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Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina: Updated 2020 Sea-Run Brown Trout Availability

Within the fly fishing community, the Tierra del Fuego region is synonymous with world-class, sea-run brown trout fishing on the renowned Rio Grande. With annual returns in the tens of thousands, the Rio Grande is host to the largest and most consistent run of sea trout in the world. The destinations in Tierra del Fuego provide incredibly unique sea-run brown trout fishing with professional and knowledgeable guides. Anglers stay in quality accommodations with outstanding food and wine with access to these amazing southern waters and the trophy fish that swim in them.

The Rio Grande in Southern Argentina is famous for its strong and consistent runs of sea-run brown trout. This fishery notoriously produces an overall average fish in the 8-10 pound class with regular and daily catches pushing or exceeding the 20-pound mark, and beyond. These migratory fish have the beauty of a pristine resident brown trout but power and fight as a saltwater species!

UPDATED SEPTEMBER 20, 2019

Estancia Maria Behety
The very spacious lodge hosts a maximum of a dozed fly fishermen and was designed with every necessary amenity. Enjoy the 32 miles of private access along the Rio Grande River in one of the best sea trout destinations on earth.

Feb 15-22 (1 spot with shared room and guide)
Mar 7-14 (1 spot with shared room and guide)

Rate: $5,520.00-$6,900.00 per person based on shared room and guide, plus $300 fishing license

La Villa de Maria Behety
La Villa, at the entrance to the 275,000-acre Estancia Maria Behety, was once regarded as among the most beautiful ranch mansions in all of South America. This beautifully-restored, historic mansion qualifies as the most deluxe fishing lodge in all of South America. Experience one of the best sea-run brown trout destinations in the world.

Jan 4-11 (1 spot)

Rate: $6,230.00-$7,900.00 per person based on single room and shared guide, plus $495 fishing license

Villa Maria
Villa Maria is positioned perfectly to take advantage of this terrific part of the river where you can still smell the salt in the air from the nearby ocean.

Mar 6-13 (4 spots)
Mar 20-27 (4 spots)

Rate: $9,950.00-$10,950.00 per person based on single room and shared guide, plus $495 fishing license

Kau Tapen
The spectacular chrome sea-run browns make their way from the salt to the Rio Grande to reproduce and Kau Tapen is right there to witness it all. Feed flies to the magnificent fish while enjoying all the stark beauty that Argentina offers.

Jan 4 -11 (2 spots)
Jan 11-18 (3 spots)
Jan 18-25 (4 spots)
Jan 25-Feb 1 (2 spots)
Feb 29-Mar 7 (4 spots)

Rate: $6,950.00-$10,350.00 per person based on single room and shared guide, plus $495 fishing license

Despedida Lodge
In addition to the prime beats and pools of the Rio Grande River, the estancia also provides access to 35 km of the Menendez River, a productive and rarely-fished tributary to the big river. Estancia Despedida is a small and intimate family-run operation.

Jan 4-11 (6 spots)
Mar 7-14 (6 Spots)
Mar 14 – 21 (3 spots)
Mar 21 – 28 (5 spots)
Mar 28 – Apr 4 (4 spots)

Rate: $6795.00 per person based on shared room and guide, plus $300 fishing license

Contact Yellow Dog’s South America expert, John Hudgens to learn more or reserve your spots.

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