Rivers & Equipment

About the rivers we love to fish


Malleo River

Famous all around the world, the Malleo River flows out of the Tromen Lake located in the heart of the Andes Mountains, runs through an extensive beautiful valley and finally flows into the Aluminé River. Malleo is the perfect dry fly river. 

Light tackle and thin tippets will be needed to enjoy this majestic stream. Easy wadding will help you cast the necessary distance to show the flies to beautiful browns and rainbows that are exactly where they should be. 

Runs, riffles, rocky or sandy bottoms, cut banks, deep pools... Malleo ... Just too perfect! 

Don’t forget to bring your favourite 3, 4 or 5 weight rods! If you don't have one, we will provide for you!


Quilquihue River

Smaller than the Malleo, but also a favorite for dries and nymphs. At the very beginning of the season its water level is very high, but quickly it drops to its ideal flow for most of the season. Later on it can look a little shallow, but surprises are still waiting in every shade and pocket. 

Wadding is easy; it's ideal for beginners but also great for the experts. With a short and precise cast you will be sure to rise a nice brown to your dry. 

Just 15 minutes away from San Martín de los Andes, and you will be fishing superb waters with private access.


Alumine River

Bigger than Malleo and Quilquihue, the Aluminé is one of the rivers we do most our floating trips on. It takes approximately an hour to get to where we start the trip, and you can choose between a daily floating trip or a 2-3 day trip. 

Aluminés water structure is perfect to be fished from the raft but also has ideal wading spots at some big runs and riffles. 

Both beginners and experts will enjoy this program. Depending on the time of the season and water level, we will fish dries, nymphs and streamers.


Caleufú River

"What an experience, superb fishing, amazing sceneries......" That’s what fishermen say and we believe it! The season to float Caleufu is not too long. It starts at the very beginning (November) and normally stops being floatable in mid January. 

The experience of doing Caleufu's program is intense. Depending on the water flow, you can do it in 2 or 3 days, which means 1 or 2 nights camping at the river banks. Plenty strikes and action, big asados and good Argentine red wine at night. 

The river runs from the high mountains flowing into a wide valley with spectacular views that you don’t want to miss out on! Almost 60km of non-stop action suitable for both beginners and experts!


Chimehuin River

It’s probably the most famous river, not only in the area but also in Patagonia. The reason is simple, its beauty and its fishing quality. 

It´s crystal clear waters run through a long valley, which provides shelter and structure for big fish to live. The Chimehuín flows out of the Huechulaufquen Lake -where the popular boca (mouth) of the Chimehuín is- and runs for about 60km until it flows into the Aluminé forming the biggest river in the area, the Collón Cura. 

This river holds all the records. Huge browns and rainbows were caught in the main mouth and in some well known pools spread on the way to the Aluminé. 

Rocky bottoms and shady banks covered with willows make this river a special place both for the trout and for us! 

Wading and dayly floating trips can be done. Dont miss out!


Collon Cura River

The Chimehuín River adds its waters to the Aluminé forming the Collón Cura, the biggest river in the area. It keeps the same structure as the Aluminé but it becomes wider and slower, forming big long runs and deep pools. In some sections it divides its waters in several channels forming islands and small lagoons, which are very productive in early season when the water levels are still high. Bottoms are normally rocky making it easy to wade.

We usually do floating trips just for the day, but it can be combined with an upper float on the Aluminé, adding the chance to spend one night camping on the river bank enjoying this beautiful stretch of water. 

Streamers and big dries (attractors and terrestrials) are normally used. A sinking tip style line will be very usefull to move big browns from the bottom....

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