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Carrileufu River Lodge, Argentina

The Carrileufu River Lodge is ideally situated in the midst of a complex of lakes and rivers located between the snowcapped Andes and the arid steppes of Chubut Province, providing anglers with easy access to some of the best fly fishing in Patagonia. It's on the border of Los Alerces National Park, near the town of Cholila and has access to the Chubut and Rivadavia Rivers, where you can float and wade in clear, cool water with healthy trout populations.
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5 of 5(100%)customers would recommend this to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Carrileufu River Lodge, Argentina
Review 1 for Carrileufu River Lodge, Argentina
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Unforgettable Experience,
March 4, 2015
By: FlyfishNYC
from New York, NY, USA
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"Just returned from an incredible trip to the Carrileufu Lodge and have only positive things to say. The location and lodge were beautiful beyond description, well kept, and offered all of the amenities one would expect from a five star hotel. Pancho and every single member of his staff were professional, courteous, and most importantly, fun to be around. The food and wine were incredible. The chef's are extremely talented and go out of their way to provide hors d'oeuvres and meals customized to your personal tastes and desires. Our guide, Andres, was a pleasure to spend our days with. He was patient, exceptionally knowledgeable about the area and possessed a great sense of humor, contributing immeasurably to our four days fishing. We had heard that the fishing had been tough in Patagonia generally in February due to a lack of precipitation and corresponding low water levels. However, we had a great deal of success in several locations, catching close to 50 fish, a number of which exceeded 20 inches. The Carrileufu River, on which the lodge is conveniently located, was especially productive and beautiful. We could not have had a better time at Carrileufu and if you are considering a trip, I would highly recommend staying with Pancho and his staff. You can't go wrong. I hope to return in the near future."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 2 for Carrileufu River Lodge, Argentina
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The Lodge,
January 5, 2015
By: MBMyers
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"Pancho and his team are experienced pros who made our trip, which included our 10 year old twins, the best experience we could have hoped for. Juancho, Nelson, and the other guides couldn't have been more fun to spend the day with, the fish are strong as sin, and 20 inchers become blasé' after Day 1. You will not find a more beautiful place anywhere."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 3 for Carrileufu River Lodge, Argentina
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Great guides, great food, great lodge!,
September 13, 2014
By: montanaangler
from Bozeman, MT
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"I have had the good fortune to visit Carrileufu River Lodge on two trips to Argentina. Pancho and his team of guides are true professionals and this is one of the finest lodges in South America. As a fishing outfitter in Bozeman, Montana I lead annual hosted trips to South America and have had the good fortune to visit several lodges in both Argentina and Chile. Carriluefu definitely rises to the top.
The diversity of fishing is awesome and includes great dry fly fishing with big foam attractors, streamer fishing for big browns and even site casting on crystal clear lakes.
The lodge is incredible with great views, great food and very nice rooms. The chefs are outstanding and definitely go the extra mile. We have a lot of experiences with fly fishing lodges both in Montana and numerous destinations around the world and I can honestly say this is truly one of the best!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 4 for Carrileufu River Lodge, Argentina
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Beautiful Place and Great People,
March 17, 2012
By: TWentz3
from The Woodlands, TX
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"We were blessed with both great scenery and great guides. The food and accommodations were perfect. Also, we had one person lose a rod and reel in cascade through willows. Orvis replaced both without a blink."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 5 for Carrileufu River Lodge, Argentina
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I enjoyed this trip very much,
March 9, 2012
By: ReddlemanX
from Schenectady, NY
"Andreas, Diego, Juancho, Focco were superb guides, great fun and very knowledgeable; Andreas was especially patient and kind with inexperienced anglers. The chefs at this lodge are very talented graduates of a culinary college. Overall, the service and the accommodations were positively without equal. I enjoyed this trip very much."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes