Jun 25th, 2019
The sea run trout of South America have been the stuff of lore in the fly fishing world for decades. Over the years, images of brown trout pushing the 30 lb benchmark in southernmost Argentina have simply added fuel to the fire that burns in the hearts of anglers who wish to come face to face with these legendary fish. At Fly Water Travel we feel extremely fortunate to work with a wide range of lodges that can provide guests with a fishing experience like none other on Earth. The following list represents the destinations with remaining 2020 availability to have just that experience. While each of these programs provide an incredibly unique sea trout adventure, what they all have in common are professional guide services, classy accommodations coupled with outstanding cuisine, and an intimate knowledge of these southern waters and the monstrous fish that inhabit them.
Please give us a call at 800.552.2729 to learn more about the following destinations
World’s End Lodge
Rustic yet elegant, World’s End Lodge provides anglers with a charming South American experience along the Irigoyen and Malenguena Rivers. Both of these systems win top honors for being the smallest rivers housing some of the largest sea-trout. If you enjoy fishing small, complex water with solace from the wind, this is the destination for you.
December 27 – January 4: 4 rods at $5,790 per person plus conservation fee ($250)
January 3 -10: 3 rods at $6,290 per person plus conservation fee ($250)
January 10 -17: 2 rods at $6,290 per person plus conservation fee ($250)
April 3 -10: 2 rods at $5,790 per person plus conservation fee ($250)
Estancia Despedida is a family run sea trout lodge with an intimate atmosphere which permeates every aspect of the lodge. Danny and Helen Lajous have been hosting fishermen on the Rio Grande for nearly two decades. With a very high return rate, guests at Despedida have come to appreciate the incredibly warm and genuine hospitality that comes from the Lajous Family and their dedicated team of fly fishing professionals. The most distant pools on the ranch are only minutes from the lodge, minimizing drive times and maximizing time spent on the water.
January 4 -11: 6 rods at $6795 per person plus license ($300)
March 14 – 21: 3 rods at $6795 per person plus license ($300)
March 21 – 28: 5 rods at $6795 per person plus license ($300)
March 28 – April 4: 4 rods at $6795 per person plus license ($300)
Villa Maria Lodge
For over 20 years, Villa Maria Lodge has offered small, private groups exceptional sea trout fishing on the lower Rio Grande. Villa Maria is a two-handed angler’s dream, where guests get the first opportunity at chrome-bright fish due to their geographic location.
January 3 -10: 5 rods at $9,950 per person
January 10 -17: 6 rods at $10,950 per person
March 6 – 13: 6 rods at $9,950 per person
March 20 – 27: 5 rods at $7,950 per person
March 27 – April 3: 6 rods at $6,950 per person
Kau Tapen Lodge
Kau Tapen (“house of fishing” in the native Indian Ona language) is the original sea-run brown trout fly fishing lodge in Tierra del Fuego. Kau Tapen has made the Rio Grande a household name for fly anglers throughout the world with it’s impeccable accommodations, plenty of elbow room on the Rio Grande, talented fly fishing guides, select vehicles and equipment, Argentina’s best wines and menus, and enviable fishing records since 1984.
Estancia Maria Behety
Boasting 32 miles of the lower Rio Grande’s prime water, Estancia Maria Behety offers guests a coveted fishing program with easy wading, access to both sides of the river, skilled fly fishing guides and high catch rates. In terms of accommodations, Estancia Maria Behety has set a new standard for simple elegance and efficiency.
2020 Lodge Availability
January 18 -25: 3 rods at
January 25 – February 1: 1 rod available
February 1-8 : 1 rod available
February 15-22: 1 rod available
March 14 -21: 8 rods available
March 28 – April 4: 4 rods available
Las Buitreras Lodge
The 290,000 acre Estancia Las Buitreras has private access to nearly 25 miles of the most prolific beats of the Rio Gallegos, consisting of 50 named pools on both sides of the river. The lodge itself is full of rustic charm and modern conveniences. It features seven comfortable rooms, traditional camp styling, a large veranda, a spacious wind-protected courtyard, a fully stocked beer and wine bar and a beautiful covered terrace complete with a stone grill where they host their weekly classic Argentine asado.
February 29 – March 7: 3 rods at $6690 per person
Los Plateados Lodge, Argentina
Despite the fact that Lost Plateados Lodge isn’t a sea trout destination, but rather the only true Atlantic Steelhead return in the world, we felt we must include it. Argentina’s massive Rio Santa Cruz is surrounded by a harsh and surreal Dali-esque landscape where two handed enthusiasts can swing for Atlantic Steelhead at the ends of the earth.
March 14 – 20: 4 rods at $4,990 per person
March 28 – April 3: 4 rods at $4,990 per person
April 11 – 17: 3 rods at $4,990 per person
April 18 – April 24: 4 rods at $4,990 per person
April 25 – May 1: 1 rod at $4,990 per person