Spring Creek Lodge
Junin De Los Andes, Argentina
Season: October through March
Capacity: 10 Anglers
7 Nights / 6 days Fishing
Overnight Float Trip: $350.00pp
Spring Creek Lodge boasts a combination of world-class fishing and excellent accommodations, making it our first choice for anglers visiting the area. Patagonia runs from the province of Neuquén to the famous Tierra del Fuego. This is a cinnamon-colored land where only the big sky marks your limit, with its expanses of high plains and its hills,
Patagonia is also known as the land of the Gauchos who live and work on the over-sized ranches – “estancias” – grazing herds of cattle which probably offer the best steak in the world. Junín is a sleepy town of about 10,000 inhabitants. It is a pleasant and very-well located village that can provide great entertainment if there's a gaucho festival going on, which is fairly common. One of the area's top rivers, the Chimehuin, runs right through the middle of the town and is excellent for fishing.
Chimehuin - A river nearly 50 miles (about 80 km) long flows out of the beautiful Lago Huechulafquen to the confluence with the Aluminé to ultimately form the Collón Cura. The mouth (“boca”) of the Chimehuin at the lake is world-famous, having produced some of the largest trout ever caught on a fly rod.
The Chimehuin has riffles, pools and all the other features of a beautiful trout river. Centrally located within the heart of the region's most diverse and productive trout waters, the lodge offers anglers the ability to float or wade-fish the pristine, lightly traveled flows of the Chimehuin, Malleo, Alumine, Collon Cura, Caleufu, Quilquihue and Quemquemtreu. Here anglers can fish new waters each day while casting dries and streamers in a classic western fashion for healthy rainbow, brown, and brook trout, as well as landlocked Atlantic salmon. While many of the region's fish run from 14 to 20 inches, true trophy fish in excess of eight pounds abound.
Spring Creek Lodge fishes primarily for Brown and Rainbow trout, with dry and wet flies in the Lake District. The Spring Creek itself allows fine fishermen to try very light rods and dry flies.
During a full week stay, anglers can visit different waters each day.
Easy access to some of the prime water on the Chimehuin River from right in front of the lodge.
Great wade and drift-boat fishing.
Superb Dry-fly and Streamer fishing.
Varied fishing program taking in local tributaries and Lakes.
FACILITIES & SERVICES
All guests will enjoy: Deluxe accommodations in one of our private bungalows, gourmet meals, beverages, beer and wine. Transportation to and from rivers and airport, fishing access on our private spring creek, float trips (Avon rafts with casting platforms & Mackenzie drift boat), and one guide per two guests are included.
From their two-bedroom bungalows, guest at Spring Creek Lodge will enjoy the lovely pond, private spring creek, and backdrop of nearby Lanín Volcano. Meals in the main lodge feature, among other entrées, some of the world's most delicious beef accompanied by fine Argentina wines.