La Villa de Estancia Maria Behety - Sea Trout, Argentina
The Rio Grande is arguably the finest fishing destination in the world in terms of reliability and the remarkable average size of fish.
With one of the most comfortable fishing lodges yet built, La Villa de Estancia Maria Behety should be a fishery at the top of every fisherman's wish list.
There are some 100 pools within this stretch and the finest of them can be found roughly in the centre of 35 miles within the Estancia Maria Behety. This historic ranch once encompassed the majority of the entire island of Tierra del Fuego and its fences still surround hundreds of thousands of acres. Ensuring a very private experience for everyone, fishing guests from Villa Maria Behety and the neighbouring lodges use alternate sections of the river each day.
Each two anglers are assigned a guide and vehicle. No more than six anglers will fish the premier pools of the lower Rio Grande from the Villa Maria Behety. These pools fill with chrome bright, sea-lice covered sea trout with each high tide, twice a day. These pools are absolutely perfect for anglers that enjoy fishing double handed rods with the best of the fishing usually in the morning, late afternoon and evening until dusk.
There are three guides on the river, all of whom are superb and have excellent grasp of English.
Anglers at Villa Maria Behety rotate through the premier pools of the lower beats of the river, which have historically been the most prolific. These are all found within the massive border of the estancia just a stones throw away from the lodge.
This historic ranch once encompassed the majority of the entire island of Tierra del Fuego and its fences still surround hundreds of thousands of acres.
At La Villa de Estancia Maria Behety you will enjoy luxurious accommodation, excellent meals, the finest Argentine wines and one of the best fly fishing experiences in the world.
There are six rooms for the six rods, all rooms are en suite and there is a professional manager to help with everything in the lodge as well as a top class chef. In addition to all of that, at La Villa de Estancia Maria Behety there is a magnificent sitting and dining room with roaring log fire, as well as a billiard room and a wine cellar that holds 20,000 bottles of wine.
The proprietors of the estancia have developed a terrific non-angling programme, perfect for those accompanying spouses.
Cultural visits to surrounding estancias, day trips to Ushuaia, sheep dog herding demonstrations, sheep shearing shed visits and horse riding just to mention a few.
"An experience of a lifetime!"
"Having been fortunate enough to travel to some amazing destinations feeding my desire for fly-fishing, I have found the Rio Grande in Tierra del Fuego to be the ultimate"