TRAVEL: Arrive San Martin; 20-minute drive to the lodge
RECOMMENDED STAY: 5 nights
FISHING: Rivers, wade only
CAPACITY: 18 guests
RATE: $1050/night/angler; $680/night/non-angler
INCLUDED: Lodging, meals, open bar, guided fishing, nonguided activities on the property, horseback riding and transportation in Patagonia
NOT INCLUDED: Flights, license, gear, guided activities off the ranch, gratuities and services in Buenos Aires
Tipiliuke Lodge was founded in 1909 and is the most sophisticated Patagonia trout fishing lodge in the Argentina. Tipiliuke is a 48,000-acre working ranch located between San Martin and Junín de Los Andes, with property running along 9 miles of the Chimehuín River. The carefully managed private section of the river offers some of the finest trout fishing in Patagonia. Anglers can access 8 additional miles on the Chimehuín River and its famous tributary, the Quilquihue, providing more water than quests can fish in a week.
Tipiliuke is our preferred trout fishing lodge for groups with nonanglers because of the superior service, luxurious accommodations and activities available on-site. For more than 25 years, Tipiliuke has catered to serious anglers looking to catch a trophy Brown Trout in the Chimehuín River and nonsporting guests seeking fine country living.
Tipiliuke Lodge offers the highest level of comfort and unsurpassed personalized attention, from beautifully presented meals to luxurious linens to warm hospitality.
Tipiliuke can accommodate a total of 18 guests in nine private double rooms, all well-appointed with ensuite bathrooms. Guests or families who prefer a more quiet and private experience can stay in a separate house close to the Chimehuín, while the main lodge is more suitable for socializing, with a bar and spacious living and dining rooms. Wi-Fi is available in all facilities. The gardens are a big part of the Tipiliuke experience, with peaceful walks through the carefully planted botanical gardens and meals prepared from the lodge’s organically grown and raised vegetables, herbs and meats. Additional activities include horseback riding, golf, hiking, spa services and visits to San Martin and Junín.
Anglers at Tipiliuke can fish 17 miles of the Chimehuín River, 9 miles of which flow within the property, offering solitude and superior trout fishing. Additional fishing can be had in Tipiliuke’s small spring creek and ponds, or on the Quilquihue tributary. There is little reason to leave these wade-only, blue ribbon trout waters, but we do accommodate requests to float some of the neighboring rivers.
Chimehuín River runs from Huechulafquen Lake, through Junín de los Andes and empties into the Collón Curá River. Its crystal-clear waters are lined with willows, tall grasses and rocky ledges and cut through some of Patagonia’s most beautiful scenery. Anglers stalk 15- to 20-inch Rainbow and Brown Trout on foot using a variety of techniques.
The Chime is one of the many famed fly fishing rivers in Argentina and is considered the first river that gave northern Patagonia its renowned trout fishing reputation. Years before Joe Brooks’ arrival, legendary Argentine angler Bebe was pulling huge trout from the Chimehuín. It has produced the largest landlocked Brown Trout in all of Patagonia. During the fall spawning run, anglers gather at the boca of the Huechulafquen Lake, looking to hook into one of the prized Brown Trout that migrate from the lake to the river.
Weekly packages at Tipiliuke Lodge are recommended for particular groups and at certain times of the season. A customized itinerary combining Tipiliuke with one of our 4-day Wilderness Fishing Expeditions or with 4-5 nights in another lodge may offer a more dynamic fishing experience.
(5 nights; 4 days fishing the Chimehuin River)
Day 1: Arrive Buenos Aires (EZE). Transfer to the domestic airport (AEP) and fly to San Martin (CPC.) FFP staff will pick you up and transfer you 10 minutes to Tipiliuke Lodge. Fish the afternoon.
Day 2-5: Four days fishing the Chimehuin River.
Day 6: Check out, transfer back to the San Martin Airport for your flight to Buenos Aires and home.
Included: Transfers to/from Chapelco Airport in San Martín de los Andes (20 minutes from lodge), lodging, meals, open bar, bilingual guides for fly fishing, trekking, archery, hiking, horseback riding, shopping tour in San Martín de los Andes, cooking and cocktail lessons. Transfers to/from Chapelco golf course (designed by Jack Nicklaus)
Not Included: Flights, license, gear, gratuities, travel insurance, telephone calls, laundry, $50 surcharge for daily float trips, birding, massage, golf and services in Buenos Aires
4 days Wilderness Fishing Expedition on the Collon Cura or Limay Medio
4 days trout fishing out of another lodge in Junín or Bariloche
4 days Golden Dorado fishing and/or dove shooting at Los Laureles Lodge
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