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PRG North Program

PRG North is the newest addition to the PRG portfolio of Patagonia flyfishing programs offering fishing in the renowned San Martin and Junin de los Andes Region. The area offers one of the most diverse river systems in all of Patagonia and without a doubt the best dry fly fishing because the waters are rich with bug life. Like all of PRG’s signature programs, PRG North provides the finest equipment, gear, tackle, guides, and service that have set us apart for more than ten years, and PRG North has talented professional guides to host each adventure.

Incredible rivers such as the Chimehuín, Aluminé, Collón Cura, Limay, and Malleo offer guests some of the finest fishing in all of South America. Classic hatches of mayflies, caddis, and stoneflies are prevalent, and other phenomenons such as world-renowned minnow runs, unique pancora crabs, and unforgettable willow worms “hatch” at distinct times of the season. Hundreds of miles of productive rivers and wide-open spaces await, and guests can choose to float and fish from PRG North’s RO drift boats or wade fish on private access. Drives can be as short as five minutes and guests can often return to the lodge for lunch and a short break before fishing the evening hatch.

PRG North offers classic stays at area estancias and combing two or more is highly recommended. In addition PRG’s signature – fish a different river daily – program is possible from select estancias. Every PRG North trip is custom designed based on guest’s desires for accommodation, fishing choices, and skill level. Trips as short as three days fishing are possible from November 1st to June 1st and any estancia stay can be combined with unique wilderness camp trips better known as PRG Unplugged.

Program Highlights

The San Martin and Junin de los Andes regions offer some of the best fly fishing in all of South America. Guests will have the opportunity to fish renowned rivers such as the Chimehuín, Aluminé, Collón Cura, Limay, and Malleo.

PRG offers a variety of custom options to make your stay the best it can be. Please email us to get pricing based on what you would like to do during your stay. Click HERE to email us.

  • Guests choose lodging from private estancia portfolio
  • Varied lodging from 5 star lodges to authentic estancias to wilderness camping
  • Prg’s must customizable program
  • Most temperate area
  • Easy access from bariloche or san martin de los andes airport
  • Most authentic cultural program
  • Giant estancias and private water program
  • Argentina’s best dry fly fishing & unique hatches
  • Fish from ro drift boats on classic rivers
  • Fish a different river daily programs can be designed
  • Long fishing days and ability to fish until dark
  • Home of prg unplugged
  • Diverse non-fishing activities

4 nights | 3 days fishing – One Estancia Stay

Day 1: Arrive Chapelco Airport – Transfer to Lodge ½ day fishing
Day 2: Fish area river depending on estancia
Day 3: Fish area river depending on estancia
Day 4: Fish area river depending on estancia
Day 5: Depart Chapelco Airport

5 nights | 4 days fishing – One Estancia Stay

Day 1: Arrive Chapelco Airport – Transfer to Lodge ½ day fishing
Day 2: Fish area river depending on estancia
Day 3: Fish area river depending on estancia
Day 4: Fish area river depending on estancia
Day 5: Fish area river depending on estancia
Day 6: Depart Chapelco Airport

7 nights | 6 days program – Two Estancia Stay

Day 1: Arrive Chapelco Airport – Transfer to Lodge ½ day fishing
Day 2: Fish area river depending on estancia 1
Day 3: Fish area river depending on estancia 1
Day 4: Fish area river depending on estancia 1
Day 5: Fish area river arrive at estancia 2
Day 6:Fish area river depending on estancia 2
Day 7: Fish area river depending on estancia 2
Day 8: Depart Chapelco Airport

7 nights | 6 days program – Estancia Huechahue & Quemquemtreu

Day 1: Arrive Chapelco Airport. Transfer to Huechahue Estancia fish ½ day
Day 2: Fish Rio Chimehuin
Day 3: Fish Rio Malleo
Day 4: Fish Rio Filo Huam
Day 5: Fish Rio Alumine
Day 6: Fish Rio Collon Cura & transfer to Quemquemtreu..
Day 7: Fish Rio Collon Cura – different section, lagunas, or Quemquemtreu Creek
Day 8: Depart Chapelco Airport

8 nights | 7 days fishing – Estancia Huechahue & PRG Unplugged

Day 1: Arrive Chapelco Airport. Transfer to Estancia Huechahue ½ day fishing
Day 2: Fish Rio Chimehuin
Day 3: Fish Rio Malleo
Day 4: Fish Rio Collon Cura
Day 5: Fish Rio Alumine or another area river
Day 6: Transfer to Limay Medio full day fishing camp night 1
Day 7: Fish Rio Limay camp night 2
Day 8: Fish Rio Limay arrive Estancia Huechahue
Day 9: Depart Chapelco back to Buenos Aires and home

10 nights | 9 days fishing – PRG Lodge at Trevelin & Estancia Huechahue

Day 1: Arrive Esquel Airport. Transfer to PRG Lodge at Trevlin
Day 2: Fish Rio Grande
Day 3: Fish Rio Corintos
Day 4: Fish Rio Rivadavia or other location in Los Alerces National Park
Day 5: Fish Arroyo Pescado or Rio Tecka
Day 6: Fish Rio Corcovado
Day 7: Depart by Private Plane to San Martin de los Andes. Enjoy an unforgettable 45-minute flight with incredible views of the Andes and area. Pick-up by PRG North and fish directly from the airport on Rio Alumine after fishing arrive at Estancia Huechahue for dinner and drinks where your luggage is already waiting for you.
Day 8: Fish Rio Chimehuin
Day 10: Fish Rio Malleo
Day 11: Fish Rio Collon Cura
Day 12: Depart Chapelco Airport

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PRG North FAQ’s

Those wishing to experience the most authentic stay on a true Argentine estancia, and those willing to give up some variety for short drives to the water, should choose PRG North. Drive times from estancias vary from five minutes to thirty minutes in most cases and many guests choose to eat lunch at the estancia, enjoy a short siesta, and only fish during hatches.
Yes! Without a doubt, the best match the hatch dry fly fishing is in the San Martin Region, which is fished by PRG North. There are ample traditional hatches such as mayflies, caddis, stoneflies, and terrestrials and also other “hatches” such as aphids, willow worms, and minnows?
Most estancias are within thirty minutes to an hour from the airport.
For those that want to enjoy the most variety and have the time, we recommend at least a two-estancia stay to enjoy the absolute best of the area.
PRG North offers eight lodging choices spread throughout the region and does not utilize one central location as in Rio Pico or Trevelin. Based on time of year, client’s desires, and fishing PRG North will design a custom estancia program itinerary for each guest to accommodate fishing and lodging preferences.
Yes. If you have a group of four anglers, it is an experience that offers the most comfortable camping, delicious foods cooked over open fire, long fishing days, and serenity that is impossible to duplicate.
CONTACT US NOW FOR A PRICE QUOTE AND TO BOOK YOUR TRIP!