PRG pioneered fly fishing in the Rio Pico region and offers the region’s top outfitted program. Rio Pico is perfectly suited for guests wanting to get away from it all and to enjoy Central Patagonia’s wildest and (arguably) most beautiful destination. There is not a paved road in the entire region and anglers often have to ford rivers and open locked gates to get to remote fishing locations. PRG’s professional guides are well equipped to fish in the isolated region and all have rugged 4×4 trucks, inflatable NRS rafts with custom-designed fishing frames, and years of experience in negotiating the terrain. Our Rio Pico fly fishing program offers an incredible variety of float and wade fishing opportunities, combining quite possibly the best lake fishing in all of Patagonia with exciting spring creek and small river fishing.
Anglers will enjoy fishing a different river daily and can choose between five smaller rivers and eight spring creeks holding fish averaging 16-20+ inches. Although most of the area access is private, some hiking is necessary to get to the best sections. Those willing to explore will encounter some of Argentina’s best-kept secrets and enjoy sight fishing to large trout. The rivers offer a healthy trout population so anglers of all experience levels will enjoy an exciting day. The area also offers several intimate spring creeks offering exciting fishing to large trout in small water. Fish in the rivers are keyed into terrestrials from late spring and throughout the summer and guests will enjoy fishing with large foam flies imitating grasshoppers, crickets, canteria beetles, and flying ants. Hatches are sporadic but anglers will also enjoy matching the hatch and fishing mayflies and caddis to rising fish.
Rainbow trout, brown trout and brook trout, averaging 24-inches, can also be targeted on one of the area’s many productive lakes. Anglers can choose to fish lakes at any time and enjoy an amazing experience while fishing giant dry flies imitating dragonflies and canteria beetles. Unlike other locations such as Jurassic Lake, Rio Pico offers a diverse and beautiful valley set right in the Andes. The area offers incredible variety and there are more than a dozen productive lakes in the area, each with its own distinct character. Guests could fish for an entire week never touching the same lake twice. No other stillwater destination offers the beauty, variety, or productivity of the Rio Pico.
Trout fishing trips of any length can be programed in Rio Pico. Guests often combine a full week at PRG’s Lodge at Trevelin with another 4-7 nights at Tres Valles Lodge. Guests can also combine with PRG North and PRG Unplugged, enjoying a nice day off and beautiful groud transfer to Northern Patagonia. Contact us today for more information about our Rio Pico programs and exciting wilderness fishing.