The Rio Dulce crosses diagonally the province of Santiago Del Estero and then flows into the Mar Chiquita Lagoon within the province of Córdoba.
The fishing area is in the vicinity of the city of Loreto, the sandy bed of the river makes its waters clear and although its flow is not fast, along the river we find slides, poles and other structures that El Dorado used to stalk its prey.
Fishing is done by drifting in rafts and catarafts, but given the conditions the river allows wading in several sectors, which gives a unique and different feel in the fishing of El Dorado.
The Rio Dulce can offer you unforgettable days, lots of action and captures. But it tends to be capricious and to capture some of its golden treasures can demand a lot of tenacity.
The Dorado forces us to be focused and attentive at all times, as in a
fraction of a second we can see how a yellow flash lashes out at our
artificial, surprising us, and leaving us with no chance to nail it or in the worst of cases leaving with our fly and leader to costs.
Dorados fishing in this river is to make precise launches from the
raft towards the poles or ravines, letting derive our artificial well stuck to the
accident of the river, to then make a new launch.
No doubt that floating this river offers us a number of advantages when fishing.
It allows to travel a greater amount of kilometers of river, thus being able to cover
more water with our artificial and reach areas with less pressure
of fishing to which it is more complex to access wading.
It is important to note that the raft allows the fisherman to approach the best sectors of the river without any effort.
The fishing season lasts all year, but it is in the warm months when the Dorados are more active.
The hilly area of Cordoba, known as Las Sierras, is the perfect spot for fly fishing given its geographic characteristics. It features sharp hills,caves, lakes and rivers. Also, the great deal of infrastructure and services that the province of Cordoba offers makes this fishing spot ideal.
What is more, the quality of the upper river basin waters makes this place a very interes-ting option to fly fish trouts.
A peculiarity of the trouts that abound in the waters of our steams is that they take advan-tage of any insect that falls in the water. This makes the fishing easier most of the time; however, when there’s plenty of food underwater, trouts tend to reject all the types of flies that look different to the insect they are eating at that time, however much the flies might resemble the real food. This characteristic makes trouts very selective and it makes the fishing very challenging and entertaining.
The trouts in Cordoba have changed their morphology to match the characteristics of the local environment. Such is the case of the rainbow trout, which has developed a darker pigmentation and a more solid body. One of the problems that Cordoba rivers face is that when it rains a lot in their sources, flash floods occur leaving the waters murky and mu-ddy which makes visibility and the fishing almost impossible.
From the 1st weekend of October to the last weekend of May, included
Rainbow trout and brook trout