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Argentina 2019

 

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Join our hosted trip January 2019!

Hosted by George Anderson

 Price: $6,170 

Dates:  January 3rd - January 13th 

(Fishing days: Jan 5 - Jan 12)
 

2019 rates  

Oct 13 - Dec 22: $6,900 per person

Dec 22 - Jan 26: $6,170 per person 

Jan 26 - Mar 16: $5,770 per person

Mar 16 - May 1: $6,170 per person

* Add $700 for single room upgrade
 

Included / Not Included

Included:  6 full days of fishing, accommodations and meals at Jurassic Lake Lodge, beverages including beer and wine at the lodge, twin otter charter flight to/from the lodge's airstrip, transfers between airport and hotel in Comodoro Rivadavia, guided fishing, fishing license.

Not Included:  International airfare, domestic airfair (from Buenos Aires to Comodoro Rivadavia), meals in Comodoro Rivadavia or Buenos Aires, airport transfers (from the international airport to the domestic airport and vise-versa upon your return), fishing equipment, hard alcohol, staff and guide gratuities. Also not included but recommended are trip insurance and global rescue.

Deposit Information:   Half the balance is due to reserve a spot.  The full amount is due 2 months prior to your trip.  We will get you in touch with Fly Water Travel for payment information.  

Single occupancy:  If you would like your own room at Jurassic Lake Lodge you may do so for an extra $700.

 

 

Jed - Dazed and Confused

Josh Edwards with two hand fulls worth of Jurassic chrome!  Photo: Kyle Travis

 

TJ and nice fat chrome

TJ Smith with a fattie at the mouth of the Barrancoso River, from our 2016 trip

 

Join us for a real adventure next winter in the wilds of Argentina, catching the biggest rainbows in the world!  

This will be our sixth year, (10th trip) to Jurassic Lake.  On our two 2015 trips in January we all caught some amazing rainbows with a lot that were over twenty pounds.  In George's week we actually set the all-time record for the number of fish over twenty pounds caught in a single day of fishing.  Our group of anglers caught 15 rainbows that were over 20 pounds in ONE DAY.   The old record was 8 in one day.

This is just crazy, insane fishing, and you have to see it to believe it.  We are fishing mostly in the lower stretch of the Barrancoso river that runs into the lake as well as right at the boca as it runs out into the lake.  We also fish the "Bay of Pigs" aptly named since it has produced so many twenty pounders!  The best part is that all of this is all only a five minute walk from the lodge!   

 

George Anderson 12 pounder

George with a twelve pounder getting some air near the boca.

 

Our 2019 Itinerary:

Day 1-Thursday (Thu 1/3)  - Fly from your home to one of the International airports with flights to Buenos Aires - like Atlanta, Miami, Dallas, Houston etc.  We typically fly Delta thru Atlanta.  Then you will board an evening flight to Buenos Aires.  Try to get an early flight into BA so that your commute to the domestic airport will be less stressful time-wise.

Day 2-Friday (Fri 1/4)  -  Arrive in B.A. sometime early in the morning.  Be sure to book a flight to B.A. that arrives as early as possible to make your transfer time to the domestic airport less tight - flights arriving after 10:00AM will be too much of a time crunch).  Then everyone needs to do their own transfer from EZE over to AEP, the domestic airport.  This takes less than two hours.  The cheapest way is to take a TiendaLeon bus for about $15, or you can share a cap which will cost around $60.  We then fly Aerolineas Argentina from B.A. (AEP) to Comodoro Rivadavia (CRD).  Normally this schedule works out so that we depart the domestic airport in BA around 1:30 PM, and arrive to Comodoro Rivadavia around 4:00 PM. Fly water travel will arrange for these flights as well as your hotel in Comodoro Rivadavia.  Then we’ll overnight at the beautiful new Hotel Lucania Palazzo there in Comodoro Rivadavia.  We will hook you up with our international travel partners to make all these internal flight arrangments as well as book your hotel rooms.  We’ll have double occupancy at the Lucania Palazzo, which is a top rated hotel with a very nice breakfast. 

Day 3- Saturday (Sat 1/5) -  We’ll be met at our hotel at 7:30 am by one of the lodge staff, with a big van, and taken to the Comodoro Rivadavia airport, where we will take the charter flight into Jurassic Lake in a Twin Otter 300, a big and very reliable aircraft with room for twenty people, common in Alaska.  We will depart Comodoro Rivadavia at 8:30 am and arrive at Jurassic Lake at 10:00 am.  (Ear plugs are handy as the props are relatively loud).  Upon arrival at the lodge, we’ll get geared up and spend the rest of the day fishing.  Dinner won’t be until 9:00 PM each night!  

Day 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, Sunday thru Friday (Sun - Fri 1/6 - 1/11) - Six more full days of Carnage, good food and drink.  And lots of stories of BIG FISH during the cocktail hour and dinner.      

Day 10 - Saturday (Sat 1/12) -  Get up early, fish for an hour or two (if you haven't caught enought 10 pounders by now), then have breakfast at 8-8:30 AM, and take the charter flight back to Comodoro Rivadavia.  Depart Jurassic Lake approx. 10:30 AM, arrive Comodoro Rivadavia approx. 11:45 AM.  So long as there are flights available to BA on Aerolineas, we will fly on to BA in early afternoon and arrive Buenos Aires (AEP) at 4:55 PM.   From there I’ll arrange a shuttle for everyone over to EZE and we should be there by 7 PM. maybe a little earlier.  Then later that evening, we’ll catch our evening flights back to the US.  Most of these will leave from 9:30 – 11:00 PM.  You will arrive the following morning.  

If for some reason Aerolineas cancels that afternoon flight to BA on Saturday, we will know well in advance and then be driven to Calafate the afternoon of day 9 (Friday)  and overnight there.  Then we would fly Calafate to BA  mid-day on Saturday.  We would lose a half day of fishing if we are forced to do this,  but the main thing is that we can all stick to our original airline schedule back to the US.   

Day 11 Sunday (Sun 1/13) -  Arrive in the US at 5:30-6 AM, and have the rest of the day to fly home.

john and 12 pounderJohn Connolly with a fat bow out of the stream

The rest of the year - impress your friends with photos of the huge Jurassic Lake rainbows you caught!   

 

Mt. Fitz RoyMt. Fitz Roy out the plane window, flying into Calafate, on our Jan. 2015 trip

 

Our Juassic Lake Package  - $6170.00 (from Buenos Aires)
This pretty much covers everything once you get to Buenos Aires.
RT Flights from B.A. to Comororo Rivadavia
RT Charter Flights in the Twin Otter from Comodoro Rivadavia to Jurassic Lake
Transfer from airport to hotel in Comodoro Rivadavia and vise-versa
6.5 days of guided fishing
Accommodations at Jurassic Lake, double occupancy
All meals and beverages, including beer and wine
Fishing License  

Not included
Your airfare from home to Buenos Aires
Your transfer from EZE to AEP - each person will handle their own.   (The TiendaLeon Bus is $15, a certified cab is around $60)
Gratuities for the guides and staff at the lodge (suggested is about $500)
Meals in B.A. and Comodoro Rivadavia
Hotel in Comodoro Rivadavia
Personal equipment 
Hotel in Calafate if needed (only happens once or twice a year if it is too windy to fly the day we leave)

Suggested Add-On's
Global Rescue (International Medial Evacuation)  A one week plan is $119
Travel Insurance for your airfare 


Twin Otter 300

The Twin Otter 300 we'll fly into the new airstrip near the lodge

The Lodge:

The Jurassic Lake Camp sits right above the very best water on the lake - right where the Rio Barrancoso runs into the lake.  This is the only spawning stream that runs into big Jurassic lake, and all the huge rainbows in the lake run into this river to spawn throughout the months of November thru January.   A five-minute walk and you are catching rainbows that average 4-8 pounds, with the biggest fish running well over over 20 pounds!  

The new lodge
Jurassic Lake Lodge with the rooms on the left side and the new, large dining room on the right. 

The new Lodge owners have done a wonderful job of improving the lodge over the last couple of years and now there is a whole new wing of rooms for the guests that are much larger than the old rooms,  all with private bathrooms and spacious walk-in showers.   Good gas heaters in each room keep the rooms comfy when it gets cool at night.   The new dining room on the right has a great view overlooking the lake.  

 

The Cuisine

The cuisine is nothing short of spectacular.   For being so far out in the boondocks, it is hard to believe that they come up with this kind of food.  But the chef, Gonzalo takes pride in giving us meals like you might get at one of the best steak houses in Buenos Aires!    Thick, juicy beef tenderloins, and Argentine lamb, cooked over a wood fire were some of our favorites,  but one night we even had some wonderful fresh salmon, combined with Jurassic Lake rainbow trout. That was a treat.   The meat of the Jurassic Lake fish, that feed almost exclusively on scuds, is bright orange like a sockeye salmon.  Gonzalo also prepared wonderful salads as well as special fancy, delicioius deserts for each meal, the kind that  you might expect to get in a gourmet restaurant!  

Hand Cut Rib Eyes
 c
hef Gonzalo, showing off his thick hand cut Rib Eye steaks, ready for the grill

Steaks for dinner An Argentine grass fed beef fillet, cooked to perfection over hardwood coals.  The veggies are also grilled, Delicious!

Good Argentine wines from Mendoza are served with each meal, white or red, but I especially liked the Malbec. Soft drinks like Coke, Sprite and other mixers are available too if you want to bring in some of your favorite booze. The keep plenty of beer on hand like Heinekens and Quillin, the local Argentine favorite.  They pipe pure springwater down into the lodge, and you can drink the water right out of the tap, no problem although bottled water is available and free to all. 

 

jurassic desertOne of the spectacular deserts

Since it is only a five minute walk to the lodge, everyone comes back up for a nice lunch at 1 PM or so.  Lunch varies from wonderful soups to grilled steaks and Sausages.   Time to replenish your energy so that you can go back out there and fight more big fish!  

Flank steak and sausages for lunch
A hot lunch never looked so good -  Flank steak and a variety of sausages

Electricity is 220, produced by solar panels with backup Honda generators.  The outlets they use are the slanted two prong type, that are common to Argentina.  Bring adapters.  Now with the solar panels, there is power 24 hours a day.  Guests are asked to turn off their lights when they leave the room.  

 

Kyle Travis

Kyle Travis putting a two-handed rod to good use in the Bay of Pigs...  Photo: Josh Edwards 

 Jurassic Sunrise

A Jurassic sunrise, at the boca

 

Jeff Carder bay of pigs

El Jeffe with a 21.5 pounder from the Bay of Pigs, Jan 2017.

 

 

The finest fly-fishing for big rainbows in the world! 

This IS the best fishing for big rainbows in the world!   In fact, to our knowledge there is nothing that is even close. Nearly every angler that has gone on this trip with us has caught the largest trout of his life - and usually in the first hour of the first day!    

Bruce Gilbert

Bruce Gilbert of Montana with a larger boca chromer

 

Crister Sjoberg, the owner of Solid Adventures, and "Pollo" one of the guides he knew are the ones that really "discovered" the astounding fishing in Lago Strobel about 17 years ago.  Lago Strobel (aka Jurassic Lake) is a huge lake (15 Km x 20 Km) that was barren until about 20 years ago and then the Argentine Fish and Game decided that this stream,that ran into Lago Strobel, the Rio Barrancoso, might become a good trout stream,  so they stocked some McLeod strain rainbows from California.  These fish quickly migrated down into Lago Strobel, which had no fish of any kind but was absolutely loaded with scuds because of the natural higher alkalinity of the water.  The trout in the lake pigged out on the scuds and the rest is history.  The trout are able to spawn very successfully in the Rio Barrancoso and today the rainbows run a good 25 miles up the river to spawn during higher water in November and December.  The trout population in the lake exploded.  Christer heard about all these big trout in this Lago Strobel so he went to explore with some friends.  The trout he found were monsters.  Christer decided to call Lago Strobel Jurassic Lake and the name stuck.  Christer is out now but the new owners Carlos Casanello and his partner have made many dramatic improvements at the lodge, building new rooms, a whole new main lodge and dining room, as well as going to great expense to improve the roads and build an amazing 3000 foot airstrip that eliminates the "Drive to Hell".    

 

George and Carlos

George and Carlos at the lodge

 

keith sight fishingKeith Crumbo sight fishing the lower part of the river.  A lot of those dark spots you see are huge rainbows!

 

keith

Keith with his 22 pounder.  He's having trouble lifting it any higher for a photo!   You can see why!

 

On our first trip to Jurassic Lake, in Jan. of 2013, six of our seven anglers landed at least one rainbow over 20 pounds and the guy that didn't had a couple that went 18-19 pounds!  Our second year, in 2014,  we were more prepared with just the right flies (mostly beads like we use in Alaska for big rainbows)  and everyone in both trips caught huge fish with many in the 22-25 pound class.  Then on our Jan. 2015 trips everyone caught some huge fish.  Jamie caught a 27 lb rainbow,  and in George's week his group set the all- time camp record with 15 rainbows over twenty pounds in one day!  
 

We do Alaska trips each year,  to Enchanted Lake Lodge, and this is a fantastic trip for big rainbows,  and a place where you are likely to catch at least one rainbow over 10 pounds during your week. But at Jurassic Lake,  you are often catching a dozen 10-15 pounders - in one day!  And to keep things interesting,  you might hook a fish over twenty pounds on your next cast! 
 

Josh Green 2018
Josh Green with a leopard rainbow caught near the boca, 2018

The really red hot fishing, for quantity of fish is in November and December, when the fish are running into the Barrancoso river to spawn, but in those months, the rate is $730.00 higher than we will pay in late December and January. The stream has a lot more flow then but is also more discolored.  Crister suggested that I go in January, when the rate drops, but fishing is still extremely good.  In fact the guides tell us that there are more really big, bright chromers in January than earlier. And this has certainly seemed to be the case these last five years.    

John and George hooked up
John and George hooked up on a couple of pigs at the mouth

It is hard to describe the fishing we'll experience.   Crazy, outrageous, insane - pick your words.  You'll run out of superlatives before the week is over.  But what I liked more than anything was the short walk to the fishing from the lodge.  This makes it easy to walk back and take a nice break for lunch before going back down there to battle more giants.  


Cocktail hour before dinner.   Eddi, Keith, Bruce and George

Smoking a good cigarAfter a day of battling huge fish, a drink of Irish whiskey and a good Cuban Cigar was my favorite way to unwind.

 

Asado, cooking the lamb over hardwood coals

The traditional Argentine Asado, slow cooking a lamb over hardwood coals

Pollo and the Don

Pollo and Rob Isham with a 20+ pounder 5 minutes into the trip... 

By 5:30-6 PM I'd usually give it up, walk back up to the lodge for a shower and then take a chair on the poarch outside the dining room  - sit in the sun - sip some wine, or have a glass of whiskey and smoke a cigar, while  watching the guys pounding more fish out down by the mouth.  We would normally eat at 8 PM and by then everyone had their fill of catching monstrs, at least for that day.   But if you are a glutton for punishment,  you can go back down after dinner and fish until dark, which comes at 10:30 to 11 PM.  

James Anderson fly fishingJamie Anderson and his 27 pound rainbow, the largest bow that anyone caught on our 2015 trips

The Fishing

Due to the winds that can come up quickly and blow at up to 100/kph no one in their right mind is going out there in a boat, float tube or pontoon boat.   But you'll see that they would not be needed since all the fishing is easily done by wading from shore, or in the small inlet stream, the Rio Barranosco.  There are no big rocks to contend with, and it is not slippery at all, so rubber soled boots are fine.   You will want to bring chest waders and some long underwear like Cap 2.  The water temp is going to be in the mid to high 40's.  The daytime temps don't seem to vary a lot but this is their summer, so we'll see most days starting out in the 50's and getting up into the 60's and even 70's in the afternoons.  If the wind isn't blowing too hard, this is shirtsleeve weather.   You do need to bring something like a Windstopper jacket though for colder days.  Also, it is important to bring a good rain jacket as you may wear this a lot on windy days, just to protect you from spray.

Ron Halick hooked up on the spey rod
Ron Halick battling some waves in the big bay just in front of the lodge

Jurassic Lake has a reputation for high winds and this is well deserved.  We have seen a few days when it was not windy, but this is very unusual.  I'd say that the normal day there the wind is blowing 15-30 mph.  On the windiest days, we have seen constant wind in the 40-50 mph range, with gusts up to 60-80 mph.  This is why we choose to fish a full week instead of a half week since you never know what type of weather you will get.  But as we found out,  it is easy to fish in just about any kind of wind, especially if you are fishing the stream, as the prevailing wind will often be at your back.  All it takes is a little roll cast flip to get the cast where you want it.  At the mouth, you still can fish with the wind mostly at your back, but it can be at a 90 degree angle too, from the left side. When it is really windy, the "Bay of Pigs" is the place to be for the biggest fish, as the waves churn up the weeds making it easier for the fish to chow down on scuds, but there you will have the wind coming hard off your right shoulder. For a right handed caster, this is murder.  To complicate matters there is very little back cast room since there is a huge big rock pile behind you.  This is one place where that double handed rod can pay big dividends.  If you can get the fly out there even 50 to 70 feet or more you are going to catch some PIGS!  With the longer double handed rods, overhead casts are possible and if you can avoid hitting the rocks on your back cast, you are in business. 


George and big bow 
George A. and a beauty from the mouth that was in the upper teens

 

There are now a couple "new" bays that we have been fihsing as of 2017.  These bays are about a 45 minute drive away from the camp and can be just as phenomenal as the Big Bay in front of the lodge and the Bay of Pigs adjacent to the lodge. The week before we arrived a female angler caught a 26 pound rainbow in one of the bays called "Secret Bay."  Later John hooked his 20+ pounder there and Jeff saw another big fish the same size,  crusing the huge weed bed.  The wind here is at your back which makes casting much easier than at the Bay of Pigs. You can strip all your line out to the backing and throw it with ease - even with a floating skagit, mow tip, and running line!  

Tres Gordos

Matt and John Hanousek with a "Secret Bay" pig from 2017.  Photo: Pedro Rodriguez

 

Tackle

I've found that a 9 foot #8 or #9 rod is the ticket for fighting these big fish, especially when you have a hot 13-15 pounder hooked up.  My personal favorite is the Loomis NRX in 9 foot #9. This rod will really blast casts into the wind and makes it easy to play the biggest rainbows.  These NRX rods have also proven to be tough as hell and almost impossible to break.  Now the new Loomis Asquith rods will be even better.  In recent years however, especially in the river, anglers have been using 6 and 7 weights as well.  One of the guides even had a 4 weight fiberglass rod that they were having a blast with in the river.   

You are going to want to fish only a floating line since the rock bottom here is encrusted with very sharp alkaline deposits that will shread any line.  So sinking lines are out.   Water temps are cool so you'll want a cold water line like a S.A. MPX  in WF-8-F or WF-9-F.  We have a separate newsletter of recommended clothing,  tackle and flies for this trip,  so you can refer to this.   For reels I like the Nautilus G-7/8 and G-8/9,  Their CCF-X2, or a Tibor Everglades or their new Signature 7/8.   This is one place it pays to have a good reel with a good strong and smooth drag.  You are going to hook a lot of fish that will really peel off the line, running well into your backing.

Two Handed rods a major plus

A two-handed rod is a big plus whether casting with the wind or dircectly into it... Photo: Pedro F. Rodriguez

 

Bring a double-handed rod if you have one and know how to use it.  A 13-15 foot rod rated for a 8/9 seems to be perfect but even the more powerful rods up to a 10/11 work just fine.  And do some practicing with it before the trip so that you can rip out some long spey casts since at the Bay of pigs, with all the rocks behind you,  overhead casts are more difficult.  I've seen guys spend more time re-tying their rigs than fishing.  

For backing you'll want your reels loaded with either the new Hatch 68 lb. PE backing that is as small as 20 lb. micron or use the heavier Cortland PE that is 80lb. and the size of 30 lb. micron.  We'll use heavy leaders and the best are our own Yellowstone Angler hand tied Clear Butt or Hot Butt leaders in 9 or 12 foot to 0X. Then we'll cut these back and add on tippets of 01X or 02X Fluoro.   (I like Trout Hunter and Seaguar Grand MAX). So our tippets are going to be 18-21 lb. test.  Trust me, you are going to need it this big! Farther up the stream, in the aquarium pool we often will use lighter tippets, but still nothing smaller than say 2X.  For flies, we'll use a combination of small to medium sized nymphs as well as a lot of streamers and leeches.  The best nymphs seemed to be standard, size 6-8 rubber legs patterns or small girdle buggers with marabou tails and rubber legs.  Bead head prince nymphs with rubber legs work well too.  All in size 6 or 8 on heavy hooks. That is the key.   

Ron Halick

Ron Halick with a big aquarium pool bow, this one weighing in over 11 pounds!  Photo: James Montoya

 

In lower water years we found bringing along a 9'#5 or 9'#6 weight rod is the perfect weapon for playing huge 30-33 inch fish in the upper river.  In 2017 we had much less water than normal years and instead of fishing 02X and 01X we had to fish 3X and 4X.  Some guys were even fishing 5X and using tiny size #16 caddis dries!  It was impressive to see such large fish getting landed on such small flies and tippet, especially seeing how hard these chrome fish could fight!  

 

James Montoya

James Montoya with a nice upper river fish, above the aquarium pool... 

 

If catching 20-50 fish on small dry flies sounds like fun, then you might consider a half a day or more fishing the upper river a couple of miles above the aquarium pool. The guides will drive you up there.  Here you'll find eager fish ready to crush dry flies.  On this upper river you are much more protected out of the wind, so even on days where the lake is fun full white-cap mode you can find refuge from the wind and unparalled solitude.  While most fish in the far upper river range from 8-12 inches each year fish in the 22-30 inch range are caught - mostly on dry flies!  If the fish aren't feeding on top then a small nymph or streamer works well.  For this kind of fishing you could even bust out a 8'6"#4 weight, but a 5-weight is still a blast. 

 

scale
You won't need to bring a net as the guides will have big nets along with a scale to weight the big fish.

Jurassic Lake Lago StrobelGuide Pollo, releasing a slab of silver back into the Big Bay infront of the lodge  

 

Guides

We will have 3-4 guides working with our group most days.  They are great guys, speak good English, and can help you with your fishing and casting.  They are especially good at fishing double-handed rods as many of them guide on the Rio Gallegos for sea run browns,  so if you would like help with your double-handed casting, these guys are more than happy to spend some time with you.  They are there close to us on the bank most of the time to help with one of their big nets when anyone gets a really big fish on - like 10 lbs. plus.  Also, a couple of the guides are great photographers and have excellent SLR's like big Nikons and Cannons with good wide angle, polarized lenses.  They are happy to provide us with all their top pics at the end of the week but you need to bring your own  flash drive of your own so that they can download these for you.   

I'll be happy to help anyone with their tackle, casting and technique too, so don't be afraid to ask me for help. 

 

Jurassic Lake Lago Strobel
George and a 24 pounder from our trip in Jan 2014.  The orange Nautilus G-8 won our 8-weight reel shootout. 

 

Record setting weeks at Jurassic Lake

Of course you already know about our new record for the number of bows over twenty pounds in one day (15) but what about other camp records?

You ask how good can this get?  Here are some really crazy statistics from the best week in November at the camp (in 2012). Christer and his Swedish friends at the Solid Adventurs lodge racked up these stats:   9 guys caught 2900 big rainbows in six days of fishing!!  That’s an average of 483 fish a day for 6 days of fishing, or an average of 53 fish per day per angler.  This is what you call off the charts!   Even during the most difficult days we've ever seen anglers are still catching 3-5 ten pound rainbows a day, all fish of a lifetime... 

 

Terry
Terry Davis and a gorgeous 22 lb. rainbow

release
Guide William releasing Terry's fish.  It's still red hot!  And you can see how big these fish really are.

In George's week in Jan. 2015,  on our very first day, when we arrived at the lake, we really clobbered them. We fished only from 3:30 PM to 8:30 PM. That's only 5 hours. The guides kept track of the fish we caught and the number was 485!  We got lucky as it was raining that first day and with more rain all night, the Barrancoso River came way up, pushing a lot of water out into the lake and attracting more big fish to move in to spawn. That next day was when we set the record for big fish over 20 lb. 

After that spectacular second day, our fishing tapered off somewhat but we were all still catching 40-60 fish a day per person. The good anglers were catching 75 to 80 in a day!  That was a really special trip. 

Hank Bechard record rainbow

Hank Bechard with the river record - a 24 pound rainbow caught in the Baranosco River

Steve Flood

Steve Flood with a serious chorme "Blue backer" This big buck had Flood into his backing twice before landing it - on a spey rod!

 

Going to Argentina in the middle of our winter is a good time to get away!

Going in mid-January is a lot more appealing to me than going in November, when we are still bird hunting or fishing.   Also, January is always a good time to get out of the cold and go someplace a lot warmer.   Their January in Argentina is like our June and July in Montana.   And that drop in price from Nov/Dec  to Jan. makes the Jan. trip a no-brainer.  PLUS, it's actually a better time period to go for the giant chrome fish...

After a week of this we’ll be so spoiled. Catching 16 inchers in Montana will seem pretty lame. 
  

Jurassic Lake Lago Strobel
Here's Jeff carder and a silver missile that peeled off all the line and a lot of backing,  in a big hurry!


Jurassic Lake rainbowGuide Julien and Jamie Anderson with another 22 pounder, from our first trip in 2014.   

George Isham jurassic lake

George Isham with a heavy hitting beadhead prince eater!   

 

Deposits required:

Fly Water Travel now handles all the deposits and final payments for Jurassic Lake.  Typcially they ask for a 50% deposit down, and the balance is due 2 months before your trip.  If you call us at 406-222-7130, we will be happy to reserve you a spot, or you can call Fly water Travel direct at 800-552-2729.  

 

 

 

George and 36 inch bow George and a 36 inch bow from the Baranosco river!


Steve Flood bow

Steve Flood and a hot one, near the mouth

 

jurassic bow

A Jurassic Lake football to remember! 

George relaxingGeorge sight fishing while relaxing.  If the fish was over 10 lb., I'd walk it down and land it by the lake.

 

Dan Nottingham Bow

Dan Nottingham and a nice fish from the Bay of Pigs on our 2016 trip

smoking cigars with Angel
George smoking Cuban cigars with Angel, who owns the estancia where the camp is located on Jurassic Lake.   

 

Tim Stamm

Tim Stamm with a stout 18 pounder from 2017.   Photo:  Pedro F. Rodriguez

Double down

Double down and reserve two spots!  This is a trip you won't want to miss... 

Hank Bechard

Hank Bechard, on his own hand tied scud...