CHIMEHUIN RIVER

THE FISHING

The Chimehuín was probably the first Patagonian River to become world famous, it put Argentina on the fly fishing map of the world. Fifty (50) miles long, this river has been explored by fly fisherman that nearly every important pool on the river has been given a name. It is a large stream with a moderate gradient. In some sections it braids into several courses and in others it has carved long, deep channels into the valley floor.

Stories of great rainbows and monster browns were told and heard of repeatedly which made the Chimehuín became a legend. Today the Chimehuín offers superb dry and wet fly fishing. It is challenging yet very rewarding. Big browns are regularly caught as well as big surface feeding rainbows.

While fishing this formidable river, we also fish stretches of the smaller Quilquihue River. For those who love dry fly fishing and matching the hatch the Quilquihue is fun to fish. As it connects the prolific Lake Lolog with Chimehuin River across beautiful Rolling Meadows this river sustains very healthy rainbows and brown trout population. It is the ‘right size’ river to wade and cast.

Enjoy some of the best float you can experience in the area. You may float down from one lodge to the next.

FACILITIES

Accommodations
Estancia Tipiliuke offers accommodation in one of the most sophisticated lodges anywhere. Nine (9) exquisitely furnished double rooms, each with its private bathroom, comfortable living and dining areas and an attractive bar where experiences are shared every evening. The cuisine is superb.

Tres Rios Lodge is a small yet charming and comfortable fishing lodge located in the confluence of Chimehuin and Alumine and Colluncura Rivers. With three (3) ample double rooms each with en-suite bathrooms and spacious living room, it offers an outstanding experience and good cuisine.

This lodge generally opens its doors for one group at a time giving guests a very private stay.

Services
✓ Wi-Fi Internet service
✓ Fleet of Drift Boats
✓ Fleet of new Toyota Hiluxes and Ford Rangers
✓ Fly fishing equipment
✓ Professional fly fishing guides
✓ Private transfer from the lodge to all fly fishing areas
✓ Meals , drinks & fine argentine wines during your stay
✓ Private transfers from and to local airports

Activities
✓ Trekking and bike ride
✓ Horseback riding
✓ Bird and wildlife watching
✓ Cooking lessons
✓ Shopping & sightseeing tours
✓ Photography workshop
✓ Golf
✓ Rafting
✓ Polo

LOCATION & ARRIVAL

Chimehuin River is located just a short drive from the attractive mountain town of San Martín de los Andes in the south west corner of Neuquén Province. Just a ten (10) minutes drive from San Martin de los Andes Airport or three (3) hours drive from Bariloche International Airport.
Daily commercial flights from Buenos Aires to Bariloche will get you here while San Martin de los Andes Airport offers daily flights on January and February only. Flight time from Buenos Aires is two (2) hours.
Our guides will meet & great you at any of these airports and drive you to the lodge or fishing area.

WEATHER

Chimehuin River offers spectacular fishing from November to April. Check weather conditions here.

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