Patagonia Fly Fishing Trips
with SET Fly Fishing
Rainbow, Browns, and Brook Trout
SET Fly Fishing: After many years of successfully working together, Andes Drifters (US-based) and Parana on the Fly (Argentina-based) officially merged to create a new company, SET Fly Fishing. With a focus on quality Argentina trout and golden dorado trips, the company has three exclusive lodges, a heli-fishing program, and deluxe river camps in Patagonia.
The Following Applies to all Packages:
Season: November through May.
Meals: Delicious meals served with fine Argentine wines and beer.
Wi-Fi: is available at all lodges but not at deluxe tent camps.
Float Trips: During your stay at Spring Creek Lodge or Casa de Campo, there is the option of 2 or 3-day float trips with overnight camping at their Deluxe River Camps. This option is also available on several of the larger rivers they float.
Guides: Knowledgeable, English-speaking, professional guides. Two anglers per boat and guide.
Equipment: No fishing equipment is provided. A detailed gear and tackle list is included in our confirmation packet.
Flies: All necessary flies are provided by your guide.
Fishing License is included in the package.
Three Trout Lodges and Camps:
Spring Creek Lodge
Brown, Rainbow, and Brook Trout
World-class trout fishing in Northern Patagonia. Travel with a private guide in 4WD vehicles and fish rivers, creeks, or lakes. Optional 2 or 3-day floats on the Alumine, Caleufu, Chimehuin, Collon Cura, or the Limay. The Lodge's deluxe camps allow you to fish otherwise inaccessible waters. Stay in duplex-style cabins with queen beds and a shared bathroom.
2023: 7-nights and 6-days guided fishing $5,800.00 per person based on two anglers per guide and room.
Sample Itinerary - Spring Creek Lodge
Day 1 - Saturday: From Buenos Aires, you'll take a 2 hour and 15-minute flight to the Chapelco Airport in San Martin de los Andes in northwest Patagonia. You'll check-in at the Lodge – Lunch reception and welcome dinner and Argentine wine tasting.
Day 2 - Sunday: Alumine River float trip, evening tango dancing show at the Lodge.
Day 3 - Monday: Walk and wade the upper Malleo River – Local folk music band performance at the Lodge.
Day 4 - Tuesday: Lower Chimehuin River float trip
Day 5 - Wednesday: Lake Tromen sightfishing with dries for rainbows, browns, and brook trout. Dinner and Argentine wine tasting at the Lodge.
Day 6 - Thursday: Caleufu River float trip – stay at Andes Drifters Deluxe Camp.
Day 7 - Friday: Second day of Caleufu River float trip, return to the Lodge and dinner.
Day 8 - Saturday: Private transfer to Chapelco Airport – Fly Back to Buenos Aires and then home.
Request a SPRING CREEK LODGE Info packet.
Chochoy Mallin Lodge - Heli-Fishing
Brown, Rainbow, and Brook Trout
Fly cast to the strongest, feistiest trout in Patagonia. Daily helicopter hops get anglers into otherwise untouched spring creeks, pocket water streams, larger rivers, or fish from boats on stunning mountain lagoons. Watch the sunset behind the Andes Mountains from SET's newest lodge. The Lodge is on a working cattle ranch and hosts up to eight anglers. Base camps on remote private ranches allow you to explore a variety of environments during the week.
2023: 7-nights and 6-days guided fishing $8,850.00 per person based on two anglers per guide and room.
Sample Itinerary - Heli-Fishing
You'll leave the Lodge between 8:00 and 9:00 a.m. with a six to 20-minute flyout on a modern Bell 407 with expert pilots. Departing times vary based on fishing areas. You'll enjoy a sack lunch while fishing. After a full day on the field, you'll return to the Lodge between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Enjoy cocktails at the bar, followed by a delicious dinner. Plan for an overnight at one of their camps, where you'll taste another level of service. Nights at Camp are usually the highlight of the trip.
Casa de Campo
Casa de Campo Lodge (The Home Camp) is two hours north of Junin de Los Andes. The Camp has excellent access to fishing numerous spring creeks, the Alumine and Quillen Rivers, and several mountain lakes. These waters, especially the spring creeks, provide great sightfishing opportunities for trophy brook, brown, and rainbow trout.
Enjoy delightful homemade Argentine meals in the Clubhouse. The rustic-style lodge hosts eight guests in four bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. Wi-Fi is available.
2023: 7-nights adn 6-days guided fishing $5,250.00 per person, based on two anglers per guide and room.
Deluxe River Camps
Float trips focus on the five main rivers of northern Patagonia: Alumine, Caleufu, Chimehuin, Collon Cura, and Limay. Many stretches of these rivers are remote and/or have extremely limited access.
SET's camp programs allow you to experience these otherwise inaccessible waters. You'll be pampered at camp by their dedicated camp staff. Their cooks have mastered the art of cooking over an open fire. Unique Argentine asados, roasted lamb prepared gaucho-style, and much more. One angler per tent with cot, sleeping pad, warm sleeping bags, and night table. Delicious camp meals and an open bar with a basic supply of fine drinks.