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Limay River Lodge

Prolific tailwater trout fishing in Northern Patagonia, Neuquén Province

Uniquely and privately situated 43 miles downriver from the town of Piedra del Águila on the southern bank of the middle Limay River, the Limay River Lodge awaits. 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 tailwater 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 river 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 riverbank, 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 well-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

Rate for the 2019-2020 season is $980 per person per night, based on double occupancy and shared fishing guide. Single supplements apply; contact Frontiers for more information.

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