The Northern Patagonia region has the largest variety of Trout fisheries in Argentina. This is an amazing option for a first fly fishing trip to Patagonia.
If you would like to fly fish in small creeks, beautiful small rivers, nice lagoons, or small lakes, this is the perfect destination for technical dry flies and nymphs.
Season: November 1st - February 28th
Capacity: 14 people.
Day 1: Arrival to Neuquén Airport (you should arrive in an afternoon flight) – Meet and greet with your personal guide, and drive to the lodge 150 miles away.
Day 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6: Fishing all day.
Day 7: Departure to Neuquén Airport (In a morning flight).
6 nights 5 full fishing days
- High season: $6,500
- Low season: $5,850
*Prices are per person in American Dollars, based in double occupancy and shared guide.
*Subject to change.
- Accommodations based on double occupancy.
- All meals and drinks.
- One fishing guide per every two or three anglers.
- One driver/assistant for every two or three anglers.
- All vehicles and transportation necessary for the fishing program.
- Meeting and airport reception.
- Transfers from and to the NQN (Neuquén-150 miles drive) airport.
- Access to private property.
- Fishing licenses and government fees.
- Gratuities to guides and the entire staff are to be paid at the lodge at the final invoice.
- Local or international flights.
CONTACT US FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
Direct phone number to contact the Fly Fishing department:(210) 390 0576
The lodge is formed by a couple of cottages with a magnificent view to the hills. They are set to accommodate a maximum of 10 anglers.
Cottage 2: 120 m2, 2 rooms (1 single and 1 double.) Living room and 2 bathrooms
Cottage 3: 170 m2, 3 rooms (2 single and 1 double.) Living room and 2 bathrooms and 1 toilette
Cottage 4: 110 m2, 2 rooms (1 single and 1 double.) Living room and 1 bathroom and 1 toilette
The Lodge is located 5 minutes away from downtown. Guests will enjoy the peace and quietness of the area and the uniqueness of the views offered by Los Andes mountain range, and the volcano.
There is heating system and Wi-Fi connection in all rooms and common areas. The Maiten Lodge also offers a nice fire pit outside and a magnificent view to the mountains. There are safe boxes inside the rooms and laundry service is offered, too.
Our menu was designed to include the most popular meals that we normally request in any restaurant in the country. We want to delight our guests with one special meal every evening.
We also prepare special appetizers for the evenings and we always have our famous barbecues “asados”.
Our chef works passionately every day to satisfy all our guests. We have delicious local desserts for every meal, and you will enjoy our famous sweet milk caramel, “dulce de leche”, in some of our special dishes.
As part of the truly personalized service offered by the lodge, guests will be served homemade meals with fine Argentine wines.
As a suggestion, do not go home without trying mate, the special Gaucho tea.
The northern Patagonia region around the lodge has the largest variety of trout streams. We will have access to fly fish in rivers, small creeks, lagoons and small lakes. It is a private land and we will be paying a daily fee for all accesses.
You can fish a lot of different spots in this huge area.
Our custom-tailored fishing packages will allow you to fish the very best waters in ways that match your preferences perfectly. From long days fishing to evenings enjoying splendid dinners and relaxation at the lodge, you will experience the very best of Patagonia with us. When we talk about Northern Patagonia it is very important to know the different options you can have to fly fish, so knowing the rivers and their fishing options is critical, all fishing areas will be wading. There are rivers that are very technical and for dry flies and with higher difficulties for casting, or a unique calm clear water stream; the lagoons and small lakes are really nice for a change.
We will have mostly rainbow trout and brown trout, and occasionally we can have brook trout.
GEAR AND EQUIPMENT
We will be in a remote area in northern Patagonia with poor access to good lines leaders or flies.
The guides will also have flies but you may find yourself up the river or in a different location than your guide at points in the trip so it is nice to have some of your own stuff. There is no way to predict every fishing situation that you may encounter but, after years of guiding in Argentina, here is the list of tackle that we recommend
At least two rods per angler in the event that one gets broken. You should bring at least one very good 5wt and a 6wt, 8’6” to 9’6” rods are ideal.
Two good reels with working drags; they should balance your rods. Spare spools for your reels
Weight forward floating lines in good condition and in line weights to match your rods
In some areas or in the lakes and lagoons you can use streamer or nymph fishing, so we suggest bring one sink tip 175 grains to 200 grains
Three 9’ 3x
Three 9’ 4x
Three 9’ 5x
One spool each 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, fluorocarbon is highly recommended
Most international flights leave the US in the evening and land in Buenos Aires (EZE) the following morning.
Delta (stop in Atlanta), United (non-stop, the fastest flight of 10 hours), American (connection in Miami) offer daily flights. Also check LAN flights but make sure that the connection is in Miami and not in Santiago de Chile because it takes longer.
Once you arrive in Buenos Aires, take a domestic flight to Neuquen City. The Airport is located 150 miles drive from the lodge.
There, you will be met by a company representative who will drive you to the lodge.
NOTE: Make sure that you have plenty of time (at least 4 hours) in between flights once you reach Buenos Aires. You will have to clear customs and take a trip by taxi or private car to the domestic airport. This trip usually takes 50 minutes but depending on traffic, it can take more than one hour. *
*Our company organizes private ground transfers and hotel reservations in Buenos Aires City in case you will need/request it.