LIMAY RIVER LODGE
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Limay River Lodge

Limay River Lodge

Destination Overview

Every fly fisher has a bucket list of destinations he or she would like to fish at some point in their lives. For those familiar with the many exotic fly fishing destinations in the world; fishing Argentina...is near the top of the list. 

 

The Big News in today’s Argentina fly fishing is Limay River Lodge, the first lodge on the famed Middle Limay River.  As unexpected as it may sound, considering its location, this is an unusually attractive lodge in the middle of the Patagonian wilderness located on the banks of the incredibly productive Middle Limay River, right on the border of Neuquén and Rio Negro Provinces in Northern Patagonia, Argentina. And this is not just any lodge, this operation is  one of the finest anywhere with exceptional lodging, cuisine, service, personnel, equipment and, of course, fly fishing and guides.  

Probably the richest fishing resource in Patagonia today, the Middle Limay River offers unique fly-fishing opportunities for the international angler.

This is an outstanding tail-water fishery that flows out of Pichi Picún Leufú Dam offering consistent flow, temperature, clarity and cleanness at all times.

You can fish dries on the surface all day long and/or you can dredge the bottom with fast heavy sinking heads and large weighted streamers if hunting huge fish is your focus.

 

At a Glance

Target Fish: Rainbow and Brown Trout

Location: Border of Neuquén and Rio Negro Provinces · Argentina

Seasons: November / End of April - Early May

Lodge Capacity: Up to 14 guests

Nearest Airport: San Martin de los Andes (Bariloche is a good second choice).

Electricity: 220 volts.  It is recommended that you purchase an adapter (or converter, if needed for your device) prior to your arrival.

Documents Needed: Passport (no visa needed for travelers from USA and most western European countries.  Also, the reciprocity fee is no longer required. 

Fishing Program

The Middle Limay River runs 50 miles along the semi-arid Patagonian high steppe into the huge fertile Lake Ramos Mejía.

 

THESE ARE THE FEATURES THAT MAKE THE MIDDLE LIMAY  UNIQUE:

 

- The fact that it is a tail water fishery ensures profuse insect and underwater life of all sorts  generating ideal conditions for super healthy populations of resident strong brown and rainbow trout that will take dries on the surface like there is no tomorrow. 

- The fact that it flows into a gigantic fertile lake makes for the possibility of hunting large migratory brown trout that will run up the river during the entire season getting ready for spawning time in the late fall. 

Both features mentioned make for a unique combination of action and excitement. You can fish dries on the surface all day long and/or you can dredge the bottom with fast heavy sinking heads and large weighted streamers if hunting huge fish is your focus. You can fish it by wading or from the boat... or a combination of both.

 

The river offers exciting everyday surface and nymph action for large healthy Rainbows and Browns, plus the opportunity to target some of the largest Browns in Patagonia (with 6 to 8+ pounders taken regularly).

 

This is a river for everybody. The Middle Limay River is a big body of water, very braided with countless channels offering some of the most challenging and rewarding fly-fishing experience in Patagonia today.

Sample Itinerary

DAY 1: Depart to Buenos Aires.

DAY 2: Morning arrival at Ezeiza International Airport in Buenos Aires. Your group will be met by our represntative outside baggage claim who will escort the group to a private van for ground transfer to Buenos Aires Domestic Airport.

 

Depart on a flight to San Martin de los Andes or Bariloche in Northern Patagonia. Upon arrival, a Limay River Lodge representative will drive the group to the Lodge. Drive time is approximately 3 hours.

 

Late lunch (or stop en route to the lodge) upon arrival at the lodge. Fishing in the afternoon (time permitting / based on flight schedule). Dinner, drinks and overnight accommodations at Limay River Lodge.

DAY 3: Breakfast. Full day of fishing the famed Limay River. Lunch at midday (shore side or at lodge). Return to the lodge in the evening for dinner, drinks and continued overnight accommodations at Limay River Lodge.

 

DAY 4: Breakfast. Full day of fishing the famed Limay River. Lunch at midday (shore side or at lodge). Return to the lodge in the evening for dinner, drinks and continued overnight accommodations at Limay River Lodge.

 

DAY 5: Breakfast. Full day of fishing the famed Limay River. Lunch at midday (shore side or at lodge). Return to the lodge in the evening for dinner, drinks and continued overnight accommodations at Limay River Lodge.

DAY 6: Breakfast. Full day of fishing the famed Limay River. Lunch at midday (shore side or at lodge). Return to the lodge in the evening for dinner, drinks and continued overnight accommodations at Limay River Lodge.

DAY 7: Breakfast. Depart lodge for transfer to Airport. Depart on a flight to Buenos Aires. Arrival at Buenos Aires Domestic Airport where our guide will greet the group and then escort the party in private van to Ezeiza International Airport. Assistance with check in. Depart on late evening flight.

 

Best Fly Fishing Seasons:

November to April

Accommodations

The only lodge on the Middle Limay River, allowing our guests to return to the lodge each evening after a day of fishing.

World class lodging, service and personnel. Nothing has been overlooked to ensure that our guests enjoy a first class lodge experience in Northern Patagonia.

 

No more long drives after your day on the Limay to transfer you back to your hotel or other lodge or tent in the region, drives that are often 2 to 3 hours.

World class team of professionals on the river and at the lodge that will ensure our guests have fun catching more fish each and feel at home.

 

At Limay River Lodge we have left nothing to chance, it has been designed from day 1 to be a lodge, the very best one in Patagonia. The lodge will be one of the finest sporting lodges anywhere in the world with every amenity, comfort and service designed so our guests truly experience the trip of a lifetime.

Lodge Amenities

LAUNDRY SERVICE: Available  

TRANSFERS: To and from the lodge are available with additional cost.  

WI-FI: internet connection available throughout the lodge as well as at the outdoor seating areas.  

Getting There

Traveling to Argentina is relatively simple and painless. There are a wide choice of convenient, daily flights from Los Angeles, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Miami, and New York. Most flights are direct, departing the States in the afternoon or early evening and arriving early the next morning. 

Almost all the international flights into Argentina arrive at the Ministro Pistarini, Ezeiza (EZE) International Airport of Buenos Aires, 35 km from the Federal Capital. First you will clear Immigrations (Passport Control) then you will retrieve your luggage, and clear Customs. 

Buenos Aires has two airports, an international and a domestic. You will arrive from your country of origin at Ezezia (EZE) and depart to San Martin de los Andes or Bariloche from the domestic airport, Aeroparque (AEP). It is necessary to transfer by ground from the international airport to the domestic airport for your flight to Patagonia. Our agents can set up your transfers. Depending on the time your international flight lands, you might be able to travel directly to Patagonia on the same day. Or you can opt to spend a night or two in Buenos Aires, the Paris of South America, and relax and enjoy the city. 

Arrival Day: Flying to San Martin de los Andes (CPC), or Bariloche, (BRC), as a secondary choice. Upon arrival, a Limay River Lodge representative will drive the group to the Lodge. Drive time is approximately 3 hours.

 

Late lunch (or stop en route to the lodge) upon arrival at the lodge. Fishing in the afternoon (time permitting / based on flight schedule). Dinner, drinks and overnight accommodations at Limay River Lodge. 

Rates:
$6860 pp dbl occ. 7nights, 6 days fishing

Price includes: 7 nights and 6 days of fishing.  All rates are per person and based on double occupancy.

Package price includes: Accommodations and meals at the lodge, guided fishing (2 anglers), beverages and open bar, transfers between the Buenos Aires airport and the lodge, wireless internet, fishing license, and  laundry service.

Though the lodge suggests guests bring their own waders and fly fishing gear, they have high-quality loaner gear available, on request.  

 

Limay River Lodge can be easily combined with other Patagonia Outfitters destinations such as Aluminé River Lodge, Collon Cura Lodge, and others. 

Shorter or longer stays are available @ $980/night for fishing pp

To book any of our trips give us a call to start the process