Argentina - Patagonia
Rio Seco Lodge
Fly Fishing Trip or Lodge Details:
Rio Seco Lodge is located near the village of Las Lajitas, in the
Province of Salta, and about three hours from the airport. The lodge serves
over 20km of the Dorado River, which flows through the warm rainforests,
forming big pools and riffles where the fighting Dorado, the tiger of the
rivers, is found. A real adventure trip, the river is reached by horse along
paths through the wonderful rainforest or by 4-wheel-drive vehicle. It is
not unusual to come across toucans flying up, thousands of butterflies of
different sizes and exotic colors, footprints of tapirs and pumas,
corzuelas, mountain pigs, ducks and even anteaters!
THE FISHING: Fishing season starts in April and runs through November.
The rainy climate makes fishing almost impossible in summer because the
heavy rainfall produces rapid runoff and turns the waters muddy. It can also
complicate road travel. The most interesting thing about dorado fishing here
is that fishing is done by wading crystal clear waters, almost impossible in
other destinations. Moreover, the Dorados are hard fighting, wild jumping,
and brilliantly colored. The average size in the area has held between 4 and
8 pounds, even though larger fish are also caught. Fishing is usually done
with floating lines and traditional dorado flies. In some sections, sinking
line may be used. Black-and-orange and white-and-yellow flies have proved to
be the most effective.
April to November
Please call us for the latest rates.
ACCOMMODATIONS AND CAPACITY: The lodge is a traditional ranch of Salta,
with a picturesque and country style. There is no electricity (only a solar
cell system), so all the activity at night is done by candle light and
traditional lamps. Meals are usually prepared on the grill or the disco,
where the anglers get together to have a drink and share the experiences of
the day. The lodge offers two exclusive double-occupancy rooms with private
baths (one has a fireplace), sitting room with a fireplace and comfortable
sofas, bar service, fly-tying table, a slated-roof gallery with rocking
chairs and hammocks.
INCLUSIONS: Accommodation in double-occupancy rooms with private baths,
breakfast, packed lunch on days of fishing, soft drinks and beer, welcome
drink when you arrive at the lodge, typical dinner served with wines from
Salta, fishing guide/assistant, transfer to and from fishing locations by
horse or four-wheel-drive vehicles, four-wheel-drive transfer to and from
Salta airport, fishing permit.
EXCLUSIONS: Whisky and other alcoholic beverages, imported cigars, phone
calls, tackle, laundry, overweight luggage charges and gratuities, and items
of a personal nature.
LOCATION: 3 hour drive from the Salta airport, Argentina.
HOW TO GET THERE: International flight to Buenos Aires (EZE), transfer to
the domestic airport (AEP), then on to Salta airport. We require to make at
least the domestic reservations, and will be pleased to help you with
additional travel requirements to insure a successful trip.
LODGE MANAGER: Pablo Mazza
Travel Adventures will be happy to assist with all of your travel arrangements
to any of our destinations, including air, extended stays, sightseeing tours, special
requests, other "stops in route", shuttles, airport transfers, rental cars, etc.
We are "The Angler's Concierge".