At Jurassic Lake Lodge, all of our fishing is done while wading or standing on the bank. Typically, a single guide will spend the day with a group of two or three anglers, depending on which beat is being fished. During a week’s visit to the Lodge, anglers will have the opportunity to fish different section of the Barrancoso River and any number of bays on Strobel Lake, including the inlet where the Barrancoso enters the lake. During the high water season, visiting anglers also gain access to beautiful Moro Creek and its surrounding lagoons. This small creek fishes great with dry flies.
All of this incredible water, which includes the most productive sections within the entire watershed, are located on our property. Our guests enjoy exclusive access to these beats, some of which are only a short walk from the Lodge. The beats a little further away are accessed by brief truck rides across our property.
Throughout our season, and depending on the particular beat being fished, we use different sizes of single and double hand rods and a variety of flies. Detailed information on tackle is listed further down on this page, along with recommendations for clothing and other essential gear.
FULL WEEK PROGRAM
To complete the arrangements for your trip you will need to:
Arrange flights to/from Buenos Aires, Argentina
Arrange flights between Buenos Aires and Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina
Arrange hotel in Comodoro Rivadavia
Complete your personal online Guest Registration Form(s)
Accommodations and meals at the lodge
charter flight to/from the lodge
wine beer and alcoholic beverages ( except for the whisky selection for sale by shots or bottle )
Intra-country travel logistics (airport transfers, hotel, and domestic flights)
Fishing equipment, alcohol, staff and guide gratuities (recomended 10% of the cost of the trip).
Thursday / Day 1:
Friday / Day 2:
Arrive Buenos Aires International Airport (EZE - Pistarini):
You will need to clear customs and transfer to the J. Newbury Domestic Airport (AEP) to make your connecting flight to Comodoro Rivadavia. Please give yourself at least 4 hours for this transfer.
Depart Buenos Aires Domestic Airport (AEP – J. Newbery): TBD
Note: Currently the best flight to book from Buenos Aires to Comodoro Rivadavia is the following: AA flight #1840 at 3:40PM. Please be advised that flight schedules are subject to change.
Arrive Comodoro Rivadavia (CRD): TBD
A representative from Jurassic Lake Lodge will greet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Overnight at your elected accommodations in Comodoro Rivadavia (independently arranged and not included). Please see below for hotel recommendations.
Saturday / Day 3:
A representative from Jurassic Lake Lodge will meet you at your hotel and transfer you to the airport for the special charter flight to the Jurassic Lake an hour before the charter flight departure time.
Depart Comodoro Rivadavia - Arrive Jurassic Lake
Departure time is usually around 8 AM but this may change according to the weather
Upon arrival at the lodge you can get settled in and then head out for a full day of fishing.
Sunday - Friday / Day 4 -9:
Six full days of guided fishing.
Saturday / Day 10:
This morning after breakfast you will depart on the charter flight back to Comodoro Rivadavia.
Depart Jurassic Lake: Approx. 10:30AM Arrive Comodoro Rivadavia: Approx. 11:45AM
Depart Comodoro Rivadavia: TBD
Note: Currently the best flight to book from Comodoro Rivadavia back to Buenos Aires is:
AA #2835 at 4:05 PM – 6:20 PM
Please be advised that flight schedules are subject to change.
Arrive Buenos Aires (AEP - J Newbery): TBD
You will need to transfer from the domestic airport (AEP - J. Newbury) to the international airport (EZE – Pistarini) to catch your flight home. Please give yourself at least 4 hours for this transfer.
Depart Buenos Aires International Airport (EZE - Pistarini):
EMERGENCY / CONTACT INFO
Pia Mosso, Travel Agent in Argentina: +54.92966.562716
Carlos Lopez Casanello, General Manager: +5491140887933
Julian Escalada, Lodge Manager: +54.92966.409178
Lodge Satelital Phone: +87.70776122653
CHARTER FLIGHT INFORMATION
Every guest can carry 15 kg ( 33 Lb ) in a maximum 76 x 42 x 35 cm bag and a 8 kg ( 17 lb ) carry-on bag. Excess weight or excess baggage can be left in the flight company lockers. Take note that the weight restrictions are enforced by the charter flight company and not by Jurassic Lake Lodge.
A extra flight with 300 kg ( 660 lb ) capacity can be arranged to carry overweight or extra baggages to the lodge at a extra cost.
Due to bad weather conditions, charter flight company may cancel or delay the flight. The decision is usually taken 2 days prior the flight but last minute cancellation may occur.
In case that the charter flight company cancels the flight and depending on road conditions and flights seats availability, Jurassic Lake Lodge will reprogram all guests domestic flights to depart or arrive to the most convenient city and driven from there to the Lodge. International flights changes will not be covered, it's recommended to depart home one day after the departure date form the lodge.
Guests departing from Jurassic Lake Lodge will be driven to the selected destination on Friday at noon and overnight.
Arriving Guest's domestics flights will be reprogrammed to the selected city and driven from there to the Lodge.
Jurassic Lake Lodge will cover domestic flights reissue and hotel night. Hotel will be chosen by JLL, room upgrades or hotel change will not be covered. Guests taking a double based package will be offered a double room, single room supplement guests will be offered a single room accommodation. JLL will not cover hotels refunds, meals, international flights reissues or any other expense generated due charter flight cancellation or delays.
Deposit and Cancellation Policy
A deposit of fifty percent (50%) of the total price is required to confirm a package at any of our lodges operated by the company or its subsidiaries. This deposit must be made within 10 days of the
reservation date. The balance due shall be paid at least 60 days prior to the proposed arrival date.
The deposit required to confirm fishing reservations are NON-REFUNDABLE, unless client is replaced. Final payment is due 60 days before departure. At this point, individual is responsible for total land
costs and no refund will be made. There is no refund for any unused portion of the land package.
The lodge is not responsible for cancellations made due to weather conditions or an event of major force.
Once you have made a reservation, it will be deemed that you have consented to our terms and conditions as well as to our cancellation policy detailed herein.
Terms and Conditions
1 All baggage and personal belongings are the sole responsibility of its owners at all times. We highly recommend obtaining a comprehensible travel insurance covering loss and robbery of baggage and
personal belongings. In no event the lodges or our company will be responsible for any losses.
2 Neither our company nor any of the lodges will be responsible for any loss, damage or injury arising while practicing sport fishing or any other activity.
3 Our company will not be responsible for any loss damage or injury suffered aboard an airplane or a charter plane. The contract or ticket issued by them will constitute the sole contract between the
airline or charter company with the passenger.
4 CHANGES IN ITINERARY – Major Force/All baggage The operator reserves the right to make changes in the trip itinerary whenever judged necessary by circumstances beyond control, or major force
circumstances. In this case no Refund will be made.
US Citizens will need a valid passport to enter Argentina and it must be valid for six months after the last day of your trip.
Reciprocity Fee: US citizens were granted exemption from paying the reciprocity fee by Presidential Decree No. 959/2016, published on August 23, 2016.
The reciprocity fee still applies to Australian and Canadian passport holders.
If you are an Australian or Canadian citizen and do not have an Argentina stamp in your current passport you are required to pay for the reciprocity fee online before you travel.
Go to the following website: http://www.migraciones.gov.ar/accesible/templates/reciprocidad/reciprocidad.htm .
Once paid, you will receive an electronic receipt. You will be required to show the receipt upon your arrival in Argentina. If you do not have it you will be denied entry into the country.
Reciprocity fees are good for 10 years from the date of issue. If you have already paid the fee and your passport is stamped, that is sufficient. If your current passport should expire and a new one is issued, travelers should bring the expired passport with the original stamp in it with them on their journey.
Currency: The dollar is widely accepted in Argentina, and you can change dollars for pesos at your hotel in Buenos Aires or at any bank. US dollars are in high demand but now black market on the street exchanges offer is similar to the bank. When paid in dollars, most merchants will give change in pesos.
Travel Cash: It's a good idea to travel with at least $800 in cash for gratuities and for small in town tipping and /or on the airport snacks/drinks. Please use cash only at the lodge as traveller’s checks and credit cards are not accepted.
We recommend gratuities in the range of $80.00 - $100.00 per person per day, which can be given to the lodge manager to be split among the staff.
Fishing licenses are included and issued on-site.
The region is very windy and harsh so come well prepared! Temperatures can vary widely and the area can be hot especially in February. The early season and especially March and April can be cold. Sunscreen should always be packed as should quality wind proof clothing.
It is recommended that anglers layer their clothing, enabling the adding and subtracting of garments throughout the day. Pack windstopper fleece jackets, thermal underwear, wool socks and a wool cap to be prepared for the extreme wind and weather that the area is rightfully famous for. Layering with wool or synthetics is always recommended and avoid cotton. A reliable windstopper fleece and a high quality rain jacket are mandatory. Several pairs of gloves are also a good idea if traveling to the lake in late March or April. Rugged waterproof camp shoes are also a good choice.
Beverages / Alcohol:
Beer and wine and strong alcoholic drinks are included in your package price except for the whisky selection for sale by shots of bottle
Calafate is the closest hospital and 8 hours from the Lodge. Due to the remote location, we strongly recommend that anglers purchase travel insurance and medical evacuation coverage.
Power and Communications
The Lodge has now 24 hours electric power supplied by a solar system (220 volts, 50 cycles). A standard converter and European adapter for two pronged plug should work fine throughout Argentina and at Jurassic Lake Lodge. The Lodge also has a satellite phone for emergency use and 24 hours satellital internet connection with WIFI (Satellital connection in the south can be very slow but works good to stay connected through whatsapp or messenger. There is no cell phone service.
In case of emergency, laundry service is available at the lodge with no extra cost.
It is recommended that anglers layer their clothing, enabling the adding and subtracting of garments throughout the day.
1 pair of rubber sole wading boots/felt boots.
1 Breathable Waders
1 Thermal Underwear
1 Fleece Bibs
1 Pair of Gloves
1 Wading Jacket
1 Downstream Sweater ( Synthetic )
2 Pairs of sunglasses
4 Pairs of socks
Lip balm with sunscreen (highest SPF you can get)
Sunscreen ( Highest SPF you can get )
Dry Bag, Day Pack or Fanny Pack (100% Waterproof)
Camera/usb for photos
Fly fishing gear
4-5 weight Rod ( mid and upper section of the river ) - Floating line - Large arbour reel with backing.
7-8 weight Rod ( lake and lower section of the river ) - WF Floating line, intermediate and sink tip - Large arbour reel with 100 -150 m of 30 Lb backing
0X - 9 Feet Leader
1X - 9 Feet Leader/15 pound and 20 pound
2X - 9 Feet Leader
Split Shot Weights
Wading Staff ( If needed )
Two Handed Rod
7-8 Weight Rod
Scandi Line - Sink tips
0X - 9 Feet Leader
1X - 9 Feet Leader
Split Shot Weights
Wading Staff ( If needed )
Tape Measure/water proof fly box.