Limay River Lodge
Piedra del Aguila - Neuquén
THE VERY BEST LODGE ON THE VERY BEST RIVER IN PATAGONIA
The Big News in Argentina fly fishing is here - LIMAY RIVER LODGE - the first lodge on the famed Middle Limay River. We are excited to announce that this coming 2014-2015 fly fishing season in Patagonia we will be opening the first module of a true luxury lodge in the Patagonian wilderness along the banks of the incredibly productive Middle Limay River in Neuquén Province, Argentina. And not just any lodge, this operation will be the very best in Patagonia and one of the finest anywhere with exceptional lodging, cuisine, service, personnel, equipment and, of course, fly fishing and guides.
WHAT MAKES LIMAY RIVER LODGE SO UNIQUE
• 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.
• The opportunity to catch the largest Browns in Patagonia, with 6 to 10+ pounders taken on a regular basis.
• Incredible everyday action on the surface and on nymphs for large healthy Rainbows and Browns.
• 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.
• The best 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 our lodge.
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.
Probably the richest fishing resource in Northern Patagonia, 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 Picun Leufu Dam guaranteeing consistent flow, temperature, clarity and cleanness at all times. The Middle Limay River runs 80 km along the semi-arid Patagonian high steppe into the huge fertile lake formed by El Chocon Dam.
These are features that make the Middle Limay extremely unique. The fact that it is a tail water fishery ensures profuse underwater life of all sorts and a variety of daily hatches 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 enormous migratory brown trout that will swim up the river during the season getting ready to spawn. So 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.
The Middle Limay River is a huge body of water with numerous channels offering some of the most challenging and rewarding fly-fishing experiences in Patagonia today.
For those who are after the “ultimate” Patagonian fly-fishing experience a trip to the Middle Limay can be unforgettable.
Location: LRL is located in Rio Negro Province, Northern Patagonia. Half way between the cities of Bariloche and Neuquén on the southern bank of the Middle Limay River 150 miles from both Neuquén, Bariloche and San Martin de los Andes Airport. Across the River from the town of Piedra del Aguila on the opposite bank.
How to get there: LRL is accessible by daily commercial flights from Buenos Aires to Bariloche and Neuquén Airports while San Martin de los Andes Airport oers daily flights on January and February only.
Species: Brown and Rainbow Trout
Season: Second Saturday in November / End of May
FAQ’s: Daily guided fly fishing either from the boat or by wading.
Lodges capacity & booking conditions: Groups of 1 up to a max of 14
Typical package: 5 nights with 6 days of fly fishing, with optional wading or floating through the Limay River.
Wading & Floating: State of the art tackle and drift boats. Boats are used both to fish and to cover mileage (ten10-km beats)