Argentina - Patagonia
Fly Fishing Trip or Lodge Details:
Overlooking the scenic Chimehuin River, Chime Lodge (pronounced Chee-may)
is ideally located with excellent access to the greatest diversity of trout
water in Northern Patagonia. From the doorstep, access the Chimehuin for
trophy trout, and less than 45 minutes away you will find miles and miles of
trout rich waters including the Malleo, Collon Cura and Alumine Rivers or
the large trout- producing Tromen, Epulafquen, Huechulafquen, Curruhe and
These are the waters that put Patagonia on the fly fishing map of the
world. Each river or lake has its own character.
To top off your day you will be welcomed by the family-style atmosphere
of the lodge and treated to excellent cooking and Argentina's renowned
THE FISHING: Brown, rainbow, brook trout and landlocked salmon thrive in
these waters and readily take flies. Chime Lodge is located on the
boundaries of Lanin National Park, that offers a majestic landscape
throughout its almost 1.5 million acres and is dominated by Lanin Volcano, a
peak of 11,300 feet adorned by snow and dry lava. The area has more than 20
trout rich lakes that feed a network of rivers that every year attract the
attention of fly fishermen from all around the globe. The main river in the
area is Alumine which receives water from many tributaries like the Pulmari,
Quillen, Ruca Choroi, Malleo, Pilo lil and Catan lil. At the confluence of
the Catan Lil, the Alumine is renamed Collon Cura which also receives water
from the Chimehuin, Quemquemtreu and Caleufu Rivers until it drains into the
Piedra del Aguila Reservoir.
Mid-November to mid-April
7 nights and 6 ½ days fishing, US$3,995
Additional day, US$595
3 day wilderness expedition (Alumine - Chimehuin), US$1,785
Single occupancy supplement, US$250 per day
(For the 2011-2012 season)
ACCOMMODATIONS AND CAPACITY: Chime Lodge building was newly constructed
in 2008 and is situated directly on the banks of the upper Chimehuin River
and boasts such amenities as air conditioning, 24-hour power, broadband
wireless Internet, Internet phones, emergency satellite phones and a fly
tying desk. The beautifully appointed lodge can accommodate 10 guests in
five large bedrooms, each with a private full bathroom and hot-water shower.
The lodge also features two common living rooms, a reading/internet room,
open kitchen and a large dining room with a common table for up to 12
INCLUSIONS: Lodging in double room with private bath, all meals
(breakfast, lunch and dinner) including Argentine wines, beer and non
alcoholic beverages, one professional guide per two anglers or one guide for
four non anglers, all transfers from and to Chapelco airport and fishing
locations. If arriving into Bariloche on a day other than Saturday, you will
incur the cost of that transfer, which is approximately US$160 one way.
EXCLUSIONS: Airfare, transfers in Buenos Aires or Bariloche airport (see
above paragraph), fishing license, personal expenses such as international
telephone calls, laundry, flies, additional alcoholic beverages, gratuities,
HOW TO GET THERE: Flights to Buenos Aires (EZE) and then transfer to
Aeroparq (AEP) for onward flight to Chapelco (CPC) or Bariloche (BRC).
Travel Adventures will be happy to assist with all of your travel arrangements
to any of our destinations, including air, extended stays, sightseeing tours, special
requests, other "stops in route", shuttles, airport transfers, rental cars, etc.
We are "The Angler's Concierge".