Pira Lodge, Argentina

 

Join Ben Zander of Pacific Fly Fishers on an epic trip to Northern Argentina to case golden dorado. You will experience immaculate accommodations paired with the worlds best golden dorado fishing in a remote yet comfortable location. There is one spot remaining to join this fantastic group of people and anglers of all skill levels.  

Location

Pirá Lodge is located in the middle of northern Argentina's 3 million-acre Ibera Wetlands Preserve. By all accounts this is spectacular ecosystem with crystal clear waters and abundant bird and wildlife.

The Fishing

Fishing is done both in small to medium size river channels in both the marsh and the upper section of the Corriente River. The waters are crystal clear in this natural reservoir, offering sight-fishing opportunities and chances to fish both floating and sinking lines. Depending on conditions, floating patterns like mice and frog imitations can be used to tempt unpressured dorado. Fishing is done from immaculately maintained Hell’s Bay flats skiffs. Some areas can also be wade fished. In addition, for those who appreciate a subtle approach to intimate waters, the area is an ultra-light fishing paradise. From the lodge dock, for instance, avid anglers can catch a range of exotic species, such as dientudo, tararira, piraña, cabeza amarga and more, using micro poppers, dry flies, nymphs and small streamers.

The fierce golden dorado is becoming one of the fastest sought after fly fishing species on the planet. Known for their acrobatic jumps and razor sharp teeth. In exceptional cases, dorado can weigh up to—or more than—40 pounds. However, an 8 to 13 pound dorado is considered a great fish on the fly. Golden dorado should not be confused with saltwater dorado, also called mahi-mahi and dolphin. The two species are unrelated.

7 – 8 weight rods, floating and sinking fly lines will be the primary choice for this trip.

Accommodations

Built with exquisite Corrientes style and pride, Pirá Lodge enjoys a spectacular panoramic view of the vast wetlands. It accommodates up to 10 guests in five deluxe rooms, each with a private entrance, private bath, two double beds, ceiling fans and air conditioning. A separate building, attached by covered walkways and open-air patios, accommodates the spacious living room, bar, and dining room areas—each with tall doors that open to the wide veranda. Pirá Lodge was designed by award-winning architects to respect traditional regional elegance and offers all of the comforts and luxuries of a fine hotel. Relax and enjoy a cocktail at any hour, and cool off in the outdoor swimming pool after a rewarding day of fishing.

Trip Details

  • Dates:  February 20 - 28, 2020 
  • Package Price:  $6,625.00 USD (double occupancy) for 7-night, 6-day fishing package. 
  • Included:  Accommodations, meals and beverages including wine, beer and local spirits at the lodge, ground transportation to/from the lodge from Corrientes, guiding, fishing license, travel agent. 
  • Not included: Airfare, intra-country travel logistics while not at lodge such as: airport transfers, hotels, domestic flights, fishing gear, staff and guide gratuities.

More Information and Booking

For questions, more information, and to book your trip, please contact Ben at 425-742-2402 or email Info@PacificFlyFishers.com.