Big Adventure! Patagonia Trout and Argentina Golden Dorado

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I’ll be hosting two amazing fishing opportunities for you in Patagonia, Argentina with Andes Drifters. Do either trip or both in two consecutive weeks!

Week one, February 20-27, 2016 Patagonia trout

_DSC7439-2This is nothing less than a week of the best trout fishing and greatest hospitality on the planet. I made this trip last year and it was the coolest fishing trip I’ve ever made. While your friends shovel snow at home you’ll throw big dry flies to hungry brown and rainbow trout of 18-24 inches, drink Argentinean wine, fish at the foot of a giant volcano, eat goat roasted on a spit and sleep under the Southern Cross.

_DSC0447-2The fishing is truly remarkable. Think Montana times 10. There will be ample opportunity to cast to rising trout or work the bank with hoppers. If you like to throw streamers, hold on baby! These fish are aggressive. We’ll spend the first few days floating the Chimehuin and Alumine Rivers, and wading the beautiful Malleo River at the foot of the Lanin volcano.

We will stay at the Spring Creek Lodge, which is as comfortable as it is charming. The Argentines are gracious folks and they are proud to share their country and their culture. There will be local wine tasting, music, tango dancers and food that you just can’t believe. If you never touched your fly rod it would be a bucket list trip. And just when you think it can’t get any better…it does.


edit-1695xWe’ll end the trip with an epic three-day float and camp on the legendary Limay Medio, The River Of Monsters. Although your average fish on this river will likely be 20 inches, it’s quite likely the best place in the world to land a brown trout of better than 20 pounds. These leviathans migrate into the river to feed on minnows and if you are up for throwing streamers on sinking lines, you’ve got a good shot at landing one.

_DSC1005The camping experience is remarkable. We’ll fish until dark and arrive at a camp that feels like a Patagonian pirate festival. Our tent will be pitched, our beds made, our wine poured. Lavish meals are cooked on open fires under a sky with more stars than you thought possible. You’ll be embarrassed at how well you’re treated.

Patagonia is a place like no other on earth. Llamas lounge on the river banks while giant condors soar above. The rivers run free and clear like nothing I’ve ever seen. The people are soulful and proud and genuinely excited to have you there. This truly is the trip of a lifetime.

Read more about Patagonia Here.

Here’s a fun video from last year of giant trout eating chicken nuggets!

Cost $4975

Get all the details here.

Email me at to reserve your spot!


Argentina Week Two Golden Dorado

Maybe you’re interested in seeing the dark side of Argentina fly fishing? Perhaps a trip with some real teeth? Well then, how about throwing six-inch streamers for Golden Dorado on the Upper Parana River?

Week two will be completely different. We’ll spend our days sight fishing on big water for one of the most aggressive predators that swims. Brawny Golden Dorado in the 12-30 pound range. The fish that Kirk Deeter, of Field and Stream, called “pound for pound, the toughest fish in the world.”


These fish are bold fighters that make reel-melting runs and acrobatic jumps. They are pure unchecked aggression. They’re apex predators and they have a mouth full of teeth to prove it. If you’re looking for an adrenaline rush, this is it.


PACU-PABLOYou’ll also get the chance to catch Pacu and Pirapita, two unique species from south of the equator. This is crazy dry fly fishing on wire leader. These fish are as tough as they are unusual. Personally, I’m glad we will not be wading this river!

We’ll be staying at Parana On The Fly Lodge, with our own chef and more of the famous Argentine hospitality, including more local wines. If you’re looking for a fly fishing trip that’s a true adventure and pits you against the toughest predators the Southern Hemisphere can offer this week is for you.

Check out this video of mind-blowing dorado action!

Cost $4450

Get all the details here.

Best of all, you don’t have to choose. Do both trips in two consecutive weeks and save the air fare. That’s my plan! I look forward to fishing with you in Argentina. Unless you’d rather shovel snow.

Email me at to reserve your spot!

Louis Cahill
Gink & Gasoline
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2 thoughts on “Big Adventure! Patagonia Trout and Argentina Golden Dorado

  1. I am so excited for G&G to pair together with Andes Drifters. I have taken guided trips with Andes Drifters 7 times now and was fortunate enough to fish with Louis and Justin in Patagonia this past January. Gustavo and his staff put on a world class trip. I was lucky enough to first meet Louis last year on one of his hosted bonefish trips to South Andros. He is just a great guy above and beyond his amazing photography and fishing skills. I am beyond excited about the Golden Dorado trip – I have already signed up.

    G&G and Andes Drifters – two world class organizations.

    Feb 2016 here I come!!!

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