fly fishing in argentina hosted trip
A Barry & Cathy Beck Departure March 27 - April 6, 2020 San Huberto
We Share Your Passion
Take Your Travel Experience Further: The Hosted Trip Difference Unparalleled Service and Knowledge Every Step of the Way Dear Traveler, What makes Argentina so special? As trip hosts, the answer is simple, it’s dependable. But it’s more than just great fishing. It’s the culture of the country and weather that is pretty predictable. It’s the American West without the people and the progress of the last 100 years. The vastness sometimes overwhelms us and one trip is seldom enough for anyone. The lodges we visit each year are the best that Patagonia has to offer. While each is distinctively different, in many ways they are also similar. They are the best of the best. For the 2020 March departure we are offering three weeks in Argentina, which may be booked consecutively or as stand-alone departures – Villa Maria, Estancia Tecka, and San Huberto Estancia San Huberto and the Malleo River is one of our longest standing departures and is like a visit back to our home away from home. The Olsen family has held stewardship over the Rio Malleo for many generations. The late Ernest Schweibert once described the Malleo as the Queen of all Spring Creeks. Managed in European style, its many beats offer a variety of fishing opportunities. There is the weed choked channels of the Henry’s Fork, the riffles and runs of the Canyon, the cut bank at Andino’s, and the list goes on and on. There is more water here than one can fish. It can be hatch-matching at its best, or simply casting attractor flies to likely looking places, the choice is yours. Over the years we’ve come to know the Olsen family not just as hosts but as dear friends. We’ve watched the transition from Carlos and Carmen to their son Ronnie and his wife, Marianna, who are following in the family tradition of exceptional hospitality. A trip to Patagonia would not be complete without a visit to San Huberto. For many anglers one week in Patagonia is not enough and if you’re planning two weeks here, may we suggest pairing San Huberto with Estancia Tecka. These two destinations offer a smooth logistical transition and complete water diversity. Sincerely,
What to Expect
• San Huberto hosts 16 guests-just 12 anglers please-in 4 single and 6 double rooms with ensuite bathrooms. The central bar is ideal for sharing fish stories and a bottle of Argentine Malbec. Advance reservations required to secure dates; this lodge has dedicated clientele and space is premium. • An optimum-sized stalk and wading river uninhibited by drift vessels, the Malleo is a target anglers dream. Select a feeding fish, study his habits and test yourself against nature’s wariest creature. The Malleo features serpentine meadow stretches, bouldered pocket water and glassy tail-outs.
About the Lodge
San Huberto: Near Junín de los Andes courses arguably the most famous river in the region, the Malleo, and Hosteria San Huberto. Notorious for her inexhaustible and diverse hatches, this spring creek like freestone is synonymous with dry fly fishing and Patagonia. The Olsen family’s 25,000acre San Huberto shelters 16 miles of premium pools and runs which are known to be the best and most densely trout populated in the entire river length. With Swiss watch efficiency, Carmen and Ronnie offer premium attention in a comfortable family atmosphere.
Barry and Cathy Beck
About Barry & Cathy Beck Longtime Frontiers trip hosts and photographers, the Becks travel far and wide to follow their love for fly fishing and nature photography. Based in Pennsylvania, Barry and Cathy write books, host fly fishing departures, lead African photo safaris, and operate a stock photography business. The Becks are well-known in the fishing, photography, and travel industries, and possess a stellar reputation for their skill, knowledge, and expertise born out of a 20 year career. Their books include Cathy Beck’s Fly Fishing Handbook, now in its third edition; Fly Waters Near and Far, Fly Fishing the Flats and a coffee table book of photographs from around the world.
Proposed Itinerary for San Huberto March 27 - April 6, 2020
Friday, March 27
Depart U.S.A. via overnight commercial flight service to Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Saturday, March 28
Arrive Buenos Aires, Ezeiza International Airport. Upon arrival you will be met by a representative of MK Travel who will provide your transfer to Loi Suites Hotel, in the lovely Recoleta section of the city, where hotel reservations will be arranged on your behalf for one night. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Join the Beck group for dinner in the evening, or dine independently,at one of the many excellent restaurants in town.
Sunday, March 29
At a prearranged time, you will be met by a MK Travel, who will provide your transfer from the hotel to the Aeroparque Domestic Airport and check in for your flight to San Martin de los Andes. Depart Buenos Aires via commercial flight service to San Martin de los Andes. Arrive San Martin de los Andes. Upon arrival you will be met by a Patagonia Outfitters representative and transferred to the Hosteria San Huberto. Once there, you will be welcomed to the lodge by your hosts, Carmen and Ronnie Olsen. A meal will be served followed by fishing this afternoon or evening on the renowned Río Malleo. At the conclusion of fishing, return to the lodge for cocktails, dinner and overnight accommodations at San Huberto. Note: Due to the nature of air travel within Argentina, every effort will be made to fish upon the day of arrival.
Monday, March 30 - Friday, April 3
Five full fishing days on the Malleo. Patagonia’s most famous trout river offers great dry-fly fishing. Its hatches are numerous throughout the day, providing the opportunity to cast over feeding fish. The Rio Malleo is medium sized river – averaging 40-100’ width – that fishes very much like a spring creek. With twenty miles of some of the best match-the-hatch river fishing flowing through the ranch, there are plenty of runs, riffles and pools that hold ample brown and rainbow trout. Fish both morning and evening, with lunch at the lodge. Return to the lodge each evening for cocktails, dinner and overnight accommodations.
Saturday, April 4
After breakfast and time for packing, your guide will transfer you to the San Martin de los Andes Airport. Depart San Martin de los Andes via commercial flight service to Buenos Aires. Arrive Buenos Aires / Aeroparque Domestic. Upon arrival, you will be met by a MK Travel who will provide your transfer to the hotel of your choice, where reservations will be made on your behalf for one night.
Sunday, April 5
At a pre-arranged time, you will be met by a MK Travel, who will provide your transfer from the hotel to the Ezeiza International Airport and assist with check in for your flight home. Depart Buenos Aires, Ezeiza International Airport via commercial flight service to U.S.A.
Monday, April 6 Arrive U.S.A.
*Itinerary subject to change
San Huberto* Double occupancy / shared guide: $5,980 Inclusions: All-inclusive fishing arrangements; accommodations; all meals; cocktails; beverages including beer and wine; professional fishing guides (one guide per two anglers), local fishing license, and fly fishing equipment. Exclusions: Airfare, additional or special transfers not indicated in the itinerary, airport/hotel; hotel accommodations, meals where not indicated, extras (room service, telephone calls, gratuities, alcoholic beverages except where specified by individual lodge operators, etc.).
Buenos Aires arrangements – hotels and transfers – to be determined as requested Rates subject to change. Deposits payment refund policy: A non-refundable deposit of 50% of the land cost is due at time of reservation. Balance payable at time of final land package invoicing. Final / full payment is also non-refundable unless client replacement is provided.
*Rates subject to change.
Extend Your Trip
This trip can be extended with the two following departures: • Villa Maria: March 11 - 22, 2020 • Estancia Tecka: March 19 - 30, 2020
Your Airline Connection
In addition to providing a superior experience while you’re fishing in Argentina, the Airline Department at Frontiers can coordinate all of your travel logistics to and from Santiago.
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The air holidays and flights in this brochure are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is ATOL 3315. Copyright © 2019. Frontiers International Travel. All rights reserved.