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Villa Maria Lodge

Sea run brown trout on the exclusive Lower Rio Grande-Tierra del Fuego

This 6-guest lodge on the lower reaches of the Rio Grande is sold out annually and for years to come. Frontiers, however, has weeks designated exclusively for our clients. Situated on the Estancia Jose Menendez where the river broadens and pools become long slicks of “trouty” holding water, Villa Maria offers the first shot at fish entering the system fresh from the sea.

Fishing

Fishermen will encounter nickel-bright sea-runs on strictly controlled estancia water. This lower stretch appeals to confident casters, and anglers familiar with two-handed rods do well. Sea-run brown trout fishing is about covering water and reaching the far bank; so come prepared.

Accommodation

Villa Maria Lodge offers 6 bedrooms and bathrooms for just 6 guests weekly in a small, intimate venue. Each day, anglers will relish traditional Argentine waterfront meals and siesta at the River House perched high on a bluff affording a stunning view of the fabled Rio Grande.

Gear

8-9 Wt two-handed rods, Skagit Versi-tip lines and various “mow tips” are often favored. Single-handers favor 10-ft. 8 wt. rods and reels spooled with weight forward floating or sink-tip lines for various conditions. A full tackle list is provided upon booking with Frontiers.

Trip Specifics

The season runs December 30-April 7, 2017.
January 6-March 10, 2017: Includes one night single hotel room accommodation at the Alvear and Buenos Aires transfers based on 2 passengers or more. Single transfer supplement applies.
We strongly encourage anglers to book international and particularly internal flights in Argentina with Frontiers.
Inquire about preferred dove shooting rates at Cordoba Lodge in conjunction with a sea-run booking exclusively through Frontiers.
Weather varies rapidly in Tierra del Fuego–layering is a must.

Rates

Rates and inclusions vary weekly from $5,950-$10,950 per angler on a Friday-Friday rotation. Please contact Frontiers for limited space availability and specific week costs/details.
Rio Grande fishing licenses: $350 per week/angler.

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News

Argentina – Villa Maria Lodge – Rods Available from January – March 2018

Top Five Facts About the Rio Grande River

Hooking one of the largest sea run brown trout in the world on the Rio Grande in Tierra del Fuego is fascinating. However, the tale of how these monsters came to be here and their history is even more fascinating. The walls and shelves of Kau Tapen and Villa Maria – the first lodges on the river – are lined with historical accounts and folklore. I encourage all the ...

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