Argentina Sea Run Brown Trout

Villa Maria Lodge- Cancellation on a Great Week!

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Four rods just opened up on one of the best Sea Run Brown Trout weeks in Argentina.  Villa Maria Lodge on the lower Rio Grande now has space for 4 anglers Jan 27-Feb 3, 2017.  This is a prime week on one of the most productive and scenic portions of the Rio Grande. This private 20 km section is home to several world record Sea Run Browns and with some of the best guides and accommodations in the business, it is no wonder Villa Maria has an 80% repeat clientele. With a First Right of Refusal policy, anyone who grabs this week now will have it every year until they decline it!

Just 6 anglers will enjoy deluxe accommodations and single rooms with private en suite baths.

These spaces won’t last long.  Email Us Today to secure your spot Jan 27-Feb 3 at Villa Maria Lodge.

Or Call  888-486-8972

Kick Ass Golden Dorado Fishing Video, Argentina

Kick Ass Golden Dorado Fishing Video, Argentina

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Watch our latest Golden Dorado fishing video from Corrientes, Argentina.  Fly Fishing Patagonia’s co-owner, Oscar Dono, searches our home waters of the Corriente River and Parana River Delta for big Golden Dorado.  Experience the thrill of big Golden Dorado caught in pristine waters with our expert Dorado fishing guides and return each night to the new and beautiful Don Joaquin River Lodge.

Watch the video, then contact us regarding our Dorado Fishing Specials or any other destination in Argentina.

-Dorado Fishing Special – 
Feb 11-18, 2017
Feb 18-25, 2017

7 Nights/6 Days Don Joaquin River Lodge  $3500/angler
Includes optional Dove/Pigeon hunting
 Min two anglers, booked by Sept 1, 2016
Book It Now!


Maria Behty Lodge

Maria Behety Fishing Report, Mar 19-26, 2016

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ESTANCIA MARIA BEHETY LODGE
By Federico Molinolo, Head Guide

We have just finished our week 13 at Estancia Maria Behety Lodge, the week before the last of the season. The river conditions are very good to excellent.
99 fish were landed for the week. 29 fish between 15 and 20 pounds, with an average weight 9.9 pounds. Brandon Fisher was the Top Rod with 24 fish in the net!!
Susy Valdez landed the fish of the week: 19.5 pounds.

Water Conditions:
We experienced good visibility and clear water this week. By the end of the week the river came up a few inches because of some rain and snow melt.
Water temperature: 40°F to 53°F

Weather Conditions:
Wind speed: 0 to 35 mph
Air temperature: 35°F to 65°F

Fishing Conditions:
Flies that are working the best: Nymphs are still working great. EMB, Prince Nymph, Red Butt, Aurelia Prince, Anadromizer. Yuk Bug, black wooly buggers, and Tdf taxi. And as always big tube flies, intruders and leeches for the last hour of fishing.
Fly lines: We are fishing heavy T-14 and T-17 tips, 5 to 15 feet long. To throw these tips Skagit heads are the best.
Length and strength of tippet and leaders: 3 to 10 feet, 15 to 20 pounds.

Fish Catch Statistics:
Number of anglers for the week: 10
Total number of fish landed for the week: 99
Weight of the biggest fish landed for the week: 19.5 pounds.
Number of fish landed over 15 pounds: 29
Number of fish landed over 20 pounds: 0
Notable Catches: Susy Valdez landed a 19.5 pounder. Randy Morton landed a 19 pounder

 

LA VILLA MARIA BEHETY LODGE
By Federico Zimmermann, Head Guide

 

This week we had the UK group hosted by River Ness Gillie. Willie Sutherland.
James R., Lionel Y., Andrew C., came again, whereas it was the first time ever on the Rio Grande for Aidan B. and Frazer P.
The fishing improved a little since last week, but we are still below the expected for this time of year. Autumn started last Sunday, but temperatures are still quite warm. So fishing with floating lines and dries was a successful technique.
L. Young and Frazer P. were the top rods with 13 fish each.
The biggest fish and single malt whisky winner was Andrew C. with his beautiful 20lb female.  The average weight was very good: 10.4lbs., the average catch a day per angler was 1.64 fish.

Water Conditions
Water color and visibility: Water clear, a bit dirty after the rose in the level in the middle of the week.
Water temperature: Between 6°C to 12°C (43°F to 54°F)
Water level: River rose a bit this week, but water never got really dirty, just a bit of color.

Weather Conditions
Wind speed: 15 kmh to 90 kmh (9 mph to 60 mph)
Air temperature: 3°C to 16°C (37°F – 61°F)

Weather Observations:
Mostly sunny with some partial cloud cover and quite windy on a few secessions.

Fishing Conditions:
Flies that are working the best: Wonder Bug, Green Machine, Sun-ray-shadow, Turk’s Tarantula,, EMB Rubber legs, Red butt Bomber, Stout’s tail.  Fly lines: Skagits and Scandis with tips such as floating, intermediate, type 3, 6 and 8, T-11, T-14 and T-17 in various lengths.  Length and strength of tippet and leaders: 12 to 15 lb tippet, lengths between 5 and 14 feet.

Fish Catch Statistics:
Number of anglers for the week: 7
Total number of fish landed for the week: 69
Weight of the biggest fish landed for the week: 20lbs
Number of fish landed over 15 pounds: 15 fish
Number of fish landed over 20 pounds: 1 fish
Notable catches: Andrew C’s 20lbs female caught on a little tube fly

Wing Shooting Argentina54

RETURNING HUNTERS – SPECIAL!

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Dear Friends of WSA,

Thanks to you, we have been outfitting for over 15 years. To express our appreciation, anyone who has hunting with us in the past can return on any of the below 2016 dates to save as much as $800 and precious time. What’s more, we are offering this to your accompanying friends, even if they have not hunted with us.  This is our way of saying Thank You and that we would love to see you again at Estancia La Pelada.

Book one of the following weeks and get the convenience of:

  • Free Domestic Airfare!
  • Free Private Airport Transfers in BA!
  • Free Gun Rentals!

Returning Hunter Special Weeks -7 nights/6 days
May 7-14 Sat-Sat
May 21-28  Sat-Sat
Jun 4-11  Sat-Sat
Jun 18-25 Sat-Sat

Come see Oscar and the gang in Esquina Corrientes – where the empandas are hot and the game is fresh!
Contact Us Today!
(Then contact your friends!)

Please Note: Hunters must be able to connect with these domestic flights to/from Resistencia.
-Buenos Aires – Resistencia on Aerolineas, departing at 11:55am and arriving at 1:22pm
-Resistencia – Buenos Aires on Aerolineas, departing at 2:05am and arriving at 3:30pm
Free domestic flights can be substituted for $250 off a R/T charter flight to Goya. In some cases the Santa Fe Airport can be used.
Two hunters minimum per booking.
Offer ends April 15, 2016

Sea Run Brown fishing Argentina

Sea Run Brown Report, EMB & Villa Maria – Feb 20-27, 2016

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ESTANCIA MARIA BEHETY LODGE
By Federico Molinolo, Head Guide
Feb 20-27, 2016


End of week # 9. Fishing improved considerably. Some new fresh sea-trout came into the river this week.  118 fish landed this week. 35 sea-trout were over 15 pounds, 4 of them over 20 pounds.  John Burne landed the fish of the week a great 22.5 pound hen from Z Pool. Nick Warren was the top rod: 20 fish in the net, 5 of them over 15 pounds.

Water Conditions:
Water color and visibility: Very clear water and good visibility
Water temperature: Water was a bit colder this week. Between 43°F and 51°F

Water levels: Water level raised a couple of inches due some rain on the mountains. This is good news!

Weather Conditions:
Wind speed ranges through the week: 0 to 60 mph
Air temperature ranges through the week: 28°F to 62°F

Weather observations: Mostly cloudy and windy with a few showers and east wind some days.

Fishing Conditions:
Flies that are working the best: Nymphs: EMB Rubber Legs, TDF prince, Aurelia Prince, Prince Nymph, and Scuds. Green machine, Yuk bug, wooly buggers. Different sizes of sunray shadows. Big flies for the last hour: Leeches, intruders and big tube flies.

Fly lines (tips, heads, lengths, densities): Skagit and Scandi heads with different lengths of T-17, T-14, T-11. Floating and intermediate tips are working great. Mow and IMow tips are a good option. Length and strength of tippet and leaders: 3 to 12 feet, 15 to 20 pounds.

Fish Catch Statistics:
Number of anglers for the week: 12
Total number of fish landed for the week: 118
Weight of the biggest fish landed for the week: 22.5 pounds.
Number of fish landed over 15 pounds: 35
Number of fish landed over 20 pounds: 4

Notable Catches:
Ted Kauth landed a 21 pounder. John Burne landed a 22.5 pounder. Bill Kauth landed a 20 pounder. Bryan Townsend landed a 22 pounder.

LA VILLA MARIA BEHETY LODGE
By Federico Zimmermann, Head Guide
Feb 20-27, 2016

Fortunately the fishing really improved this week. Not only on the fish landed, average weight was really impressive.
We had 6 guests this week, our friends Mark B., Jim “the Icon” R., Walt W. and Michael H. Chris P. and Jonathan A. came to La Villa for the first time.  Best figures in the last month, we had 81 fish for the week, and a really good average weight 10.7 lbs. Mark B. was the top rod with 19 fish, he had one of the best weeks ever at La Villa. Congratulations! The biggest fish was caught by the Iconic James R. A beautiful 19.5lbs sea trout! The average catch a day per angler improved to 2.25 fish.

Water Conditions:
Water temperature: Between 6⁰C – 14⁰C (43⁰F – 57⁰F)

Water levels:
Water level low, the river rose a bit on Friday, but water remains clear.

Weather Conditions:
Wind speed ranges through the week: 0 – 90 kph (0 – 60 mph)
Air temperature ranges through the week: 0⁰C – 18⁰C (32⁰F –64⁰F)

Weather Observations: Mostly cloudy, and partial cloud cover. With a fairly heavy rain on Thursday.

Fishing Conditions:
Flies that are working the best: EMB Rubberlegs, Green Machine, Sun-ray-shadow, Skagit Minnow, Turks Tarantula, Red Butt Bomber, Tdf Prince, Wonder Bug, Aurelia Prince.

Fly lines (tips, heads, lengths, densities, etc): Skagits and Scandis with tips such as floating, intermediate,T8, T11, T14, and Mow tips in various combinations.  Length and strength of tippet and leaders: 12 to 15lbs tippet, lengths between 4 and 14 feet.

Fish Catch Statistics:
Number of anglers for the week: 6
Total number of fish landed for the week: 81
Weight of the biggest fish landed for the week: 19.5 lbs.
Number of fish landed over 15 pounds: 21 fish
Number of fish landed over 20 pounds: None