Tres Rios Lodge/Casa de Campo

Chimehuin, Aluminé & Collon Cura Rivers, Patagonia, Argentina

Tres Rios Lodge is located just south of the junction where the Chimehuin and the Aluminé Rivers join to form the Collon Cura River. The traditionally styled lodge is a new building constructed with the latest building technology, but still Patagonia style stone covered walls and classic red roof. The lodge is comprised of 3 guest rooms with private bathrooms, kitchen, living and dinning rooms. Two of the rooms over look the Collon Cura valley and river. As a small lodge, Tres Rios is committed to accommodating one group at a time, so guests will experience exclusive use.

Tres Rios Lodge offers access to 9-miles of the lower Chimehuin, 4-miles on the lower Aluminé, and 4-miles on the upper Collon Cura. Anglers can choose to float, float to wade, or exclusively wade these rivers.

Aluminé River

Aluminé River (“shining button” in the native language) & Collon Cura River (“stone mask” in the native language) are the larger two river. These freestone rivers are a filled with overhanging willows, pocket water, back eddies, drop off, high banks and beautiful rock formations. This area is known for exceptional terrestrial fishing, in addition to having hatches throughout the season. Casting hoppers, ants, crickets, inch worms or big attractors against the bank draws exciting strikes from rainbow and brown trout. The Collon Cura has more fish per mile than any other river in the area, and the average fish is around 16 to 18 inches, with browns over 20 inches being caught regularly. The fish density on the Collon Cura makes Tres Rios a great place for beginners and experienced anglers.

Late in the season (March – April) the brown trout of the lower Collon Cura, and some of the area lakes, migrate up the Collon Cura to Spawn. This means there are much bigger fish in the water around Tres Rios and there’s a chance of catching a trophy brown. Streamer fishing, especially at the head of the runs and riffles, can be very effective.

Chimehuin River

The Chimehuin River (“land of the spirit” in the native language) is the smallest of the three rivers, but arguably the most beautiful. The Chimehuin is ideal for dry fly fishing and Tres Rios offers access to 9 miles of perfect pocket water, back eddies, rock structure, over hanging willows and water oaks. The gin clear water and season long hatches make this river a great place for sight fishing. The Chimehuin is also known for it’s side channels, where wading is more manageable early in season!

Because Tres Rios offers each group exclusive use of the lodge, there’s no set schedule. Guests can dictate meal times and locations. Especially during the summer months, guests enjoy having lunch or dinner outside, overlooking at the Collon Cura Valley. It’s also possible to have dinner on the river, to extend the fishing day and fish the entire evening rise. Tres Rios employs a professional chef, who will act as your personal chef and prepares gourmet cuisine. Tres Rios also prides itself in an excellent selection of premium Argentine wines.

Alberto Cordero and the Fly Fishing Andes staff of guides have extensive experience fishing the remote-access water of the Chimehuin, Aluminé, and Collon Cura rivers. These professional English-speaking guides are experts taking the rivers browns and rainbows on dry flies, as well utilizing nymphs and streamers for big trout. Combining the fabled rivers and top guides from Fly Fishing Andes with the accommodations, food, wine and setting of Tres Rios is sure to create a truly unforgettable experience for anglers.

Included in the rate: Pick up and return to Chapelco Airport in San Martin; daily guided fishing; accommodations; all meals, wine and non-alcoholic drinks during meals, open bar with assorted national liquor and beverages, use of the lodge’s private access waters, internet access; fishing license and taxes.

Not included in the rate: Airfare; departure taxes; transfers; hotels and meals in Buenos Aires (if required); laundry, tips to guides, tips to lodge staff, phone calls, tackle; flies and waders.