SERRANO RIVER

SERRANO RIVER


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Introduction

The Rio Serrano is a hidden gem located in the far southern reaches of the Chilean Andes. It is situated in the famous Torres Del Paine National Park where the landscape is spectacular and the fishing even more so.

The river is host to a fantastic annual run of Chinook King salmon. These are the largest of the salmonid family, with the Rio Serrano having produced fish of up to 30kg, with an average size of catches between 10 - 20kg.

There are great runs of salmon from mid December through late February and these colossal fish will provide fly fishing enthusiasts with the fight of a lifetime.

January and February offer the best chance of large fresh Chinook as they are fresh from the Pacific Ocean and full of energy. Later in February there are often more fish as they gather in the pools until the late season. There are also good runs of sea run brown trout plus a healthy population of resident brown trout.

Location

Serrano river is located in the Magallanes Region of Chile.

How to get here?

Arrive at Santiago, Chile.

Regularly scheduled commercial flights are available from Santiago Chile to Punta Arenas and Puerto Natales.

Accommodation

This adventure includes two nights in a luxury hotel in Punta Arenas, and 6 nights camping at a designated campsite that is equipped with a hot shower, toilets, electricity and bbq facilities within Torres Del Paine National Park. Open your comfortable tent by the river with spectacular views of the famous Towers.

Each tent is for one person and houses a comfortable bed.

Tent dimensions: W7.7 ? x L11 ? x H6.5 ?

SAMPLE ITINERARY

DAY 1: Flight to Punta Arenas and night stay in a luxury hotel (Punta Arenas).

Day 2: Drive to Rio Serrano in Torres Del Paine - Fishing afternoon and evening.

Day 3 to 7: Fishing, Rio Serrano.

Day 8: AM Fishing, Rio Serrano - PM back to Punta Arenas.

Day 9: Flight Punta Arenas - to Santiago Chile and connections

The fishing

GROUP SIZE:

Maximum of 4 anglers per group. This enables ample fishing for the group while providing space for other fishermen, as all rivers in Chile are subject to public access.

SPECIES TARGETED:

Chinook salmon, Brown trout, Sea run brown trout.

As part of our hosted trip we cheerfully offer assistance in getting up to speed with casting in local conditions. We can also assist in taking high quality photos for a lifetime of memories!


Gear and equipment

RODS

We would recommend 14’ / 15’ #9-11 medium/fast - fast action fly rods and, if possible, bring a spare as you will be putting your tackle through its paces!

REELS

Ideally, a large arbor reel with a strong drag and room for plenty of backing! (please leave your old marquis at home). A small range of sinking lines is also a must. Sink rates 4 - 7 would suit. (Loop 3/4, 5/6, 6,7 GDC - Guideline Triple D 2/4/6, 3/5/7 - Also Scientific Anglers Deep Diver is good for those deep holes.

LINES

Leader from 0.45mm - 0.50mm 35 - 50lb breaking strain.

LEADER / TIPPET

Leader from 0.45mm - 0.50mm 35 - 50lb breaking strain.

FLIES

Intruders work the best in bright colors such as pink, blue, black, chartreuse and purple. The flies don't have to be really heavy although it is a good idea to have some tungsten beads or cones to add weight, if needed.

Clothing Suggestions

The summer climate of this southernmost area of South America is extremely variable; a wide range of temperatures and conditions should be expected. We recommend layering clothes, enabling you to add or subtract garments during the day. All guests should be prepared with thermal underwear, fleece/soft shell jacket, and a reliable rain jacket. We also highly recommend bringing your own headlamp or flash light.

Included and not inluded

INCLUDED

Hotel and airport transfers in Punta Arenas, fishing license ,entrance to the National Park Torres del Paine, all food & non-alcoholic drinks while in camp, and tents. 

Feel free to email us and we will send you a complete information packet and will follow up with a phone call to get things rolling!

DOESN'T INCLUDE

Flights to and from Punta Arenas or Puerto Natales, drinks & meals in Punta Arenas and premium alcoholic beverages during trip.

GRATUITIES NOT INCLUDED

If camping is not your thing there are hotel options - please inquire for more information.

IN ADDITION

We offer our customer service without any additional cost, where you can clear up questions about our different destinations, the organization during the pre-trip or any query that arises in the middle. Traveling with Pointer is always the best option.

And this is very important: By purchasing your trip through us, you are elegible to get extra gift and rewards, like a voucher open for 3 years for 50% off in your accommodations on your next Fly Fishing trip to Argentina in one of our lodges, you can choose between Trouts in Northern Patagonia or Golden Dorado in the Paraná river.

Also, you could get a voucher open for 3 years for 100% off accommodations on your next Dove Hunting in Argentina staying in one of our wonderful Lodges.

BEAGLE TOURS

In order to make the most of your stay here in this beautiful country, partnered with Beagle Tours, our sister company with amazing professionals that will be greatly happy to assist you if you are interested in doing some kind of non-fishing activity in Argentina.

Our focus is to offer our guests the type of travel experience they wish in terms of hotel accommodation, activities and city tours. 

We work every day to satisfy the needs of sophisticated and luxurious travelers and guests, as well as small private groups of friends seeking for a mid-rate trip, and even larger groups planning to have an affordable and nice experience. We specialize in custom itineraries based on your group's wishes and budget keeping in mind that anything that your heart desires can be found in our country: From the award winning wine to the highest mountain in the western hemisphere, salt flats and even glaciers. Tourist attractions in Argentina offer something for every traveler.

Thus, if you feel like visiting the one and only Iguazu Falls, doing a wine tour in Mendoza province, amaze yourself navigating around the Glaciar Perito Moreno at the very end of the continent in Santa Cruz province, letting yourself go while you enjoy watching a Tango Show in Buenos Aires province, or you just simply need hotel reservations, please, contact Beagle Tours manager Vicky Fallotico at travel@pointeroutfitters.com and she’ll be glad to help you.


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