beverage programs are of the highest level possible without sacrificing fishing or making the program pretentious.  We have more access – both private and public – than any other outfitter in Argentina and can truly fish all the rivers listed on this website while providing state of the art gear, equipment, and trucks to get our guests into places others just can’t.  Finally, Rance and Travis sell and host nearly every trip so that you don’t get sold what they can’t deliver.

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