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40% Off Last-Minute South American Fly Fishing Trips

June 13, 23
What: Two distinctly different but remarkable operations are offering a massive last-minute discount for a week of fishing. Both Agua Boa Lodge and El Encuentro Fly Fishing have last-minute deals for a limited number of anglers to pursue trophy peacocks in the Brazilian Amazon, or to experience one of the most diverse and productive fishing programs in Patagonia.

El Encuentro Lodge and Brook Trout Basecamp – Argentina

Dates: February 18-25, 2023 (2 rods available)
Normal Cost: $6,300 per person (based on double occupancy)
Discounted Rate: $3,780 per person

No matter what time of the season El Encuentro strives to provide its clients with a diverse array of productive public and private access angling options for brown, rainbow, and brook trout in the Esquel region of central Patagonia. Some of the featured and famed fisheries available to anglers include the Futaleufu, Nant y Fall, Arrayanes, Rivadavia, Corinto, Carrileufu, and Corcovado rivers, Kruger and Verde lakes, and many other smaller rivers and streams. Some waters are floated, some are waded, and at times a combination of the two depending on conditions and desires. Most trout are in the 16 to 23-inch range, with many exceeding 23 inches.

What’s Included:
  • Accommodations and meals at the lodge(s)
  • Beverages including beer, wine, and alcohol at the lodge(s)
  • Fully guided fishing
  • Non-angling activities
  • Transfers to/from Esquel airport and the lodge(s)
  • Leaders and tippet
  • Laundry service (except when staying at Brook Trout Basecamp)
What’s Not Included:
  • International and domestic airfare
  • Transfers, hotels, and meals in Buenos Aires
  • Special transfers to/from Bariloche
  • Gratuities for guides and lodge staff
  • Fishing equipment
  • Fishing license
SAMPLE ITINERARY

Friday, February 17: Depart USA.

Saturday, February 18: Arrive at Buenos Aires International Airport (EZE). Clear customs, transfer across town to the domestic airport (AEP). Please leave 4 hours for this transfer. Fly from the domestic airport (AEP) to Esquel (EQS). In Esquel, the lodge will pick you up.

February 19 – 24 (Sunday to Friday): Six (6) days of fishing.

Saturday, February 25: Leave the lodge and head to the Esquel Airport (EQS). Fly from Esquel (EQS) to Buenos Aires domestic airport (AEP). Transfer across town to the international airport (EZE). Please leave 4 hours between the time you land at AEP and the time you depart EZE.

Agua Boa Lodge – Brazil

Dates: February 25-March 4, 2023 (5 rods available)
Normal Cost: $7,150 per person (based on double occupancy)
Discounted Rate: $4,250 per person

The rivers and tributaries around Agua Boa Lodge are rich and diverse. Possible targets include all three species of peacock bass: the butterfly (up to 10 pounds), the spotted (up to 20 pounds), and the temensis (up to 24 pounds, although it is almost certain that a world-record fish is present in the system. The current record stands at 27 pounds.). Peacock bass is perhaps one of the toughest gamefish around.

What’s Included:
  • Seven nights lodging at the Lodge
  • Six full days of guided fishing
  • Brazilian fishing license
  • Round-trip private air transfers between Manaus and the lodge
  • Three meals a day
  • Bottled water, soft drinks, wine, beer, and local liquor
  • All related taxes and fees at the lodge
What’s Not Included:
  • International flight to Manaus, Brazil (MAO)
  • Gratuities for guides and lodge staff
  • Accommodations and meals on arrival or departure day in Manaus (Blue Tree Hotel preferred)
  • Optional city tour or activities in Manaus or surrounding areas (recommended!)
  • Imported liquor at the lodge
  • Airport and departure taxes
  • Rods, reels, flies, terminal tackle, and equipment
  • Phone calls, tackle/gift shop purchases, and items of a personal nature
Interested in taking advantage of this great opportunity? Give us a call to discuss your options–the spots will fill up fast!