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La Villa Lodge at Maria Behety – Last Minute 2018 Availability

Nicolas Trochine Argentina, Deals, Patagonia, Sea trout

The Villa Lodge on the well regarded Estancia Maria Behety is usually sold out and sometimes sold out for years in advance…for good reason. The lodge sits on prime water along the famous Rio Grande Sea Trout river on the Tierra del Fuego in Argentina. With prime access to the 80,000 plus fish that populate the river annually and a reputation for top notch service, Maria Behety is the gold standard when it comes to Sea Trout fishing.

Luckily, there are two last minute rods available March 24 -31, 2018, due to last minute cancellation. To inquire about this week and the special rate, please contact us immediately!

About La Villa

Most fly fishers rate the trophy sea-run brown trout on this river the ultimate angling experience. On any other river in the world, the average brown on the Rio Grande would be considered the fish of lifetime. The best of the season begins in January and extends through early April.

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. Its guests brought fame to the Rio Grande, and their stories and laughter filled the villa until it was gutted by fire in the late 70’s. After painstaking restoration by local craftsmen and the addition of every modern convenience, the Menendez Family Home is once again welcoming angling guests.

La Villa de Estancia Maria Behety is the most deluxe lodge on the Rio Grande. Guests share more than 102 pools with Estancia Maria Behety Lodge and enjoy old world charm in the beautifully restored, historic mansion.

There is no finer lodge in South America, and no lodge in Tierra del Fuego that’s more appropriate for non-angling companions. Amenities include a 9,000 bottle wine cellar, private rooms, Jacuzzi tubs and a very talented team of guides.

La Villa can accommodate a maximum of six anglers each week of the short Tierra del Fuego summer and advance reservations are a must.

Tierra del Fuego is more than 1,800 miles south of Buenos Aires. Getting there from the states requires at least one overnight en-route. It’s a bit more trouble than Alaska, but is definitely worth the extra effort.

Sea-run browns on the Rio Grande average 10 – 14 lbs, and experienced fly rodders usually hook about a half dozen per day. Trophy fish in excess of 20 pounds are not uncommon and about one in 50 is a monster pushing 30 pounds!