Las Pampas Lodge, Pico Rio, Chubut, Patagonia, Argentina


Las Pampas Lodge offers the ultimate Argentine trout fishing experience. The remote location, the diversity of waters, and their 100% Argentine staff makes this a complete package that offers up an authentic Patagonian tenkara/fly fishing experience guided by the only Certified Tenkara Lodge in South America. With a multitude of spring creeks, small freestone rivers, and trophy still waters as well as a mix of rainbow, brown and brook trout all within a small radius, anglers have an array of options that would take weeks to fully sample. The Lodge is located in the Chubut Providence of Central Patagonia within the heart of the Rio Pico area.

Each morning you’ll leave the lodge in a well-equipped 4×4 truck and drive on rough, unimproved back roads that are interesting and adventuresome in their own right. You’ll be taken to the upper reaches of the Rio Pico that are accessed exclusively by Las Pampas Lodge. The river breaks into 4 or 5 channels that flow swiftly through open pasturelands before it is joined by two small freestones. The next 10 miles of the Pico offer abundant and large rainbows and browns that can surpass the 27” mark. These sections of the river are hard to access and require permission from local landowners and keys to locked gates, both of which Las Pampas has. There are more than 25 miles of water, endless wading opportunities and five distinct floats before crossing into Chile west, through the Andes. When combined with its unique location, distance from other lodges, and exclusive access to private waters, Las Pampas Lodge will become a favorite Patagonian fly fishing destination.

Add to that gourmet meals featuring locally grown, organic vegetables and prime cuts of beef, the best red wines of Argentina and guest rooms reminiscent of a main house on a Patagonia estancia, and you can be certain when you come to Las Pampas, that you are in one of the best lodges in South America.


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