Size Matters!

If you like your rainbow trout BIG, fat, long and strong, with shoulders, the kind of fish that you could saddle and ride – then Lago Strobel Lodge is the place.

Lago Strobel Lodge on Jurassic Lake, Argentina, is the brand new sister lodge to Estancia Laguna Verde.

Located on the remote northern shore of the Strobel Lake within a massive 40,000-acre private ranch, it offers over 15 miles of shoreline and a half dozen protected bays. This small, intimate lodge accommodates a maximum of 8 anglers in shared rooms and is the choice of dedicated trout anglers looking for value and trophy rainbows.

Best of all, Lago Strobel Lodge is an incredible value, while still maintaining the high standards and attention to detail the Alba Family has delivered at their Estancia Laguna Verde property for over a decade.

What more could you ask for.

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Reservations & Rates

• 7 nights / 6 and a half fishing days: USD $3,750
• 5 nights/4 and half fishing days: USD $2,750
• 4 nights / 3 and a half fishing days: USD $2,200

It is possible to add more days to these programs or combine with an Estancia Laguna Verde week stay. Please contact us for more information and details.

• Transfers to/from Calafate (Santa Cruz) to/from lago Strobel Lodge
• Fishing on Strobel Lake and the Barrancoso River
• Use of 4-wheel drive trucks and ATV´s inside the Estancia
• One professional guide for every two rods
• All meals at the Lodge prepared by our Chef
• All drinks at the Lodge, wine, beer, soft drinks, spirits - open bar
• Laundry service twice a week
• Electricity 24 hours a day (220 volts)
• Satellite television
• Wireless Internet access

• International flights
• Flights to and from Calafate
• Not included are gratuities for the guides and staff
• Satellite phone use
• Items of personal nature

The Fly Shop® is not in the insurance business, but we recommend Travel Guard coverage as a service with a desire to see your best interests protected. It is impossible to know when an unfortunate situation (loss of luggage, fly rods, illness in the family, or an accident) may occur. However, such things can and do happen, and this insurance can provide a means of recourse against non-refundable financial losses.

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Seasons at Lago Strobel Lodge

Most Anglers shoot for dates during December, January, February or March, as this is the region's equivalent of summer, and the weather tends to be the most predictable. The wind is an ever-present feature here, varying between a strong breeze and a gale force, and while it doesn't affect the trout's appetite, it can play havoc with the fly casting. Typically, March and April see the lightest winds, but this strongly subject to exceptions!

The early and late weeks (October/November and April) can be particularly attractive for those wanting to catch big trout in the Barrancoso River, as the stream often runs a bit higher, especially early, (and with a glacial tint) due to runoff and/or rainfall during these months, allowing the largest lake rainbows to run far upstream, populating many of the miles of pools. During the middle months the stream shrinks dramatically, with sight-fishing for trout in the 6-15 pound range an unreal visual experience, sometimes even on skated mouse patterns!

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Getting to Lago Strobel Lodge

Depart home for Buenos Aires, Argentina: Most international flights from the United States or Europe to Buenos Aires, Argentina, depart mid-morning or early afternoon from a major airport, arriving the following morning (one day later) in the morning. Major carriers that service Buenos Aires include: American Airlines, United Airlines, Delta Airlines, LAN, Aerolineas Argentina, Air France, British Airways, Canadian Airlines, and Lufthansa.

Arrive Buenos Aires, Argentina, transfer to hotel of your choice: All International flights into Argentina arrive into Ezeiza International Airport. You will first clear Immigrations (Passport Control) then you will

retrieve your luggage, and clear Customs. The entire arrival process in Buenos Aires should take between 45 minutes and 1 ½ half hours.

Arrival El Calafate:
You will want to catch a morning flight via Aerolinas Argentinas from the Domesic Airport Jorge Newberry (AEP) to Calafate (FTE). Flight time is approximately 3 hours. Upon arrival to Calafate, you will be met by an Lago Strobel Lodge representative and driven the 5 hours across an austere landscape – truly big sky country – eventually arriving to the comfortable lodge nestled on the edge of Lago Strobel. Time should allow for fishing in the afternoon and early evening, after getting settled into your room and having a quick snack.

Optional overnight in Calafate before your scheduled arrival at Lago Strobel Lodge: You do have the option to travel to Calafate on your day of arrival to Argentina, spending the night here instead of Buenos Aires.

Pick-up at the hotel the next morning (your day of arrival at Lago Strobel Lodge) is usually between 7:00 – 7:30 a.m. We will verify this time with the lodge, before your departure.

Full Days of fishing : A typical day at will begin with guests enjoying a lovely breakfast of multiple entrée choices, including fresh fruit and juices.

Departure El Calafate:
Guests will depart the lodge early this day, with the lodge driving them back to the airport at Calafate. We ask that clients make connecting flights no earlier than 1 pm, to accommodate a comfortable transfer; however, the lodge will make every effort to accommodate earlier flights, if necessary (but remember, it is a 5-hour drive, so no early morning flights, please).

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Lodging at Lago Strobel Lodge

Lago Strobel Lodge is located in a very remote corner of a 40,000 acre private estancia on the north shore of Jurassic Lake. The lodge could not better located, offering near immediate access to Jurassic Lake.

The lodge is built specifically for travelling anglers, offering simple, but very comfortable accommodations and all the amenities needed for enjoyable as well as successful trip.

The spacious and scenic main room contains a full bar, stocked fly tying desk, satellite TV, and beautiful panoramic views of Strobel lake.

The lodge's design and architecture is rustic and tastefully compliments the rugged Patagonia landscape.

Adjacent to the main lodge are 4 double bedrooms offering plenty of space to unpack and get organized. Each bedroom features a private , full bathroom and comfortable beds with full linens supplied.

Other amenities include Wi-Fi access, satellite phone, and laundry service provided twice weekly.

The Alba Family loves great food and libations and meals, especially lunch and dinner is an event.

Anglers can look forward to world-class regional cuisine prepared by a professional chef at Lago Strobel.

The Alba's passion is fly fishing, but a close second is wine! Both at Lago Strobel Lodge and Estancia Laguna Verde their cellars are stocked with hundreds of bottles of wine personally selected as well as a large assortment of local Patagonian and Argentine cheeses, aged on site.

Seated in their beautiful dining room, guests can expect a wonderfully prepared 3-course dinner with dishes such as steak, lamb, pork, chicken, house-made pastas, fish and paired with fresh vegetables from the family's organic vegetable garden. Each course is paired with a chef-selected wine to accompany the meal. A favorite of our guests, one night our chef and sous chef will prepare a traditional Argentine asado of grilled meats.

After the dinner, dessert is served along with after dinner aperitifs.

With zero light pollution and constellations unique to the southern hemisphere, you can enjoy a cigar and cocktail under the Patagonian sky, reliving the day's events and dreaming about the next.

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Fishing at Lago Strobel Lodge

A typical day will begin with guests enjoying a lovely breakfast of multiple entrée choices, including fresh fruit and juices.

Following breakfast everyone convenes to the mudroom to "wader up", grab their gear, and pile into their appointed vehicles. Most days, anglers will fish Jurassic Lake for the day but you have the option to make the drive to the Barrancoso River located on the other side of the lake.

Those fishing the lake will access one of a dozen large protected coves (15 miles of shoreline) which they can fish from shore, wading the lake edge. Catching a number of fish, the guides will load the clients back into the vehicles and proceed to the next protected bay and repeat the process. Depending on the group’s schedule, anglers can choose to move to new water, like the Barrancoso River for moving water fishing. Floating lines are the de rigueur choice here, allowing for quick changes between streamers, and oversized dries (yes, when the wind is down these monster trout sometimes cruise the surface, and can be sight-fished with large dry flies!); full slow-sinking lines can also be effective, particularly fishing streamers or nymphs on heavy wind days. Lunches are taken in the field.

Because the Barrancoso is located on the other side of the lake guests have the option to fish here once or twice if staying a full week. There are two basic choices for those wishing to spend the day on the Rio Barrancoso, both beginning with an hour+ drive to either an upstream or downstream section. If when you are there the water has been low for some time, odds are good there will be few monster trout high up on the creek, but the entire river is absolutely infested with 10-14 inch rainbows (with the occasional 20-inch "surprise"), which attack dries flies with reckless abandon; one can spend an entire day slowly plying the runs and pools of this upper valley, catching more fish than can be imagined, then walking back up to the truck for the drive back to the lodge. If the water has been higher – meaning more large fish in the upper river - and the guides instruct it, you'll probably tie on a streamer immediately and fish it the rest of the day, prospecting in the colored water for giants.

The second option – downstream - begins the exact same way, but is for physically fit anglers that don't mind a strenuous day of hiking and clambering around big rocks. Earlier and later in the season the water is higher and colored, and fishermen will spend the day blind-casting streamers into all the deeper runs and holes (or sight-casting to monsters in shallow water at the stream’s edge). This time of year, anglers don’t have to cover a ton of water as there are plenty of fish in each pool. The group will have lunch together on the river. At the end of this day, you will load up in the waiting trucks, which they will use to drive back to the lodge

You will return to the lodge in the evening, after a very full day of fishing, in plenty of time to take a shower and freshen up. Appetizers and cocktails will be served in the lodge followed by a fine sit-down meal, complimented with some great Argentine Varietals. It’s a full day – sleep fast!

What Makes This Destination Special and Unique?

• Lago Strobel Lodge give anglers access to the largest rainbow trout in the world. Anglers have a legitimate shot at hooking a rainbow in the 20 pound class each and every day, with an average rainbow tipping the scales at an honest 8 pounds. This is the place to set you own record and make your fly fishing dreams come true!

• Lago Strobel Lodge offers a very diverse fishery in addition to the most shoreline access on Strobel Lake. Anglers are not locked into one spot to fish for the week; you can mix it up and not only fish the shoreline of Strobel Lake, but also make the drive to the Barrancoso River and spend the day fishing the Lakes only tributary. Keep your fishing days fresh and interesting and varied by sampling all the different fisheries the lodge has to offer.

• The lodging at Lago Strobel Lodge is very comfortable. Traditional Argentine cuisine a varied selection of fine Argentine wines, open bar, and attention to detail by the lodge staff is what to expect. Let the Lago Strobel Lodge Team, handle the everyday details, you need only to concentrate on having a world-class experience and fun!

• An experienced, well trained and seasoned guide staff will take care of everything while fishing at Lago Strobel Lodge. The seasoned guides are hand selected by Roberto and Luciano Alba and have years of experience guiding anglers to trophy rainbow trout. Put your worries to rest, relax and let the experts take care of the logistics and mechanics of the trip, you’re on holiday!

• Lago Strobel Lodge is an incredible value! At just over $500 per night, you get exclusive access to the greatest trophy rainbow fishing in the world, combined with upgraded lodging, great regional food, world-class service and expert guiding.

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Making Reservations To Lago Strobel Lodge

To make a reservation, please give us a call at 800-669-3474 during business hours (Monday - Friday • 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM), or email us at travel@theflyshop.com anytime. We can give you the answers you need, detailed explanations to questions you might have, or check on availability and confirm your reservation in minutes.