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Northern Patagonia, Argentina: Chocolate Lab Expeditions

August 20, 2018

Ron and Vanessa Sorensen’s Chocolate Lab Expeditions, based out of the San Martin de los Andes area of northern Patagonia offers fly fishing trip itineraries that combine exceptional guiding, classic Argentine estancia accommodations, private and public access fishing, and heartwarming hospitality. Chocolate Lab has a few limited spots available, during prime fishing dates, on the following itinerary that will give anglers the opportunity to fish three of the areas most famous rivers – the Chimehuin, Limay, and Malleo – with stays at two of the areas most well-appointed estancias and a hotel.

This is a great trip opportunity for anglers to sample some of Northern Argentine patagonia’s most renowned wade and float fisheries with arguably some of the finest, most knowledgeable, experienced outfitters in the region.

Chocolate Lab Expeditions

Trip Details – Chocolate Lab Expeditions 

Trip Itinerary 

Jan. 8 (Tuesday)

Transfer from your hotel to the Buenos Aires domestic airport (Aeroparque – AEP) for your flight to Chapelco airport (CPC) near the town of San Martin de los Andes. Upon arrival, a representative of Chocolate Lab Expeditions will meet you at the airport to take you 15 minutes to Estancia Tipiliuke. Once you arrive at the lodge, you will have time to settle in, meet the guides and staff, prepare your fishing gear for the days ahead, and head out for an evening fishing session on the Chimehuin river.

Jan. 9 (Wednesday)

Full day float fishing the Chimehuin river with riverside picnic. Guests will return to the lodge in the evening for an open bar, dinner and overnight at Estancia Tipiliuke.

Jan. 10 (Thursday)

Full day float fishing the lower Chimehuin river. After fishing take out at the confluence of the Collon Cura river and transfer to the town of Eagle Rock. Dinner and overnight at a hotel in town.

Jan. 11 – 12 (Friday – Saturday)

Two (2) full days float fishing the middle Limay River. Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Eagle Rock.

Jan. 13 (Sunday)

After breakfast transfer to Estancia San Huberto and wade fish the Malleo river. Return to the lodge after fishing for open bar, dinner and overnight at Estancia San Huberto

Jan. 14 (Monday)

Full day wade fishing the Malleo river. Return to the lodge after fishing, open bar, dinner and overnight at San Huberto.

Jan 15 (Tuesday)

After breakfast transfer to Chapelco airport for your return flight to Buenos Aires.

Dates Available – January 8 – 15, 2019 (4 spots)

Package Rate (7 Nights/6.5 Days) – $5,600.00 per person, based on double occupancy

What’s Included:

  • Accommodations and meals at the lodge
  • Beverages including beer, wine, and some alcohol at the lodges
  • Fully guided fishing
  • Ground transfers to/from San Martin/Chapelco airport and the lodges
  • Wading boots and rods and reels (if needed)
  • All flies
  • Fishing license

What’s Not Included:

  • International and domestic airfare
  • Transfers, hotels and meals in Buenos Aires
  • Alcohol at the hotel in Eagle Rock
  • Ground transfers to/from Bariloche
  • Waders, leaders, and tippet
  • Gratuities for guides and lodge staff

 For more information please email kyle [at] yellowdogflyfishing [dot] com (Kyle Kolodziejski) or call 888-777-5060


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Chocolate Lab Expeditions

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