Fly fishing in Argentina Hosted Trip
A Barry & Cathy Beck Departure February 15 - 25, 2019 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 experience 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 a six night stay on the estancia at the Headquarters Lodge. This Lodge is located near the Rio Tecka which offers miles of productive walk and wade fishing. The dates correspond with their departure to Estancia Laguna Verde in southern Patagonia. 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,
Hank Ingram Jr. South America Department Manager
What to Expect • Fishing with floating lines and dry flies is the standard at Tecka. Anglers will encounter two major and unique rivers during their stay – and many tributaries and creeks - drifting the larger Corcovado River and walking-andwade stalking the ranches namesake , the Tecka River. • Tecka offers two distinctive accommodations, the Headquarters Lodge a few steps away from the Tecka River and the more remote Caridad Lodge which is central to the broad Corcovado River. • Combining miles of diverse private trout-filled water encompassed privately in a 435,000 acre working Argentine Estancia in the majestically secluded Esquel region of Patagonia. Argentine wines and asados.
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 2 lodges, fishermen access the Rio Corcovado, Rio Tecka, and a handful of spring creeks. All offer a perfect blend of walk-nwade 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 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 Tecka Lodge February 15 - 25, 2019
Friday, February 15
Depart U.S.A. via overnight flight service to Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Saturday, February 16
Arrive Buenos Aires. Upon arrival at Ezeiza International Airport you will be met by a MK-Frontiers representative and transferred to the Loi Suites Recoleta Hotel in the lovely city of Buenos Aires, where 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. Overnight hotel accommodations inclusive of buffet breakfast.
Sunday, February 17
At a prearranged time, you will be met at the hotel by a MK-Frontiers representative, who will provide 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 435,000-acre ranch that has miles of the Corcovado River and the Tecka spring creek flowing through its massive borders. * Due to the nature of air travel within Argentina, every effort will be made to fish upon the day of arrival.
Monday - Friday, February 18 - 22
Five full days fishing the program of Estancia Tecka that offers fly fishermen 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 Placeâ€”a cabin that overlooks the river. You may opt to take a short siesta after lunch followed by a return to the river to fish the afternoon and evening hatch. Return to the lodge at dusk for dinner and overnight accommodations.
*Itinerary subject to change
Saturday, February 23
After breakfast and packing, your guide will provide your transfer to the Esquel Airport; 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, a MK-Frontiers representative will meet you to assist with luggage and provide your private transfer to the Loi Suites Recoleta Hotel, where accommodations will be confirmed on your behalf for one night. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure.
Sunday, February 24
At a pre-arranged time, a MK-Frontiers representative will meet you and provide private transfer to the international airport where you will check in for your overnight flight back to the United States. Depart Buenos Aires via overnight commercial flight service to U.S.A.
Monday, February 25
Arrive U.S.A. Clear Customs; make connections home.
Rates Estancia Tecka Fishing Package Based on double occupancy / shared guide: $5,800*. Inclusions: Accommodations, all meals; beverages; transportation throughout the ranch, transfer to / from Esquel, fishing licenses; and guided fishing (two anglers per guide). Exclusions: Airfare, hotel accommodations, special transfers, laundry service, fishing gear, guide and staff gratuities, phone calls. Transfers â€“ based on single occupancy International airport / hotel / domestic airport / hotel / international airport: TBD Loi Suites Recoleta Hotel TBD Deposits payment refund policy: A non-refundable deposit of 50 per cent 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.
Your Airline Connection
In addition to providing a superior experience while youâ€™re fishing in South America, the Airline Department at Frontiers can coordinate all of your travel logistics to and from Buenos Aires.
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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 © 2016. Frontiers International Travel. All rights reserved.