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Chime Lodge
Argentina, Argentina

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Edging the idyllic Chimehuin River, Northern Patagonia Lodge’s location in the heart of Northern Patagonia makes it a strategic hub for visiting anglers from around the world. In addition to floating and wade-fishing our namesake river, you’ll also find incomparable trout fishing on the nearby Collon Cura and Alumine rivers, as well as on trophy lakes such as Huechulafquen, Paimún, Tromen, and Curruhe.

Off the water, relax in style—enjoying ultimate service, excellent cuisine, and a full selection of Argentina’s renowned wines back at the lodge. Or take advantage of our two-night deluxe tent camp options for a truly one-of-a-kind Patagonia experience.


About

Location: Northern Patagonia Lodge is conveniently located on the banks of the upper Chimehuin River in Argentina’s Northern Patagonia region.

About your host at Chime Lodge: Team, Chime Lodge. We started our first lodge as something of a family holiday hobby, building a small, 6 angler lodge in Rio Grande, Tierra del Fuego. I was one of the guides, we rented tiny cars to fish from, and I brought friends and Doug Larsen as the foreign expert to help us. We had a total of 12 fishermen the entire first season, and 18 the second. At that time the Rio Grande was thought to have the biggest sea run brown trout on earth, a fact that was clearly confirmed that first season, but more frequently in each season that followed as we were able to pass a groundbreaking catch and release law. It took us ten years to do it, but the Rio Grande remains now as the only river in South America run with strict policies, and the fishing has benefited ever since it began.

The view I had back then was to spend a busy summer with our family and friends and save some bucks to buy my first used car. I loved to be around fishing and fishermen, but at the time it wasn’t a priority. Making our guests happy was. I always say that if I had to choose a job in another life I would have liked to have been a butler in a big estate, like those featured in “Downton Abbey” or the movie, “The Remains of the Day,” so maybe those “butler genes” helped align my passions for service and sport. We claim to be the first ever lodge owners to have catered for ladies, and we saw that it was important before many others did. At first we did it because making women comfortable with the amenities they would find at a 5 star hotel, would allow their husbands to come back year after year. Then the ladies started fishing, and more couples kept coming, and looking back I think that was our magic recipe. We have achieved the highest repeat client percentage in the industry and we generate excellent word of mouth. Simply our great clients tell their friends about us, and then their friends come to visit us as well. Word of mouth is still our biggest marketing action today.

Fishing experience at Chime Lodge: People often compare Patagonia trout fishing to what you might find in Montana or Wyoming. Sure, there are ample rivers populated with big browns and bright rainbows on both sides of the hemispherical divide, plus some climactic consistencies, but that’s where most of the comparisons end. Patagonia’s rich trout culture has its own historical origins, its guides serve wine and asado instead of PBR and PB&Js, and everything from the pace of play to the seasonal hatches have distinct flavors.

When you’re ready for a taste, Northern Patagonia Lodge has front-door access to a diverse lineup of Northern Patagonia’s top trout waters. Browns and rainbows, as well as brook trout and landlocked salmon on specific waters, all thrive here. And everyday you’ll fish untouched beats by raft, horseback, or on your own two feet, depending on your preferences.

The picturesque Chimehuin River is a wade and raft-friendly mainstay that meanders and braids for more than 30 miles before it meets another legend: the Collon Cura River. Nearby you’ll find small, technical streams offering dry-fly, streamer, and nymphing opportunities. And in addition to sprawling rivers and intimate streams, this is a land of enchanting lakes. Trophy stillwaters include the Tromen, Huechulafquen, Epulafquen, Verde, and Curruhe—to name a few. Each has its own seasonal intricacies and all are known for sizeable trout. In total, the area is home to more than 20 of these trout-rich lakes. Click here for quick link country guide.


Planning your trip to Chime Lodge

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Accommodation: Our beautifully appointed house can accommodate ten guests in five large bedrooms, each with private bathroom. Each bedroom sleeps two anglers comfortably in single beds. Click here to view your accommodation. To select and book the top suggested hotels and accommodation in the area when fishing at Chime Lodge, click here.

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Species
Brown trout
Brown trout
Bull trout
Bull trout
Rainbow trout
Rainbow trout
Trout
Trout

Methods
Fresh water fishing
Fresh water fishing
Fly fishing
Fly fishing
Game fishing
Game fishing
Hotel-lodge
Hotel-lodge

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$5,250
Languages
English
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7 Nights / 6 Days Fishing
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Lodging, meals, all wine, beer, and local spirits. Professional guide services, transfer from San Martín de los Andes airport & loaner fishing equipment (Rods, reels and Lines).
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Fishing License:
85
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Transfer from Bariloche, gratuities for guides and house staff, airfares, laundry service and fishing licenses. Payment terms: 50% deposit to guarantee booking. Balance due 60 days prior to departure.
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50% deposit to guarantee booking. Balance 60 days prior to departure.
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9 Reviews
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B P
20 Aug 2018

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Enjoyed the trip. Without exception, the accommodations and guiding at Chime were exceptional. The setting, individual rooms, common area, and most certainly the staff at Chime set a standard to be... Read more

I D B
20 Aug 2018

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It was a great trip. I had my best day of streamer fishing EVER with on the Chimehuin! I found the diversity of fishing was incredible. I wish I had more time to see all the rivers and I will defiantly be back to fish’em all.

J W
20 Aug 2018

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we had a great time. We had a terrific time at Chime lodge. The experience was exceptional for everyone. We love your accommodations, staff, location, guides, and fishing program. We will be back!

R W
20 Aug 2018

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We enjoyed our time there. Your staff & guides made my experience the best. Food was five star. Great fishing! Highly recommended

Z H
20 Aug 2018

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A memorable trip. Everything was great! Can’t wait to return next year. We loved the hospitality and enjoyed it to great extent

B S
20 Aug 2018

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A memorable time. I liked the lodge setting and location, liked the different fishing experience (big rivers, small rivers, lakes) Guides were great, instructive when asked, staff was friendly.

J P
20 Aug 2018

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Fishing at its best. Hello, yes the cold got better, especially once we got to the warm weather at Chime! We had a nice week at Chime. I filled out a completer survey at the end and left my name o... Read more

N T A S
20 Aug 2018

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It was a trip that i loved. Thanks for your inquiry. We loved Chime Lodge and had a fabulous time. The whole staff was very professional and did everything to make us comfortable. Once again than... Read more

J S
20 Aug 2018

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It was a good time, a memorable trip. “Just to say i have returned from a very enjoyable week at Chime Lodge. Guy and Yvonne could not have been nicer or more helpful. The Chef produced some wonde... Read more

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