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SEASON 2018


“A beautiful and important film which should resonate with everyone who loves the outdoors” HUEY LEWIS

“A film that has it all: story, poetry, visual imagination, culture, loss, recovery. It’s about angling as a transformative experience, as deliverer of the unexpected.” MARSHALL CUTCHIN- MIDCURRENT

“The search for a new world record brook trout in Finding Fontinalis reveals something far more important, the spirit of adventure, great friendships and an inspired commitment to preserving one of the world’s last great places. The perfect recipe for a great film.” BRIAN BENNETT – MOLDY CHUM

“This film received fanfare from anglers and non anglers alike because it has found a way to reinforce the principles of conservation with incredible backdrops and a stimulating storyline.” BEN ROMANS – AMERICAN ANGLER MAGAZINE

“It is absolutely a masterpiece! Wonderfully filmed, a great story, beautifully edited.” SIMON GAWESWORTH – RIO PRODUCTS

“The story and the characters are woven together perfectly to show the history, joy and excitement of angling in remote places with a purpose. The feature length version of Finding Fontinalis is a joy to sit down and watch.” CHRIS KEIG – FLY FISHING FILM TOUR

“The film is incredible. It’s is the greatest exploration and explanation of brook trout the fly-fishing world has seen since the Nick Karas book. This is the kind of story-telling that all fly-fishing film should aspire to”.

“One of the very best fishing films. It’s an true adventure and a great story, with wonderful photography that will leave any angler yearning to make the journey – and hopefully to help save fontinalis. An absolute winner.”

An old gaucho’s tale inspired the search for a new world-record brook trout; but the water, landscape and the culture surrounding it became the impetus to conserve and protect it all. This F3T cut of Finding Fontinalis, a new feature film from Travis Lowe (coming fall 2016) takes you to the heart of Patagonia and one of the last remaining, world class brook trout fisheries.

Featuring Bart Bonime, Bryan Gregson, Agustin Fox and Yvon Chouinard, Finding Fontinalis exposes you to both jaw-dropping landscapes and hook-jawed trout.

ROSS PURNELL – FLY FISHERMAN MAGAZINE

KEITH ELLIOT – CLASSIC ANGLING MAGAZINE

www.findingfontinalis.com


INDEX

Las Pampas Style 4 The Location 6 The Lodge 10 The Guides 14 The Fishing 16 PROGRAMS Las Pampas Experience 22 LP Brook Trout Expedition (Add On) 24 The Jungle-Pampas Expirience 26 LP Esquel Waters (Add On) 28 PatagoniaOne / Chile (Add On) 30

NEW 2018!

LPL Featured 32 Why Las Pampas Lodge? 34 Reviews from our guests 36 Booking your trip 38 Photography by:

Bryan Gregson

www.bryangregsonphotography.com

Kyle Kolodziejski

www.flywatertravel.com

Jack Porter Denver Bryan

www.denverbryan.com

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LAS PAMPAS STYLE

Over the years, we have searched tirelessly to ensure that, whether you arrive on November 1st or May 1st, you’ll experience the best fishing the area has to offer. No matter what your pleasure, be it drifting dries or moving streamers, hooking huge browns on the surface or snagging rainbows in the fast water, matching the evening hatch or landing the trophy brookie of a lifetime... we’ll take you there!!

a fine crew of dedicated individuals to work with. They possess a natural team chemistry that enables them to consistently deliver more than just a good day of fishing. It doesn’t take long after meeting the guides and staff to realize the depth and sincerity of their passion for the region and their eagerness to share it with their guests. This season, Las Pampas is in its sixth season of operation and the lion’s share of our 100% local Argentine crew have been with us since day one - something that speaks strongly to what has been created in this special part of Patagonia.

In addition to stellar fishing, the entire Las Pampas experience is infused with a special and incredibly appealing vibe. Our staff calls this soulful, inclusive, yerba-matefueled way of being: “Las Pampas Style”.

This year, anglers can choose any of our custom designed programs to live their Patagonia fishing dreams.

This character-rich friendliness gives Las Pampas Lodge the “it” factor that puts our lodge experience in a class by itself. We create a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere that At Las Pampas Lodge, we look forward to host your makes every guest feel at home and part of a next unforgettable fishing vacation and sharing larger, fun-loving family. with you the most magical fishing destination of the world, as only we know it. With a trusted dream-team at our side, it comes as no surprise that lodge general manager The Las Pampas Lodge Staff. Agustín “Oggy” Fox is grateful to have such

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Rio Pico Grand Slam Trophy brown trout

Trophy rainbow trout

Trophy brook trout

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THE LOCATION Patagonia is a wild land and the Rio Pico region remains as it has been for many, many years.

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After landing in the Esquel Airport and met by a Las Pampas Lodge representative, guests begin the 2.5 hour drive south from the airport to the lodge, probably thinking they’re getting a feeling for what the final destination’s landscape would be like. Not so.

the Santa Cruz province to the south, this region of Chubut seems a mature mix of everything one could want. The lodge is located well past where the good roads ended and just outside a tiny border town (named Aldea Las Pampas) where the outermost tendrils of rangeland blended into native forest and steep scree-faced peaks. Surrounded by countless rivers, streams and lakes that are almost all for us, and us alone.

In the first hour, the road passes through arid lands reminiscent of Utah, then an hour later things look more like eastern Montana, and then finally regions that will remind of Yellowstone and Montana’s Paradise Valley. By the time anglers reach the lodge it will become clear that this was a place unto itself, both familiar and totally unique at the same time.

To those familiar, this region is called Rio Pico and took its name from Octavio Pico who helped engineer the border lines between Chile and Argentina in 1881. It is appropriate that this unique region was named after him and equally appropriate that he was Argentine: drawing the border to deviate from the Pacific/ Atlantic divide model and designating the upper 25 miles of the glorious spring-fed, west-flowing Rio Pico as Argentine.

Ultimately, guests will be tucked up against the base of the snowcapped Andes, in a fantastical landscape with endless diversity and intrigue. Things change slowly in this corridor of the Andes!

It is a remarkable region nestled east of the Andes’ highest peaks where fertile lake systems and multiple spring creeks coalesce into an intimate and iconic South American trout stream, which ultimately slips west across the border into Chile and on to the Pacific.

Located in the Chubut Provence of Central Patagonia, the lodge is in the “heart” of the Rio Pico area. Well beyond the lush bustle of Bariloche and Esquel (home of several lodges and many fisherman) to the north but shy of the harsh, almost uninhabited steppe typical of

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Magestic Andes Mountain Range 8


Authentic Patagonian Gaucho lifestyle 9


THE LODGE

At Las Pampas Lodge, we know that there’s more to a fishing trip than just the fishing. you’d expect from a classic trout lodge without being too over-the-top.

Las Pampas Lodge is a beautiful Europeanstyle log and stone structure featuring a main common area with a guest lounge, dining room, and bar which is flanked by four spacious double occupancy guest rooms, all with private baths.

The cuisine at Las Pampas Lodge is best described as gourmet farm-to-table cuisine. Our head chef, a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu, is passionate about the food he prepares and uses only the freshest local and organic ingredients. Many of the vegetables are grown by the community in the nearby town and sold to raise funds for the local school. Eduardo, the lodge’s full-time caretaker and cameo breakfast cook, collects fresh eggs daily and prepares fresh cuts of chicken, lamb, and beef from the freerange livestock that roam the property.

Each guest room opens onto a cobblestone veranda overlooking the surrounding Andes mountainous landscape. The inviting main room has a central fireplace surrounded by a semicircle of plush built-in lounge chairs where guests can gather each evening for cocktails and share their daily adventures. Upstairs, guests can enjoy an integrated living room with comfortable couches and a flat screen TV, a private office with a new desk computer and fix phone, and a full equipped fly tying table. Generally speaking, the lodge has every amenity

Breakfast is a standard yet filling meal featuring made-to-order eggs, toast, bacon, fruit, coffee, tea, and juice.

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Lunch is served streamside by your guides and commonly includes homemade gourmet dishes, salads, beverages, and desserts.

All in all, Las Pampas Lodge is a truly remarkable place. From its location way out at the end of the road, to its spectacular mountainous backdrop, to the depth and diversity of its fishing program, few places can claim all that it offers.

Dinner is served late evening in traditional Argentine fashion and the typical menu is comprised of inspired choices that range from fresh lamb and vegetarian dishes to thick-cut steaks and chops, all of which are paired with local Argentine wines.

Add to that a dedicated, friendly and inclusive local staff, and it comes as no surprise that Las Pampas Lodge captures the true essence of Patagonia.

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THE GUIDES

Las Pampas Lodge enthusiastic and passionate guides are the best in the area, and for good reason: they are real locals, speak fluent English and they spend the entire 180 day season fishing the Rio Pico region. With that many days on the water these guys know where and when to find the best fishing.

anglers is assigned a guide and assistant guide each day. At first this might seem overkill but once the truck pulls up to the first of many gates en route to the fishing grounds it becomes very apparent how much this subtle difference enhances the experience of every angler. Outside of being the official gate-opener and closer, the assistant guide is constantly busy in the background and takes care of the initial setup of client rods, prepares rafts, runs shuttles, and prepares lunch so the main guide can focus on the guests and creating the best possible experience on the water.

Our guides are dry fly junkies. They push beyond the boundaries of what most dry fly enthusiasts would consider optimal top-water conditions. They challenge their anglers to stick to their guns and use dries at times when most North Americans would back down and switch to subsurface techniques. Best of all, they make it work. Despite their strong tendencies to focus on head hunting for rising fish, when conditions dictate, they happily switch into their signature “we do what we gotta do” mode and approach the water with dry/dropper, nymph, or streamer rigs to get their clients into fish.

Another unique feature and highlight about Las Pampas Lodge is that the guides provide, for no extra cost, ALL terminal tackle including leaders, tippets, and flies. No more filling your boxes with often-unneeded fly patterns or worrying about how old your tippet is, Las Pampas has you covered. In Oggy’s words, “this way we know every angler has the right stuff for every fishing situation we put them in.”

One of the most unique elements of the Las Pampas fishing experience is that every pair of 14


Nico Alvarez

MartĂ­n Gallo

Andres Muller

Pancho Fliess

Oggy Fox

Anca Colm

Tucker

Marcela Appelhanz

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THE FISHING Las Pampas Lodge “means” variety and quality of water.

WHEN IT COMES TO AVAILABLE WATER TYPES, FISHING STYLES AND TROUT SPECIES, LAS PAMPAS LODGE MAY BE UNBEATABLE.

make up the quantity of one’s catch with brown trout providing the size Typically, anglers and guides leave the lodge in the morning in full-equipped 4x4 trucks, loaded with inflatable NRS rafts with specially designed fishing frames, and spend the majority of their drive time on rough, unimproved back roads that are interesting and adventuresome in their own right, coming back to the lodge late in the afternoons.

With a multitude of spring creeks, small to medium-size freestone rivers, and trophy still waters as well as a mix of rainbow, brown, and brook trout all within a relatively small radius, anglers are presented with far more options than they could experience in a two or even three-week stay.

This well-choreographed fishing program delivers a level of customer service and genuine adventure that puts Las Pampas in a class by itself.

This provides our guests the opportunity to sample multiple different types of water during their stay or concentrate solely on those they most prefer. Generally speaking, rainbow trout

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THE RIVERS The Rio Pico begins as a small willow-lined spring creek and grows quickly as additional spring creeks and small freestone rivers add to its volume. As the river flows westward, the Pico breaks into multiple channels that flow swiftly through open pasturelands. Below the channels the Pico is joined by two medium-size freestones, first by the Rio Pampas and further downstream by the Rio Nilson. The next ten miles of the Pico offer abundant and sometimes large rainbows and fewer but larger browns that can surpass the 27-inch mark. Although these sections of the river are public, they are very hard to

access, requiring two things that Las Pampas has: permission from local landowners and keys to locked gates! All in all, the Pico offers more than 25 miles of water, five distinct floats sections and endless wade fishing opportunities before crossing into Chile on its way west through the Andes. Upper, middle and low reaches are accessed very easily by Las Pampas Lodge. In addition to the much-touted Rio Pico, Las Pampas Lodge fishes other additional systems, the Rio Pampas and the Rio Nilson. These can best be described as medium-sized freestone rivers where anglers typically see

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steady action sight casting to rainbows and browns in the 10 to 20-inch class. Both streams offer miles of fantastic walk and wade opportunities. Included in Las Pampas never ending and near fisheries available, is the mighty Rio Corcovado: a big size freestone river with gin clear water pouring out of huge Lake Vinter. “The Corco”, as locals call it, holds the healthiest trophy brook trout run in the world and also provides anglers the possibility of catching the biggest rainbow trout in all Argentina Rivers. These hogs sit behind the spawning trophy bookies’, feeding on minnows and eggs. Every angler should fish, at least once in his life-time, this unique run.


SPRING CREEKS The Rio Pico watershed is home to over a dozen fantastic spring creeks, all of which ultimately feed into the Pico. Varying greatly in size, length, depth and current speed, each creek presents its own unique set of angling challenges. For lovers of small and at times technical waters, these often overlooked gems have a great deal to offer. Most of these intimate spring creeks hold surprising numbers of good-sized rainbows and trophy browns that are all too willing to rise to a well presented dry fly. They are one of the secret gems of Las Pampas Lodge.

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STILL WATERS Despite the wide array of river and stream fishing options, the Rio Pico area is best known to locals for a series of five highly productive lakes scattered throughout the region’s rugged hills. Though each lake has its own nuances, they all share similar shorelines dominated by rocky outcroppings, thick vegetation and monster trophy fish feeding on any

“non identified flying objects” that hits the water near them. Typically, the Las Pampas guides will row their anglers just off the shorelines enabling their guests to both blind cast and sight cast large dry flies towards the banks. While many northern hemisphere anglers immediately dismiss the thought of lake fishing, we feel it remiss to visit this region without giving it a go.

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Not only do these lakes produce the region’s largest fish but they also can provide very exciting fishing complete with crushing top-water takes and memorable sight fishing opportunities. Casting a big foam fly from a raft to a rising fish with the potential of having a 20 to 28 inch brown or rainbow come up and suck it in, brings a whole new meaning to “lake fishing”!


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PROGRAMS

LAS PAMPAS

7 nights / 6 fishing days We take seriously the responsibility of providing an authentic Patagonia angling experience and our Signature Program has become a “must-do” for traveled anglers worldwide. The outstanding fishing you will find in these waters will provide the cornerstone in completing your ‘love affair’ with this remote and enchanting region of Patagonia. It is a fact that many of our guests return year after year to once again live the “Las Pampas Experience”, and we work hard to please them season after season with the best wild fishing Patagonia has to offer and our exceptional Argentine hospitality. Day 1 - Domestic Flight AEP-EQS. Transfer to Las Pampas Lodge Day 2 - Fish Rio Pico (Upper section) and Spring Creek Day 3 - Fish Rio Pampa and Spring Creek Day 4 - Fish Rio Corcovado or Lake 1-5 Day 5 - Fish Rio Tigre or Lake 1-5 Day 6 - Fish Rio Nielson Day 7 - Fish Rio Pico (Lower section) and Spring Creek Day 8 - Transfer to Esquel Airport and flight to AEP-EQS Price per angler: U$D 5,250.

Included in EVERY LPL program: Transfers in/out Esquel (ESQ) Airport to Las Pampas Lodge - Lodging - All foods - All Beverages - English speaking, full equipped, Guide - Guide assistance - Daily transfers to fishing areas - All terminals (leaders, tippets and flies) - Private waters fees - Fishing license. Not included: Airfares - Buenos Aires hotel and transfers - Gratitude for staff.

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PROGRAMS

LAS PAMPAS Brook Trout Expedition (Add On)

10 nights / 9 fishing days Have you ever dreamed of getting in the books for catching a world record trophy fish? This is your opportunity!

systems, we consider it is needed to camp in those remote areas to avoid long daily transfers. Trips are a combination of Las Pampas Lodge and camping nights. Guests will enjoy a culinary experience like they never had before, thanks to the flavor that wood smoke gives to all our meat cuts and vegetables. Cocktails at a fire and a million stars.

During special periods of the fishing season, some very specific waters in the Las Pampas lineup mature and offer visiting anglers a unique chance to target some of the world’s largest brook trout. During the majority of the season these monster bookies’ inhabit a number of key lakes where they are hard to catch, but in the austral summer and fall they migrate up a number of key rivers where they become easier to target. These systems are hard to reach. To be able to discover and enjoy these water

For anglers serious about big brook trout we recommend booking this special extension trip onto a standard lodge stay.

Day 1 - Domestic Flight AEP-EQS. Transfer to Las Pampas Lodge Day 2 - Fish Rio Pico (Upper section) and Spring Creek Day 3 - Fish Lago 1- 5 Day 4 - Fish Rio Trophy Brook Trout (Upper section). Sleep at Basecamp Day 5 - Fish Lago Trophy Brook Trout. Sleep at Basecamp Day 6 - Fish Rio Trophy Brook Trout (Lower section). Sleep at Basecamp Day 7 - Fish Rio Pampa (Upper section) and Spring Creek Day 8 - Fish Rio Pico (Middle section) and Spring Creek Day 9 - Fish Lago 1-5 Day 10 - Fish Rio Pico (Lower section) and Spring Creek Day 11 - Transfer to Esquel Airport and flight to AEP-EQS Price per angler: U$D 7,200.-

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PROGRAMS

NEW 2018!

10 nights / 8 fishing days Starting 2018, Las Pampas Lodge is offering “The Jungle Pampas Experience” a 10 night/9 day trip that combines the best of Northern Argentina’s Jungle fly fishing with the best Patagonia trout fly fishing. There are several areas to chase Golden Dorado, and other jungle species, in Argentina and arguably The Upper Parana is the best place. The Upper Parana River divides the border of Argentina and Paraguay countries and offers clear water fishing for large to medium size Dorado with streamers and poppers, Pacu (a.k.a the freshwater permit) fruit “hatch” and Pira-Pita (a.k.a the Parana Salmon) on dry flies. There is only one guide who knows this section of the river like the back of his hand and that is the legendary Peto Nogare. Peto is a veteran Parana guide and outfitter is the only fisherman who drifted the whole Parana water system, from Paraguay to Buenos Aires. After scouting it all, he established his fishing operation in the best section of this 1596 mile long river. With over 20 years living on the banks of the Upper Parana, nobody knows this section better than Peto and his team of guides. The Jungle Pampas Experience has two fishing components that are married with seamless travel between these destinations. The trip includes 4 nights/3 fishing days on the Upper Parana River, 1 travel day and 6 nights/5 fishing days at Las Pampas Lodge. A representative of Las Pampas Lodge will be your host along the entire way making for easy travel.

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Day 1 - Arrive to EZE and transfer to AEP. Flight to CNQ and transfer to Peto Lodge. Day 2 - Fish Upper Parana for Golden Dorado, Pacu and Pira-Pita Day 3 - Fish Upper Parana for Golden Dorado, Pacu and Pira-Pita Day 4 - Fish Upper Parana for Golden Dorado, Pacu and Pira-Pita Day 5 - Transfer to CNQ airport, flight CNQ-AEP-ESQ , transfer to LPL Day 6 - Fish Rio Pico (lower section) Day 7 - Fish Lago 1-5 Day 8 - Fish Rio Pampa and Spring Creek Day 9 - Fish Rio Nielson or Lago 1-5 Day 10 - Fish Rio Rio Pico (upper section) and Spring Creek Day 11 - Transfer to ESQ , flight to AEP. Price per Angler: U$D 7,500.-

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PROGRAMS

LP Esquel Waters (Add On)

10 nights / 9 fishing days When flying all the way down to Central Patagonia, why not spending some extra nights and get to fish different waters of our region. A great add on to the Las Pampas Lodge Program is fishing the good rivers of Esquel, Trevelin and Los Alerces National Park. Our guides know very well the region, have access to prime private waters and are licensed to fish in the Los Alerces National Park. We recommend this add on for couples and anglers who prefer to fish mainly out of a raft or motorboat. Day 1- Domestic Flight AEP-EQS. Transfer to The Rooster House. Day 2 - Fish Rio Grande or Fulatleufu Day 3 - Fish Rio Rivadavia (Los Alerces NP) Day 4 - Fish Rio Frey or Arrayanes (Los Alerces NP) Day 5 - Fish Rio Corcovado. Sleep at Las Pampas Lodge Day 6 - Fish Rio Pico (Upper section) or Lake 1-5 Day 7 - Fish Rio Pampa (Lower Section) and Spring Creek Day 8 - Fish Rio Nielson Day 9 - Fish Rio Tigre Day 10 - Fish Rio Pico (Middle section) and Spring Creek Day 11 - Transfer to Esquel Airport and flight to AEP-EQS Price per Angler: U$D 7,200.-

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PROGRAMS

LAS PAMPAS / Chile (Add On)

10 nights / 9 fishing days We can’t avoid pushing our limits. And we thought that our program needed a new adventure. So we joined the best outfitter in Chile, The Patagonian Basecamp, and created a combined “borderless” fishing program to Argentina and Chile: PatagoniaOne.

This borderless program will maximize the opportunity for our guests to experience Patagonia on the deepest level possible.

Anglers will have the chance to fish a complete water system starting from a tiny spring creek in the Argentine side of the Andes, all the way down to the Pacific Ocean in Chile. Walking and spotting feeding trout in small streams, floating huge rapids, trophy lake fishing, intimate and high end lodging, five star camping, the best wines of both countries, valleys, glaciers, canyons and countless fish is what you will find in PatagoniaOne.

“The new PatagoniaOne program combines the best of Las Pampas Lodge with the best of Patagonian BaseCamp. It is well-choreographed, a perfect blend of the large mountain-water fishing that PBC specializes in with the new small water, high desert wade fishing in Rio Pico, provided by LPL: The very best of both worlds. This new program will no doubt redefine what an ultimate Patagonia Trout Fishing Safari is”.

In the words of one of the most respected and experienced travel fishermen in the world:

Pat Pendergast, Director of Travel for The Fly Shop (“36 hours in Rio Pico” article).

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Day 1 - Domestic Flight AEP - ESQ and Transfer to Las Pampas Lodge Day 2 - Fish the Rio Pico Day 3 - Fish Lago 1-5 Day 4 - Fish the Rio Pampa and Spring creek Day 5 - Fish Rio Nielson Day 6 - Fish Rio Corcovado Day 7 - Fish Rio Tigre Day 8 - Boarder crossing to Chile. Fish Rio Figueroa. Sleep at temple Camp Day 9 - Fish Rio Pico (chilenean side). Sleep at temple camp Day 10 - Fish Lago Verde. Sleep at Temple Camp Day 11 - Fish Rio palena. sleep at PBC Lodge Day 12 - Fish Rio yelcho. sleep at PBC lodge Day 13 - Fish Rio claro. Sleep at PBC Lodge day 14: Transfer to Chaiten Airport and flights to Puerto Montt/Santiago. Price per Anlger: $12,500.-

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LPL Featured

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(Images used in web-site)

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WHY LAS PAMPAS LODGE?

Most of our guests get to know Las Pampas Lodge from “mouth to mouth”. And we just love it happens that way!

• We personally book and host every single trip to get to know our guests as friends, and make sure the experience provided is customized to their tastes.

• 1:1 fishing ratio: each pair of anglers head to the river with a guide and an assistant guide so each angler has someone to point out where fish are, what they are eating, provide tippets and flies, help wade a river or shoot a great photo to take back home!

• We work hand to hand with the most professional Travel Agents in the industry, helping our guests plan their round trip for no extra cost.

• We don’t guess where tomorrow’s good fishing could be, we know it because we spend 180 days of the season on Rio Pico’s waters.

• LPL trips have no hidden costs: our programs are authentic “all inclusive”, with an impeccable plane-to-plane service.

• We have over 20 private access to different waters, making sure our guests spend their days in rested and productive fisheries.

• We have been locals in the Las Pampas/ Rio Pico area for over 17 years.

• Our casual, friendly, fun and inclusive vibe makes us proud: staff and guides welcome each guest with open arms making them feel at their home, in a beautiful and remote location.

• LPL fishing equipment provided to our clients is top of the line: NRS rafts, Patagonia waders and boots, Winston Rods, new RIO lines, Trout Hunter Tippet, MFC flies and Zen tenkara rods.

• We provide highly diverse fly fishing programs with multi-species opportunities: we have something for everyone. 34


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Reviews from our guests

“The best aspect of Las Pampas Lodge, other than the superb fishing, is the equalatarian atmosphere at the lodge, where the guides and clients are all part of the family.” Yvon Chouinard (

founder and owner).

“It’s unique location, welcoming staffdriven atmosphere and its highly diverse multispecies trout fishing program combine to make this a Patagonian classic that is extremely hard to beat.”

Kyle Kolodziejski

South American Director for Fly Water Travel.

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“A most sincere thanks from our entire fishing group for an amazing (and I do mean amazing) week at your lodge.

“Already high expectations were surpassed.”

Everyone agreed the trip could not have been better: fishing (superb and unparalleled); lodge (perfect in all respects in a remarkable setting); guides and staff (genuine, friendly, and wonderful people who all work well together as a team); and yes the weather was great too (thanks for seeing to that).

“This trip represented virtually a perfect fishing experience for me.

- Matt Costello

You have fostered and developed a unique atmosphere that distinguishes your lodge: everyone seems to enjoy and take pride in their roles and we felt treated with genuine warmth. Perhaps partly as a consequence not once (not once!) did any of us get even the slightest hint that our requests were not appreciated or were a nuisance. Oggie, thanks for making such an effort to make sure all fishermen, even with rotating pairings, got to fish the key spots and new water every day—that effort did not go unnoticed.

It was far better that I could have hoped for. I am extraordinarily consumerservice orientated... I don’t believe that I have ever felt so pampered at any other place or time in my life, even in 5 star hotels. The staff was truly exceptional.” - Michael Payne

Please pass along my personal thanks to: each of the guides (Andres, Martin, Nico and Pancho); to each of the assistant guides (Paul, Marcella, Kirk and Jack); to Tute for an amazing job with the wine and gracious hosting, and to the entire staff in the kitchen for the wonderful meals.

“I enjoyed everything about this lodge. It was a perfect week. I couldn’t even think of anything that could be changed or should be.”

Most great organizations have great leaders and you two set the tone that defines your lodge. Thanks for allowing us to enjoy your tremendous lodge and all it has to offer for a week.”

- Penny Ritterbusch

- Dan Berry

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How to book your next adventure? 

Just follow these 3 easy steps to book your next fly fishing trip to Patagonia:

1) Contact AgustĂ­n Fox by: Email: agustinfox@laspampaslodge.com Skype: oggiefox Facebook: AF Las Pampas Lodge Phone: (#US) 00 54 9 2945 412274

or Doug Colonel by: Email: doug@laspampaslodge.com Skype: dougcolonel Facebook: Doug Colonel Phone: (#US) 307-413-3431

We will personally atend your inquiries and customize the trip to your taste. We will work together, the best time and dates for your trip. 2) Consult your travel agent and/or our travel agent (alicia@holdytours.com) and book your international flights to Buenos Aires, Argentina, and your domestic flights to Esquel, Patagonia. 3) Send us a 50% deposit to block dates, and you will be booked for your next fishing adventure. Simple, personalized and customized to your own taste. Many traveled fishermen have already proved this. We are waiting for you and want to show you the new fly fishing travel experience. Forget about any other operation you have visited before, Las Pampas Lodge will spoil you for ever. And not only because of the big fish. (well..., just a secret: fishing is still our highlight among others...). See you all next 2018! Agustin Fox Las Pampas Lodge.

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Las Pampas - Rio Pico - Chubut

PATAGONIA ARGENTINA

www.laspampaslodge.com

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