San Huberto and the Rio Malleo
Huberto was one of the very first of Argentinaís fishing
destination lodges to be enjoyed by visiting American anglers. The
lodge is located on a cultivated oasis of the 25,000 acre estancia
of the Olsen family. It was originally built as a hunting lodge
red deer and wild boar of the area but the wonderful fishing found
on the Rio Malleo changed that intention! The Malleo river winds
itís way through this incredible property and the guest angler has
access to over 20 miles of this delightful river.
The Rio Malleo is one of the classic trout
streams in the world and one of the very favorite rivers of
Guided Connections. The Malleo offers three distinct types of
fishing waters. It has Spring Creek-like water conformation on
itís upper reaches, fast boulder strewn canyon waters in itís
middle section, and riffle/runs with overhanging willows and
shadowed pools on itís lower reaches. An angler could easily fish
here over a week plus and never cover the same beat, depending on
the type water preferred. The fishing is fun with catches
averaging between 14-20 inches.
The Malleo is best known for offering dry fly
fishing and match the hatch scenarios but the diversity of the
river can lend itself to nymphing and even streamer fishing if the
wind is up. The wading is relatively easy. The more adventurous
angler can fish the canyon of the Malleo with some added walking
and wading and come up with some great fish from more difficult to
reach holding water.
hospitality and accommodations at San Huberto are tops. The lodge
is limited to twelve persons. The Olsen family members are your hosts and see to it that all their guests are well attended. The
scenery on this estancia, with the volcano Lanin as a backdrop is
great and the entire setting lends itself to a very pleasant
San Huberto is a popular lodge for returning
anglers to Argentina and it books up early in the season, so plan
Rates: Average cost of a weekly trip in this region for 7-nights and 6-days is $4,725 per person, based on double
occupancy. Shorter stays are available as is a non-angler rate. Cost includes pickup at airport in San
Martin, local transportation, guided fishing, fine dining, excellent Argentine wines and all beverages. Non-inclusions
are gratuities and laundry.
A suggested itinerary for this zone is to
combine a stay at San Huberto with a couple other locations or
lodges to make a stay of one week or more.