This is the lodge for anglers wishing to chase large powerful Rainbow Trout in a truly outstanding location. Spectacular scenery, crystal clear water where you can stalk double figure Rainbow Trout. During a week's trip to the lodge you will be able to fish two lakes and two main rivers each having miles of untouched water and Trophy Rainbow Trout that have never seen a fly. These water produce a lot of food for the Trout and as a result they get big. These fish are comparable to the Strobel Lake (Jurassic Lake) Trout in size except that the fish live in an open water system so that they are free to swim the lakes and rivers.
The Kooi Noom waters system is composed of the Quiroga Chico Lake set high on a plateau and linked by a steep river to the lower lake. The lower lake is fed by a main river plus several smaller ribbon streams all holding good numbers of large Rainbow Trout. Last year, the largest Rainbow caught was a staggering 25lbs. There is also a smaller lake called Toro that carries a good number of medium sized Rainbow Trout and crystal clear stream that links to it.
Fishing is in the two main rivers that drain the lakes and both hold very large Rainbow Trout. So the lakes, the main rivers and the smaller feeder streams hold big fish. Fishing some of these smaller streams can result in spectacular action with Trout ranging from 3-15 lbs, some of the largest Rainbow Trout in Patagonia.
With many of these fish having never seen a fly before, streamers, nymphs and dry flies are all effective. Most of the fishing is walking and wading with access to the rivers and lakes via a four-wheel-drive vehicle and a boat on the lakes to access some streams. Most of the fishing is with single handed rods ranging from 3 to 8 weight but there are places where a lightweight spey rod or switch rod can be used.
A typical day starts with breakfast at 7:00am and leaving for the river around 8:00am, fishing until 1:00pm, then a Gourmet streamside lunch with Argentinian meats, cheeses, olives, fruits and vegetables. After lunch, enjoy a siesta before commencing fishing again until about 6:00pm when you return to the lodge for a shower, cocktails and then dinner around 9:00pm.
We would advise all anglers to take all the gear they need for the triprods, reels lines, waders, jackets and base layers, leaders, tippet and flies.