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If you have a passion for fly fishing, Argentina has always been on your list of 'must-see' destinations. Its unique combination of outstanding wild trout fishing, jaw-dropping scenery, and a dynamic culture is unmatched. But with so many options, where does one start in planning the ideal trip?

It's our goal to craft each trip based on your individual needs and priorities. We offer a unique approach with options to fish multiple rivers and destinations as part of your trip. Whether it's staying at our own El Encuentro Lodge, or one of our network of hand-selected lodges and estancias in the region, we're able to 'build' each trip based on your fishing preferences, time of year, budget and non-fishing activities.

El Encuentro Fly Fishing has been hosting travelers for decades, having spent countless hours and miles in search of the best fishing opportunities, best lodges and accommodations, and most appealing experiences for our guests.

El Encuentro Fly Fishing lodge and Wild On The Fly Aventura Travel can custom trip each trip big or small. El Encuentro company whose roots are deep in Central Argentine Patagonia, going back over 30 years. Our lodge, El Encuentro, was built by our grandmother in the early 1980’s to create a place where her children and grandchildren could gather -- right on the banks of the Rio Grande/Futaleufú. In fact, El Encuentro means "meeting place."

By 1985, her daughter Jane Pettit and husband Michael Beale, started welcoming fishing guests. The lodge’s fishing business grew over the years, as guests praised the fishing and the Beale family to friends and family.

Michael, a seasoned guide, taught all five of his children about fly fishing, wildlife and the land they call home. Each of them has guided over the years, and has had a significant role in the success of El Encuentro. The oldest son, Benjamin, now manages the business, guiding when he can. His sister Cecilia welcomes guests to El Encuentro Lodge, making them feel like one of the family. She too loves to guide. Two other brothers, Nicolas and Tomás, work on farms in the region (supplying grass-fed beef and lamb to lodge guests). They guide when needed. Antonia, the oldest sister, lives in nearby Trevelin, and often stops by to greet guests and friends.

Today, El Encuentro has grown into the most extensive fly fishing program in Central Patagonia. An unparalleled number of private access waters, relationships with a variety of fine lodges and estancias, and the authentic warmth of an Argentine family business combine to give El Encuentro Fly Fishing a unique presence in the world of Patagonia fly fishing paradise.