Chocolate Lab Expeditions- Patagonia, Argentina

Based in San Martin de los Andes, Chocolate Lab Expeditions (CLE), offers some of the best fly fishing in all of Patagonia and more private access water than anyone else in the area. Owners Ron and Vanessa Sorensen have been guiding and outfitting anglers in Northern Patagonia since 1996, building a reputation for dependable excellence as they have shared their passion for fishing Patagonia over the years. Vanessa’s three generations of family history in San Martin has enabled CLE to access properties and establish a great staff of local Argentines. Ron offers a long guiding career that started in ’91 on the Madison river, then for Mike Lawson from ’92-2002, and finally under his own Montana license starting in 2003. CLE was featured in the movie “Rise” by Confluence Films (, The Drake, and multiple times in the Angling Report, including a feature article in the October 2010 issue. Ron was twice covered by Columbia Country’s “Fishing The West”, in Flyfishing & Tying Journal’s Spring 2011 Guide Profile , various articles in Trout and Salmon, Gamefisher, FlyFishing & Fly Tying, and others.

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