Fly Fishing in Patagonia
Fly Fishing in Patagonia
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Fly fishing in Patagonia is a dedicated and personalized fishing outfitter, based in the town of San Martin de los Andes, providing world-class guiding services for the finest fly fishing and lodging destinations in Northern Patagonia Argentina, since 1999.Our objective and philosophy are simple: offer the best fly fishing on private or public access waters, with the best guides, at the right time, taking advantage of the the best river and fishing conditions, optimizing logistics and travel time, enjoying delicious food and very nice Argentine wines, at reasonable all inclusive prices, ALWAYS HAVING A GREAT TIME!Our proposal includes:- solitude and superb fly fishing in Northern Patagonia Argentina- 7 world-renowned Lodges fishing private access waters- 8 legendary rivers plus several amazing freestone streams and lakes- unique attention to details in customizing your trip- experience and knowledge using only the best, local and professional English Speaking guides- town programs out of San Martin de los Andes
San Martin de los Andes, Province of Neuquen, Argentina
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Ronzeg
Island Park, ID7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Simply the most knowledgeable, attentive, and client focused, and LOW COST outfitter I have ever come across in my 40 years of fly fishing throughout the U.S. and 7 foreign countries. Owned by Pablo Zaleski, 50 year resident of San Martin de los Andes, Pablo speaks fluent English, knows every restaurant, lodging, guide, and cambio in the greater San Martin area. He not only booked us into first rate lodging, but was able to move us to alternate lodging (with no cancellation fee) to other lodging when a flash rainstorm muddied our river and again later when 90+ temps put the fish down on a third river. You will never find a 'Name' outfitter who has such intimate connections with the lodge owners to permit such early cancellation. Pablo, only uses 3 or 4 of the top guides in San Martin that meet his expectations for superb client service. He even coordinated all inter-country flight and car transportation so that travel couldn't have been easier.
On top of all that, fishing with Pablo, his right hand guides Lucas and Gustavo, was always fun! They know the rivers intimately and we caught literally a couple hundred trout in our 3 weeks in country. Do yourself a favor if you are planning a trip to Argentina to fish, at least phone Pablo before booking with another outfitter......you'll not only save money but get a better planned and flexible trip.
Written February 1, 2020
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Hola Ron and Penny! Thank very much for taking the time to write this detailed review and share your experience with the world! Thank you for all the kind words !!! It was very nice to meet you both and be able to share some of my favorite places in Patagonia with you!, not only fishing-wise !!! You guys are fun to be with and very nice people! Thank you again!!! Hope to see you again soon! A Bug Hug PABLO
Written February 5, 2020
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Michael W
Atlanta, GA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This was the third time my wife and I fished with Pablo Zaleski. He is the finest guide I have encountered. He is totally client oriented and works hard to make the entire experience perfect. The fish were spectacular and the experience was worth traveling half way around the world for the third time. Pablo is the best!
Written March 6, 2020
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Thank you Mike!!! It was very nice to have Sandy and you back! Your review of your trip and stay with me means a lot to me! Thank you again, and I'll see you next season!!!! A big hug!
Written March 8, 2020
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Sharon R
Buenos Aires, Argentina8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
Pablo has been my husband's guide for many years. Enthusiastic, respectfull and highly professional at all times. This year for the first time we decided to go fishing as a family, with our three sons. Pablo taught them and went fishing with them with considerable patience and affection. In just a few days he taught them fly fishing which they now love, and also how to enjoy the amazing scenery and surroundings that Patagonia offers.
We caught lots of rainbows and several brown trout and are dying to go back and explore other rivers in search of.. the 'big ones'!
Thank you Pablo for your energy, care and good vibes - we enjoyed a really spectacular family week in truly amazing surroundings!
Written May 6, 2021
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Thank you so much Sharon for such a complete and nice review! It was great to get to meet the "hole bunch" and I really enjoyed being out with you guys! I has been a lot of fun! Hope to see you again next season!!!! A big Hug! Pablo
Written May 10, 2021
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RonHinSD
San Diego, California, United States26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Couples
I have dreamed of fly fishing in Argentina since I was 10 years old and read about it in my dad’s copy of A.J. McClane’s Standard Fishing Encyclopedia. I am so glad I found Pablo Zaleski to help me realize my dream. He put together a great package for 3 days of fishing on the Collon Cura River. Despite some challenging weather conditions, Pablo knew where the fish were and the tactics to go after them. We caught big-shouldered rainbows in the main river that took us into our backing and caught (and lost) some beautiful brown trout in small side channels that required precise casting. The wide-open, remote, high desert landscape was just like I imagined it and we had the river almost to ourselves for the whole time – I felt like we had turned the clock back 45 years to that article that captured my imagination. In addition to his fly fishing knowledge, Pablo is an educated family man and can converse on a broad range of topics, which made for pleasant days on the water. I hope to have the opportunity to fish with him again in the future.
Written March 24, 2017
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Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice long review! It was great to share some of my secret spots with you and have the chance to find those nice fish on the side channels! I'm glad you had such a nice experience and I hope to see you again soon! All the best and tight lines!
Written December 20, 2017
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Curt E
Walla Walla, WA56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Friends
I was fortunate enough to spend my 50th birthday fishing with Pablo, his team, and three of my good buddies February 12th-20th! Choosing a location and guide in a foreign country is daunting and somewhat pressure filled when you are on point, and you've never been to the country or location. You want your friends to enjoy the experience and your hoping it's memorable for all. Sure, my buddies would support me and enjoy the trip regardless of the experience, but I really desired for everybody to enjoy this trip. Pablo and I hatched a plan for a 3 night camping trip on the Limay River, 2 nights of lodging at the Collun Cura Lodge fishing the Collun Cura, and 2 nights at the San Huberto Lodge fishing the Maleo River. To say the least Pablo nailed the trip in every way. The camping was wonderful and the food was amazing along the river. The lodges including facilities, food, and personnel were excellent. We felt welcomed by all. The fishing was great fun and the guiding excellent. I personally experienced my funnest day of fishing on this trip catching beautiful rainbows and some very nice browns in the 18-24 inch range. Me and my buddies all agreed this trip far exceeded our expectations. I'm so thankful I chose Pablo to lead the way for us. He's definitely a top rated guide and fisherman, but even more a classy dude and fine gentlemen. If your headed to this area of Patagonia me and my buddies would highly recommend Pablo. You won't regret it. I posted a few pictures of our trip. What a blast!
Written February 23, 2016
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Thank you so much Curt for taking the time to write such a great review of your trip! I'm very happy to know you had such a good trip and on my end.... It was great fun to meet you guys and I had fun every day also!! You are great people and it was a great experience for me also!!! Hope to see you guys again soon!!!
Written May 10, 2016
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Kornel
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Solo
I was looking for a great fly fishing experience in Patagonia;
so many choices out there......since I have always been looking for "the Best".....
.I found Pablo and "flyfishinginpatagonia"...
....I can use many praising words, like great guide, knowledgeable, friendly, patient, hospitable, intelligent, experienced, etc....
Looking for a great fly fishing experience...one word...Pablo...
Written March 6, 2019
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Señor Cornel! I did not reply to your review! I'm very sorry! It has been a pleasure to meet you and guide you through some of my favorite water! Thank you for your nice review and I hope I can see you again soon! All the best from Argentina!
Written October 8, 2019
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Renato B
Jaraguá do Sul, Santa Catarina, Brazil15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Couples
My wife and I have been fishing with Pablo the last six years twice a year in a range of about 300 km around the beautiful little city of San Martin de Los Andes. And fishing has been amazing every single trip. Pablo always attentive and conversant about the rivers and fish spots. We intent to repeat our twice a year Patagonian fishing with Pablo many and many years !!
Written February 20, 2017
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Thank you so much Renato!!! It was great to have you and Heidi again this January 2017! Will see you again next December!!! Take care and thank you again!!!!
Written February 27, 2017
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279Sue
Cumberland, MD2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Couples
Do you have a headache because of the large number of guides to pick from the pool? No medication is needed; pick Pablo. He is a professional guide that will make sure you have a fun, exciting and unforgettable trip. Plus, if there's a fish in the river you will catch it! Also if someone in your group who doesn't fish, he has connections to provide other activities like hiking, horseback riding and birdwatching. Pablo loves what he does and it shows.
Written September 9, 2016
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Hola Sue!!! Thank you so much for your opinion and nice comments!!!! It was really nice to have you both fishing and "not fishing" here with me! See you soon!!! hug, Pablo
Written September 13, 2016
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iluvthebeach45
Indiana, PA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013 • Family
For my 50th birthday my wife gave a present of a fly fishing trip to Argentina. She wanted it to be the trip of a lifetime, and thanks to Pablo and all his care and expertise it was that and more! The entire family went--me, wife, daughter (12), and son (10). Pablo gave fantastic care and attention to all our needs. He provided professional (and safe!) transportation all the way from the time we landed in Argentina to the time we arrived at the estancia and back to the airport after our trip came to an end. Pablo also took very personal care to see that my wife and kids were well cared for while he and I fished; he had another guide dedicated to their excursions--fishing, hiking, exploring, what ever they wanted to do. As for the accommodations, Pablo selected the perfect estancia for a family with 2 kids--Quemquemtreu, complete with horses and gauchos and endless things to explore. And the fishing? It was fantastic!! Even though it was very windy, Pablo put me on some great fish and showed me how to perfectly get a fly to them. He knew where fish were laying, always had the perfect fly, and helped me get the perfect drift. I have been fly fishing for 20+ years and thought I knew how to do it, that is until I fished with Pablo. He taught me so much that I felt like a rookie, but he did it all while being very patient and understanding. If Pablo isn't the premier fishing guide in all of Patagonia, I'll eat my hat! My trip to Patagonia was all it could be and more, thanks to Pablo. It was so fantastic that I am going back again--one day. Our trip was wonderful. We had a fantastic time and made memories, and friends, we will treasure forever. Thank you, Pablo!
Written July 23, 2014
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Lucas O
Santiago, Chile19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
I returned to fish the middle Limay river again, only this time my brother joined me. Although the river was moody this time, Pablo didn't fail to find active fish for us and we ended up catching plenty of trout and having tons of fun!!
Written July 11, 2020
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Gracias por compartir tu experiencia Lucas!!! Un abrazo muy grande y ojalá nos veamos la próxima temporada!!
Written July 12, 2020
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