Barrett Mattison

Argentina and Patagonia Fishing Expert

Planning your dream fishing vacation in Argentina? Talk to the guy who literally wrote the book on it.

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Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Barrett's fly fishing travels have taken him from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego, and many places in between. He spent the many seasons in Argentina - as both a trout bum and fishing guide - resulting in the book, "Fly Fishing in Patagonia: A Trout Bum’s Guide to Argentina." 

Barrett and his team of hardcore fishermen at Far Away Fly Fishing specialize in providing the highest level of service and most accurate information on one of the world's greatest fishing destinations. Having fished and guided extensively throughout Patagonia, their goal is to share our experience and passion for Argentina when planning your fly fishing trip of a lifetime. 

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Fly Fishing in Argentina: A Trout Bum's Guide to Argentina






Western Washington University

Bachelor's Degree
2001 - 2004

B.A. Economics/Finance Minor Mathematics



Argentina and Patagonia Fishing Expert

Frank Amato Publications
September 2014

Although Patagonia is becoming an increasingly popular world destination for fly-fishermen, there is a conspicuous lack of information available to anglers on this remote area. Until now. Barrett Mattison and Evan Jones have spent several seasons independently fishing and exploring the entirety of Argentine Patagonia (an area roughly the size of Montana and California combined), and in this book they share everything you need to know before embarking on the adventure of a lifetime. Fly-Fishing in Patagonia includes: a general overview, a brief history of fishing in Patagonia, a breakdown of each fishing region, an in-depth description of over 100 waterways, best seasons to fish, logistics for travel, outstanding photographs and much more. If you have always dreamed of fishing Patagonia but weren't sure where to start, you now have all the information you need to have a safe and successful trip.


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For diy fishing in Argentina, which regions should I concentrate in?

For diy fishing in Argentina, which regions should I concentrate in?

8/30/2016 10:33:57 AM,
Barrett Mattison replied:

Hello John,

 The region with the most public access and conentration of different waterways close to tourist amenities would be the Junin/San Martin region in Argentina. It's relatively easy to rent a car, hire a taxi, or even hitch hike to the river from either town. Junin is less touristy than San Martin and closer to the Chimehuin river, but isn't as attractive of a town.

There are of course other regions to fish, but from a DIY perspective it's pretty hard to beat this region of Patagonia for convenience.

Hope that helps!