Route 40
Road Trip

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Join us for an incredible two-week fly fishing trip combining the best fishing in Argentina from both the northern and southern regions.  We time this trip in Patagonia during the early summer when all the rivers are fresh, hatches are starting and fish are eager to eat!  We have chosen a particularly trouty section of Ruta 40 from Esquel in the south to San Martin de los Andes in the north.  We will be fishing along the entire way with our good friends from El Encuentro Fly Fishing and Patagonia Nomads.

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Route 40 Road Trip

from the southern frontera

This two week adventure is designed to sample the best of what Patagonia has to offer, 5 & 1/2 days of fishing in the south and 6 days in the north. It begins at the classic El Encuentro lodge, an institution in Argentine fly fishing situated on the banks of the Rio Futaleufu with breathtaking views of the Andes. Here you’ll be fishing for large browns and rainbows from drift boats or exploring nearby private access lakes and spring creeks. We’ll enjoy the warm hospitality of our good friends, great wine selections, and terrific food. From the El Encuentro Lodge you will travel North through Los Alerces National Park to the stunning Carrileufu River Valley where we will enjoy easy access to remarkable fisheries like the Rio Rivadavia, Rio Arrayanes, and Rio Carrileufu.

Next, we will travel North along Ruta 40 through the mind-blowing Route of the Seven Lakes to San Martin De Los Andes. After a day of R&R in this wonderful mountain town, it’s back to fishing in some of the North’s most legendary and productive fisheries.

to the birthplace of patagonia fly fishing

We’ll spend the next session north of San Martin De Los Andes in the cradle of Argentine fly fishing, drift boat fishing large waters like the Rio Chimehuin, Rio Collon Cura and Rio Alumine, and wading iconic waters like the Rio Malleo, Rio Quillen, Rio Malalco, and countless spring creeks. These are some of the most spectacular and exciting fisheries in Patagonia. You will experience vast valleys filled with wildlife such as red stag, rheas, wild pigs, and armadillos. Condors soar high above the river and and flocks of parrots will noisily entertain you while drifting some rivers. In addition to well-known fisheries, we will spend time on off the beaten path exploring several remote watersheds filled with endless opportunities, from small spring creeks, to remote rivers and lakes.

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Route 40 Road TRIP
  • Trip Host - BSA Co-Owner, Jonathan Heames
  • December 1-15, 2024
  • $13995 PER PERSON , all inclusive, based on double occupancy
  • price includes 14 nights lodging, 12 full days of guided fishing all transfers once in Argentina, meals and drinks (alcohol included), and fishing license
  • Price does not include international and domestic airfare, gratuities for the lodge staff and guides.

Space is extremely limited. Contact us today to reserve your spot on the Route 40 Road Trip.

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