Hosted Trip F ly f i s h i n g i n A r g e n t i n a
A Barry & Cathy Beck Departure March 1 - 12, 2018 Estancia Tecka
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Take Your Travel Experience Further: The Hosted Trip Difference Unparalleled Service and Knowledge Every Step of the Way Dear Traveler, Butch and Sundance just can’t be wrong. It is rumored that in 1900 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid holed up in Argentina near Estancia Tecka. If you venture there today you will find that much of what their wandering eyes saw is relatively undisturbed today. In the outermost remote reaches of Northern Patagonia one can experiment just how far away from civilization they are by merely walking into the Estancia yard and gazing at the sky. Unfettered by manmade lights and magnified by the clear cool air of the Andes, the constellations seem an arm’s length away and the next person a million miles away. This is the blessing of Patagonia. In today’s trout fishing world where one may find 30 to 50 drift boats on a river at any given time, it is unheard of to have just 18 guests of a ranch experiencing 45 miles of river on 15 unique drifts all to themselves. However the Rio Corcovado coursing through the Estancia Tecka is just that, the lifeblood of the working sheep ranch and an angler’s paradise with ample hatches and the buzz of thousands of grasshoppers in the riverside grass. Trout are uneducated, hearty and looking up for their next meal. Not sold yet? Walk out the lodge’s back door to the meandering Tecka Spring Creek which offers water and biomass diversity to suit any dry fly aficionado’s most vivid imagination. Stalk chunky rainbows and browns on the willow lined freestone like glides to wandering meadow braids narrow enough to jump across. Barry and Cathy’s departure to Tecka will be an intimate affair hosting just four guests for the six night stay on the estancia. They will be situated in the Headquarters, the most historic of the Tecka buildings. The dates correspond with their departure to Estancia Laguna Verde in Southern Patagonia where two spots are still available for a truly diverse South American trout fishing adventure. One or both Estancia Laguna Verde and Estancia Tecka offer big trout under a big sky and the close attention of Barry and Cathy, a trout trip for the ages. Sincerely,
What to Expect
• Tecka offers two ranch home lodges dissecting the fisheries into manageable distances. The Headquarters Lodge features four spacious bedrooms hosting up to eight guests in complete comfort. A bit further into the property the Caridad Lodge boasts five rooms for 10 guests. Each has an en-suite bathroom. • The Rio Tecka and the Rio Corcovado are the primary rivers in the program. The smaller Tecka is walk-n-wade featuring “s” curves and undercuts prime with browns and rainbows. The Rio Corcovado is a broad gin-clear band accessed via drift boat with a dense fish population and ample hatches.
About the Lodge
Estancia Tecka: is a rare find; it’s one of the few places in the world where an angler can fish all day and never see another soul. This 435,000-acre ranch has such a vast holding of private water it would take years to fish it all. From two lodges, fishermen access the Rio Corcovado, Rio Tecka, and a handful of spring creeks. All offer a perfect blend of walk-n-wade and drifting opportunities. Tecka’s reputation for excellent attention to detail, food and fishing has earned the Estancia a loyal clientele.
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 Estancia Tecka March 1 - 12, 2018
Thursday, March 1
Depart U.S.A. via overnight commercial flight service to Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Friday, March 2
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 3
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 Esquel. Depart Buenos Aires via commercial flight service to Esquel. Arrive Esquel. A lodge representative will meet you and provide a transfer to Estancia Tecka, approximately a two hour drive. Once there, you will be welcomed by the lodge staff and fishing guides. The Estancia Tecka is a 435,000acre ranch that has miles of the Corcovado River and the Tecka spring creek flowing through its massive borders.
Sunday, March 4 - Friday, March 9
Six full days fishing the program of Estancia Tecka that offers fly fisherman the exclusive access to over 45 miles of the Corcovado River and the Tecka spring creek. With this much water available, you will never have to repeat a beat during your stay. Lunch is served back at the estancia, or if you are fishing on the Corcovado, you may rest at Jeeps Place - a cabin that overlooks 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 10
After breakfast and packing, your guide will provide your transfer to the Esquel Airport, and provide assistance with luggage and with check-in. Depart Esquel via commercial flight service to Buenos Aires, Argentina. Arrive Buenos Aires / Aeroparque Domestic Airport. Upon arrival at the airport, an MK Travel representative will meet you to assist with your luggage and provide your private transfer to the Loi Suites Recoleta. Hotel accommodations will be arranged on your behalf. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure.
Sunday, March 11
At a prearranged time, you will be met by an MK Travel representative, who will provide your transfer from the hotel to the Aeroparque Domestic Airport and check in for your flight to San Martin de los Andes Airport and continuing itinerary or to Ezeiza International for your connecting flight home.
Monday, March 12 Arrive U.S.A.
*Itinerary subject to change
Estancia Tecka* Double occupancy / shared guide: $5,620 Single occupancy are available upon request. Inclusions: Accommodations, all meals; beverages; transportation throughout the ranch, transfer to / from Esquel, laundry service, fishing licenses; and guided fishing (two anglers per guide). Exclusions: Airfare, hotel accommodations, special transfers, fishing gear, guide and staff gratuities, phone calls. Hotel accommodations Transfers Ezeiza / hotel / Aeroparque / Ezeiza TBD 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: • San Huberto: March 9 - 18, 2018 • Limay River Lodge: March 15 - 26, 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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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.