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 March 27- April 6, 2020

It is hard to believe, when one looks at San Huberto Lodge today, the humble beginning this dream was for the Olsen family. Carlos's parents settled here in the 1890's, crossing the Andes from Chile and Germany before that. With little more than perseverance, hard work, and true grit Carlos & Carmen Olsen have done what for most would have been impossible.

Today the Olsen family's 25,000 acre property shelters almost 20 miles of the Malleo River, the most famous river in perhaps 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 than 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 go back annually is a gift. The Olsen family carefully manage more than 20 beats which range from placid meadow pools to tumbling canyon pocket water. In fall the baetis hatches can provide all day dry fly fishing and, well – you've got to see it to believe it.

For 2020, this destination dovetails nicely with Estancia Tecka (March 21-28) for anglers planning more than one week of fishing in Patagonia. Please refer to the itinerary for complete details and pricing. We hope you can join us at San Huberto.

Barry & Cathy Beck

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