Fly fish the Malleo, Collon Cura, and Chimehuin Rivers in Patagonia. Target rainbows and browns. A mix of three rivers, camping, and one private estancia. Great English-speaking guides.
BROWN TROUT FISHING TRIPS
Atlantic Salmon Fly Fishing Trips
The Rio Grande is regarded as the best river in the world for sea-run browns. The Rio Grande is the largest and widest river in Tierra del Fuego. Fly fishing only. Night Fishing is allowed.
The Rio Simpson is probably the most famous river in the Aysén region. It has significant caddis and mayfly opportunities. Browns and rainbows from 14-22 inches are the norm.
Flyfish the Highlands for trophy browns and Arctic char. Stay at the Highlands Fishing Lodge. Epic scenery, hot springs, and Fish Partners, an Orvis-Endorsed outfitter.
At 32-square miles, Lake Thingvallavatn is the largest lake in Iceland. The vast and fertile water mass provides an excellent environment for giant, wild native browns up to 36-pounds.
The Tungufljót, an 18-mile long river with several tributaries, is known for its gin-clear waters, endless pools, and large sea-run browns. Fish Partners is an Orvis-Endorsed outfitter.
Estancia del Zorro Lodge sits on 15,000 private acres. Many large browns and rainbows are on the property. The Rio Simpson, the crown dry-fly jewel of the Coyhaique region, is an hour drive from the Lodge. Photo credit: Todd Moen
If you are especially interested in big browns, the Beaverhead produces more large browns than any other river in Montana. With limited public access, fishing from a drift boat proves best.
Five Rivers Lodge in southwest Montana taps into some of the last, uncrowded blue-ribbon fisheries in the country. The Upper and Lower Beaverhead, Big Hole, Madison, the Ruby, and many private streams.
Poronui Lodge, a luxury fishing lodge, is located on 16,000 acres of wilderness on the spectacular North Island. The Lodge was voted one of the top 10 fly fishing lodges in the world by Forbes in 2010.