Tierra del Fuego Sea Run Brown Trout
Sea-run browns are beloved by intrepid fly anglers everywhere. And of all the places we travel to target these formidable fish, Tierra del Fuego stands out as remarkable due to the size and power of its record-breaking fish.
Sea-run brown trout (salmo trutta) were introduced to the rivers of Tierra del Fuego by British expat John Goodall in the 1930s. Long story distilled, those industrious imports eventually discovered the Atlantic, attracted by its rich food supply. They packed on the pounds during their oceanic sabbaticals and upon re-entering freshwater to propagate the next generation, they had reached otherworldly proportions. Fly fishers have rejoiced ever since.
Tierra del Fuego has been described as the end of the earth. Which is an apt characterization. The island archipelago marks the southernmost extreme of the Americas; where human development has come at a glacial pace, mostly thanks to its utter remoteness. Area rivers are formed in the Andes, where they are propelled by mountain gradient toward the flat rolling steppes, finally fanning out into the brackish estuaries of the South Atlantic. And in the Río Grande, the largest watershed on Tierra del Fuego’s Isla Grande, you’ll today find the greatest population of sea-run browns anywhere—an annual return of tens of thousands of wild trout.
Guests will leave the lodge around 9 o’clock after breakfast, fishing till around 1 o’clock. Following lunch and a siesta (the duration depends on the season), guests return to the river in the late afternoon and fish until dark. Fishing hours will change slightly depending on the time of year.
Jurassic Lake & Barrancoso River Rainbows
Named for the small lake nearby, Estancia Laguna Verde is in the isolated Lake Strobel area in the province of Santa Cruz. This building is typical of a Patagonian estancia: a classic working ranch house that has been rebuilt into a comfortable and functional fishing lodge. Five double-occupancy bedrooms attach to the Main Lodge, each with a private bathroom and two single beds. The spacious living room overlooks Laguna Verde, a small lake loaded with fat rainbows and brown trout. The living room features a TV with satellite connection, a fully-stocked fly tying desk for guest use, and a great main bar. Electricity runs 24 hours a day via windmill generators backed up by fuel generators. Laundry service is provided twice a week.
Experienced anglers from all over the globe visit us every season targeting the best fishing in the area for wild chrome silver, torpedo shaped, drag smoking rainbow trout. Strategically located, we have exclusive access to more than 14 kilometres of Strobel lake, more than 10 kilometres of all the best fishing area of Barrancoso river, ten kilometres of the recently discovered Moro Creek, and more than 12 smaller lakes and lagoons chained by this fantastic creek. We are proud to say that Estancia Laguna Verde offers the best and most varied fishing programs in all Santa Cruz province.
Over the years, we’ve learned that what draws the attention and amazes our guests even more are the methods we use to catch these out-of-this-world rainbows: sight fishing in crystal waters to cruising fish using floating lines, slow stripping small to medium size streamers and nymphs, skating big foam flies and mouse patterns, or even hanging scuds and small nymphs from big dries.
Combine the wide variety of programs and the methods with top notch hardcore guides addicted to sight fishing, world class lodging and the chance of catching a trophy Rainbow trout, and the choice stands out. Estancia Laguna Verde is, unmistakably, the ultimate fly fishing experience at the remote and wild southern Patagonia, that is why a growing crowd of anglers return year after year for another taste of this amazing fishery and all around trip of a lifetime.
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$7800.00 pp based on double occupancy
5 Nights, 4 full day guided fishing Tierra del Fuego Sea Run Brown Trout
5 Nights, 4 full days guided fishing Jurassic Lake Rainbow Trout
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