By Kevin Howell
Walker Parrott and I just returned from a week long exploratory spring creek mission in Northern Patagonia, followed by a week of superb Golden Dorado fishing on the Upper Parana River Spring creek trout fishing in Northern Patagonia.
The spring creeks are all located high in the Andes Mountains and totally encompassed by the famed Pehuen (Monkey Puzzle) trees. Most of the Pehuen trees in this region date anywhere from 500-1000 years old. These unique trees grow about 1mm in diameter a year. These creeks rarely get fished as they are well beyond the reach of most anglers out for a day on the river. In fact, we never even saw another boot track. Fishing ranged from sight fishing 24" brown and rainbow trout in the small spring creek to blind casting size 6 dry flies to likely looking lies.
We followed this spectacular week of Trout fishing with a week on the Upper Parana with Andres, Marcello, Carlos and Rodrigo, our buddies from Parana on the Fly. What a great week it was! We caught and landed a lot of different species, including Dorado, Pacu, Pira Pita, Boga and others. We did have a few storm delays through the week, but a very good time was had by all.
Join Walker and I next year for a week of trout fishing on the spring creeks or a week chasing Grande Dorados on the Parana. You can also join us for both weeks, as we repeat this epic journey. The trip is strictly limited to 6 anglers and will fill fast. Be sure to get your name on the list.