Kau Tapen & Villa Maria Lodges -2020 Availability

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As of today there are still several spots open at Kau Tapen Lodge and Villa Maria Lodge for the 2020 season on the Rio Grande in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina.  Some of those spots are PEAK WEEKS!

Availability changes almost daily this time of the year. Don’t wait to secure your chance at catching the largest Brown Trout on earth!  Contact us today!

Kau Tapen Lodge
Jan 4-11   8 rods
Jan 11-18   6 rods
Jan 18-25   6 rods
Feb 8-15   5 rods
Feb 15-22  1 rod
Mar 7-14   4 rods

Villa Maria Lodge
Jan 3-10     5 rods
Jan 10-17   6 rods (maybe)
Feb 28-Mar 6    1 rod
Mar 6-13    4 rods
Mar 20-27   3 rods
Mar 27-Apr 3   6 rods

*All anglers must fly into Ushuaia and out of Rio Grande.

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!