Patagonia Fly Fishing | Argentina & Chile

Why choose Fly Fishing in Patagonia

Patagonia trout fishing represents the epitome of the sport for intrepid anglers for many reasons. Fly fishing in Patagonia, for starters, places you in the heart of spectacular country—from the windswept steppes of Tierra del Fuego to the rugged Junín de los Andes region. Fly fishing in Patagonia was born on the banks of broad-shouldered waters such as the Río Grande, where sea-run brown trout reach world-record sizes. To the north, flowing waters have been made famous by trout fishing trailblazers, on rivers like the Chimehuín and Collón Curá.

Patagonia Fly Fishing Trips

It’s here where Nervous Waters offers a variety of options. Our Patagonia trout fishing lodges, including Kau Tapen and Villa María on the Río Grande, and Northern Patagonia—bordering Lanín National Park—are legendary. Futa Lodge is on the Chilean side of Patagonia. People have tried to compare Patagonia trout fishing to what you might find in Montana or elsewhere. But the truth is fly fishing in Patagonia is a beast unto itself. Sea-run brown trout fishing, for instance, is beyond compare. These anadromous brawlers grow to monstrous proportions and they remain prolific due to staunch fisheries management and the practice of catch and release. Unlike British Columbia or coastal Washington, our fish are free to roam far and wide without the fear of running into a gillnet. Inland, your fly fishing in Patagonia missions are marked by seclusion and exploration. There is no drift boat hatch to start the morning. You will not compete for runs with hundreds of rabid anglers while Patagonia trout fishing. And you will catch the fish of your dreams. Why? Because the best fly fishing that Patagonia has to offer starts with Nervous Waters.

Our Fly Fishing Lodges in Patagonia

Argentina & Chile – No Visa is required for US Citizens, Canadians or European Union passengers for Argentina, just a valid passport.

Argentina – To get to any of the Lodges in Argentina you will first need to travel to the main hub which is Buenos Aires (Ezeiza International Airport – EZE, Ministro Pistarini Airport). There are direct flights from Miami, Dallas, Atlanta, Los Angeles and New York in the United States and many of the main cities in Europe also have direct flights (Madrid, London, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Rome, etc.) Once you arrive to Ezeiza we recommend staying one night in Buenos Aires to get to know the city and to be able to catch your local flight to the Lodge you are going to. To get to the Lodges your flight will most likely depart from the Local Airport (Aeroparque – AEP, Jorge Newberry Airport). Please contact your trip coordinator so that they can recommend best flights to take. Local airline in Argentina is Aerolíneas Argentinas.

Chile (Futa Lodge) – Most of our clients fly-in through Buenos Aires, Argentina first and then fly into Esquel Airport (EQS) and cross the border by land. The land transfer from Esquel Airport to Futa Lodge is approximately 2 hours. You will go through migration and customs by land and then continue your drive to the Lodge. You can also fly in through Santiago de Chile (Santiago de Chile International Airport – SCL, Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport), from there you will have to take a flight to Puerto Montt (Puerto Montt Airport, PMC) and from there another short flight to Chaitén (Chaiten Airport, WCH). The land transfer from Chaitén to Futa Lodge is 2 hours approximately. If you are thinking of taking the second option get in touch with your coordinator so that they can recommend operators and flights.”

All of our destinations require a fishing license. We will ask you for the necessary information so that we can get the Fishing License prior to your arrival.

Prior to your arrival we will be sending you information on the fishing program including a recommended packing list.

There are quality fly rods, reels and fly lines available at the Lodges for you to use if needed. Please advise us of your need for a rod/reel prior to arrival to ensure availability. A charge of $125 will be billed to you in the event a rental rod is broken (this covers the cost of shipping and repair). Flies and leaders are also available for purchase at the lodges.

For all our locations a lodge representative will meet you upon your arrival to the local airport holding a sign with the Lodge name so that you can identify them easily. If you are delayed or miss your flight, please let us know.

If you are joining us at our Argentina or Chile lodges, you can easily add to your sporting adventure by combining your trip with either more fishing adding other species, or with a stay at one of our fine bird hunting lodges for the best Cast & Blast experience in South America. If you are interested in adding variety to your sporting life, look no further than David Denies Bird Hunting and Red Stag Patagonia. All three brands are owned and operated by the same company, The Kautapen Group, and each operation is dedicated to making your outdoor experience fun, memorable, and productive.