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Fly Fishing Argentina

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 Rio Quillen/ Rio Quillen
 
Alumine & Caleufu River Float Trips
Northern Patagonia Fishing Club


The Rio Malleo flows below the towering Lanin volcano. The town of San Martin is small and tourist friendly. It is a destination ski area in the winter and reflects a Swiss influence, much like Bariloche. San Martin has some delightful hosterias and a number of excellent restaurants. It is an enjoyable town to visit or to overnight upon arrival.

The town sits on the edge of Lago Lacar and the transition zone from the forested hills of the Andes to the drier steppe where the majority of the fishing rivers are found. The area is scenic with numerous lakes and forests found within Lanin National Park.

Accommodations can be found on the famous estancias or in lovely hosterias that are hosted and operated by local Argentines. There are enough non-angling activities such as horseback riding and hiking in and around San Martin and Junin to keep one busy for days!! 

The fishing area surrounding the towns of Junin de Los Andes and San Martin de Los Andes has been aptly coined as the Northern Fishing Zone of Patagonia by the author Bill Leitch in his 1991 book Argentine Trout Fishing. This zone has been madeThe Caleufu...one of many rivers in the Junin & San Martin region of Argentina. famous in the writings of Roderick Haig-Brown, Joe Brooks and Ernie Schwiebert, and more recently, by numerous magazine articles written on Patagonia fishing and adventure travel. It has been the favorite fishing destination of Argentine fly fishermen who were the first to introduce these fishing waters to North American anglers. This area is steeped in angling history and tradition and the names of its rivers and estancias color the angling literature on Argentina fly fishing.

Many of the fishing waters in this zone are found flowing through private estancias. These rivers and estancia lodges are considered by many returning anglers as the best in Patagonia for their ambience, comfort and fishing ease. You will experience true Argentine hospitality on these ranches and gain a feel for this special part of the country. Aside from the fishing, they are known for serving excellent food and fine wines! These properties are ideal for the non- angler because their comfort level is so great. They offer other activities such as horseback riding, birding opportunities and hiking in truly spectacular country.

Ramon Aranquren shows off another large Argentine brown trout.A recommended visit to this area would be to experience several rivers and lodges during a week or 10-day stay. We will customize your trip to each location. Our fishing outfitters, with their qualified staffs, will co-ordinate all estancia lodging, transportation and guiding to these great fishing locations. These rivers allow the angler a variety of fly fishing scenarios providing fishing with dry fly, nymph and streamers, depending on the conditions. The majority of the fishing is walk wading. Float trips and overnight camping trips are available on several rivers. Like other Argentine rivers, this zone is home to healthy McCloud rainbows, German browns, Brook trout and even Sebago salmon.

Rivers to experience: Rio Malleo, Chimehuin, Quilquihue, Quillen, Filo Hua Hum, Alumine and Collon Cura, Caleufu, Rio Traful.

We have included the top lodges and estancias that provide all inclusive packages with accommodations, wine, guided fishing, taxes and related transfers. We can alsoBlack-Necked Swans arrange stays at hosterias in this zone that allow for daily excursions for other activities with some fishing. These stays are considerably less in price then the exclusive estancias. So just ask us about what you would like to do for a trip to this area!

Getting to the Junin/San Martin Area 
Three flights a week from Buenos Aires to San Martin airport, Chapelco. Ground transportation from other cities like Bariloche, (2 hrs) or from Chile via Paso Puyehue, can be arranged.


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 Rio Quillen/ Rio Quillen
 
Alumine & Caleufu River Float Trips
Northern Patagonia Fishing Club


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