Lago Strobel Lodge, Jurassic Lake, Argentina
Lago Strobel Lodge, Argentina; Fishing Jurassic Lake (Lago Strobel)
Lago Strobel Lodge is a remote estancia and fly fishing lodge providing access to Lago Strobel (Jurassic Lake), one of the world’s most famous rainbow trout fisheries. With knowledgeable guides, an abundance of enormous fish, comfortable accommodation and great cuisine, it’s a destination for anglers looking to catch the biggest rainbow trout of their life and a one-of-a-kind fly fishing adventure.
Top notch guides and impressively big trout
The strategically located lodge in the northeast corner of the lake has exclusive access to over 10 miles of Strobel Lake shoreline including six secluded bays which are protected from the wind. Jurassic Lake is incredibly rich in aquatic insects on which the trout gorge to reach their impressive size – with 10 to 20lb trout caught regularly. Even a small fish here is bigger than the largest rainbow trout most anglers have caught elsewhere. The top-notch guides are passionate about sight fishing and the ratio of one guide for two anglers (single guiding is available) ensures personal attention. Access to the fishing is between five and 30 minutes’ drive from the lodge and anglers can fish new beats every day. Most of the fishing is done with floating lines, although in certain spots or special conditions the guides will suggest a sink tip or sink tip poly leader.
Anglers can also cast a line into the beautiful freestone Barrancoso River which is the only tributary of Strobel Lake. The last six or so miles of this astonishing river passes through Lago Strobel Lodge, with the property a short distance from the final three to four pools before it drains into Strobel Lake. The waters are crystal clear and have amazing runs of huge trout.
Classic Patagonian style lodge
The Lago Strobel Lodge is built in the classic Patagonian estancia style. The spacious main room contains a full bar, stocked fly tying desk, satellite TV and a beautiful panoramic view of Strobel Lake. Adjacent to the main lodge, four double bedrooms offer plenty of space, private bathrooms and comfortable beds. Other amenities include Wi-Fi access, satellite phone and laundry service. The chef prepares superb food with asados (BBQs), classic empanadas and international cuisine complemented by fine Argentinian wine. After breakfast, anglers split into pairs and head to the water. Guests have the option to return to the lodge for lunch and a siesta or a packed lunch on the water.
Remote lodge with access to superb fly fishing
The Lago Strobel Lodge is a five hour transfer from El Calafate in the province of Santa Cruz in Argentina. There are direct flights to El Calafate from Buenos Aires, Bariloche, Rio Gallegos, Rio Grande, and Ushuahia (Tierra del Fuego).