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A Barry & Cathy Beck Departure March 28 - April 8, 2019 Limay River Lodge

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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 fourth 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 world-wide 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. Sincerely,

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 books include Cathy Beck’s Fly Fishing Handbook, now in its third edition; Fly Waters Near and Far, Fly Fishing the Flats and a coffee table book of photographs from around the world.


Proposed Itinerary for Limay River Lodge March 28 - April 8, 2019

Thursday, March 28

Depart U.S.A. via overnight commercial flight service to Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Friday, March 29

Arrive Buenos Aires, Ezeiza International Airport. Upon arrival, you will be met by MK Travel, who will provide your transfer to the hotel of your choice in the lovely city of Buenos Aires. Hotel accommodations can 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 30

At a prearranged time, you will be met by MK Travel guide, who will provide your transfer from the hotel to the Aeroparque Domestic Airport and check in for your flight to Bariloche. Depart Buenos Aires via commercial flight service to Bariloche. Arrive Bariloche. Upon arrival you will be met by your fishing guide and transferred, about a 3.5 hour drive, to Limay River Lodge. Once there, you will be welcomed by the lodge staff and fishing guides. Begin fishing the Limay River this afternoon.* At the end of your fishing day 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 ensuite bathrooms. The comfortable living room is a great place to unwind after a day on the river. Note: Due to the nature of air travel within Argentina, every effort will be made to fish upon the day of arrival.

Sunday, March 31 - Friday, April 5

Six full days fishing the program of Limay River Lodge. 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 16-18� 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, April 6

After breakfast and time for packing, your guide will transfer you to the Bariloche Airport. Depart Bariloche via commercial flight service to Buenos Aires. Arrive Buenos Aires / Aeroparque Domestic. Upon arrival, you will be met by MK Travel, who will provide your transfer to the hotel of your choice, where reservations will be made on your behalf for one night.

Sunday, April 7

At a pre -arranged time, you will be met by MK Travel, who will provide your transfer from the hotel to the Ezeiza International Airport and assist with check in for your flight home. Depart Buenos Aires, Ezeiza International Airport via commercial flight service to U.S.A.

Monday, April 8 Arrive U.S.A.

*Itinerary subject to change


Rates

Limay River Lodge* Double occupancy / shared guide: $6,960 Inclusions: All-inclusive fishing arrangements; accommodations; all meals; cocktails; beverages including beer and wine; professional fishing guides (one guide per two anglers), local fishing license, and fly fishing equipment. Exclusions: Airfare, additional or special transfers not indicated in the itinerary, airport/hotel; hotel accommodations, meals where not indicated, extras (room service, telephone calls, gratuities, alcoholic beverages except where specified by individual lodge operators, etc.). Lodge transfer (airport/lodge/airport): TBD

Buenos Aires arrangements – hotels and transfers – to be determined as requested Rates subject to change. Deposits payment refund policy: A non-refundable deposit of 50% 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: • Tres Valles Lodge: March 14 - 24, 2019 • San Huberto: March 22 - April 1, 2019

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.

Frontiers Contact Our team of highly specialized agents coordinate every last detail of your trip. For this hosted departure, please contact:

Hank Ingram

South America Department Manager Toll-free: 1-800-245-1950 Phone: 724-935-1577 hingram@frontierstravel.com

Ben Hoffman

South America Program Manager Toll-free: 1-800-245-1950 Phone: 724-935-1577 bhoffman@frontierstravel.com


United States Office 600 Warrendale Rd., Gibsonia, PA 15044 Toll-free 1-800-245-1950 Phone 724-935-1577 Fax 724-935-5388 Email info@frontierstravel.com Website www.frontierstravel.com

European Office Kennet Cottage, Kempsford Gloucestershire, GL7 4EQ, England Tel +44 (0)845 299 6212 Fax +44 (0) 1285 700 322 Email info@frontierstrvl.co.uk Website www.frontierstrvl.co.uk

The air holidays and flights in this brochure are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is ATOL 3315

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.

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