The thing that sets El Rincon Lodge apart from the rest is the versatility of water that it possesses. This versatility is one of the main reasons that the lodge can produce such consistent catches throughout its seasons. The lodge its self is very comfortable with six single rooms giving anglers the privacy they need for a good night’s sleep. On top of this, El Rincon can provide all of the tackle.
El Rincon can be found in the heart of Patagonia on the world famous Rio Gallegos River at the point where it is met by the less well known but equally important Rio Penitente. The region is known for its superb red wines, succulent beef and flavoursome lamb all of which will be sampled readily during a week’s stay at the lodge. The area has some fantastic wildlife and looking across the flat plains towards the distant Andes mountains you are likely to see rhea’s, armadillo, skunks and flocks of pink flamingos.
The Rio Gallegos:
Our privately owned double bank section of the Rio Gallegos fishing is a short drive from the lodge. Along these 12 miles, we have a selection of classic looking pools holding good numbers of migrating Sea Trout. Brown Trout are also here but usually, we are concentrating our efforts on the Sea Trout populating the river on their migration upstream. These fish are big and angry at having their journey interrupted, so be prepared for some rod bending action when encountering one of these hard fighting chromers!
The Rio Penitente:
Our 21 miles of the Rio Penitente is just a short distance from the lodge so guests have the opportunity to pick up a rod and walk the few steps across the garden to try a few casts in any of the home pools of this stunningly pretty river. At its normal level, the Penitente is best fished with a single handed rod or one of the lighter double-handed switch rods around a 7#. Lines should be floating/sink tip or intermediate in normal conditions with slightly heavier sinking lines, (S3 orS6), working well during periods of higher water.
A weeks fishing at El Rincon will see you encounter some amazing fish with silver Sea Trout being regularly caught in both rivers in excess of 20lb as well as good numbers of fish in the hard fighting double figure range.
Rods can be either single or double hand, depending on personal preference. We recommend a double hander around 8# matched to an intermediate line for normal conditions. Possibly moving up to an S3 or S6 in higher water following a spate. A floating line/sink tip may be used in lower water and if the conditions are right a skated fly can produce some explosive results.
Dry flies can be used effectively in settled and lower water conditions, with streamer patterns often turned to in higher water or in the numerous cut channels and deep holes spread out along the entire river system.
All the guides who work here are local to the area and have many years’ experience under their belts and this really helps when there is so much water to fish every day. Each day your guide will drive you out to your days designated fishing area with your guide and fishing partner, the areas are huge and you will find many pools that have not seen a fly for some time.
Other activities that can be included on a trip to El Rincon include river walks, horse riding, shooting and other Argentinian fishing opportunities.
El Rincon is definitely a place that any avid Sea Trout angler should have on their radar, with great hospitality and great fishing it really makes for a perfect holiday.
For more information about this tour, contact our experienced team who will be happy to answer any queries you have. Alternatively, can request a free brochure.