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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 often 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: $450 per week/angler.

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News

Argentina - Villa Maria - Fishing Blog

Another week has gone by here at Villa Maria Lodge and we were visited by a full group of familiar faces, as all our fishermen have been fishing our waters for a few years already.

Just like in the past weeks, weather conditions – hence fishing conditions have constantly been changing here on the Rio Grande. In the past few days, water levels and temperatures were seesawing but when conditions lined up properly the fishing was ...

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Argentina - Villa Maria - News report

We just finished our 3rd week at Villa Maria Lodge. Like the previous week, we can easily split the fishing week in two parts: The first three days we had low water and clear conditions. Fishing was good and fish were consistently active in the morning and evening sessions.

Marc started the week with a beautiful 21lbs buck (male) followed by his wife, Gina, who got a 16lbs in the first session. The first day ended with a bang when ...

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Argentina - Villa Maria - Latest News

Welcome to Villa María Lodge 2019 season!!

This year we started with normal conditions for January here, that means dry and windy. The water level is similar to last year at the same time and surely on the low side for the time of the season. But the river looks in a good shape and without many structural changes.

Our opening week ...

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Argentina - Kau Tapen - Sea Trout

The headline “Teamworking” may come as a surprise to some readers. Fishing tends to blur the lines between recreational joy and the diehard reality of numbers. Some of us count fish, others like to record the length and weight of prize catches. And really, there’s nothing wrong with chasing more and bigger fish.

The late Mel Krieger referred to fly fishing as, “solitude without loneliness.” And no ...

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Tierra Del Fuego - Last Available Dates

Tierra Del Fuego sea trout season has kicked off once again. We still have limited spots available for the coming season. Here’s what’s left:

Kau Tapen Lodge:

Jan 19-26 2 rods

March 2-9 – 1 rod

March 9-16 – 1 rod

March 16-23 – 1 ...

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Argentina – Kau Tapen and Villa Maria Lodge – Last Openings for 2019

Kau Tapen and Villa Maria Lodges on the Rio Grande have always held a special place here at Frontiers as they should. Frontiers has been with these lodges since their inception. Our fondly and often remembered company founders, Susie and Michael Fitzgerald, were quite literally here in the beginning with the De las Carreras family ...

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