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Southern Hemisphere Fishing 2017 Featuring Freshwater Destinations in South America, New Zealand, Australia and Africa

We Share Your Passion


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Frontiers in the Field World-Class Field Experience = Unmatched Fishing Expertise Operating fishing departures for our discerning clients in: • New Zealand for 34 years! • South America for 41 years! • Africa for 43 years! Book your next trip with the best!

Quiet before the trout storm for Cathy Beck at Tres Valles Lodge in Argentina

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Let us share the regions we pioneered…some over three decades ago and a number much more recently! Frontiers was one of the very first fishing travel companies into New Zealand, South America and Africa. We have helped establish some of the premier angling programs south of the Equator in places like Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego, the Amazon Basin, New Zealand’s North and South Islands and even Africa’s Okavango Delta, Lake Victoria and the Zambezi River. Experience, knowledge and an unwavering commitment to customer service are important – especially when planning travel to remote international locales. Our 16 Fly Fishing Travel Specialists have nearly 400 years of fishing travel experience. We have a unique ability to compare and contrast options to ensure that you have an unforgettable experience based upon your budget, accommodation preferences and travel objectives. Based on our vast in-field travels, Frontiers professionals can add many other wonderful experiences for the non-angling companion. In almost every case, there is no extra cost for our services, and our experienced staff will save you a tremendous amount of time and research. We often beat prices (even online) and at Frontiers, we have access and clout that you simply cannot get by booking direct or booking through a smaller travel company.

We Share Your Passion

Pioneering Fly Fishing Travel Since 1969

Our fresh water fishing opportunities south of the Equator encompass sight-casting to trophy browns and rainbows in New Zealand, chasing golden dorado and peacock bass in the Amazon reaches, floating or wading remote and unpressured Patagonian rivers, or challenging the giant sea-run trout of Tierra del Fuego. All of these extraordinary possibilities are accompanied by incredible lodge experiences, culinary delights and expert guiding. Let our planning expertise guide your fishing experience in the Southern Hemisphere. Call us today to talk about your dream itinerary. See you streamside,

Mike Fitzgerald President

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Table of Contents Argentina...........................6 Chile.................................20 Bolivia..............................27 Brazil................................30 New Zealand...................40 Australia...........................53 Africa................................58

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Meet the Team Nearly 290 years of combined travel expertise in the Southern Hemisphere Frontiers does more exploratory travel and onsite evaluation than any other travel company. Our experts visit the places they love every year to stay up-to-date on the best accommodations and activities and to keep in touch with our partner organizations on the ground. Our unparalleled destination knowledge spans the globe. We are uniquely able to help our clients compare options within the context of their preferences, objectives, budgets and past travel experiences. n


Our Team

Mike Fitzgerald, Jr. 45 years experience Co-Owner and President

Anne Burgard 9 years experience South America Elegant Journeys

Hank Ingram 24 years experience South America fishing and shooting. Plus, fishing in Mongolia and Canada

Sarah Guest 5 years experience South America Elegant Journeys

Eileen Datt 37 years experience Africa Elegant Journeys

Ben Hoffman 11 years experience South America and Iceland fishing

Tom Gilliand 13 years experience South America fishing and big game. Plus, Alaska and Canada fishing

Elaine Wissolik 27 years experience Mongolia fishing and South America wingshooting

Kristene Fitzgerald 11 years experience Australia and New Zealand fishing and leisure programs. Plus, Ireland, Scotland and Slovenia fishing

Sue Szakelyhidi 27 years experience Australia, New Zealand and other South Pacific destinations

Kathy Schulz 31 years experience Africa sporting and Elegant Journeys

Don Clark 12 years experience Africa fishing and big game

Tarquin Millington-Drake 27 years experience Manages UK office. Plus, fishing and shooting

Richard Scrope 8 years experience Alphonse, Argentina, Iceland, Russia, and UK shooting and stalking for UK clients

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Argentina WHEN TROUT WERE FIRST BROUGHT TO ARGENTINA AND STOCKED IN THE RIVERS AROUND SAN MARTIN DE LOS ANDES AND BARILOCHE MORE THAN 100 YEARS AGO, no one could foresee what a boon this would be to fly fishermen. Trout flourished in the nutrient-rich waters and spread to other rivers and lakes. Over time, local attitudes changed from subsistence fishing to recreational sport fishing, and eventually this led to actions meant to protect rivers, including the practice of catch-and-release. Now fly fishermen from all over the world come to catch trout in Argentina’s pristine waters. Amazing rivers like the Malleo, Collon Cura, Chimehuin and the Traful, as well as the welcoming lodges and delicious Argentine cuisine ensure the country’s growing popularity among fly fishermen. Call Frontiers 1-800-245-1950 | +44 (0)845 299 6212 in the UK | www.frontierstravel.com


Argentina Patagonia Outfitters founder, Jorge Trucco, prepping for a day on the Limay River in Argentina

Jorge Trucco and Patagonia Outfitters Providing Clients with an Authentic Argentina Experience Since 1979 Jorge Trucco’s ambition and drive led him to become a fly fishing guide and to work with estancia owners to create the first fishing lodges in the San Martín de los Andes area of Argentina. He was a force in establishing catch-andrelease on the rivers he fished in order to protect resources for future generations. Frontiers teamed up with Jorge and his Patagonia Outfitters more than 30 years ago to provide the traveling angler access to the best lodges on the best rivers, using the best local guides. Jorge and his staff work hard to make sure that every experience in Argentina is the best it can be. We customize virtually all of our Patagonia itineraries, combining two and sometimes three different estancias. Unless otherwise noted, the cost for 4-night packages at these lodges ranges from $3,400–$3,560 per person for double occupancy / shared guide. Shorter and longer itineraries are available. n

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Hank Ingram and head guide, Pablo Viñaras, with a porky migratory brown on the bottom of the Lower Limay River

Limay River Lodge Prolific Tailwater Trout Fishing in Northern Patagonia, Neuquén Province Uniquely and privately situated 43 miles downriver from the town of Piedra del Águila on the southern bank of the middle Limay River, the Limay River Lodge awaits. 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. Fishing: The Limay’s power has been harnessed for hydroelectric production, creating Patagonia’s finest tail water. A freestone river 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. Accommodation: Steps from the riverbank, 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 well-versed staff feature Argentine and international fare. Rates: For the 2016–2017 season, rates are $890 per night per person for double occupancy / shared guide. Single supplements apply; contact Frontiers for more information. n Call Frontiers 1-800-245-1950 | +44 (0)845 299 6212 in the UK | www.frontierstravel.com


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Sometimes you just need a longer tape measure

Estancia Arroyo Verde

Estancia Quemquemtreu

Clear Water Stalk Fishing near San Carlos de Bariloche, Northern Patagonia

A Traditional Working Estancia Featuring Vast Stretches of the Collon Cura River

This aristocratic estancia nestled between Bariloche and San Martín is renowned for elegant, Old World accommodations and hospitality. A crystal-clear midsized freestone, the Traful River courses from Lago Traful to the Limay River. The river presents large local rainbows and browns, migratory trout, and landlocked salmon. Prolific hatches and ample terrestrials make this stream ideal for New Zealand–type stalk fishing for trophy trout. n

This freshly renovated yet richly authentic estancia of nearly 200,000 acres offers just 10 anglers vast access to the Rio Collon Cura—a sprawling, low-gradient river offering scenic daylong float trips in modern drift boats with ample wading. Ranch river access features over 30 kilometers with little to no fishing pressure, as this semiarid-climate freestone is reminiscent of the Snake River in Wyoming but void of other fishermen. Work a hatch or mine shorelines with terrestrials for acrobatic big water rainbows and bulky brown trout into double digits. n

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Pancora Crab, bigger and tastier to a trout than a US crayfish

Hosteria San Huberto

Estancia Tipiliuke

Prolific Hatches and Pods of Feeding Trout Under the Shadow of the Lanín Volcano

Walk and Wade the Famous Chimehuin River Surrounded by Extraordinary Luxury

Near Junín de los Andes courses arguably the most famous river in the region, the Malleo, and Hosteria San Huberto is ideally situated to access this target anglers’ dream. Notorious for her inexhaustible and diverse hatches, this spring-creek–like freestone is synonymous with dry fly fishing and Patagonia. The Olsen family’s 25,000-acre property shelters 16 miles of premium pools and runs, which are known to be the best and most densely trout populated in the entire river. With Swiss-watch efficiency, Carmen and Ronnie offer premium attention in a comfortable family atmosphere. n

A premier Patagonia destination for anglers and nonsporting travelers alike, this sprawling ranch property affords on-ranch access to multiple stretches of the Chimehuin River and the nearby Collon Cura and regional spring creeks. Ideally situated for daily adventures via horseback, kayak or trek, Tipiliuke tailors to the active traveler looking to explore Northern Patagonia and return to a welcoming staff, fine Mendoza wines, and exquisite Argentine and international cuisine. n

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Preparing for the famous Tres Valles Asado Barbeque with fresh lamb on the spit

Tres Valles Lodge An 11 out of 10 on the International Remote Trout Fishing Destination Scale It’s no secret that Tres Valles Lodge is a must-fish destination in Patagonia. With ingredients like an attentive host couple, eager staff and guides, and inexhaustible walk-and-wade fishing in the shadow of the Andes, its recipe for success is flawless. Situated in a remote corner of Chubut Province near Chile, Tres Valles Lodge is ideal for fishermen who don’t like to “follow the crowd” and instead want an intimate, small-capacity lodge experience. With an array of alternative activities available, it’s also a great choice for those with a nonfishing companion. Fishing: Southwestern Chubut Province cradles ample trout water to float, wade and explore. This program keys on midsized rivers like the Pico and Pampa, the smaller Rio Nilsen, multiple challenging spring creeks, and four lakes where monster trout cruise subsurface. Accommodation: The timber and glass eight-guest lodge features four bedrooms with en suite bathroom, comfortable living rooms, and a grand patio opening to mesmerizing views of glacier-capped mountains. Fine regional cuisine welcomes anglers home after a day of exploring this distant Patagonia frontier. Rates: A 7-night / 6-day fishing package is $5,950 per person for shared accommodation / shared guide. A Saturday–Saturday visit is optimum, but shorter stays are priced at $850 per night per person. Single-room and guide supplements apply. n

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One of the largest uninterrupted estancias in Argentina – big sky, big water and big trout

Estancia Tecka Diverse Trout Fishing on One of the Largest Uninterrupted Patagonia Estancias Estancia Tecka is a rare find, 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, the Rio Tecka, and a handful of spring creeks. All offer a perfect blend of walk-and-wade and drifting opportunities. Tecka’s reputation for excellent attention to detail, food and fishing has earned the estancia a loyal clientele. n

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Clients Say it Best

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As usual, a wonderful fishing and personal experience. No one does a better job for a fisherman / traveler than Frontiers. Thank you!!!

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J.H., New York, NY

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Unusually calm and ever extraordinary, chasing sea run browns on the infamous Rio Grande in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina

Rio Grande Tierra del Fuego

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The comfortable and elegant Villa Maria River House awaits anglers at mid-day with welcomed shelter and some of the finest cuisine in Argentina

Villa Maria Lodge Sea-Run Brown Trout on the Exclusive Lower Rio Grande / Tierra del Fuego This six-guest lodge on the lower reaches of the Rio Grande is sold out annually and for years to come. Frontiers, however, has weeks designated exclusively for our clients. Situated on the Estancia José Menéndez, where the river broadens and pools become long slicks of “trouty” holding water, Villa Maria offers anglers the first shot at fish entering the system fresh from the sea. Fishing: Fishermen will encounter nickel-bright sea-runs on strictly controlled estancia water. This lower stretch appeals to confident casters, and anglers familiar with two-handed rods do well. Sea-run brown trout fishing is about covering water and reaching the far bank, so come prepared. Accommodation: Villa Maria Lodge offers six bedrooms and bathrooms for just six guests weekly in a small, intimate venue. Each day, anglers relish traditional Argentine waterfront meals and siesta at the River House perched high on a bluff affording a stunning view of the fabled Rio Grande. Rates: Rates and inclusions vary weekly from $5,950–$10,950 per person on a Friday–Friday rotation. Please contact Frontiers for limited space availability and specific week costs and details. Rio Grande fishing licenses are $350 per week per person. n

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The First and Absolutely Foremost Lodge on the Rio Grande / Tierra del Fuego Hosting only 10–12 anglers weekly, Kau Tapen has the distinction of being the matriarch sea-run lodge on the Rio Grande, which cradles over 80 famous pools on her serpentine riverbanks. Anglers are offered two or more beats daily, affording a pleasantly daunting amount of water to fish exclusively. Internationally acclaimed chef and host staff cater to all wants and needs, selecting the finest ingredients and regional wines to complement the service.

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Kau Tapen Lodge

Fishing: Unlike some anadromous fish, these sea-runs ascend the river in multiple pushes, not in one or two set runs, so fishing is productive all season. The serpentine nature of the river enables guides to use the famous winds to anglers’ advantage, presenting swung flies to the world’s largest sea trout. Accommodation: Recently renovated, the lodge offers 10 bedrooms with en suite bathroom; single rooms are guaranteed mid-January–mid-March. A glass-lined patio, a sauna, a steam room and ample comfortable areas to spread out and relax between sessions make Kau Tapen a premier destination lodge. Rates: Rates and inclusions vary weekly from $5,950–$9,550 per person on a Saturday–Saturday rotation. Please contact Frontiers for limited space availability and specific week costs and details. Rio Grande fishing licenses are $350 per week per person. n

A warm welcoming glow both inside and out at the historic Kau Tapen Lodge

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Shore lunch in the Laguna Verde quincho on Lake Strobel, Southern Patagonia

Estancia Laguna Verde Goliath Rainbow Trout in Santa Cruz Province, Southern Patagonia, Argentina The Brontosauruses of rainbow trout inhabit the lakes and rivers of Estancia Laguna Verde, and if you like to hunt for the big ones there is no better spot on earth. Fishing here in early and late season allows for behemoths New Zealand–style in the Barrancoso River and in the famous lake. Midseason fishing will find you wading the shallow bays and inlets for these cruising leviathans. Retire to the relaxed lodge; courteous staff and hearty meals round out this unique fishing adventure in this vast lonely region of Patagonia. Fishing: Fish Strobel Lake, Barrancoso River or one of the other 12 lagunas and creeks on the ranch for oversized rainbows. Regardless of where you find them, when you hook one you are in for some “reel” heart-pounding, tugof-war action on the uninhabited windswept water and pampas of Santa Cruz. Accommodation: The estancia lodges up to 10 guests in seven double rooms with en suite bathroom. Single rooms are available upon request for a surcharge. Amenities include satellite TV, lodge computer / Wi-Fi, a tying table and a spacious drying room. Argentine wines and regional microbrews complement ample meals. Rates: For 2016–2017, rates for fishing packages are as follows: 4-night / 3-day $3,100; 5-night / 4-day $3,850; and 7-night / 6-day $5,200 per person for shared accommodation / shared guide and including El Calafate transfers. n

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La Zona Exclusive 1.5-Mile Tailwater for World-Record Golden Dorado on Uruguay River There is no place matching La Zona for anglers targeting big golden dorado. Since opening its waters in 2005, La Zona has been on the forefront of the sport fishing world, smashing almost every world record in its path. With the quantity and quality of fish found in these waters, expectations are high, and La Zona delivers. The best months for fly casters are January and February. This is a 12-month fishery operating Friday–Monday. Fishing: This fishery has the perfect synergy of elements necessary to grow the most goliath golden dorado on the planet. Line class records are broken each year, and the chance of catching the fish of a lifetime is real on this 1.5-mile tail water discharge of the Grande Salto Dam. Accommodation: La Zona is a world-class destination, and its Horacio Quiroga Resort is every bit as outstanding as its fishing. Only minutes away from the boats, the estancia offers the luxury of six private bedrooms and authentic regional cuisine complemented by fine Argentinian wines. Rates: Operates January–May. Season rates for 2017 fishing packages are $6,450 per person and include lodging, cocktails, beer and wine, guide services, round-trip overland transportation (Buenos Aires–Concordia), Wi-Fi, and all land transfers to and from Concordia Airport, if needed. n

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Pira Lodge Stalking Golden Dorado on the Fly in the Vast Iberá Marsh, Corrientes, Argentina Located in Argentina’s northern province of Corrientes, Pira Lodge enjoys a tropical “Floridian” climate and is repeatedly labeled one of the world’s top guest accommodations by returning anglers. Surrounded by the vast 3-million-acre Iberá Marsh, Pira affords anglers crystal-clear waters ideal for sight fishing while cruising for dorado with top-water floating lines, a technique that produces explosive, heart-stopping strikes. Fishing: Targeted from Hell’s Bay skiffs, Pira’s dorado—Salminus maxillosus—are known as “tigers of the river” and are considered the most challenging native freshwater game fish of South America. Flashing radiant gold flanks and strong backs and jaws, dorados hammer flies and are immediately addicting. Accommodation: Pira offers five grand, high-ceiling double-occupancy rooms with private bathroom and airconditioning along a meandering open-air corridor. The main lodge faces the swimming pool and marsh, featuring a spacious living room, social bar and airy dining room all bordered by open verandas. Rates: A 7-night / 6-day fishing package is $5,650 per person. Pira also entertains any length of stay at $795 per night per person. Fishing licenses are $50 per person. Tackle rental is $25 per day. Regional transfers are not included. There are many options, so please contact Frontiers for clarification. n

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Delta Lodge and Program

Starry night at Alto Parana Lodge, Parana River, Northeastern Argentina

Unspoiled Golden Dorado Fishing and Ecolodge Under the Buenos Aires Skyline

Alto Parana Lodge Dorado, Pira Pita and Pacu on the Upper Parana River, Corrientes, Argentina Alto Parana Lodge, a traditional northern Argentinean estancia, offers fly fishers and conventional fishing guests unmatched, warm-water Argentine species diversity. The estancia is located in the tropical Corrientes Province on the legendary Parana River, the border of Argentina and Paraguay, and has a controlled flow well below the Yacyretá Dam. The river is rich with species along high, flora-shrouded banks, vast sandbars, islands that create deltas, and smaller “riachos,” or braids. n

The Delta Program is a little-known golden dorado resource minutes from downtown Buenos Aires along the Paraná River Delta. Long-time dorado expert Noel Pollak has established one of the most unique fishing excursions in Argentina. With its remote location despite easy access to the city, the program is ideal for a day trip from a Buenos Aires hotel or an overnight or two in the new, stylish waterfront ecolodge. Providing all tackle and fly needs, the Delta Lodge enables anglers headed to Patagonia or Córdoba the opportunity to target dorado without hauling gear to South America. n

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A DEEP, CRYSTAL-CLEAR LAKE QUIETLY HOLDS THE REFLECTION OF ANCIENT GLACIERS. Suddenly, a 5-pound rainbow trout leaps out of the water to catch a passing dragonfly. Not far away, the lake becomes a river, and in one of its many eddies dozens of trout feed on emerging caddis flies. Stands of bamboo and fuchsia flowers blow in the gentle breeze of this temperate rainforest climate. High on a mountain ridge, a gaucho on horseback tends his sheep and shifts in his saddle to look east over the wide valley and the winding river below where an angler casts his line. Chile is a land of breathtaking beauty punctuated by the impressive Andes mountain range. To the east, its rivers flow through semiarid land used to graze cattle and sheep, while the waters in the west make their way to the Pacific Ocean through the thick foliage of temperate rainforests. Yet in this land of extremes, there is one constant: excellent fly fishing. Frontiers clients returning from Chile rave about fishing on water nearly devoid of other anglers. Their stories of catching large trout from lakes and stalking cruising fish in small spring creeks are what fly fishermen dream about. The lodges we represent in Chile offer the best in service, accommodations and cuisine, perfectly complementing a productive day on the water. Let us help plan your own Chilean fishing experience. Call Frontiers 1-800-245-1950 | +44 (0)845 299 6212 in the UK | www.frontierstravel.com

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Martin Pescador Lodge Unmatched Trout Diversity in One Visit: the Chilean Lake District Frans and Anna Jansen’s Martin Pescador Lodge is home to two distinctive lodges—Puerto Cárdenas and La Junta. They also offer multiple fisheries in one trout-crammed week in central Chile. Not enough? The Coastal and Lago Verde program further broadens anglers’ fishing exposure in the picturesque Chilean environs. Attracted originally to the fishing, Martin Pescador Lodge’s many repeat guests now return both for the love of Chile and the lodge’s exceptional hospitality. Few lodges worldwide can compete with this fishing and environmental diversity. Fishing: Frans and his three guides bring new conquests in familiar rivers rich with browns, rainbows and anadromous quarry. Martin Pescador Lodge offers river and lake fishing from a raft or boat with occasional wade opportunities and high-country Argo vehicle adventures to maximize the experience. Accommodation: Chef Anna provides sumptuous meals, and her staff makes each lodge feel like home. Weekly guests spend three nights in the Yelcho riverside lodge near Puerto Cardenas. While guests fish on day 4, staff transfers gear and personal belongings to the La Junta Guest Lodge overlooking the Rio Rosselot.

Martin Pescador Lodge boasts four lodges and some of the largest fish in the Chilean Lake District. What is not to love?

Rates: A 7-night Saturday–Saturday fishing program is $6,150 per person, with single-room supplements at $1,500 per person and a twoper-week maximum. A Lago Verde Extension (Saturday–Tuesday) is $3,600 per person, and a Coastal Extension (Wednesday–Saturday) is $2,700 per person. Regional lodge charters / Puerto Montt arrangements are not included. n

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Do You Need Gear for Your Upcoming Trip?

Frontiers would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to Pat Ehlers, owner of The Fly Fishers in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. We are fortunate to work with some of the best fly shops throughout the country. What makes our connection with Pat and The Fly Fishers different is that we’ve known each other for almost thirty years starting with Pat hosting trips to Frontiers destinations for his customers. As our exclusive gear supplier, Pat and his staff at The Fly Fishers have extensive experience with many of the Frontiers’ fishing destinations. He works closely with us on gear recommendations and can create a customized gear list for your upcoming trip. We encourage you to contact patehlers@theflyfishers.com to discuss your gear needs further. 22

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Futa Lodge Futaleufú, a Mapuche Indian Word for “Grand Waters,” Truly Lives Up to Its Name The Futaleufú River is a tail water that begins in nearby Argentina but really gets its character when it enters Chile. Here this clear river cuts through the valley floor like a green ribbon, and on its banks beneath forested Andean peaks is the charming eight-guest / four-rod Futa Lodge. Several species of trout and the occasional salmon live in these emerald waters that teem with aquatic life and provide ample dry fly fishing opportunities. Futa Lodge is perfect for those who like a small lodge setting, excellent service and accommodations and scenery of almost indescribable beauty. Fishing: Sight fishing the eddies with dry flies for cruising rainbows, working the willow-lined banks where trout lie in wait for a passing meal, or throwing streamers at sunken trees for big browns is what floating the Futaleufú River is all about. At Futa, anglers enjoy incredible fishing fun! Accommodation: Futa Lodge is a renovated Chilean farmhouse with two bedrooms, a living room and a dining room. Three nearby cottages—two close to the river and one beside the house—allow for an even-more-private setting for your visit, and the quality at this Nervous Waters property is assured. Rates: Current season rates are $750 per night per person, with a 50% single-guide surcharge. n


Central-Southern Chile Fly Fishing Offering Dozens of Trout-Filled Waters

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Coyhaique River Lodge Securing exclusive access to the best trout water is the hallmark of Coyhaique River Lodge’s fishing program. Owners Gaston and Claudio Urrejola have developed relationships with landowners that allow them to offer their guests unparalleled opportunities on water that most trout anglers only dream about. Nonfishermen will enjoy the wide range of activities in this scenic mountainous region. A comfortable modern lodge with a million-dollar view, attentive hosts and staff, and seasoned local guides merge for the complete experience. Fishing: Famous rivers, little-known streams, spring creeks and remote lakes make up this world-class fishing program, which is customized by the guides to suit particular preferences. With all of these water options available, guests will never have to repeat a beat during a visit—unless they ask nicely!

Sometimes a smile is worth 1000 words, matching the hatch in Coyhaique in Chile

Accommodation: Accommodating eight anglers, the 10,000-square-foot lodge boasts eight ample bedrooms offering two queen beds, en-suite bathroom, and plenty of space. Floor-to-ceiling glass reveals a spectacular Coyhaique River Valley view in the dining and living rooms while the vast wood deck and hot tub beckon. Rates: A 7-night / 6-day package ranges from $4,250–$6,000 for fishing and nonfishing programs. Saturday–Saturday is preferred, but shorter stays are possible with Saturday arrival or departure encouraged. n

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Brothers Cristian and Marcelo Dufflocq hail from a multi-generational family of guides and lodge managers, and it shows

Cristian and Marcelo Dufflocq As sons of a pioneering Chilean fly fishing outfitter, Cristian and Marcelo Dufflocq were raised around the business of guiding and running a fishing lodge, so they were well-equipped to make a career out of it. The brothers are not only skilled fly fishing guides but also accomplished naturalists. Their three lodges in Chile have become synonymous with quality accommodations, top-shelf cuisine and excellent fishing. At the Fundo el Salto, constructed from a renovated farmhouse near Puerto Montt, guests will fish the beautiful Rio PetrohuĂŠ for brown and rainbow trout. Farther south sits the Estancia de los Rios. This massive 360,000-acre, privately owned ranch features miles of unpressured fishing on the upper Rio Cisnes. Finally, the Chilean Fjords trip allows four fly fishers to target large trout in one of the most remote and undisturbed areas of Chile. Cristian, Marcelo and their professional guides and staff work hard to ensure all three of their distinct lodges offer something new and bold for every fly fisherman. n Call Frontiers 1-800-245-1950 | +44 (0)845 299 6212 in the UK | www.frontierstravel.com


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Estancia de Los Rios

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One of Chile’s Largest Ranches Offers Abundant Small-River Trout Fishing Variety

Unspoiled, Uninhabited, Inaccessible by Road—the Rivers of the Chilean Fjords

Anyone visiting the Estancia de los Rios will know what it means to be in Patagonia. Wild and still-undiscovered areas in this 360,000-acre private ranch offer literally miles of gin-clear water filled with feisty brown trout. It is the perfect destination for those who like to wade, work each riffle and run, and cast to trout in picturesque, undisturbed beauty. Up to 12 guests per week enjoy exploring the Rio Cisnes, its tributaries, spring creeks and several mountain lakes, and will leave taking an image of Patagonia with them forever. n

The Chilean Fjords, part of the Dufflocq Collection, are a vast area of coastal valleys with beautiful meandering rivers and forested mountains that plunge into a calm inland sea far from the open ocean. This fishing adventure gives anglers the opportunity to hook large brown and rainbow trout with an average size of nearly 22 inches, with larger fish caught every year. With a varied selection of more than two dozen fertile rivers to choose from accessible only by sea, anglers are as close to fishing “virgin” water as anyone will find on earth. n

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Fly out heli-fishing just north of the south pole… Epic!

Lakutaia Lodge

Magic Waters

Helicopter Fly-Out Trout and Sea Run Fishing in Southern Most Chile Islands

Traditional Chilean Family-Hosted Destination in the Majestic Coyhaique Region

The only helicopter trout fly-out fishery in South America, Lakutaia Lodge fishes the southernmost rivers of Chilean Patagonia in the UNESCO Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve on remote Navarino Island. This intact adventure includes an overnight in Punta Arenas at the historic Hotel Jose Nogueira, round-trip lodge charter and fly-out fishing in one of the world’s most unique corners. n

Magic Waters Patagonia customizes fishing experiences according to how each angler likes to fish, whether it’s wading rivers and spring creeks or floating lakes and large rivers—it’s all possible here due to the incredible fishing resources available. Eduardo and his team of knowledgeable local guides are eager to show guests how special this area really is and how productive it can be. Anglers return from fishing to relax in the newly built lodge featuring local building materials and craftsmanship, great homemade Chilean cuisine and warm hospitality. n

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Bolivia

That “bitesâ€?‌deep in the Bolivian interior

Bolivia Golden Dorado in the Bolivian Amazon Few places in the world have garnered the attention of the international fishing community like this remarkable fly fishing expedition in Bolivia. Targeting massive schools of migratory golden dorado, mammoth pacu, yatorana and multiple species of river catfish, this amazing trip offers a fishing experience unlike any other. n

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Tsimane Lodges Tsimane Lodges offer three parallel Saturday-Saturday programs focusing on a multitude of proven and newly explored freestone rivers in two distinct drainages of the Isiboro Secure National Park and Indigenous Territory. Whether fishing the two-camp, four-angler Agua Negra departure, the eight-angler Pluma Lodge out-camps departure or six-angler conventional tackle Secure Lodge, anglers will experience tacklebusting dorado from lodges that have been flawlessly integrated into their jungle surroundings. Space is in high demand at Tsimane, so now is the time to book.

Pluma Lodge Three Unique Golden Dorado Rivers from One Premier Eight Guest lodge

Cathy Beck striking gold at Tsimane Pluma Lodge Call Frontiers 1-800-245-1950 | +44 (0)845 299 6212 in the UK | www.frontierstravel.com

Pluma Lodge is located within a National Park and Indigenous Indian Territory, where the Amazon jungle meets the Andes Mountains. These clear running rivers wind through jungle and mountains, affording anglers the ability to wade and sight-cast to golden dorado. This jungle environment remains in a virgin state and is arguably one of the most pristine natural expressions in the world. Based out of the comforts of the Pluma Lodge, anglers have access to three diverse rivers: the Pluma, Itirizama, and the lower Secure Rivers. The water types vary from deep pools to rugged terraced pocket water. n


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Lodge owner and partner, Rodrigo Sales, with a beautiful Bolivian Pacu

Agua Negra Lodge National Park and Indigenous Territory Bolivia; Fly Fishing for Golden Dorado Agua Negra Lodge is located within a National Park and Indigenous Indian Territory where the Amazon jungle meets the Andes in Bolivia. The landscape is incredible and its rivers are streams of clear water running through the jungles and the mountains with wading and sight castingfriendly banks. Freshwater golden dorado are the target and Agua Negra Lodge blends the best aspects of fly fishing: sight casting, freestone wet wading, light fly tackle, and stalking four tenacious game fish species reaching significant sizes. The location also has great pirapitinga, yatorana, and surubi fishing. n

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Brazil

The Brazilian Amazon River Basin is a mosaic of fertile ecosystems. The Brazilian Amazon river basin is a mosaic of fertile ecosystems. The river, the world’s largest in terms of volume and second longest after the Nile, bursts with peacock bass and many other exotic species such as arapaima and payara. More than 1,100 tributaries flow through the rainforest to the Amazon, providing life for diverse flora and fauna. A fascinating culture combines with the rich ecosystem to make a trip to the Amazon Basin an unparalleled experience. The bustling port of Manaus provides an introduction to the waterways that crisscross Brazil and is the starting point for adventurers who have come to discover fishing at its finest. Nowhere else will anglers find a more productive fishery or a more voracious and animated aquatic predator than the Amazon’s peacock bass. Of all the incredible game fish, including arowana and payara, the peacock bass’s violent strike, brute strength and astonishing ability to break heavy lines and straighten hooks makes it one of the most sought after species. Exploring the home of thousands of exotic animals and bird species, experiencing the seclusion of the rainforest, trekking into the dense jungle and feeling the adrenaline rush when a trophy peacock goes airborne— whatever the dream, the Amazon can make it real. n

River Plate Anglers Peacock Bass Fishing in Remote Amazon Rivers via Innovative Shallow Water Techno For fly and conventional fishers, mobility and the capability to bypass low water and natural barriers is the key to untapped peacock bass fishing in the most remote reaches of Brazil’s Amazon Basin. Drawing from only 4 inches of water, River Plate’s floating cabins can comfortably navigate these barriers and reposition daily to unfished areas throughout their exclusive privately leased fishing grounds on multiple waterways north and south of the equator. n River Plate’s unique floating barges “bar car” Call Frontiers 1-800-245-1950 | +44 (0)845 299 6212 in the UK | www.frontierstravel.com


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Agua Boa Amazon Lodge Protected, Clear-Water and Fly Fish Only. Peacock Bass in Roraima, Brazil Internationally traveled fly fishermen are astounded and charmed by the rainforest canopy, river-front jungle lodge and ultimate clear-water fly fishing experience when sight-fishing for Brazil’s fiercest fighting fish; the peacock bass. The Agua Boa is the sole fly fishing-only river in Brazil designated as a single barbless hook fishery to preserve its resource for generations. In this shallow river featuring white sand bars and flats, marauding bass decimate presented flies. In the canopy, monkeys, macaws, jaguars, capybara, parrots, tortes and other rain forest sights are witnessed daily. Fishing: Anglers predominantly target three species of peacock bass – butterfly, spotted and temensis. They also fish arowana, arapaima, payara, piranhas and red-tailed catfish from the bow of flat-bottom jet motor jungle skiffs along white sand river beaches, lagunas and ox-bow lakes. Accommodation: Seven double-occupancy bungalows and a main lodge overlook a 50-ft swimming pool and the river. Bungalows offer 2 queen beds, air conditioning, refrigerator and TV. The main lodge features an airy dining room, large TV / bar area and game room. Delicious, meals are typically served buffet-style. Rates: 7-night / 6-day fishing package: January-April: $5,950 per person, October-December: $4,950 per person. Single cabin / boat-upon request for a surcharge. Contact your Frontiers expert to learn about inclusions and exclusions. n

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Why Choose Frontiers? Nearly five decades of travel experience. Operating globally since 1969, our international contacts care as much about the success of your trip as we (and you) do! We make dreams come true and call it “The Frontiers Way,” an unwavering commitment to personalized service, unmatched destination knowledge and a passion to share. We are aware of the lost art of listening and carefully consider your preferences for the trip. We ask a lot of questions and have a unique ability to compare and contrast options to ensure that you have an unforgettable experience based on your budget, accommodation preferences and travel objectives founded on our unbiased advice. As a full service travel company based in the U.S. and U.K. with 65 employees, we handle all aspects of your trip, not just the destination arrangements. We coordinate your flights, all en route hotel accommodations and we offer trip cancellation insurance and evacuation protection. Pre-trip preparation is essential and we ensure that you have the right gear and equipment to maximize your enjoyment. We also clearly outline “the fine print” so that all of your questions are answered before departure. In almost every case, there is no extra cost for our sporting services. In fact, we can save you a tremendous amount of time, often beat prices (even online) and we have access and clout that you simply cannot get by booking direct. n

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Our company is broadly based and diversified with a varied product mix representing the best available for sophisticated travelers throughout the world. Our success rests with the quality of our employees, their destination knowledge and their understanding of our responsibilities to our customers. We bring an incomparable level of fishing expertise, much capability and broad perspective… well-seasoned in experience.

Mike & Susie Fitzgerald Our Founders

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Extend Your Sporting Holiday in South America Frontiers has over three decades of experience in South America - from the verdant Amazon in the north to the fabled Patagonia region in the south, the sparkling capital cities and stylish beach resorts of the east, to the rugged Andes in the west, so rich with indigenous cultures. Travelers of all ages are presented with an exciting variety of options and activities any time of the year. Whether you want to extend a sporting trip, explore one country or the region in depth, cruise the Galapagos Islands or plan a grand circle of South America with your personal interests and objectives in mind, please give Frontiers a call and let us bring out the very best of South America for you. If you yearn to learn to tango, take a polo lesson, climb a volcano, hike across a glacier, ski in July, blend your own barrel of wine, visit a live archeological site, spend an afternoon with a world-renowned silversmith or fly fish on the pristine rivers of Chile or Argentina...let Frontiers introduce you to the people who can make it magically happen. n

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Antarctica

The last frontier–who hasn’t dreamed of visiting Antarctica? The name is a spell that conjures images of adventure and surreal beauty. An Antarctic cruise is an investment; most are costly in both time and fares, but the experience is a rare treasure. Like all investments, this one is worth planning ahead and obtaining the proper advice.

Patagonia Explore the Eagle Glacier with Australis Cruises

Tierra del Fuego and Cape Horn are so remote that the only way to properly explore their rugged landscape of fjords, glaciers, and wild islands is by sea. Australis Cruises are not only the best way to see the southern tip of Patagonia, they also provide the most convenient route between Punta Arenas, Chile and Ushuaia, Argentina.

Amazon River

The only way to truly experience the Amazon is by river cruise, and the best place to schedule your journey is Peru. We suggest Delfin Amazon Cruises and Aqua Expeditions. Both cruises provide an authentic experience of the wildlife and local culture along with cabins so decadent and spacious they put many hotels to shame.

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Extend Your Stay on the Water

The Enchanted Isles have captured the imagination of travelers for centuries, but thanks to recent conservation efforts they are more untouched now than they were 100 years ago. Come face to face with animals that have no fear of humans. Playful sea lions, elegant albatrosses, ponderous tortoises, and cheeky mockingbirds are just a few of the species you’ll meet. n

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Frontiers Hosted Trips

The Best of New Zealand: Hawke’s Bay, Christchurch and Queenstown

East Africa Photographic Safari

Hosted By: Mike & Kristene Fitzgerald

Hosted by: Barry & Cathy Beck

March 16–26, 2017 Experience New Zealand’s entertaining mixture of refined lifestyle and cultural excitement with activities including a private helicopter excursion to Milford Sound, garden tours, hiking, jet boating, vineyard visits, and more! The adventure begins with three days on the North Island in Hawke’s Bay, followed by a full week on the South Island. Highlights include visiting some of the most scenic coastal and inland areas with an emphasis on being outside to enjoy New Zealand’s unique flora, fauna and incredible vistas. n

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July 28–August 11, 2017 Professional photographers, writers and Frontiers Ambassadors Barry and Cathy Beck will host their ninth photographic safari to Africa in 2017. This customdesigned itinerary will include the classic safari locations of the Maasai Mara in Kenya and the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti in Tanzania, with the highlight being one of the most eagerly awaited and avidly observed wildlife spectacles on earth— the annual Great Migration. Limited to just twelve guests. n


The Silk Road: China and Uzbekistan

Hosted by: Mollie Fitzgerald

Hosted by: Mollie Fitzgerald

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Home to 8 of the 10 tallest peaks in the world, the tiny mountain kingdom of Nepal, ringed by the Himalayas, is a land of contrasts harboring a wealth of Buddhist and Hindu art and architecture. The colorful capital city Kathmandu—at once ancient and modern, natural and urban— reflects 2000 years of truly peaceful coexistence, producing a unique blend of Hinduism and Buddhism that is distinctly Nepalese in character. Nepal is nearly 75% mountainous while its Terai region is fertile, lowlying, hot and humid. Once covered with dense forest that supported only wildlife, recent years have seen deforestation, making this area the hub of a growing population. n

There are many iconic journeys in the world, but there is only one true adventure that spans the continuum of time—the journey along the Silk Road. This is a travel experience that transcends history. The very name “Silk Road” conjures up a kaleidoscope of images: caravans, desert dunes, lost cities, palaces, and the mystery of Cathay. Traders, travelers, pilgrims and dreamers have traveled this transcontinental golden road that once linked the Roman Empire with the imperial majesty of Han Dynasty China. Set forth on a specially designed journey that will take you across the Chinese Silk Road into Uzbekistan, the lost world of Samarkand and Sogdiana, the ancient land that served as the great marketplace between East and West. n

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2017 Hosted Trips with Barry and Cathy Beck Coyhaique River Lodge, Chile January

Trout and Salmon Fishing in Ireland June

Laguna Verde (Jurassic Lake) and Teka Lodge, Argentina February

Kingfisher Lodge, Montana August

Estancia San Huberto, Limay River Lodge & Estancia Quemquemtreu, Argentina March Belize River Lodge May

Reel Action Lodge, Alaska August Fly Fishing the Eastern Pyrenees in Spain October Tres Valles Lodge, Argentina November

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Barry and Cathy Beck are writers, photographers and consummate trip hosts. They lead a number of Frontiers groups each year, which gives our clients the perfect opportunity to meet new fishing friends. Barry and Cathy look after everything on their trips, from flies to casting instruction. There is no extra charge to travel with these fishing experts.


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New Zealand Trophy Trout Fishing Down Under Since the introduction of trout into New Zealand in the late 1800s, the country has emaerged as a favorite angling destination. Fishermen from all over recognize New Zealand as the world’s best wild trophy trout fishery. The majority of the rivers on both the North and South islands are known for their clarity, and their reputation draws travelers from far and wide in search of giant trout. A trout fishery that requires more technical skills than most, New Zealand is not known for the quantity, diversity or ease of catching found in other trout waters. But to the fly fishing purist, it is heaven on earth. A good day on a New Zealand stream may yield only six trout, but they will be gorgeous, healthy, averaging from 3 to 8 pounds and caught under the most spectacular conditions. Stalking trophy wild browns and rainbows while casting dry flies and nymphs in water as clear as the air is challenging, absorbing and addictive—it’s a style unique to New Zealand. Fly fishing in New Zealand is all about making the most of opportunities for trophy trout; seeing them before they see you, positioning to make that one perfect cast and presenting the perfect fly. Frontiers works with the finest lodges, outfitters and guides in New Zealand, and we have a passion for this unique and extremely rewarding angling experience. We look forward to sharing it with you. n

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New Zealand

Main lodge with seven individually appointed guest cabins

Poronui Lodge A Premier Luxury Sporting Lodge on New Zealand’s North Island Nestled in the secluded Taharua Valley on New Zealand’s spectacular North Island, Poronui is preferred by the world’s most discerning fishermen, hunters and outdoor enthusiasts. This private, 16,000-acre sheep and cattle station offers excellent trout fishing on two incredible river systems, plus many other rivers accessible by 4WD and helicopter. Guests usually meet for meals in the main lodge and afterwards relax in comfort by the fire. The lodge kitchen is renowned for its outstanding food and wine selection. World-class service and excellent guiding will also be highlights!

Mike and Kristene Fitzgerald with Poronui Lodge Manager Eve Reilly

Fishing: Avid fly-fishermen from all corners of the globe come to Poronui to test their skills against New Zealand’s notoriously large and wily brown and rainbow trout. Nearly all of the angling is sightfishing, and emphasis is on the dry fly with a team of excellent full-time guides. Accommodation: Choose from three authentic, world-class options: the legendary seven-cabin Poronui Lodge, the rustic-luxe Safari Camp, or the stately Blake House. Close to the main lodge, a modern sports and relaxation center called the Stables has a gym and health-club facilities. Rates: Operates October 1–April. Based on the current rate of exchange, high-season rates (December 20, 2015–March 14, 2016) for inclusive fishing packages are as follows: 4-night / 3-day $3,325; 5-night / 4-day $4,215; 6-night / 5-day $5,110; and 7-night / 6-day $6,010. Costs are per person for double occupancy / shared guide. n

Big game hunting is available at Poronui

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Kristene Fitzgerald with guide, Tim McCarthy

Tongariro Lodge Over Three Decades of Fishing Excellence in the Taupo District of North Island Located in beautiful, parklike grounds on the banks of the legendary Tongariro River on the southern shores of Lake Taupo, Tongariro Lodge rests at the foot of New Zealand’s outdoor playground: the Tongariro National Park. Frontiers has represented this lodge, established in 1982 by legendary angler and guide Tony Hayes, longer than any other operation in the country, and through the years, it has earned an excellent reputation for fine dining, comfortable accommodation, quality outdoor activities and the most experienced fly fishing guides in New Zealand. Fishing: With over 40 rivers in close proximity, guests enjoy trophy rainbow and brown trout fishing in Lake Taupo, its tributaries, and other Central North Island rivers accessible by 4WD, or in a number of helicopter-accessed backcountry headwaters. Rafting and overnight camping trips are also available. Accommodation: With a fishing capacity of 24, the lodge offers spacious villas or one-bedroom lodge chalets, each with private facilities and terrace with great Kiwi views. The main lodge and bar area is a short walk away. The lodge also has an all-weather tennis court, a secluded spa pool and free Wi-Fi. Rates: Operates year-round due to its unique location. Based on the current rate of exchange, high-season rates (November–March) for a 4-night / 3-day inclusive fishing package start at $2,250 per person for double occupancy / shared guide—making Tongariro Lodge a great value! n

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Superb accommodations, meals, service, guiding and value

Wildwood Lodge A Boutique North Island Fishing Lodge Just Outside Rotorua! Wildwood Lodge, owned and operated by Simon and Cath Robertson for 20 years, offers lake-edge luxury lodging on five acres of magnificently landscaped gardens. There is exceptional trout fishing in the Rotorua area and on the more untouched and remote rivers and streams of the Central North Island. The region is also known for its geothermal activity, bubbling mud pools, geysers and thermal springs. It is the ancestral home of the Arawa tribe, and associated Maori cultural activities are available to the visiting public. Fishing: Simon Robertson is one of New Zealand’s most respected and skilled fly fishing guides. His company, Rotorua Trout Safaris, handles all the guiding for Wildwood on more than 30 rivers in this region; guests are unlikely to encounter any other anglers. Fishing includes wild rainbows and browns. Accommodation: Wildwood Lodge can comfortably accommodate six guests with two spacious suites in the main lodge and one suite in the adjacent guesthouse. Gourmet meals are served in the lodge dining room or on the large outdoor deck, and feature fresh seasonal produce complemented with a 1,000-bottle wine cellar. Rates: Operates over a long season with prime time from early October–April. Based on the current rate of exchange, a 4-night / 3-day inclusive fishing package starts at $1,925 per person for double occupancy / shared guide. Other packages quoted upon request. This lodge is an excellent value! n

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Owen River Lodge Outstanding South Island Sight-Fishing in the Nelson Lakes Region Owen River Lodge is an owner-managed operation that specializes in fly fishing yet also caters to nonfishers. With comfortable cottage suites and sensational modern cuisine featuring fresh local produce and Marlborough wines, this lodge is sure to please. Attention to detail, a dedicated house staff, and a high level of service are hallmarks of this property ideally located close to an enormous variety of rivers and streams—over 25 are accessible within a 90-minute drive. The guest cottage suites are sunlit and offer amazing views of the river, the Owen Ranges and Kahurangi National Park. Fishing: The region offers huge variety, ranging from small, intimate rivers like the Owen to large, iconic freestones. The average trout ranges from 3–6 pounds, but fish up to 10 pounds are caught annually. It’s almost all sight-fishing here with outstanding guides, all of whom have 10+ years of experience. Accommodation: Guests stay in six luxuriously appointed detached cottage suites with a capacity of 12, designed with the angler and nonangler in mind. Each is en suite with air-conditioning, tea- and coffee-making facilities, and a minibar stocked with complimentary soft drinks, fruit juices and mineral waters.

The main lodge on the Owen River

Rates: Operates early October–April. Based on the current rate of exchange, high-season rates (mid-December– mid-March) for a 4-night / 3-day inclusive fishing package start at $2,747 per person for double occupancy / shared guide. Other packages quoted upon request. n

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Nokomai Station A Remote South Island Working Station with 20 Kilometers of the Mataura River! A high-country sheep and cattle station situated an hour from Queenstown and Te Anau, Nokomai is one of the larger properties in New Zealand. It is well-known for both its farming and gold-mining history. Nokomai Valley accommodations give visitors the opportunity to experience station life for themselves. Guests can enjoy activities such as fishing, mountain biking, hiking, and horse riding, or they can go backcountry with Nokomai Helicopters. The Mataura River, a world-famous trout fishery, winds its way through the southern end of the property. Fishing: Nokomai is a popular base for guided fly fishing anglers with at least 25 rivers within a one-hour drive, including the Mataura, Mararoa, Whitestone, Aparima, Waikaia and Nevis. The nearest and most important river to anglers at Nokomai is the Mataura, only two minutes away.

Nokomai is a working sheep and cattle station

Accommodation: There are four comfortable one- or two-bedroom cottages, each with spacious living areas and a kitchenette. The dining and reception area is located in the adjacent old stone historic house built in the 1870s, a great place to relax in the evenings with well-prepared meals and New Zealand wines. Rates: Operates early October–April. Based on the current rate of exchange, high-season rates for a 4-night / 3-day inclusive fishing package start at $1,450 per person for double occupancy / shared guide. Other packages quoted upon request. A terrific value for a high-quality lodge experience. n

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Some of the South Island’s best trophy trout resources

Stonefly Lodge

Riverview Lodge

Luxurious South Island Fly fishing Accommodation near Nelson

Trophy Trout in New Zealand’s Canterbury Region!

Situated on 150 acres of private forest just 50 minutes from Nelson, Stonefly Lodge offers the complete package for international visitors seeking world-class New Zealand fly fishing. In addition, enjoy 5-star luxury accommodation on the banks of the Motueka River and beautiful views of Abel Tasman National Park. Hosts John and Kate Kerr have 50+ years of combined tourism and hospitality experience and enjoy sharing their dream lodge with visitors. Within a one-hour drive, anglers can access dozens of quality fly fishing streams and rivers, stalking and sightcasting to big wild brown trout. n Call Frontiers 1-800-245-1950 | +44 (0)845 299 6212 in the UK | www.frontierstravel.com

Riverview Lodge is a unique brown trout fly fishing lodge located at Hamner Springs on the South Island of New Zealand. Specializing in accommodating smaller groups for first-rate angling, owner / operator John Gemmell has 30+ years of experience fishing and hunting in the area and has secured access to productive waters. Along with his wife, Robin, and their associates, John does everything possible to ensure clients have a wonderful New Zealand experience while enjoying lavish accommodations complemented with a very high standard of cuisine. n


Kawhaka Lodge

Fiordland Lodge

Boutique Lodging, Breathtaking Views, and the Fishing Experience of a Lifetime

Fine Fly fishing and Ecotourism in the Fiordland and Southland Regions

Nestled beneath the stunning backdrop of the Southern Alps of New Zealand and built to complement the natural environment, Kawhaka Lodge offers comfortable West Coast boutique accommodation and easy access to outstanding rivers, creeks and lakes. Home to some of the finest wild brown and rainbow trout in the world, this area offers a natural beauty that is uniquely New Zealand. n

Set in a World Heritage Site, Fiordland Lodge offers the discerning traveler style, comfort and privacy and is the perfect base from which to explore Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound and the surrounding Fiordland National Park. Kiwi owned and operated, Fiordland Lodge is a member of the Lodge Association, a select group of the finest 5-star and exclusive luxury lodges. Fiordland’s crystal-clear waters are managed as a wild fishery producing good stocks of large brown and rainbow trout. n

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Land of the Long White Cloud The “Green” city of Auckland welcomes visitors

When the Maori people sailed their canoes across the Pacific to New Zealand, they saw the geysers and volcanic activity of the North Island and the expansive, snow-covered Southern Alps that form the spine of the South Island. They named this land “Aotearoa” (Land of the Long White Cloud) and made it their home. Centuries later, the Europeans arrived. Homesick for the Crown, they bestowed familiar names on the areas in which they settled: Christchurch, Wellington, Queenstown and New Plymouth. The New Zealand we visit today is an amalgam of these two cultures, molded by the fabric of this diverse landscape. New Zealand is blessed with stunning alpine vistas, golden beaches, rocky sea cliffs and verdant meadows and hillsides where sheep graze placidly. The visitor, initially overwhelmed by its beauty, soon discovers that the people exude a warm hospitality unlike anything he or she is likely to have experienced elsewhere. New Zealand always has more delightful sights to discover, for first-time visitors and for those making their tenth trip.

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Frontiers’ South Pacific experts have explored many niche areas not found on most itineraries and thus are able to customize a unique and unforgettable experience for any traveler. n

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The North Island The varied landscape of the North Island fascinates those who visit. Journey north to see the picturesque harbors, rugged beaches and expansive kauri forests of the Bay of Islands. In the south, rolling farm country, Pacific Coast scenery, fruitful vineyards and the capital city of Wellington shape the region’s complexion. Approximately two-thirds of the country’s indigenous people, the Maori, live on the North Island, centered predominantly in the Rotorua and Taupo regions. To explore the central North Island is to experience its volcanic heart. Here, travelers will see the active mud pools and geysers of Rotorua, dig their own hot thermal bath at Hot Water Beach and walk the active volcanic pathways of White Island. The Tongariro Crossing, dubbed one of the top 10 day hikes in the world, crosses the multi-cratered volcanic terrain of Mount Tongariro.

Kauri Cliffs

Let Frontiers work with you to plan the perfect itinerary for an exciting North Island holiday. n Two of the world’s top 50 courses are located on the North Island

Enjoy the Maori culture

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The country has many activities for nonfishers

The South Island The majesty of the Southern Alps sets the stage for the scenic splendor of the South Island. These awesome mountains run the length of the island and breathtaking vistas appear around every turn. This is paradise for the hiker and outdoor enthusiast whose choices are limited only by time and energy. Enjoy a one-day hike on the Queen Charlotte Walkway at the island’s top end, or go for the granddaddy of all New Zealand treks: the six-day hike across the fabled Milford Track in Southland. Those looking for gentler pursuits should check out the region’s top-class vineyards. The sauvignon blanc of the Marlborough vineyards takes a back seat to no other. Further south, the Otago region’s pinot noir has put New Zealand reds on the map. Visit genteel Christchurch, the city that most reflects the country’s Anglican heritage. Christchurch is known as the “garden city” for good reason. It’s also home to a stunning art center. There is something to satisfy everyone’s interest on the South Island. We would love to customize a trip that fits your needs and interests. n Blanket Bay Lodge

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Australia

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Explore This Unique Wilderness Island Crisscrossed by rivers, lakes and shallow lagoons called tarns, Tasmania’s immaculate environment attracts fishermen from around the world who seek to pit their skills against the guile of the wild trout. This beautiful island’s most productive waters are the broad, crystal-clear lakes where big wild trout feed on abundant mayfly and caddis hatches. In the mornings and evenings, the mayflies and caddis flies hatch in droves and rise off the water like steam. Trout gorge themselves on the insects, ready and willing to devour whatever they find in front of them.

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Fish Tasmania

Trout fishing in Tasmania is often compared to stalking flats for bonefish, not only due to its broad, shallow waters, but because anglers walk the edge of the lagoons looking for browns and rainbows that are on the rise or tailing. One of our top outfitters in Tasmania, Ken Orr

Tasmania fly fishing is at its best from mid- to-late November through February, though most waters remain open until the end of April. Outfitters represented by Frontiers include Ken Orr’s TASMANIA TROUT EXPEDITIONS and Peter Hayes of Tasmania’s PREMIER FLY FISHING GUIDES. n

Australia offers some of the finest brackish and saltwater fishing in the world. From barramundi to black marlin, we have the best captains, outfitters and lodges on the continent. Please refer to the 2017 Saltwater Guide for additional details.

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Strap on your waders and visit a working oyster farm to taste the prized Freycinet Pacific oysters

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Australia — “A Fair Dinkum Land” When an Aussie says that something is “fair dinkum,” it means it’s the genuine article. We think that Australia is a “fair dinkum” place to visit! This vast land, a country as big as the United States and a continent in its own right, has something to offer everyone. Ask a random sampling of folks where they would travel if they had a choice of any place in the world, and it’s a fair bet that a large percentage would choose Australia. For many, Australia seems so far away they can only dream of visiting, but the overnight flight is a small price to pay for the wonders waiting on the other side of the Pacific.

Sydney, a world-class city for art and culture

When a traveler does commit to make the journey, it’s important to decide what to see and experience. For those interested in the aboriginal culture, a visit to Kakadu National Park, the Daintree Rainforest (one of the largest still in existence) or the Great Barrier Reef, the Australian winter (May to October) is the best time to visit. Those who want to see Sydney or Melbourne, drive the Great Ocean Road or get up close and personal with indigenous wildlife on Kangaroo Island should plan to visit during the summer (November to April).

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Call on the experts at Frontiers to assist you in planning an amazing holiday in Australia. Our knowledge of this beautiful land is extensive and we want your trip to include everything you need to make it perfect. Our staff will explore your interests and create the right itinerary. You’ll have a “fair dinkum” trip. We promise! n

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Iconic Australia Sydney: Australia’s famous harbour city Experience Sydney’s natural beauty and culture around Sydney Harbour and the historic Rocks District. Explore famous coastal beaches such as Bondi, Bronte, Coogee and Palm Beach. Bushwalk through Sydney Harbour National Park, dine at world-class restaurants, take in an opera or visit the Blue Mountains.

Melbourne: A vibrant hub of style, sport, culture and dining Walk the block to discover Melbourne’s secret laneways, the cultural hub with buzzing bars, boutiques and eateries. Take a day to explore the surrounding area including the Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula, Phillip Island or the Great Ocean Road.

Great Barrier Reef: Swim, snorkel, dive and sail this World Heritage Site Explore the Great Barrier Reef which stretches for more than 1,243 miles along the Queensland coastline. Snorkel, scuba dive or take a glassbottom boat or scenic flight over the reef. Complement your time on the water with a trek through the ancient Daintree Rainforest or just relax on luxurious tropical islands.

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Kangaroo Island: Native wildlife and majestic scenery abound Easily accessible from Adelaide, Kangaroo Island is abundant with native wildlife and majestic scenery. Meet Australian sea lions on the beach, kangaroos, koalas, wallabies, penguins, echidnas and diverse birds.

The Kimberley: Go “off the beaten path” in Western Australia Be enthralled by the rugged gorges, epic waterways and incandescent ocean of the Kimberley, in Australia’s north-west corner. For the ultimate in exploration, discover the region on a small expedition ship for further exploration of this untamed, naturally beautiful wilderness.

Red Centre: Australia’s most iconic red monolith Discover Australia’s Red Centre with awe-inspiring landscapes of Uluru and Kata Tjuta, the MacDonnell Ranges and Kings Canyon. Soak up Aboriginal culture and rugged natural beauty on classic outback journeys; ride a camel in the desert or take the Ghan train journey from Darwin or Adelaide.

Tasmania: A curious Island at the edge of the world Tasmania is a perfect destination for walkers and hikers with over 1,800 miles of world-class walking tracks. For foodies, explore the Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail spanning the northern coast. Try one of Tasmania’s cool climate wines, also ideal for producing cider, whiskey and gin.


Kristene Fitzgerald and Sue Szakelyhidi at Remarkable Rocks, Kangaroo Island

Convenient to Sydney, Wolgan Valley offers wilderness luxury with abundant wildlife

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Africa AFRICA IS THE SECOND LARGEST OF THE EARTH’S SEVEN CONTINENTS; it makes up about 22% of the world’s total land area. This fascinating destination is complete with wonders such as Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest freestanding mountain in the world; Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World; Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest unbroken volcanic caldera; Olduvai Gorge, one of the most important prehistoric sites in the world; and Cape Town, one of the most beautiful cities in the world featuring awardwinning winelands.

Chiawa Camp offers both world-class fly and conventional tackle fishing options

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In addition to fishing, Chiawa offers great game viewing

Chiawa Camp Located in the Lower Zambezi National Park on Zambia’s southern border The best all-round safari camp in Zambia, Chiawa combines conservation with a reputation for consistently high standards. The camp features exceptional guiding and wildlife, an unpretentious atmosphere, personalized service, great accommodation, exquisite cuisine, a variety of safari activities, and excellent vehicles and boats. Reliable communications and logistics are all backed up and arranged by the owner / operator, the Cumings Family. You will not only experience an unsurpassed safari, but a trouble-free one as well. Enjoy big five game viewing along with fishing the famed Zambezi River!

Luxury accommodations under canvas with superb views

Fishing: The best time to pursue tigerfish is from late August to mid-November. Beginners and world-class anglers alike have set a number of IGFA World Records here. The camp lies within a wellmanaged conservation zone. Netting is not permitted and a 100% catch and release policy applies for all species. Accommodation: Nine Superior Tents feature extra spacious, king sized beds with pure cotton linens. A separate daybed, indoor and outdoor showers, double wash basins, roll top ball and claw bath overlooking the Zambezi River, 24 / 7 electricity and free Wi-Fi are also included. Rates: Open April 15 thru Nov. 15. Rates quoted below are per person / per night, and based on double occupancy / shared boat. Please call for single rates. April 15 - May 31: from $655 per night. June 1 - July 15 and Nov. 1 – 15: from $875 per night. July 16 - October 31: from $1,200. n

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Royal Zambezi Lodge Royal Zambezi Lodge, a spacious but intimate privately owned lodge, situated in Zambia on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River just minutes from the Lower Zambezi National Park and directly opposite Zimbabwe’s famous Mana Pools World Heritage Site. Royal Zambezi offers the ultimate in luxury and cuisine while enjoying and participating closely in the sights and sounds of the African wilderness. The lodge’s experienced guides will take you to all the best fishing spots and guide you through the whole process. Whether you are a complete beginner or a professional angler we can guarantee you that catching one of these mighty fish is an experience you will never forget! n

Elegant Journeys in Africa FRONTIERS HAS DESIGNED AND COORDINATED PHOTOGRAPHIC SAFARIS in countries such as Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Ethiopia and South Africa. Explore vast savannahs, expansive deserts and water holes teeming with wildlife from open safari vehicles, dugout canoes, by elephant back, hot-air balloons, horseback, quad bikes, camel back or even on foot. These settings make up the many facets of Africa. Frontiers has a long history in Africa dating back to our first safari in November of 1971. Along the way, our staff developed a high level of expertise, and discerning travelers sought out Frontiers to develop private itineraries embracing a wide range of interests.

Cory Van Horn at Royal Zambezi Lodge

Because we do not own or operate any camps or lodges in Africa, we can offer unbiased recommendations. We work with the best guides, camps, lodges and safari operators. Our suggestions are based purely on your objectives and where the peak game viewing may be at your desired time to travel. Where possible, we strive to contribute to conservation efforts and we encourage our guests to be exposed to and engage with various projects that will broaden their experience in Africa and be a part of a bigger story. With more than four decades of experience and countless staff trips, our destination knowledge is unparalleled and our enthusiasm is contagious. We look forward to sharing our expertise with you whether you are a first-time visitor or a veteran Africa traveler. n

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Most of the images associated with Africa include endless plains dotted with wildebeest, Maasai warriors silhouetted against the horizon, spectacular sunsets, boundless African skies, palm-fringed white beaches, adventurous rivers and snow-capped mountains. Each of these visions can be experienced in the countries which make up the bulk of East Africa-Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda. • Kenya, the birthplace of the original safari, still holds a fascination and romance that lingers from the days of Karen Blixen and Denys Finch-Hatton. Stay in small bush homes owned by iconic safari figures. • The annual Great Migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra between the Serengeti and the Masai Mara remains as one of the most incredible spectacles in the world. This marvellous sight can be viewed every month of the year. • Picnic on the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater, home to a permanent population of more than 30,000 animals. This is one of the few places in Africa where travelers stand a good chance of seeing the Big Five in the course of one game drive. • Trek through mountains to sit among and watch the social interaction of habituated chimpanzees and gorillas. n

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Victoria Falls

Southern Africa Southern Africa is characterized by an extraordinary variety of environments from the wetlands of the Okavango Delta (Botswana) and the white sands of the Kalahari Desert (Botswana / South Africa / Namibia) to the red sands of the Namib Desert (Namibia). This region also includes the classic bushveld of the greater Kruger National Park (South Africa), the mighty Zambezi River and Victoria Falls (Zambia and Zimbabwe), and the wild coasts of South Africa and Namibia. • The crystal-clear channels of the Okavango Delta comprise one of the world’s largest inland waterways and one of the richest ecosystems with prolific wildlife and enchanting scenery. • Spectacular desert scenery in the world’s oldest desert, the Namib, and in the Kalahari with desert-adapted wildlife, such as rare desert elephants and black rhino, endangered brown hyena and meerkats. • Compelling flying safaris along the hauntingly beautiful Skeleton Coast in which guests are shown a magical bird’s-eye view of the incredible geological formations. Diverse cultures from San bushmen to the Himba people who live their age-old traditional lifestyles today. • Accommodations in stylish boutique hotels in Cape Town, the buzzing, cosmopolitan and gourmet capital. n Call Frontiers 1-800-245-1950 | +44 (0)845 299 6212 in the UK | 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. Photo Credits: Matt Harris, Evan McGlinn, Coyhaique River Lodge Representatives, Martin Pescador Staff, The Dufflocq Brothers, Frontiers Staff, Untamed Angling Staff, Nervous Waters Staff, Felipe Moralas, Marcos Furer, Magic Waters Staff, Barry and Cathy Beck, Tarquin Millington-Drake, Laguna Verde Staff, R. Valentine Atkinson, Poronui, Tourism New Zealand, Tourism Australia, Tosh Brown, Luxury Lodges of Australia, Michael S. Nolan (Lindblad Expeditions), Melissa Hookway (Abercrombie & Kent), Stewart Cohen (Lindblad Expeditions), Chiawa Camp, Dana Allen (Wilderness Safaris), Dave Hamman (Wilderness Safaris), Caroline Culbert (Wilderness Safaris), Singita Staff, Noel Pollak, Patrick Brown, Lakutaia Lodge representatives, Patagonia Outfitters Representatives, Estancia Tecka Representatives, Hub Porteno, Delfin, Australis Cruises and Royal Zambezi Lodge.

All rates listed in this brochure and on the Frontiers website are subject to change without notice.

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