Aboard the Parana Gypsy

World-Class Fly Fishing

Argentina Fishing

The Parana Gypsy

The upper Parana is an enormous area and is the second biggest delta in South America after the Amazon, making it also one of the biggest in the world. This unique river system has a very large and complex system of marshlands, lagoons, tributaries, creeks, and islands offering a vast habitat for the Dorado and other excellent game fish that challenge both the fly rodders and spin anglers alike. The range each day is a far as your 17-foot custom boats with 90-horse 4-strokes will take you.

The Trip

Some of the most exciting fishing and adventure trips Trek has ever offered have been on mobile motherships where the operation is mobile and scenic. The idea of course is to have the boats, guides and accommodations in the most productive areas during the anglers stay, the Parana Gypsy checks all these boxes and more. Plying the rich waters of the Upper Parana River of Argentina in search of Golden Dorado, aboard this comfortable 70-foot tri-level catamaran may be one of the best new trips of 2018.

The Fishing

The upper Parana is an enormous area and is the second biggest delta in South America after the Amazon, making it also one of the biggest in the world. This unique river system has a very large and complex system of marshlands, lagoons, tributaries, creeks, and islands offering a vast habitat for the Dorado. Being also where the Parana and Uruguay rivers start to join, this ecosystem enjoys the largest migrations of bait fish of sabalo, pejerrey and sardines, which are the main food source of the golden dorado, as well as other predatory fish, as the Chafalote (Payara like fish), Palo meta, Surubi (big catfish), Pira Pita, Wolf Fish, Pacu and other excellent game fish, that challenge both the fly rodders and spin anglers alike. The range each days is a far as your 17-foot custom boats with 90-horse 4-strokes will take you.

The Accommodations

The Parana Gypsy is 70 ft. long by 24 ft. wide with three decks/levels. It was built in the 90’s and recently refurnished and upgraded to adapt to the requirements and needs of fishermen, to be able to access easily from the fishing skiffs. The mother ship has in its first or lower level, four very comfortable double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, all provided with Air conditioning and heating system, 24 hours electricity, TV, and comfortable twin beds. The second level has a beautiful living room and dining room as well as kitchen, outside there is a deck to relax and take pleasure in the beautiful view of the river, wildlife, while enjoying a cocktail while waiting for lunch or dinner. The upper level has a very nice solarium, and a magnificent 360 degrees view, provided with comfortable lounge chairs.

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