SEA TROUT AT GALLEGOS RIVER
(Full or Half day)


ABOUT THIS TOUR

Daily departure from  Río Gallegos city and return to it. We have access to a large fishing area which ranges from the middle and upper area of the Gallegos river (1.00h / 2h of travel) to its closer low section near its mouth in the estuary (Tide Waters). The day includes ten hours of fishing, and we will cover from tiny riffles to the largest and deepest pools in the river, providing all our knowledge and the necessary strategy to success. The program includes transfer to and from the fishing sites - Hot meal/lunch box or snack, drink and tea / coffee mid-morning or afternoon / Wine and Beer. * Not including accommodation in the city of Río Gallegos * Half day: 4 hours of fishing, includes transfer and drink
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ABOUT THE RIVER

The Rio Gallegos is well known due it magnific sea trout fishing. It is a mid to large size river, mostly slow current with many variations on its pool and runs structures (yes...perfect for Spey lovers). It begins in the south andes mountains with the union of the Penitente and Rubens rivers, and it runs through the steppe in direction west-to-east to the atlantic ocean for 300 km approximately. It is very similar to the Rio Grande, but almost twice longer. It has shallow borders, without trees or any other obstacles to cast, the main challenge…..¡the patagonic wind!, although it always runs downstream, making the fishing ever easier in many situations.

MORE INFORMATION

Season: November 1st -31st April
Skill level: Intermediate to very experienced
Fitness level: Below average to good
Trout species: Sea run brown trout - Resident Brown Trout
Fishing methods: Swinging flies with spey and one handed rods; Nymphing; skating dries; Streamer fishing
Up to 2 anglers per Guide
- Fishing licence not included in final price (we will manage acquisition). 
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Recommended gear:

- Single handed rod: 7 or 8 wt with floating, intermediate or sink 3 fly lines
- Two handed rods: 6 to 8 weight - 12’ to 13’ long. the most popular setup is scandi style floating body and an intermediate front/tip. Add a fly line w/ different density tips wallet to cover most types of waters, from intermediate to sink 5/6.
- It is always good to have a skagit head with T-11/14 tips in different lengths.

*These are only recommendations, as you can use the equipment, technique or style that suits better for you in this river. You will always be advised and guided depending on the conditions of the river, time of year and your personal preferences.

- Waders and boots
- Flies: famous rubber legs flies works allways well, tiny nymphs like prince, pheasant tail, hares ears. Streamers, black wolly bugger, scandi style tubes, sunray shadows, egg sucking leechs ( we offer a fly selection tied by us)
- Sunglasses, sun block, cap or hat
- Warm clothing and rain and windstopper jacket.
- Backpack 25/30 Lts.

Why to join this adventure

Although the waters in Argentina are of public domains, we do have private access in vehicle along private Estancias to the rivers we fish. In this way, it allows us to granted access to undisturbed river sections and with a low probability to find another fishermen. This means that we can maximize our fishing chances and to enjoy the environments in an unic way. There is always the choice of walk the vast backcountry and go deeper in the wilderness, specially in the small and beautiful spring creeks.  On the other hand, for sea trout, the places to fish are defined on where the main runs are at your arrival….and...we certanly know where they’ll be!!
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