Olnie Lake fly fishing

50 trout per day is just the beginning.

Guaranteeing 50 average 13-pound trout per rod per day, it’s the place you’ll definitely want to go. This is where Rancho Salvaje Safari awaits you for a fishing experience that you won’t believe is real.

In our secret paradise, a sanctuary known only to a few fortunate anglers, Rancho Salvaje Safari offers you a unique fishing experience. Our lodge is located on the riverbank, providing you with the convenience of waking up and immersing yourself in the fishing spots within minutes.

The Olnie Lake and River, known to a select few as one of the rivers with the highest trout population in Argentina.

Here, you’ll have the opportunity to surpass your expectations by catching more than the guaranteed 50 Rainbow Trout. But this is just the beginning of your adventure. At Rancho Salvaje Safari, we are committed to providing you with unparalleled service and personalized attention that will make your experience unforgettable.

Our expert guides will accompany you every step of the way, sharing their extensive fishing knowledge and ensuring that you make the most of your time on the water. Additionally, for anglers who wish to come without equipment, we will provide the highest quality fishing gear so that you can focus on enjoying the moment and capturing those dream trophies.

Our Lodge

Located on the banks of the Olnie Lake and River, offers exceptional accommodations to ensure an unforgettable stay. The lodge is designed to comfortably accommodate groups of up to 12 anglers, providing an intimate and exclusive environment. Offering stunning views of the river and the majestic surrounding landscapes. Inside, you will find spacious and comfortable rooms equipped with single or double beds, and private bathrooms that guarantee a relaxing experience after a day of fishing. Within the lodge, there is a spacious living room and dining area beautifully decorated in a rustic and elegant style. Here, anglers can relax and share their fascinating fishing stories by a warm fireplace. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to indulge in exquisite meals prepared by a talented local chef, whose culinary skills combine fresh ingredients and regional flavors to create truly exceptional dishes. If you are seeking an incomparable fishing experience, the lodge is at your disposal with full-service expert fly fishing guides. These passionate guides have perfect knowledge of the best fishing spots on the impressive the Olnie Lake and River its surroundings.
Their dedication is to ensure you have a successful and thrilling fishing experience, providing you with all the knowledge and assistance you need. After an exciting day on the water, anglers have the opportunity to relax and immerse themselves in the serenity of the lake while enjoying the spectacular Patagonian sunsets. Additionally, the lodge offers a wide variety of additional activities for those who wish to explore the stunning natural beauty of the area. From scenic hikes to fascinating observation of native flora and fauna, you will have the opportunity to fully connect with the natural environment that surrounds you. Welcome to our lodge on the Olnie Lake and River, a sanctuary where comfort and adventure are in perfect harmony.

The Location of the Olnie Lake and River

The Olnie Lake and River is located in the spectacular region of Argentine Patagonia. Situated in the province of Santa Cruz in the southern part of the country, this river meanders through dreamlike landscapes, including majestic mountains, lush forests, and vast meadows. It is a true natural treasure for fishing enthusiasts and nature lovers.
Its crystal-clear and pristine waters are home to an abundant population of trout, including rainbow trout and brown trout. These species find an ideal habitat in the river, ensuring an exciting and rewarding fishing experience for visitors.
The remote and secluded location of the Olnie Lake and River makes it a special destination. Far from the crowds and surrounded by pristine nature, it is the perfect setting for a peaceful and harmonious fishing experience in tune with the environment. Here, anglers can enjoy the tranquility and serenity of Patagonia while immersing themselves in the thrill of fishing in one of the region’s most beautiful rivers.

Fishing Location:

For a long time, we have been evaluating strategic fishing spots on Lake Strobel, as it is famous for its large trout but also for its strong winds characteristic of the region. However, at our fishing spot, you will find a true gem where the winds are calmed by the mountains we use as shelter, making fishing even more rewarding. This location allows us to have incredible fishing even on days of strong winds. Strategically located in a protected spot, our fishing location on Lake Strobel offers shelter from the wind that few can enjoy. Thanks to the natural formations and nearby geographical features, the gusts of wind are attenuated, creating a calmer and more favorable environment for fishermen. Here, you will find a perfect combination of the exciting challenge of fishing on Lake Strobel and the comfort of having a respite from the wind at our exclusive fishing spot.


The trout fishing season in Lake Strobel generally extends from October to April. During these months, the weather conditions and water levels are favorable for fishing activity. The water temperature is more suitable, and the trout are in full feeding mode, increasing the chances of success for anglers.

Our Fishing Equipment

At Rancho Salvaje Safari, we ensure that every angler has the option to bring their own fishing equipment. Our experienced guides will be at your disposal to advise you on which flies to use and provide valuable tips throughout your experience. If you prefer to travel light and not carry additional gear, we offer new state-of-the-art equipment. Our guides, who will be by your side during every moment of this incredible adventure, have tied flies specifically for you, ensuring that you have the right tools to make the most of your fishing experience. At Rancho Salvaje Safari, we strive to provide comfort and quality in every aspect of your fishing trip. Whether you prefer to bring your own gear or take advantage of our high-end equipment, you can be confident that you will be ready to tackle any challenge the Strobel Lake presents. Get ready to enjoy fly fishing at its best, surrounded by stunning landscapes and guided by passionate experts. At Rancho Salvaje Safari, we are committed to providing you with an unforgettable experience at Strobel Lake in the Argentine Patagonia.

Some of our equipment includes

Single Hand

Two Handed Rod


When it comes to fishing in Lake Strobel, Lake Olnie, or Salto Grande Dam, it's important to dress appropriately to be comfortable and protected during your fishing expedition. Here are some tips on what type of clothing to wear in this environment

  • Layered clothing: Opt for dressing in layers, allowing you to adjust your attire according to changing
    weather conditions. Start with a long-sleeved shirt or quick-drying shirt as a base layer, and then add a sweatshirt or fleece jacket as an intermediate layer. For the outer layer, choose a windbreaker or waterproof jacket to protect you from gusts of wind and possible rain.
  • Durable pants: Select durable and comfortable pants that allow for free movement. Trekking pants or fishing pants made from water-resistant and quick-drying materials are ideal to protect you from splashes and provide comfort during long fishing days.
  • Appropriate footwear: Wear waterproof shoes or boots with non-slip soles to tackle the wet conditions of the lake. Ensure they are comfortable and provide good support for walking on uneven terrain.
  • Hat and sunglasses: Shield your face and eyes from the sun by wearing a cap with a visor to prevent glare and protect against UV rays. Additionally, use polarized sunglasses to enhance your vision and safeguard your eyes from water reflection.
  • Gloves: Consider wearing lightweight yet sturdy gloves to protect your hands from cold, wind, and contact with fish and gear. Fingerless or convertible gloves will allow dexterity for handling fishing equipment without sacrificing protection.
  • Remember that the weather in Lake Strobel can be unpredictable, so it’s important to be prepared for any eventualities. Adapting your clothing to the weather conditions will enable you to enjoy a more comfortable and pleasant fishing experience.

Essential Clothing

We recommend bringing the following clothing to suit the weather conditions


Fishing licenses are obtained on-site on the day of your arrival at the facilities in any of the locations where you wish to fish with us.


We will provide you with a typical itinerary, but if you wish to engage in animal hunting or tourism before or after fishing, we can easily arrange transfers to your desired locations. All our hunting and fishing programs can be combined and individually tailored.

Similarly, if you want to add additional fishing days, it can be done without any inconvenience.

If you decide to combine your fishing program with activities such as animal hunting, tourism, or fishing in different areas, don’t worry. Our service ensures that transfers from one place to another are as efficient and fast as possible.

We understand that your time is valuable, and we want you to make the most of each chosen experience. Therefore, we will make sure that any time lost during transfers can be recovered through fishing, hunting, or sightseeing activities.

Day 1

- Warm welcome at Ministro Pistarini International Airport.
- Transfer by private vehicles to the National Airport (0:30 minutes).
- Flight from the National Airport (02:00 hours) to Santa Cruz province, El Calafate Airport, where we will
- be waiting to travel to the lodge in private vehicles (05:00 hours).
- Initial orientation on fishing in the lake and safety measures.
Indulge in an exquisite dinner prepared by our renowned gourmet chef, where you can enjoy delicious local dishes.

Days 2, 3, 4, and 5:

- Wake up to an international breakfast, where you'll find everything you can imagine to start the day with energy.
- Meeting with your assigned fishing guide, who will share valuable information about fishing techniques and the best places to find trout.
- At 1:00 p.m., a tasty lunch will be waiting for you, followed by an opportunity to rest or engage in various activities if you wish.
- Return to fishing for the monstrous trout that inhabit this place, enjoying the company of our expert guides.
- As night falls, savor a delicious dinner while sharing your fishing stories with fellow anglers or passionate guides in a cozy atmosphere.

Day 6

- Start the day with an international breakfast, savoring a variety of culinary delights.
- Transfer to El Calafate Airport for your return to Buenos Aires or the designated destination in your program.

Combine fishing with our Hunting Programs

At Rancho Salvaje Safari, we take pride in offering a unique experience that combines the thrill of hunting with incredible fishing in both the southern and northern regions of Argentina.

Depending on the month you choose, you can select fishing alongside certain big game animals or even specific small game animals.

Below, you can customize your trip by choosing the activities you would like to participate in. We will then
contact you to refine the details of your stay in Argentina.

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Santa Rosalia 1541, San Andres, CP 1651
Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Get in contact with Rancho Salvaje Safari, let’s customize your trip to your needs, dates and accommodations.

Just fill in the form below with your name and email address with a short message and and we will get back to you.

Santa Rosalia 1541, San Andres, CP 1651, Buenos Aires, Argentina.