Location: Argentina - 90 minutes by land from San Martin de los Andes or 8 minutes by charter aircraft.
Season: November 1-May 2
Capacity: 10 anglers and/or nonfishermen
A privately owned Patagonian working ranch with holdings of 200,000 acres, Quemquemtreu offers anglers access to the Rio Collon Cura one of the region's most productive and reliable waters. This wide river has little gradient which allows for nice day-long float trips on the Collon Cura, from comfortable McKenzie boats or rafts. If you wish, your guide may stop frequently to wade productive pools and riffles. Enjoy a streamside lunch or barbecue each day before continuing with the afternoon fishing. River access is on the ranch property, and there are over 20 kilometers of Collon Cura with little or no fishing pressure, so you'll seldom see other anglers while floating.
The Collon Cura is the focus from Quemquemtreu, with miles and miles of lightly fished water. The majority of trout here are rainbows but there are some big browns too, and in recent seasons, resident brown trout of up to 15 pounds have been released. Wet flies are the typical approach or the "hopper and dropper" is also effective. Quemquemtreu also has its own small river flowing through the ranch, the Quemquemtreu, which fishes best December through late January. If your trip to Patagonia occurs at a time when this river is productive, you'll enjoy a half or full day stalking trout in the intimate confines of this delightful private stream.