Located on a tributary of the Alumine River in Patagonia, Argentina sits The El Refugio Quillen Lodge. This quaint little gem on the Quillen River offers some of the best fly fishing in Patagonia. The owner, Juan Ignacio Ochoa has lived on this property his entire life and his family has guided there for over 100 years. That is 5 generations of Ochoas!
While at the lodge, the angler will have many options as the trip will be custom built to your needs. Wading, floating, hiking small streams, or fishing volcano lakes are all available. Among the larger rivers that you will fish are the Quillen, Alumine, Pulmari, Norquinco and Rucachoroy. The smaller rivers are the Relem, Litran, Malalco, Calfigquitra and Quilka. The beauty of fishing these rivers is, there is a great chance you will never see another angler the whole week! And, if you want to go after the big browns, the Norquinco, Pulmari, Pilhue, Nompehuen and Rucachorory Lakes are the places to be!