Argentina, San Huberto & Pilolil
March 3-11 & 11-16, 2023
The Olsen family's 25,000 acre property shelters almost 20 miles of the Malleo River, the most famous river in all of Patagonia. Notorious for inexhaustible and diverse hatches, this spring creek-like freestone is synonymous with dry fly fishing and Patagonia. Sons Gustavo and Ronnie, and daughter Karin, and their families follow in the family tradition of exceptional hospitality and a trip to Patagonia would not be complete without a visit to San Huberto.
We wouldn't host trips to San Huberto for more that 25 consecutive years if we didn't enjoy the relationships we've formed with the Olsens, the guides, and the river. When you consider the superb fishing the Rio Malleo offers and the privilege of staying at San Huberto, being able to return annually is a gift. The Olsen family carefully manages more than 20 beats on the river ranging from placid meadow pools to tumbling canyon pocket water. In fall, the baetis hatches can provide all day dry fly fishing and, well – you have to see it to believe it.
For 2023, San Huberto dovetails nicely with Estancia Pilolil (March 11-16) for anglers wishing to fish for a few more days in Patagonia. We hope you can join us at San Huberto and Estancia Pilolil. It's sure to be a special trip.
March 11-16, 2023
For anglers wishing for a few extra days of fishing in Argentina after 5 days at San Huberto, we have found the perfect extension at Estancia Pilolil. Located less than an hour from San Huberto, Pilolil is a beautifully restored estancia on the banks of the Alumine River. From the lodge we will float the Alumine for 4 days fishing from skiffs, getting out to walk wade runs and riffles. The Collon Cura and lower Malleo are also close at hand.
Our hosts at Pilolil are ranch managers Valentina Sordelli and Ramon Castilla, a lovely young couple who will have us feeling like family in no time. Their warm personalities and enthusiasm keep guests engaged and interested in learning about ranch life on the river and at the stag hunting operation on the ranch.
Estancia Pilolil is a 23,000 acre private estancia perfectly situated in the heart of the fish-filled region, conveniently located a short drive from the regional airport at San Martin de los Andes. The lodge accommodates up to 12 anglers in deluxe comfort with incredible cuisine and fine Argentine wines. A 2023 itinerary is not yet available. Please view the 2022 San Huberto itinerary and contact us for the Pilolil extension information.