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Trekking Argentina with a Fly Rod ~ Est. Tecka and El Encuentro Lodge - By Thomas Sorensen

~ January 2019 ~

The second half of our 2019 trip began an hour and a half south of the town of Esquel at a very large Estancia called The Tecka Land Company.  We booked the trip through a company called El Encuentro and used their guides, which when we did it we didn’t know how fortunate we’d be having Alun Lloyd for the week.

After a week at Tecka we moved to the El Encuentro Lodge overlooking the Futaleufu River and Alerces National Park.

 

Patagonia Trip Report by Brian McGeehan - Montana Angler

Engaging in any fishing trip is similar to investing in the stock market; you go into every venture with the best of intentions but in the end some stocks are a flying success and others are a complete bust. Wise investors diversify their portfolio with the understanding that there will be both winners and losers, yet the overall expectation is that the collection of companies will result in a net success.

Christopher Daniel’s report

Blog Post: Christopher Daniel’s report – Trip November 2018

 

After finishing up my second visit down south to El Encuentro I realized I fell in love with Argentina even more. The culture, the food, my amazing family made up of all the staff at El Encuentro Fly Fishing Lodge and of course we can't forget about the fish.

A new fishing season!

Saludos from the south of Patagonia, we are excited to be at the start of the 2018-19 fishing season!  We have a great team lined up this year for what is showing promise to be our best season to date!  Most of the same staff you have come to know over the last years are still with us and we’ve added a few new people as well.

 

Bunking with Brookies

         Apparently, there's more plastic in the ocean than fish. And the amount is set to treble in a decade unless we stop tipping our packaging into it.  

         No mention about the fate of our rivers, I note. But I guess the same holds true. We must stop throwing our single-use plastic containers  and coke bottles into our inland waters, too. Filling the sea with plastic waste is bad enough. But to do the same to our rivers would be the last straw. And here's another thing we could do without: straws, plastic ones.

THE MEETING PLACE

It was 20 years ago that I first set foot in Argentina Patagonia. I remember well the excitement of the descent into Esquel airport, the glorious light of the cordillera and the bumpy dirt road from traveling through the most beautiful valley of the Welsh Andes, jagged snow-topped peaks in every direction.

FLIES FOR FISHING AT EL ENCUENTRO

- By El Encuentro Staff

As you ponder gathering up your gear for your Patagonia fishing adventure, which flies to bring always rises to the surface of questions. El Encuentro will send you a packing list that includes what flies to bring. But do you really need to bring all the flies they list? Aren’t there some that particularly appeal to Patagonian trout that do not appear in your vast collection of fly boxes?

New Video: Here In The Sun

El Encuentro Fly Fishing, located along the spine of the Andes Mountains in Patagonia, Argentina, offers some of the best fly fishing in the world for trophy brook, brown, and rainbow trout. But a trip to Argentina wouldn't be complete without plenty of mate tea and good times.

Multi-generational Fly Fishing Package

Calling all generations of fly fishing enthusiasts! El Encuentro was founded by Jane and Michael Beale in 1985 and has been run by members of their family ever since – and now they want to celebrate other families who have bonded over fishing throughout the years. This year, El Encuentro has put together a special multi-generational package to make it possible for children, parents, and grandparents to all experience the beauty and fly fishing paradise that is Patagonia, Argentina.

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