30 Years of Patagonian Fly Fishing Experience
El Encuentro Fly Fishing has spent over 30 years building relationships with local landowners and researching all the waters, big and small, of this area.
No matter what time of the season, we strive to provide our clients with a diverse array of productive angling options for brown, rainbow and brook trout in central Patagonia. Some of the featured and famed fisheries available to anglers include the Futaleufu, Nant y Fall, Arrayanes, Rivadavia, Corinto, Carrileufu, and Corcovado rivers, Kruger and Verde lakes and many other smaller rivers and streams.
Some waters are floated, some are waded, and at times a combination of the two depending on conditions and desires. Most trout are in the 16 to 23-inch range, with many exceeding 23 inches. Trout species, size, and numbers vary depending on the waters fished with some waters that produce numbers, some that produce size, and some that produce both. You can also fish for a wild strain of landlocked salmon that were only released in two basins in Argentina, one of them being the Rio Futaleufu Basin, where we are located. Although these are not native species (introduced in Patagonia in the early 1900’s) they easily adapted and spread out in most of our rivers and lakes. We have browns, rainbows, brook trout and landlocked salmon.
Guests fish two anglers per guide and employ a variety of fly fishing techniques depending on water and fishing conditions. Whether casting big terrestrial dry flies, pulling streamers or working dry dropper rigs El Encuentro’s program has the experience and range to fish a huge range of water types.
Our guides utilize a combination of rafts outfitted with fly fishing frames and fiberglass drift boats to access area fisheries. Guests should arrive fully prepared with their own fishing gear including waders and boots, rods and reels, and flies. Guides will supply you with leaders and tippet and fill-in any missing gaps in your fly selection as needed to ensure that you have the right pattern for the right