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Limay River Lodge

Prolific tailwater trout fishing in Northern Patagonia, Neuquén Province

Solely situated 43 miles downriver from the town of Piedra del Aguila on the southern bank of the middle Limay River awaits the Limay River Lodge. Targeting larger than average river rainbows, browns and fall migratory brown trout, the Limay meshes big water drift fishing with ample walk and wade opportunities. In a region of small farming and ranching towns, Limay River Lodge has the unique distinction of being the only destination fishing lodge on the banks of this tail water with exclusive put in access and 10 breathtaking beats.

Fishing

The Limay’s power has been harnessed for hydro-electric production creating Patagonia’s finest tailwater. A “freestone,” featuring gravel flats, braids, riffles and sheer cliff walls, the Limay is optimally targeted by a fleet of Hyde drift boats on 10 beats offered by Patagonia Outfitters.

Accommodation

Steps from the river bank, the lodge blends with the vast surrounding beauty of Patagonia. The courtyard surrounds a grand fire pit; a focal point and gathering place where fish stories and Malbec abound. In the kitchen, Yolvi and his versed staff feature Argentine and international fare.

Gear

6 wt. rods with fighting butts and floating lines and 7/8wt. fast-action rods with 250 to 400 sink tip lines in combination. Sun protection, layering systems and rain/wind gear should accompany a waterproof daypack. Traditional “trout trip” packing applies. A full pre-trip is offered upon booking.

Trip Specifics

Limay River Lodge accommodates all stays ideal for combining with other Patagonia estancias such as San Huberto, Tipiliuke, Quemquemtreu and Arroyo Verde.
The lodge is equal distance (approximately 3.5 hours) from the 3 regional airports; our experts will assist with the proper one for your departure.
Top rods/reels/waders/boots are available at the lodge; pack light if you wish. Guides have generous fly selections.
Drifts and subsequent wading are all day and lunch is offered riverside.
New outfitter-owned Toyota Hilux and Ford F-150’s moves anglers in comfort.

Rates

Rates for the 2016 - 2017 season is $890 per person per night, based on double occupancy and shared fishing guide. Single supplements apply, contact Frontiers for more information.

News

Argentina – Limay River Lodge – Early February Fishing Report

As of this morning, Jorge Trucco at Limay River Lodge reports low water conditions on the middle Limay River tailwater as dam administrators are regulating flow however, reports are that it will change shortly with planned water release. As with tailwater rivers world-wide, as the water is released the temperament of the fish will change as will feeding patterns and lanes. Right now, fish tend to not be holding on the banks and we are finding ...

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Argentina – Limay River Lodge – Top Five Reasons

There are many reasons to fish at Limay River lodge, but Frontiers and Limay River Lodge have whittled them down to the top five reasons you should visit this upcoming year:

  1. It’s the only lodge on the Middle Limay River. This allows the guests to have an easy return to the lodge each evening after a day of fishing.
  1. The opportunity to catch some of the largest browns in Patagonia, with 6 to ...

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