2020 Barry and Cathy Beck - Villa Maria Lodge, Argentina

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Fly fishing in Argentina Hosted Trip

A Barry & Cathy Beck Departure March 11 - 20, 2020 Villa Maria 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, The term “bucket list” has become trendy. This particular Beck departure to Villa Maria Lodge in March 2020 is an honest-to-goodness bucket list trip. Those searching for the largest sea-run brown trout in the world covet a single rod at Villa Maria, which is sold out to capacity annually. An intact week with five open rods is unheard of. But Barry and Cathy Beck will host five anglers March 13-20, offering single rooms for each guest and private access to the lower reaches of the fabled Rio Grande in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. Since their introduction into the Rio Grande in the 1960s, brown trout are one of the world’s greatest angling success stories. Needing more sustenance, the fish adapted and swam from the fresh water into the cold southernmost reaches of the Atlantic Ocean. Consuming the prolific biomass of the ocean, the trout grew to immense size and now hold the great honor of being the largest sea-run brown trout worldwide. Unlike many anadromous fish, the searun brown trout of the Rio Grande migrate between the fresh water and sea many times during their life increasing the population and size of the fish. Villa Maria is the pinnacle fishery of sea-run brown trout on both two handed and single handed rods, angler’s preference. The Rio Grande is a moderate-size river and relatively short in distance, running from Chilean Tierra del Fuego through Argentina. Of all the lodges in Tierra del Fuego, Villa Maria is the closest to the river and the nearest to where the river meets the sea, thus ensuring that each and every fish coming into the system must pass through her waters on its way to the upper spawning grounds. Sincerely,

What to Expect • Fish for the largest brown trout species on the private access waters of the world’s premier sea-run brown trout fishery. Enjoy the guidance of Cathy and Barry Beck in a small-group setting of just five guests. • Take advantage of Villa Maria’s close proximity to the mouth of the Rio Grande, offering unparalleled opportunities with both single and double handed rods. • Relish Villa Maria’s many amenities: single rooms for each angler (or shared if preferred), private bath, a world renowned chef, tenured guides, and a coveted Argentine wine list.

About the Lodge Villa Maria Lodge: Villa Maria Lodge offers six bedrooms each with en suite bath for just six guests weekly in a small, intimate venue. Each day, anglers relish traditional Argentine waterfront meals and a siesta at the River House, perched high on a bluff affording a stunning view of the fabled Rio Grande.

Hank Ingram

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 Villa Maria Lodge March 11-20, 2020

Wednesday, March 11

Depart United States via overnight flight service to Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Thursday, March 12

Arrive Buenos Aires, Ezeiza International Airport. Upon arrival, a Frontiers arranged guide will meet you just outside the customs area and provide your transfer to the Loi Suites Hotel, where you will check into your prepaid accommodations for one night. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure in Buenos Aires; all meals are on your own, overnight accommodations at the hotel.

Friday, March 13

At a prearranged time, a Frontiers arranged guide will meet you at the hotel, provide your transfer to the J. Newbery Domestic Airport and assist you with check-in for your flight to Ushuaia. Depart Buenos Aires via commercial flight service to Ushuaia. Arrive Ushuaia. Upon arrival at the airport, your host and guide will meet you and drive you approximately 3.5 hours to Villa María Lodge. Upon arrival, have time to unpack and rest after your journey. Enjoy the lodge environment, and ready your tackle for fishing to come.

Saturday, March 14 - Thursday, March 19

Enjoy six full days of fishing for big sea-run brown trout on the Río Grande River. In the evenings, return to Villa María for cocktails, dinner, and overnight accommodations.

Friday, March 20

In the morning, a Frontiers arranged guide will drive you to the Río Grande Airport and assist with check-in for your flight to Buenos Aires. Depart Río Grande via commercial flight service to Buenos Aires. Arrive Buenos Aires, J. Newbery Domestic Airport. Upon arrival, a Frontiers arranged guide will meet you just outside the baggage claim area and provide your transfer to the Ezeiza International Airport to connect home or overnight and continue the adventure with Cathy and Barry Beck at Tecka Lodge. *Itinerary subject to change


Fishing Package:* $8,500 per person (Single room/Shared guide included) Local Fishing Licenses:* $495 per person Buenos Aires Loi Suites Hotel and Transfers: TBD

Inclusions: All-inclusive fishing arrangements (accommodations, all meals, cocktails, beer and wine with dinner, land transportation as required, and guide services); transfer to and from Rio Grande Airport. Exclusions: Local fishing licenses and permits; transfers and meals where not indicated; tourist and departure taxes; special transfers; extras (room service, telephone calls, tips, alcoholic beverages except where specified by individual lodge operators, etc.); single transfer supplement; airfare. Deposit 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. Full/final 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 you’re fishing in South America, the Airline Department at Frontiers can coordinate all of your travel logistics to and from Buenos Aires.

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

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

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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 © 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 © 2019. Frontiers International Travel. All rights reserved.