Sea Run Brown 2020 availability. Book NOW!

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If you know you want to fish for these trophy trout, don’t wait, now is the time to secure your 2020 week. If there is not space on your preferred week then we will put you on the wait-list!

Kau Tapen Lodge Availability
This list will be posted on our site and updated regularly. Prime dates are usually gone by mid June.  Contact us to book your week now!
Jan 4-11   12 rods
Jan 11-18   8 rods
Jan 18-25   6 rods
Feb 8-15   6 rods
Mar 7-14   6 rods

Villa Maria Lodge Availability
Contact us to book your week now!
Jan 3-10     6 rods
Feb 28-Mar 6    1 rod
Mar 6-13    6 rods
Mar 20-27   5 rods
Mar 27-Apr 3   6 rods

Estancia Despedida Availability
All rods from Dec 27-Feb 29 are currently spoken for.  The remaining available Feb 29 and April 4 rods will be posted on our site and open for booking very soon.  If you are not on our wait-list when they are announced, your chances of getting any week are low!
Get on our wait-list for those weeks NOW!

Maria Behety Lodge Availability
A few select rods are available now.  Sometime between May 1-15 more  rods will be posted on our site and available to book . If you are not on our wait-list when they are announced, your chances of getting a preferred week are low!
Contact us to see if you can book a week now or need to be wait-listed.

La Villa de Maria Behety Lodge Availability
A few select rods are available now.  Sometime between May 1-15 more  rods will be posted on our site and available to book . If you are not on our wait-list when they are announced, your chances of getting a preferred week are low!
Contact us to see if you can book a week now or need to be wait-listed.

Estancia Las Buitreras
A few select rods are available now.  The remaining available rods will be posted and open to book sometime around April 18, 2019. We highly recommend getting on our Las Buitreras wait-list!
Contact us to see if you can book a week now or need to be wait-listed.

Connect with the Largest Brown Trout on Earth by contacting our office today!
434.249.1783

Las Buitreras Lodge -2019 season’s end report

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We have just finished our 17th season during which we welcomed over 150 anglers from all over the world.

This season we started January off with lower water levels than usual but with pools full of fish. The conditions called for longer leaders and smaller flies resulting in a high number of fish that were hooked and subsequently lost. At some point, our numbers of fish hooked and lost became almost comical, but that’s no surprise when you’re fishing size 12 nymphs for these trout. Water levels began to rise by late January and February which enabled us to fish with bigger flies and thicker leaders and drastically increased the number of fish landed. March and early April followed suit with very stable conditions during which we continued to watch a great number of fish migrate up the river. Though we would have liked to see a few more floods throughout the season to really activate the fish, water levels remained at acceptable levels and the river remained fishable over the course of the season. As always most of the fishing during the season was done with floating or float/ intermediate lines allowing for gentle presentations and visual attacks near the surface.

To break it down, our clients managed to land a total of 1024 searun trout with an average size of 8.17 lbs; 18 of those fish weighed in at 20 lbs and above. As is usually the case, the brown trout fishing at this destination has been spectacular and the number of resident brown trout our clients landed (many weighing between 2-7 lbs) far exceeded the number of searun trout landed. The biggest resident brown landed in 2019 weighed in at 8 lbs and was caught in the upper part of the Las Buitreras stretch called Zone 0. We wish to extend a big thank you to everyone that visited us this season. We are so incredibly fortunate to have such exceptional clientele and are honored that you keep returning year after year. We also extend a big thank you to our local staff and guides for a fantastic season at Las Buitreras! Until next year!

Contact us to book your week in 2020!

Last prime rods at Maria Behety!

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Expedition/Lodge Combo, November – December 2018

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Estancia Tres Lagos & Caleufu River, Expedition/Lodge Combo
Nov 23 – Dec 2, 2018

The Filo Hua Hum and Caleufu Rivers are two of Patagonia’s most picturesque rivers that offer prime dry fly fishing for 17-19in Brown’s and Rainbow. If you join us the November, you will be fishing both rivers at their peak times.

On the first half of this Expedition/Lodge Combo, you’ll spend 4 nights/3 days at Estancia Tres Lagos fishing the New Zealand-like “Filo”, its tributary Arroyo Quieto and the Filo Hau Hum and Nuevo Lakes.  Then we’ll drive just a few miles downstream to where to Filo Hua Hum River becomes the Caleufu River and start a 3 night/4 day float trip.

The Filo receives relatively little pressure because of it’s somewhat remote location, private waters and it’s crystal clear, technical waters that deter less skilled anglers. This is a wade only fishery where sight fishing is the norm.  The Rainbows and Browns of the Caleufu River offer themselves more easily yet only anglers willing the float it for three nights are able to access the river in its entirety.

If you are looking for a unique Patagonia fishing experience, like targeting Brown Trout, enjoy multiday rivers trips and are able to travel between November and early January then this trip is right for you.

Check out the itinerary for our Nov 23-Dec 2, 2018 Trip  and Contact Us to reserve your week today!

Rio Grande Fishing Report, Maria Behety Lodges, Mar 24-31, 2018

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RIO GRANDE FISHING REPORT
Estancia Maria Behety Lodge
&
La Villa De Maria Behety Lodge
March 24-31, 2018

ESTANCIA MARIA BEHETY LODGE REPORT-  March 24-31, 2018
By Federico Molinolo – Head Guide

End of week 12. Jim Teeny and his group of friends visited us this week and we had a lot of fun and fishing was great. The Rio Grand is in excellent condition.
95 fish were landed for the week with 40 fish over 15 pounds, 6 of them over 20 pounds.

Top rod of the week was Samuel Matalone with 19 fish to the net!!!
Pat Ford landed the biggest fish: 23.5 pounds.

Water Conditions:
Water color and visibility: Clear water and good visibility
Water temperature: 37°F to 49°F
Water levels through the week: River dropped 3 – 4 inches during the week.

Weather Conditions:
Wind speed ranges through the week: 5 to 50 mph.
Air temperature ranges through the week: 22°F to 55°F

Fishing Conditions:
Flies that are working the best: Mostly nymphs: EMB, red butt, tdf prince, pepe prince.
Black wooly buggers, yuk bug, tdf taxi, intruders, leeches.

Fly lines:
Heavy tips, T-14, T-17 and T-20 in different lengths
When we have to throw T´s a Skagit head is the best option.

Length and strength of tippet and leaders:
3 to 10 feet, 12 to 20 pounds

Fish Catch Statistics:
Number of anglers for the week: 11
Total number of fish landed for the week: 99
Weight of the biggest fish landed for the week: 23.5 pounds.
Number of fish landed over 15 pounds: 34
Number of fish landed over 20 pounds: 6

Notable Catches:
Pat Ford landed a 23,5 pounder and a 20,5 pounder.
Bruce Albright landed a 22,5 pounder and a 20,5 pounder.
Jim Teeny landed a 21 pounder.
Samuel Matalone landed a 21 pounder.

LA VILLA DE MARIA BEHETY LODGE REPORT- Mar 24-31, 2018
By Diego Motter – Head Guide

Last week of the season here at La Villa and fishing was slow for us, it got really cold, and on some days the wind blew from the north east. The fish w

 

ere deep in the pools and difficult to move it. 25 fish were landed, 14 fish over 15 pounds, and 0 over 20. Average weight 10.5 pounds.
Sinking lines were the best, dead drifting nymphs.
Top rod of the week was Kip McCarthy with 10 fish in the net, the biggest 19 pounds.
Kip McCarthy landed the biggest fish at 19 pounds.
Sinking lines were the best, dead drifting nymph.

Water Conditions:
Water color and visibility: Very clear water.
Water temperature: 4°C to 8°C
Water level: The river is at a great level.

Weather Conditions:
Wind speed ranges through the week: The wind blew from north and some days north east. Air temperature ranges through the week: -5°C to 12°C
Weather observation: Really cold All week.
Fishing Conditions:
Flies that are working the best: Nymphs: emb, wonder bug, prince nymph, different sizes of sun-ray shadows. Big flies for the last hour: big tube flies, Intruders, monkey tube flies were the best of the week, using sinking lines.

Fly lines:
Skagit heads with different lengths of T-17, T-14, T-11, as well as Scandi heads with poly-leaders.

Length and strength of tippet and leaders:
6 to 9 feet, 12 to 16 pound
Dead drifting nymphs with sinking lines worked well.
Most of the fish were in the middle sections of the river, the lower sections are empty and upper sections have good numbers of fish holding in the pools.

Fish Catch Statistics:
Number of anglers for the week: 3
Total number of fish landed for the week: 25
Weight of the biggest fish landed for the week: 19 pounds
Number of fish landed over 15 pounds: 14
Number of fish landed over 20 pounds: 0
Notable Catches:
 19 pound sea-trout on a size #16 nymph