Argentina

San Huberto

THE FISHING

Ronnie Olsen and his family, including his mother, the one and only Dona Carmen, have been running the San Huberto Lodge for more than 40 years. Once an exclusive hunting lodge that that catered to red stag and wild boar hunts, the lodge has evolved into one of the most in demand fly fishing facilities in all of Argentina. Usually fully booked out anywhere from 6-12 months out, the lodge is in such high demand because of the extraordinary Malleo River, which flows through the heart of the Olsen family estancia. With exclusive access to 26.6 kilometers of the very best of the Malleo River, guest of the San Huberto Lodge also have exclusive access to the Huaca Mamuil Spring Creek, which also runs through the Olsen’s family estancia. The majority of the river offers easy access in and out as well as comfortable wading conditions for anglers of all ages and levels of conditioning.

The headwaters of the Malleo River are found within the bouondries of the Lanin National Park. Originating from Tromen Lake, the Malleo River flows for roughly 60 kilometers down in to the Alumine River. The Malleo runs between 30 and about 120 feet in width and while it is technically just one river, because of the varied topography found throughout its length, it has all the characteristics of five or six rivers. This is a very special river and fishery and there is no other way to put it. The aptly named henry’s Fork Section of the river is a virtual replica of its namesake in Idaho. Only with a lot fewer anglers on the river! The canyon section of the river is both challenging and exciting, offering steep rock walls that rise up on either side of the river. And as always, except when deep in the canyon, the majestic Lanin Volcano towers over river, dominating the lansdscape around it.

Simply put, the Malleo River is the finest dry fly river in all of Argentina. It offers the most consistent hatches in the country and truthfully, some of the best in the world. Mayflies, caddis, and stonefly hatches are about as reliable and predictable as those found anywhere, between November and April. Rainbow and Brown trout are found throughout the Malleo, with fish between 12-18 inches being common. Larger fish are caught just about every day.

Because floating is not permitted on the Malleo River, staying at San Huberto Lodge gives guests access to sections of the Malleo that no one else can fish. This ensures that anglers are fishing in parts of the river that are not subject to angling pressure the way other parts of the river that do not fall on the Olsen family’s private land are.

Ronnie Olsen also has a lovely high mountain lake that fishes beautifully, particularly in the early part of the season though the end of January. There are some enormous trout found at the lake and Ronnie has 2 very comfortable boats with 60 horse power four stroke engines that allow his guests access and fish the entire lake.

We absolutely love this river and cannot recommend it strongly enough. The only issue is going to be getting you in to the lodge!

BOATS AND EQUIPMENT

MALLEO RIVER: This is strictly a walk and wade trip.

TROMEN LAKE: 21-foot centre console with 4 stroke 60 horse power engines.

GETTING THERE

Guest will fly into the Buenos Aires, where you’ll transfer flights to local airport San Martin de los Andres, you will then be greeted by a staff member and be transferred to the lodge, approximately a 50 minute drive.

Slipstream is a full service travel company that can handle a variety of services relating to your trip. For assistance, please contact us directly at 1 866 644-7703.

RATES FOR 2021/22

Nov 1 – Dec 10

7 night/ 6 day guided fishing – DBL: $4,550 USD

6 night/ 5 day guided fishing – DBL: $3,900 USD

5 night/ 4 day guided fishing – SGL: $4,050 USD

5 night/ 4 day guided fishing – DBL: $3,250 USD

4 night/ 3 day guided fishing – SGL: $3,240 USD

4 night/ 3 day guided fishing – DBL: $2,600 USD

Dec 11 – 31 & Feb 7 – April 30

7 night/ 6 day guided fishing – SGL: $6,440 USD

7 night/ 6 day guided fishing – DBL: $5,565 USD

6 night/ 5 day guided fishing – SGL: $5,520 USD

6 night/ 5 day guided fishing – DBL: $4,770 USD

5 night/ 4 day guided fishing – SGL: $4,600 USD

5 night/ 4 day guided fishing – DBL: $3,975 USD

4 night/ 3 day guided fishing – SGL: $3,680 USD

4 night/ 3 day guided fishing – DBL: $3,180 USD

Jan 01 – Feb 06

7 night/ 6 day guided fishing – SGL: $6,860 USD

7 night/ 6 day guided fishing – DBL: $5,950 USD

6 night/ 5 day guided fishing – SGL: $5,880 USD

6 night/ 5 day guided fishing – DBL: $5,100 USD

5 night/ 4 day guided fishing – SGL: $4,900 USD

5 night/ 4 day guided fishing – DBL: $4,250 USD

4 night/ 3 day guided fishing – SGL: $3,920 USD

4 night/ 3 day guided fishing – DBL: $3,400 USD

  • EZE - Argentina
  • Jan 5 to April 15
  • Brown Trout, sea-run Brown Trout…
  • 8 anglers a week guests
  • Wifi: Yes
  • Language: English/Spanish
  • Physicality: Low
  • CC Payment at Facility : Yes
Argentina

San Huberto

Tour Location

LOCATION

Located in Northern Patagonia, at the foothills of the Andes.

PRIMARY SPECIES

Rainbow and brown trout

SEASON OF OPERATION

Early November to Late May

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE LOGISTICS

There are no set arrival and departure dates. So long as there’s space, guests may arrival and depart at their convenience.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Founded in 1976 by Carlos and Carmen Olsen, and soon there after became one of Patagonias most distinguished fishing lodges. Located in northern patigonia, The San Huberto Lodge can accommodate 12 anglers and 4 non anglers in 4 single and 6 double rooms, one room is designed handicap accesible. Known for it’s unique fishing, this lodge also offers other activities such as bird watching, hiking, and horseback riding.

DESTINATION CAPACITY

12 Anglers and 4 non-anglers
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INCLUDED IN PRICE

  • All Meals and beverages
  • Open Bar
  • Transportation IN/OUT to Chapelco airport (San Martin de losAndres)
  • Full guide services, 1 guide per 2 anglers

NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE

  • Gratuities to staff and guides
  • Fishing gear
  • Laundry and phone calls
  • Fishing Licence
  • Transfers to/from regional airport Bariloche

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

American, Canadian, British, EU and Australian guests will need a valid passport and return plane ticket to enter Argentina. Visas for these nationalities are not required.