The most complete and flexible fly fishing program
in all Jurassic Lake and Barrancoso River
ESTANCIA LAGUNA VERDE
Experienced anglers from all over the globe visit us every season targeting the best fishing in the area for wild chrome silver, torpedo shaped, drag smoking rainbow trout. Strategically located, we have exclusive access to more than 14 kilometres of Strobel lake, more than 10 kilometres of all the best fishing area of Barrancoso river, ten kilometres of the recently discovered Moro Creek, and more than 12 smaller lakes and lagoons chained by this fantastic creek. We are proud to say that Estancia Laguna Verde offers the best and most varied fishing programs in all Santa Cruz province.
Over the years, we’ve learned that what draws the attention and amazes our guests even more are the methods we use to catch these out-of-this-world rainbows: sight fishing in crystal waters to cruising fish using floating lines, slow stripping small to medium size streamers and nymphs, skating big foam flies and mouse patterns, or even hanging scuds and small nymphs from big dries.
Combine the wide variety of programs and the methods with top notch hardcore guides addicted to sight fishing, world class lodging and the chance of catching a trophy Rainbow trout, and the choice stands out.
Estancia Laguna Verde is, unmistakeably, the ultimate flyfishing experience at the remote and wild southern Patagonia, that is why a growing crowd of anglers return year after year for another taste of this amazing fishery and all around trip of a lifetime.
Mid October till end of April
Guests need to arrive to Calafate on their day of arrival, a popular tourist town with several flights a day from Buenos Aires.
Many clients tag a trip to Jurassic onto the front or back end of a sea trout trip to Tierra del Fuego, an itinerary easily achieved via the daily flights between Calafate and Ushuaia. Anglers will be met in Calafate and driven the approximately 5 hours to the lodge, stopping along the way to grab a bite to eat and stretch their legs.
Estancia Laguna Verde Lodge is strategically located just by the beautiful “Laguna Verde” (Green Lake), only a cast away from the fantastic trout fishing you can enjoy there, and from access to a wide variety of fishing programs offered.
The Lodge main building is a typical “Estancia house” accommodating up to 10 anglers per week. It has 7 double bedrooms with comfortable “en suite” bathrooms, provided with hot water 24/7, each with 2 single beds (Single room lodging and guiding can be provided for an additional cost).
Our spacious living room overlooking Laguna Verde is one of the favourite spots in the lodge. Anglers can sip on a cocktail while enjoying, on the 42´ LCD TV set, slide shows of the catches of the day. Satellite TV connection and a DVD player are available for entertainment, as well. For complete relaxation, we provided that room with a fly tying desk and library to enjoy when not fishing.
There is also a newly built changing room / drying facility located just by the entrance door of the lodge to use before and after fishing. We want to make sure anglers have all the fishing gear (such as waders, wading boots, rods, reels, vests, etc) ready and dried day after day.
The Lodge also offers visitors Satellite and IP telephone and free unlimited wireless Internet access. To avoid extra luggage, anglers can use the computer of the lodge. Windmill generators, and fuel generators as back up, guarantee the energy demands of the Lodge, providing electricity (220 volt.) 24 hs a day. Laundry service is provided twice a week if desired by guests, as well as any other special attention needed or wanted.
The staff at the lodge offers friendly and professional attention to create a cosy and hassle-free atmosphere to guarantee our guests have a truly unforgettable experience.
Strobel Lake a.k.a. Jurassic Lake
After many seasons of hard work, the Estancia can offer access to more than 14 km of Lake Strobel, including several protected bays from the famous Patagonian wind (fierced by many anglers). In spots such as Monsters bay, Camelot Bay, Finger bay, Tasmania Bay, Sea Bay, Puesto Bay and Dry Fly Bay fly fishers can do outstanding sight fishing even in the hardest of conditions.astounding variety has made a fast growing number of anglers want to keep coming back, year after year, for more sight fishing for chrome monsters.
As words can hardly express the landscape and angling experience at Jurassic Lake is that we want you to check out the following video: click here
One of the Estancia´s highlight programs is the incredible Barrancoso River, the one and only tributary of Strobel Lake. This beautiful freestone river runs for more than 10 km through our Estancia which allows our guests to access most of its fishing parts. Anglers can fish until the last meters where it enters Strobel lake (Keep in mind that Argentinean regulations do not allow fishing in the river mouth and its surrounding 100 meters.)
In this dreamlike river with its see-through waters and amazing runs of huge trout, anglers can fish 3 different parts named: upper, middle and lower section. Those sections have 2 beats each with its own characteristic features, offering outstanding and demanding fishing all throughout.
The fishing is mostly done with floating lines, number 6, 7, and 8 weight rods, using streamers, nymphs, big dry flies and mouse patterns (technique knowned as “mousing”).
Have a glimpse at what fishing can be like at Barrancoso river: video link
Not so long discovered and never fished before until just two seasons ago, runs through the Estancia, Moro Creek, a spring “creek-like” stream that, basically, chains each of the 12 lakes inside the Estancia. This challenging creek flows mainly during spring and early summer, and it has, little by little, won the hearts of many of our guests, becoming a favourite among early-season visitors. The Estancia fishes 4 sections of this distinctive creek as well as its inlets and outlets at the chained lakes, such as Los Flacos, Campamento, Los Chanchos, and La Reja Lake.
Added to these, are the usual fishing programs at the lakes closer to the lodge, i.e.: Texas and Verde lake (which gives the name to our estancia because it’s just in front of the lodge). Take a look at this slide show of photos taken at Moro Creek
Smaller lakes and lagoons
With more than 12 of these fantastic waters chained by Moro creek,Estancia Laguna Verde adds much more variety to its programs.Some of the most popular lakes are Verde, just in front of the lodge, which offers great fishing for rainbow, brown and brook trout; Texas lake, too, gives anglers the chance of catching big rainbows and browns wading or from boats. Others such as Horseshoe, Los Flacos, Chanchos, Ahogados, and Reja, to name a few, also provide fantastic fishing and enable guests to try varied combinations in different programs all along the season.
Come to experience this unbelievable flyfishing adventure at Estancia Laguna Verde.