Photo:  La Zona Lodge - Argentina


Golden Dorado are a predatory freshwater fish native to South America. They undertake migrations during the rainy season to spawn. Golden Dorado are extraordinary hunters and one of the best fighting freshwater fish on the planet. They’re aggressive with a ferocious strike, long, hard runs, high jumps, and fighting stamina. The locals call them River Tigers or "Your Majesty." They like moving water and most often stalk close to river structure. Back in 2012, our client Mike Sadar set a world record at La Zona Lodge for a fly-caught 50-pound golden dorado. Scroll down to see Mike Sadar's La Zona Recap.

Argentina - Golden Dorado Combo

Golden dorado fishing

Flyfish the Ibera Wetlands and the Upper Parana River for trophy golden dorado. You'll stay five nights at two very nice lodges and two nights at a camp in the Ibera Wetlands.
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Argentina - Golden Dorado River Cruiser

Golden dorado fishing

Within a few hours of Buenos Aires, this Golden Dorado River liveaboard adventure accesses some of the best dorado fishing on the upper delta of the Paraná River system.
See our 2024 and 2025 Hosted Weeks.

Argentina - La Zona Lodge

La Zona golden dorado

Fly fishing or lures. La Zona golden dorado fishing is unrivaled and home to over 12 fly-fishing world records. La Zona is the exclusive area on the Uruguay River, downstream from Salto Grande Dam.

Argentina - SET Fly Fishing Trips

Golden Dorado

Flyfish Argentina's Ibera Wetlands or the Upper Parana River for golden dorado. SET Fly Fishing offers two very nice lodge options or combine both, with a charter flight between the two lodges included in the package.

Bolivia - Tsimane Lodges

Guy Schoenborn with Tsimane Lodge Golden Dorado

Fly-fishing-only. Tsimane is home to some of the most amazing, untouched rivers of the world. Sightcast freestone mountain rivers for two dorado species, pirapitinga, and pacú. Stay at Pluma, Secure, and Agua Negra Lodges. Join our 2025 Hosted Week.

Read Mike Sadar's La Zona Recap

World Record Golden Dorado

In 2012, our client Mike Sadar landed a world record fly-caught 50-pound golden dorado. Mike's Golden Dorado Pledge:  "I, Mike Sadar, will do my very best to fish for this species at least once per year until the day I die." Read Mike's Recap.

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Fly Tying Video:  The Andino Deceiver

Chasing Chrome and Gold

In this fly-tying YouTube tutorial, Dario Arrieta demonstrates how to tie the Andino Deceiver Special. The Andino Deceiver has probably caught more dorado than all the other patterns combined. The video is 1:14 in length. Created by tying master Carlos Ingrassia.

The Importance of Polarized Sunglasses

Guy Schoenborn with Polarized Sunglasses

Many of our lodges require that you wear sunglasses to protect your eyes. In this article, you'll find several tips on why wearing high-quality Polarized Sunglasses is important.
Tips from:
• Brad Staples
• Guy Schoenborn
• Mike Sadar - World-Record Golden Dorado

Fishing Travel Experts

Guy Schoenborn

1-800-205-3474 ext. 1

MT Office:  406-322-5709


Brad Staples

1-800-205-3474 ext. 3

Cell (503) 250-0558