Route 40 Road Trip
BIG SKY ANGLERS’ Signature TRIP
Experience the heart and sole of Patagonia fly fishing
From the birthplace of Patagonia fly fishing in the north to its frontier in the south, Route 40 runs through the heart of Patagonia. Join Big Sky Anglers on a customized, two-week adventure from the north to the south of Argentina’s classic trout country.
We have spent the last 2 decades living, working, and fishing throughout this vast region and this trip encompasses some of our absolute favorites. You’ll experience the best fly fishing and authentic Argentine hospitality in all of Patagonia. You’ll be fishing with english-speaking guides that are not only our partners but are our friends, the people we have come to know and respect through our years of experience.
This two week adventure is designed to sample the best of what Patagonia has to offer, 5 days of fishing in the south and 5 days in the north. It begins in a remote basecamp situated on the high steppes at the base of the Andes, here you’ll be fishing for large, migratory brook trout while enjoying views of the glaciers and mountains of Chile. We’ll venture north, fishing from drift boats and rafts on the Rio Corcovado and southern Argentina’s fabulous tailwater fishery, the Rio Grande. We’ll stay at El Encuentro lodge on the banks of the Rio Grande, enjoying the warm hospitality of our good friends, great wine selections, and terrific food. After the first five days of fishing, we’ll drive through Los Alerces National Park and make our way to Bariloche for a rest day on the shores of Lago Nahuel Huapi.
We’ll spend the next session north of Bariloche near the cradle of fly fishing in Argentina, drift boat fishing on the Rio Collon Cura and Rio Limay, lodging on the shores of the Collon Cura. These are two of the most spectacular and exciting fall fisheries of Patagonia and both host great populations of resident trout with migratory fish in the systems as well. The Collon Cura valley is filled with wildlife, and you’ll catch glimpses of red stags in the rut, rheas, wild pigs, and armadillos. Condors soar high above the river and and flocks of parrots will noisily entertain you while drifting the river. The Rio Limay is located out in the steppe country, away from the Andes, some of the largest brown trout in Patagonia are taken from its waters.
We invite you to join us on this unforgettable Patagonia fly fishing adventure!