From March 1st to November 30th

The Essence of Fly Fishing

Learn the fishing modality par excellence in a unique destination. Salvelinus’ eastern or western Pyrenees lodges are ideal places to learn how to fly fish because of the variety of species and waters combined with top-notch professional instruction. Salvelinus has extracted the challenges from each fly-fishing location, building a fundamental course perfect for learning how to fly fish. Learn how to cast a relatively small fly at a considerable distance with a high degree of accuracy in an area where the atmosphere, the landscape, and the friendly companionship of the fishing guides are incomparable.

4,900 EUR per week
Mid-March – Mid-June
Spring

The fishing season begins on March 1st when rivers are at their lowest water levels. The second half of May and first half of June are ideal for high mountain fly fishing and golden stonefly hatches.

Mid-June – Mid-August
Summer

Summer is the time of year for spending time outdoors in the Pyrenees because they are spared the stifling heat that can hit the flatlands. Expect good hatches in freestone rivers.

Mid-August – Mid-September
Late Summer

At the end of summer, average temperatures in the Pyrenees start getting crispier although not yet cold — an excellent time for targeting a large variety of species and waters.

Mid-September – Late November
Fall

Autumn is many people’s favorite time of year in the Pyrenees. Long spells of stable sunny weather and optimal fishing options in high and low river courses including tailwaters.

The Spanish Pyrenees

Learn the essence of fly fishing in the best conditions

An all-inclusive  seven nights and six  days trip focused on fly fishing instruction and guided fly fishing. Learn how to fly fish in excellent weather conditions while discovering a pristine fly fishing destination in Europe.

Ideal for novice fishers who want to learn the basis of fly fishing  while having the time of their lives. It is the perfect trip for families and couples as it can be combined side by side with the Multi-Activity in Arén package or Multi-Activity in Santa Cilia.

Day One - Welcome and Introduction

Transfer to the lodge
Check-in
Introduction to the territory and briefing

Day Two - Introduction to Fly Fishing

Equipment, materials, terminology, entomology, and fly- casting
Fly identification, selection, and dredging
Casting mechanics, theory and practice
On the water instruction

Day Three - Fly Casting on the Water

Casting mechanics on the water: nymph, streamer, and dry fly
Angler positioning and reading the water
Interpretation of trout habitat and localization techniques

Day Four - Fly Fishing Session

Casting and fly presentation
Trout habitats and dry fly responses
Fly Fishing for trout in middle stretches of freestone rivers

Day Five - Fly Fishing Session

Techniques for dry fly, dropper, and nymph
Approximation, presentation, hook, fight, and release
Trout habitats and nymph responses
Fly fishing in spring creeks or high mountain streams

Day Six - Fly Fishing Session

Techniques for dry fly fishing and nymphing
Casting and presentation techniques
Fly fishing in freestone rivers

Day Seven - Fly Fishing Session

Techniques for sight fishing on dries
The main mistakes on the water
Stalking trout or Iberian barbel

Day Eight - Farewell

Farewell breakfast
Transfer to Zaragoza or Lleida Train Station or follow up with a Salvelinus Wine Tour

All included on The Essence of Fly Fishing Package

Book your trip with Salvelinus, and enjoy white-glove service. The following is included on your package.

Transfer from/to nearby airports and train stations to the lodge on arrival and departure
All drinks including alcoholic beverages
Two anglers per fly fishing instructor
Fishing licenses and daily fishing permits
Additional daily permits for club waters, if needed
All fly fishing gear
One massage service per guest
One laundry service per guest

Add Something Special to the Essence of Fly Fishing

The Essence of Fly Fishing is an ideal trip to enjoy with travel companions. In Fall or Spring, the experience in eastern Pyrenees can be coupled with a Multi Activity tour in the Arén Lodge, and during the summer, western Pyrenees is perfect in combination with Multi Activity in Santa Cilia. After your side-by-side tours, you can extend your trip together with a private Salvelinus tour.

Eastern Pyrenees

Multi Activity in Arén

A made-to-measure guided trip designed for travel companions who want to live eastern Pyrenees at the same time their partners, family members, or friends spend their time fishing. Also ideal for those who wish to combine a few days of fly fishing with other activities.

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Eastern Pyrenees

Multi Activity in Arén

A made-to-measure guided trip designed for travel companions who want to live eastern Pyrenees at the same time their partners, family members, or friends spend their time fishing. Also ideal for those who wish to combine a few days of fly fishing with other activities.

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La Rioja + Basque Country

Unique Rioja Wine Tour

An exclusive wine tour across the Rioja region just two hours away from Santa Cilia Lodge. An excellent way for fishers and travel companions to extend their holidays and spend a few extra days together.

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Western Pyrenees

Multi Activity in Santa Cilia

A bespoke guided tour designed for travel companions (non-anglers) who want to enjoy western Pyrenees to the fullest while their partners, family members, or friends spend time fishing. Perfect to combine fly fishing with other activities.

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Western Pyrenees

Multi Activity in Santa Cilia

A bespoke guided tour designed for travel companions (non-anglers) who want to enjoy western Pyrenees to the fullest while their partners, family members, or friends spend time fishing. Perfect to combine fly fishing with other activities.

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A prime destination to polish your fly fishing technique

The Spanish Pyrenees are a beauty to behold and one of the best fly fishing destinations you can find. Clear waters marked with lush mountains as a backdrop make this place one of a kind.

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