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A Barry & Cathy Beck Departure March 15 - 25, 2018 Limay River Lodge
We Share Your Passion
Take Your Travel Experience Further: The Hosted Trip Difference Unparalleled Service and Knowledge Every Step of the Way Dear Traveler, What makes the Limay a favorite repeat destination for us? In 2007, we did an exploratory rafting caravan down the Middle Limay with Hank Ingram and Ben Hoffman of Frontiers as well as Jorge Trucco and all his Patagonia Outfitter guides. The goal? To test the Middle Limay River tail water as viable big fish fishers and to lay the infrastructure for the development of the Limay River Lodge. The trip was a grand adventure with numerous big fish to the nets among prolific hatches, which resulted in the lodge being an overnight success after a monumental development effort. This will be our third trip to the Limay River Lodge. The Limay River Lodge is a comfortable and rather luxurious structure built to complement and take advantage of the semi-arid high desert climate that is Patagonia. Like many famous rivers, the Limay is temperamental and weather can be fickle, but perhaps that is part of the allure. Like tail waters rivers worldwide water release can dictate hatches and fish activity. Some days the trout just hammer everything and some days they are spring creek fickle. However, we know what’s in the river and it’s the big strong rainbows and brown trout that keep us going back. This is tail water fishing with fairly consistent water flows and amazing water clarity, and whether you’re dredging the bottom with sinking heads and big streamers for the massive migratory browns or fishing dries on the surface for sipping rainbows, you can’t help but love the river and the lack of fishing pressure.
Barry and Cathy Beck
What to Expect
• The Limay’s power has been harnessed for hydro-electric production creating Patagonia’s finest tailwater. A “freestone,” featuring gravel flats, braids, riffles and sheer cliff walls, the Limay is optimally targeted by a fleet of Hyde drift boats on 10 beats offered by Patagonia Outfitters. • Steps from the river bank, the lodge blends with the vast surrounding beauty of Patagonia. The courtyard surrounds a grand fire pit; a focal point and gathering place where fish stories and Malbec abound. In the kitchen, Yolvi and his versed staff feature Argentine and international fare.
About the Lodge
Limay River Lodge: Solely situated 43 miles downriver from the town of Piedra del Aguila on the southern bank of the middle Limay River awaits the Limay River Lodge. Targeting larger than average river rainbows, browns and fall migratory brown trout, the Limay meshes big water drift fishing with ample walk and wade opportunities. In a region of small farming and ranching towns, Limay River Lodge has the unique distinction of being the only destination fishing lodge on the banks of this tail water with exclusive put in access and 10 breathtaking beats.
About Barry & Cathy Beck Longtime Frontiers trip hosts and photographers, the Becks travel far and wide to follow their love for fly fishing and nature photography. Based in Pennsylvania, Barry and Cathy write books, host fly fishing departures, lead African photo safaris, and operate a stock photography business. The Becks are well-known in the fishing, photography, and travel industries, and possess a stellar reputation for their skill, knowledge, and expertise born out of a 20 year career. Their most recent books include Cathy Beck’s Fly Fishing Handbook, now in its third edition; Fly Waters Near and Far, a coffee table book of photographs, and a soon-to-be-released book on Alaska.
Proposed Itinerary for Limay River Lodge March 15 - 25, 2018
Thursday, March 15
Depart U.S.A. via overnight commercial flight service to Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Friday, March 16
Arrive Buenos Aires, Ezeiza International Airport. Upon arrival at you will be met by a MK Travel representative and transferred to the Loi Suites Recoleta, in the lovely city of Buenos Aires. Hotel accommodations will be arranged on your behalf for one night. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Be sure to take advantage of the incredible dining experiences found in Buenos Aires by visiting one of the many excellent restaurants in town.
Saturday, March 17
At a prearranged time, an MK Travel representative will meet you at the hotel and provide your transfer to the Aeroparque Domestic Airport and check in for your flight to Bariloche. Depart Buenos Aires via commercial flight service to Esquel. Arrive Bariloche. Upon arrival you will be met by a Limay River Lodge representative and transferred to the lodge, approximately a 2.5 hour drive. Once there, you will be welcomed by the lodge staff and fishing guides. An afternoon of fishing can be done on arrival provided the flights are running on time. At the end of your fishing day, just a short walk from your bedroom, you will return to the inviting atmosphere of the lodge, and relax with fine Argentine wines and delicious chef-prepared cuisine. The lodge features seven bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. The comfortable living room is a great place to unwind after a day on the river. An outdoor fire pit is a focal point of the lodge where you can reflect upon your fishing day and the stars above.
Sunday, March 18 - Friday, March 23
Six full days fishing the Rio Limay. The Limay River has been attracting fishermen to this giant tail water for years in order catch the large brown trout that can reach double digits in weight. Resident rainbow trout average 16-18â€? and are known for the drag pulling runs. The massive river has many side channels that can be worked and often there are spots where you can get out and wade the productive drop offs and seams in the current. With consistent water levels and good insect hatches (caddis and mayflies) you have the ingredients for some great fishing. Lunch is served on the river bank or one of the many islands in the river. You may opt to take a short siesta after lunch followed a return to the river to fish the afternoon and evening hatch. Return to the lodge at dusk for dinner and overnight accommodations.
Saturday, March 24
After breakfast and time for packing, your lodge representative will transfer you to the Bariloche Airport, where you will depart for Buenos Aires, Argentina. Arrive Buenos Aires / Aeroparque Domestic Airport. Upon arrival, you will be met by an MK Travel representative who will provide your transfer to the Ezeiza International Airport and assist with check in for your flight home. Depart Buenos Aires via commercial flight service to U.S.A.
Sunday, March 25
Arrive U.S.A. Clear Customs; make connections home.
*Itinerary subject to change
Limay River Lodge* Double occupancy / shared guide: $6,540 Single occupancy are available upon request. Inclusions: Accommodations, all meals; beverages; transportation to and from the river as per the fishing program, fishing licenses; use of fishing tackle (rod, reel, boots and waders), and professionally guided fishing (two anglers per guide).
Lodge transfer (airport/lodge/airport): TBD
Exclusions: Additional or special transfers not indicated in the itinerary, hotel accommodations, meals where not indicated, extras (room service, telephone calls, tips, alcoholic beverages except where specified by individual lodge operators, etc.) and airfare
Buenos Aires arrangements – hotels and transfers – to be determined as requested Rates subject to change is coupled with Tecka or Limay River Lodge Beck departure. Deposits payment refund policy: A non-refundable deposit of 50 percent of the land cost is due at time of reservation. Balance payable at time of final land package invoicing. Final / full payment is also non-refundable unless client replacement is provided. *Rates subject to change.
Extend Your Trip
This trip can be extended along side either of the two following departures: • Estancia Tecka: March 1 - 12, 2018 • San Huberto: March 9 - 18, 2018
Your Airline Connection
In addition to providing a superior experience while you’re fishing in Argentina, the Airline Department at Frontiers can coordinate all of your travel logistics to and from Santiago.
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Copyright © 2016. Frontiers International Travel. All rights reserved.
The air holidays and flights in this brochure are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is ATOL 3315. Copyright © 2017. Frontiers International Travel. All rights reserved.