Argentina – Fly Fishing for Dorado

For the last nine years we have offered spectacular fly fishing trips for Golden Dorado on the High Parana River in Argentina. The big news in ARGENTINA is the new lodge on the River, Refugio Amokañi. Pinti, our head guide, has developed an incredible place right on the water… monkeys in the trees and everything else you want. This is an improvement over Estancias Atalaya, although I know many of you will miss the ranch. The lodge is located just upriver from the small village of Ita’ Ibate’. The rooms are single occupancy with ceiling fans, refrigerated air conditioning and a private bath. Meals are classic Argentine fair with copious amounts of good wine.  Having a well deserved beverage and appetizer on the patio overlooking the river is pretty awesome.

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It takes no more than three minutes to reach the closest fishing, and at first light the boat and guide are waiting for at the bottom of the stairs. The fishing day is split, with lunch at the lodge and time for a siesta. We start early, with breakfast at about 5:30 AM, breaking for lunch at 12:00 or so, and then returning to the river at 3:30 PM for fishing until dark. This maximizes the productive bite time.  Fishing is generally arranged for 3 to 6 day trips, and it is often combined with another Argentine Fishery; typically Laguna Larga

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