Estancia Arroyo Verde is a family owned and managed fly fishing lodge on the world renowned river Traful and one of the first private estancias to open its doors to anglers from around the world.
Located within the Nahuel Huapi National Park in Northern Patagonia
Nestled in the Traful valley, Estancia Arroyo Verde, has for more than 25 years played host to discerning anglers of all ages and abilities and to those seeking adventure in comfort.
The amazing river Traful which runs for ten miles through the unspoilt beauty of Arroyo Verde is home to land-locked salmon, brown and rainbow trout. The surrounding Andes Mountains make for breath-taking horse riding, hiking excursions and bird watching. The Andean Condor is one of the most appreciated among all the birds of our estancia.
From Buenos Aires Airport 2 hrs flight to San Carlos de Bariloche Airport. Then 80 km North to Traful River (1,30 hrs drive).
November 1st – April 30th
Full Board (open bar and meals)
Main ranch: In the main house, the sun-lounge, bar, living-room and dining-room with their fireplaces were designed to create a cosy and relaxed atmosphere for guests.
Each of the four individually decorated twin/double bedrooms has en-suite facilities.
In an adjacent house another two guest bedroom with en-suite bathroom has a separate entrance and private porch.
The cabin by the lake: commands a magnificent view of the lake Traful, from a rocky outcrop about a mile and a half from the main house.
It has a twin bedroom with bathroom and spacious living room with extra beds if needed. The sunset is best enjoyed from the deck overlooking the lake.
Total of 7 rooms including the cabin by the lake.
Note: The cabin by the lake, we sell it as a double room as it has only 1 bathroom. Some families like to be there with their children, more than 4 we don’t accommodate or friends but only 3 p.
Rainbow and brown trout and land-locked salmon.
For the beginning of the season lines #7 or #8 and from the middle of January onwards lines #5 or #6 are advisable. An assortment of fast sinking, sinking tips and floating lines are recommended. Your choice will depend on the level and temperature of the water. Short leaders are necessary for the fast sinking lines, 12 or 14 feet for dry fly-fishing; 4x to 0x, and even stronger up to 12 lbs. test for big flies. Because of catch and release regulations we recommend barbless hooks.
Your favorite trout flies will be OK and you can add some streamers, wooly worms, wooly buggers, muddlers, etc. Nymphs are very efficient throughout the season; small ones (12 to 14) can be as good as big ones like Bitch Creek or Montana Nymph (4 to 8). During the day the Spruce fly and the Mickey Finn are very good for land-locked salmon. For late hours, a Black Bunny can be the best chance to get big brown.
Dry flies -in sizes 6 to 16, Adams, Royal Wulff, Humpies- are a must in the Traful from the middle of the season onwards.
Fishermen will need chest waders throughout the season. Good boots with felt soles are a must because of the stony river bed.