Estancia Los Mantiales and the Rio Collon Cura
Los Mantiales is located on the Rio Collon Cura, 60 miles East of
the town of San Martin de los Andes. This estancia covers 90,000
acres and 23 miles of the Collon Cura River.
terrain is Patagonian steppe with marshes along the river. It is
very reminiscent of the Green River near Pinedale, Wyoming. The
land makes for great feeding grounds for red deer, wild boar,
guanacos and the American Rhea, a bird much like an ostrich.
river is fished best by floating and by fishing on foot from the
banks of this ranch. The Collon Cura is the same river as the
Alumine but it acquires it's name at the confluence of the Rio
Chimehuin. It is a wide river with many islands and side
A day float offers the angler the most versatile fishing
with flat runs and fast water, deep slow pools, and high banks
that form huge back eddies. It is full of rainbows and browns. The
founder of Guided Connections was the co-owner of the first
outfitting company to receive permission from the in-land coast
guard of Argentina to float fish this river in 1980. The late Joe
Brooks considered the Collon Cura one of his very favorite rivers
The Mantiales Lodge is a
relatively new building constructed out of rock and the native
woods of the Cordillera. There are six double bedrooms each with
their private bathrooms. It is a comfortable lodge out in the
middle of nowhere and right in the middle of the fishing!
Rates: Average cost of a weekly trip in this region for 7-nights and 6-days is $4,725 per person, based on double
occupancy. Shorter stays are available as is a non-angler rate. Cost includes pickup at airport in San
Martin, local transportation, guided fishing, fine dining, excellent Argentine wines and all beverages. Non-inclusions
are gratuities and laundry.
This estancia is great for birding. Guided Connections can
arrange for Dr. Lorenzo Sympson and his guides to accompany any individuals or
groups interested in nature viewing. Please call for more info.