Fly Fishing

Winner of Sporting Classics' Award of Excellence in 2011 & awarded Lodge of the Year by Anglers Choice Awards in 2014. Chosen as one of the top 10 Adventure Lodges in the World in August 2016 by Gear Patrol.

Fly fishing is what put Tipiliuke on the map more than 20 years ago. Considered by many to be one of the world’s top fly fishing destinations, Tipiliuke, located in Northern Patagonia, is home to more than 17 miles of the finest trout waters on the planet (including 9 miles of the well known Chimehuín river). Our local guides are the best in the business and disperse to fly fishing hot spots all over the world after our season ends. Tipiliuke was the recipient of the prestigious Sporting Classics Award of Excellence as the world’s top fishing lodge in 2011 and was awarded Lodge of the Year by Anglers Choice Awards in 2014.


17 miles of the finest trout waters in Patagonia

Our fishing season runs from early November until May. A typical day of fishing begins with a made to order breakfast in the lodge, before heading to the river at around 9:30AM. Guests dress in our wading room at the lodge before driving between just 3 to 15 minutes to their selected beat for the morning. Each beat is available to only one group at a time, ensuring exclusive access to the river. We are lucky enough to have access to two very different, but equally impressive, rivers: the Chimehuín and Quilquihue. Running through the heart of our 50,000 acre estancia, both are known worldwide for their crystal clear waters and legendary fishing. In addition we benefit from 3 miles of private spring creek constructed by one of the leading U.S. firms for the exclusive use of our guests. While the vast majority of our fish are caught on dry flies, we will occasionally use a "dropper" alongside the dries. Guests return to the lodge at around 2:30PM for a delicious cooked lunch or asado (Argentinian barbecue), usually served al fresco under the shade of 100 year old trees. All meals are paired with the finest Argentinian wines.

A map showing some of the beats available to our guests on the Chimehuín
A map showing some of the beats available to our guests on the Chimehuín

In the afternoon, clients usually enjoy a rest following lunch before returning to the river at around 6:00PM to fish until dusk. During the last 30 minutes of light, we may use a large streamer to coax out one of the Chimehuín's infamous monster browns. While our typical fish would average 14-20 inches, each season we catch monster browns approaching the 30 inch mark. For the more adventurous, we can also offer fishing on the upper and lower Chimehuín from one of our custom drift boats. After a great day on the water, guests return to the lodge for cocktails followed by a dinner of refined authentic regional cuisine, all under the roof of one of Argentina’s finest Patagonian lodges.

“ Always wonderful, always fresh and calming. It's a wonderful thing you do. And it gets better with every visit. More fish than any place in my life! ”
“ Thank you so much for a truly wonderful visit. Where to start? The amazing food, the brilliant conversation and companionship, the fabulous fishing? It was all wonderful, making Matt's birthday truly memorable. Thank you, thank you, thank you! ”
“ This lodge is in a great location in Northern Patagonia. We felt at home, service was fantastic and great meals. We had easy access to beautiful, clear water rivers with lots of trout to fish. We would go back anytime! ”

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