The Andes collect an enormous amount of water from the weather systems of the South Pacific, converting it into an incredible profusion of clear running streams and rivers in both Argentina and Chile.
It may seem counterintuitive to anyone with an acute sense for topography, but almost one third of the watersheds originating on the Eastern side of the Andes are actually Pacific drainages. These rivers cut through some of the most beautiful passes in the continental divide, often passing right between the tallest peaks in the area in a mind-bending challenge to the topography. The result is a combination of incredible scenery and near-perfect trout habitat, with a number of Pacific Salmon runs thrown into the mix even on the Argentine side. Access to many of these areas can be a challenge, but our combination of good local guides, an adequate understanding of conditions, and top notch vehicles and watercraft does the trick. Just a few of the rivers we commonly fish (of course we don’t name them all) include the Rio Corcovado, the Rio Pico, the Rio Las Pampas, the Rio Nilson, the Rio Chubut, the Rio Grande, the Nant y Fall, the Rio Rivadavia, Arroyo Pescado, the Rio Tecka, and the Rio Limay.
“Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known.”
~ Winnie the Pooh ~