The season runs from January through the end of May and September and October.

Dorado, Pacu and Pira-Pita

Solo Anglers, and groups of friends

air conditioning in all bedrooms

WiFi connection available

Itati Lodge – Upper Parana River

This is the perfect destination for those in search of a “golden trophy”. Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity for a Parana River Grand Slam as you target Pacu and Pira Pita with dry flies.

Located in a traditional “estancia” on the banks of the Paraná River, our air-conditioned lodge provides the perfect balance between wilderness and comfort. Five well-appointed rooms accommodate up to 10 anglers. Our professional chef, will delight you with a blend of local flavors and international cuisine. The boats are docked just a few steps from your room and a short ride to the fishing action. This provides for a quick easy return to the comforts of the lodge for lunch between fishing sessions.

How to get there

From Buenos Aires you will fly north to either Corrientes (CNQ) or Resistencia (RES) Airports.

Aerolineas Argentinas Airlines provides 3 daily flights. A lodge representative will be waiting to greet you at the airport. Your private airport to lodge transfer takes approximately 45 minutes from the Corrientes Airport and approximately 90 minutes from the Resistencia Airport.


This section of the Parana River is the tail water of the Yacyreta Hydroelectric Dam, which is located approximately 90 miles upstream. The resulting clear and stable water conditions produces the ideal environment for fly fishing.

The mythical Dorado (SalminusMaxillosus) is clearly the main target in this fishery. We target Dorado that range in size between 4 and 30 pounds however we have caught 40-pound fish.

The fishing will be done using boats specially designed for fly fishing (length of 17 feet) and equipped with 90 HP four-stroke outboard engines. Each boat also has a bow-mounted remotely controlled electric trolling motor. This allows for a silent approach to the fishing areas. We will be fishing primarily in the margins of the main river, tips of Islands, stone outcroppings, deadfall trees and braided channels.
Two other highly valued species can be captured on the fly during this visit: Pacu and Pirapita. Both species are omnivores as they feed on fruit, flowers, bugs, small fish, mice and lizards. These fish are the ideal target when casting surface patterns in the smaller river channels.

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Dorado Combo sample program
Our policy is to adjust the program to the guest preferences and fishing styles, however here you will find listed what a standard Dorado Combo looks like.

  • Parana on the fly logo
    Andes Drifters began its partnership with Paraná on the Fly in 2012. Our original operation, which began on the Upper Parana River, has now expanded to a second location. Starting in 2017 we were granted sole outfitter access to fly fish a large portion of the Ibera Marshland. The combination of these two venues, coupled with our successful partnership, gives us the ability to deliver a unique fishing experience to anglers of all skill levels.

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