- Futaleufú - Rio Grande
Native Patagonians, the Mapuche, dubbed this river the Futaleafú meaning big river or "Rio Grande" and is renown worldwide for its stunning beauty. With its origins in the Los Alerces National Park of Argentina. Its primary source is Lake Futalaufquen, which is nestled within the national park. Lake Futalaufquen serves as the initial point where the river begins its journey, fed by the meltwaters from surrounding glaciers and high-altitude streams in the Andes Mountains.
Embark on an angler's paradise as you unravel the secrets of the Rio Grande, a crown jewel among Argentina's trout streams. This grand river, adorned with flat waters that beckon rising fish, riffles, and deep pools, unfolds as a canvas for diverse techniques and the thrill of catching abundant fish on dry flies. Nestled in the heart of Patagonia, the Rio Grande is hailed as one of the region's premier terrestrial fishing rivers, proudly claiming its status as our home water in the Trevelin Area. Picture the Patagonia Fly Fishing Lodge at Trevelin, a mere twenty minutes from the upper reaches, serving as your gateway to this piscatorial haven. Glide through several different sections, each offering varied waters and fishing conditions, ensuring an adventure tailored to your angling aspirations. Brace for the excitement as the Rio Grande reveals its treasures – an average fish size of 16 to 20 inches, with the exhilarating possibility of boating 20 fish per person per day. In the embrace of the Rio Grande, every cast becomes a dance with destiny, promising an angling experience that transcends the ordinary.