Alumine and Caleufu River Float Trips
Rio Alumine is one of the longest rivers in Patagonia that is
fishable for its entire length. It is a great river to float. From
its source, the Rio Alumine flows about 100 miles south to its
confluence with the Rio Chimehuin, at which point the merged
rivers become the Rio Collon Cura.
A float of several days will
allow you to fish about 40 miles of the upper reaches of this
interesting river. Your float on the Alumine will take
you through dry steppe land, high canyon walls, and willow lined
banks of the river that often hold sipping trout. Fishing the runs of the Alumine often produce hot rainbows that will quickly put you in your backing. A trip of
several days allows the angler to be on the river at the right
time, anytime of the day for the fishing action.
These float trips are great fun. Our
outfitters provide the best equipment and camping accommodations
on this river journey. Your camps are set up prior to your
arrival, after your day of fishing. The Argentines are known for
giving the best barbeques (asados) perhaps in the civilized
world! Your dinners served riverside are no exception, and they
will be accompanied by fine Argentine wines. All you need to do is
show up with your fishing rod in hand.
Caleufu is another beauty of a river to float fish and camp for a
three-day excursion. The Caleufu is almost inaccessible for the
greater part of its course so it is best to be float-fished. It
yields “unsuspecting” trout with the occasional surprise big fish
of over 20 inches. This river is floated from the 1st
week of December through the 2nd week of January due to
Rates: Call for latest rates and availability.
A suggested itinerary for this zone is to combine a 3-day float
trip with a couple other locations or lodges to make a stay of one
week or more.