This is fishing for Steelhead in probably the world’s last great-untapped Steelhead river, in the middle of the immeasurable plains of Patagonia. Steelhead has often been credited as being one if not the hardest fighting migratory fish and the specimens in Santa Cruz are no exception.
The Santa Cruz River flows from the Argentino Lake towards the Atlantic Ocean for approximately 240 miles. This mighty river is home to the only Steelhead run on the whole Atlantic coast. From late February to May chrome bright Steelhead enter the river from the ocean in huge numbers. We’ve been able to set our cabins next to probably the most productive piece of water in this river due to its structure holding and spawning water.
Our fishing has been divided into four different beats and over 30 named pools. Guests will rotate among the different zones to fish the most productive pools and runs. In case of difficult weather conditions, we’ve made a river road that parallels beats 2 and a part of 3, accessible by truck and only a few minutes away from the cabin.
Steelhead on the Santa Cruz hit the fly hard and because of the powerful environment they live in, often run out huge lengths of line in acrobatic fashion. Once you hook a fish, your life won’t be the same. Some of the strongest and biggest fish of Patagonia swim upstream every year to spawn.
The takes are aggressive and the flow of the river can make you get rapidly to your backing. Chasing these fish is a profound experience and the magnificence of the river and landscape will make you feel its magic.
If you have any questions on any of the fishing trips we offer then contact us in the office, our experienced team will be happy to help you with any queries you have. Additionally, you can request a free brochure.
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