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Junin & San Martin Areas

Junin & San Martin Destinations
 
San Huberto and the Rio Malleo
  Estancia Cerro de los Pinos/Rio Chimehuin
  Estancia Arroyo Verde/ Rio Traful
  Estancia Los Mantiales/ Rio Collon Cura
  Estancia Quillen/ Rio Quillen
 
Alumine & Caleufu River Float Trips
Northern Patagonia Fishing Club


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.

The surrounding 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.

Rio Collon Cura in the Patagonian steppeThis 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 channels.

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 in Patagonia!

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.

Birdwatching
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.

 

Junin & San Martin Destinations
 
San Huberto and the Rio Malleo
  Estancia Cerro de los Pinos/Rio Chimehuin
  Estancia Arroyo Verde/ Rio Traful
  Estancia Los Mantiales/ Rio Collon Cura
  Estancia Quillen/ Rio Quillen
 
Alumine & Caleufu River Float Trips
Northern Patagonia Fishing Club
 

 


Patty Reilly's
Guided Connections
PO Box 694
Wilson, WY 83014
 


Phone: 307-734-2448

info@guidedconnections.com
 

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