Venture south and discover the majestic wilds of Patagonia.
The Rio Limay Medio (the Middle Limay River) is one of Patagonia’s most remarkable trout streams, particularly for large fish. This section of river is the only tail-water fishery in Northern Patagonia, and features cool, stable releases creating a rich habitat for a large and healthy fish population. Both resident and migratory Rainbow and German Brown Trout in the 30+ inch range actually LIVE here. These giants of the Limay Medio entice and excite anglers from around the world with a passion for fishing.
Estancia La Limay is a private ranch with an expansive 16,000 acres on the banks of the river. No public access exists anywhere on or near the ranch. This unique section of river fans out and empties in to Ezequiel Ramos Mejia lake a few miles below our property.
16,000-acre ranch with private river access
Exclusive experience with only 4 boats/day (maximum)
Fully remodeled guest lodge with staff including 2 professional chefs and 2 ranch hostesses
Go fishing where few anglers have ever gone.
Estancia La Limay offers the perfect balance of rugged adventure, world-class fishing and logistical ease.
Our guests also have the opportunity to fish the upper sections of the Limay Medio, below the Pichi Picun Leufu dam (about 20 minutes from our lodge).
The Limay Medio River is a large river and its structure varies in the many different channels, from riffles and deep pools in some areas to channels with faster runs and tail-outs in others. Bottom line… your guides will put you on the section of river fishing best for each day of your stay!
Our La Limay fishing guides work exclusively for us, and therefore must meet high standards in order to be part of our staff. All our native Argentine fishing guides are personable, speak English, and have grown up fishing the waters of the Limay River system.
Contact us now to hear more about this fishing trip of a lifetime.
The fishing equipment we suggest are 7 and 8 weight rods with both floating and sinking lines. These rod weights are needed to handle the size, strength and aggressiveness of the trout here. Dry flies (both small and large patterns), nymphs and streamers are all very productive throughout the season.
We suggest guests bring their own rods/ as they usually feel more comfortable with their own equipment. But if they want to use ours (including rods/reels, waders & boots, and the perfect fly patterns for every condition), your guide will have it ready for you. As you will discover, the trout grow to sizes much larger than what most fly-fishermen have ever experienced., So one needs to be prepared on every cast for a “fish of a lifetime” to eat your fly!
A Refined Adventure
Estancia La Limay features our recently-remodeled guest lodge, including contemporary furnishings with a rustic feel. Our all-Argentine staff includes 2 professional chefs, 4 fishing guides, and 2 ranch hostesses who are dedicated to making sure every aspect of your stay is perfect. Enjoy gourmet meals and the best Argentine wines in an exclusive setting which captures the wonder of the Patagonia region.
Our guest lodge includes:
- Accommodations for 8 guests in 4 guest bedrooms
- All-inclusive rate with guided fishing, accommodations, gourmet meals, wine, and cocktails.
- Guided fishing in custom drift boats, and use of motorized catarafts to return back to the lodge at the end of your fishing day
- Transportation to/ from the Neuquen airport (located approximately 1.5 hours from the lodge). Or fly in/out of San Martin or Bariloche (3 hours away).
Plan to Raise the Bar
Every evening when you arrive back at the lodge after fishing, our bartender will serve up your favorite cocktail or Argentine wine as you and your guide plan your next day on the river.
Our recently remodeled guest lodge is of exceptionally high quality and comfort. We can accommodate up to 8 guests, providing a very exclusive experience for each guest.
During your stay, our world-class chef will prepare each of his exclusive signature dishes adapted to your individual needs and preferences. This is Argentine cuisine at the highest level.
Our fishing season begins in early November and runs through early May. The typical stay is either 5 days/5 nights or 4 days/ 4 nights. Our rate includes everything once you arrive at the lodge.
Kim Vletas and Melanie Ross are based in our U.S. headquarters in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and Laura Ayala (lodge manager) is in Buenos Aires during the off-season months. They are here to answer all your questions, and once your trip is booked, will assist in coordinating all your travel and logistical arrangements.
Call us now for current availability. Space is limited.
Consider pairing your trip with a stay at our sister lodge, Patagonia River Ranch, just 3 hours away
Our rate includes everything once you arrive at the ranch (guided fishing plus food, wine, bar drinks, fishing equipment and fishing license). Not included: flights to /from Buenos Aires and on to Neuquen City (the closest airport to the lodge), hotels in Argentina (before or after your stay at the Ranch), and ground transfers within Buenos Aires, and gratuities for the guides and lodge staff (at your discretion).
A Fly Fisherman’s Dream
Our experienced guides are eager to show you pristine waters thriving with large fish that have seen few flies before. Lifelong devotees to fly-fishing will discover an unparalleled opportunity for large trout at Estancia La Limay. We’re excited to share with you the pinnacle of world-class fishing available on the Rio Limay Medio.
Looking to combine world-class fishing with other activities?
Patagonia River Ranch opened to guests in 2001 and is well-known as the ideal destination in South America for combining world-class fishing with a variety of non-fishing activities. Located a 3 hour drive from Estancia La Limay, Patagonia River Ranch offers fishing on 7 different rivers. Or enjoy the many non-fishing activities including horseback riding, hiking, biking, cooking classes, photography and sightseeing expeditions, or exploring the art galleries and shops in nearby San Martin de los Andes. The ranch was recently a feature article in Garden & Gun Magazine (August/September 2017), so if you’d like a copy of the article, let us know and we’ll send you a reprint.