TRAVEL: Arrive Esquel, 1 hour 45 min drive to the lodge
PROGRAM: 7 nights
FISHING: Rivers, spring creeks and lakes
INCLUDED: Lodging, meals, open bar, guided fishing with license and transfer to/from Esquel.
NOT INCLUDED: Flights, gear, gratuities, services in Buenos Aires
Less than two hours south of Esquel Argentina lies Estancia Tecka, a 435,000-acre ranch holding an unbelievable 96 miles of outstanding trout water that is 100% private. Throughout the week, anglers will float miles of the freestone Corcovado River and walk and wade several spring creeks. Aside from Rainbows, Brown Trout make up the bulk of the catch with a few trophy Brook Trout mixed in.
The ranch’s main function of sheep ranching has not changed for 100 years and today produces and export 800,000 pounds of organic wool each year. This is still a family run operation where relationships with angling guests are cherished and honored through consistently delivering a welcoming atmosphere, refined accommodations and high-end service that draws them back each year. Estancia Tecka Lodge is the clear choice in central Patagonia, Argentina for any fly fishermen seeking a sophisticated lodging experience coupled with one of the finest trout fisheries in the world.
Mar 23-30 2 rods
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The Estancia Tecka complex includes sheep and horse paddocks and two independent guest lodges. Headquarters Lodge is the original ranch house built in the 20’s and has been renovated to comfortably host 8 anglers in 4 well-appointed double rooms with ensuite bathrooms. Headquarters Lodge is surrounded by a well maintained, verdant landscape and shielded by tall conifers and poplar trees. Cocktail can be enjoyed with the large living room but most guests prefer to the outdoor fire pit to sip malbec and share stories of the day.
Caridad is the second guest lodge within the property and sits on the banks of the Corcovado River surrounded by the snowcapped Andes Mountains. It has 6 double rooms each with large private bathrooms and never-ending views of the river and the Steppa of Patagonia.
The talented crew of chefs take great pride is delighting guests with delicious Argentine fare with ingredients producing on the ranch. Every meal is a true organic farm to table dining experience save for the carefully chosen wines from their cellar.
No other lodge can boast 96 miles of private trout water like Estancia Tecka. The main river is the bolder strewn Corcovado which drains Lago Vintter and changes its name to Rio Palena as it passes through Chile on its way to the Pacific. From drift boats, guests will fly fish for larger than average Brown, Rainbow and Brook Trout on 15 different stretches of the crystal clear Corcovado River, all of which are within the property. Hooking 20” trout is a daily occurrence on the Corcovado.
Rio Tecka is a delicate, wade only spring creek running across miles of the eastern side of the ranch. A 5 weight rod rigged with terrestrials is all that is needed to connect with some incredibly hard fighting 15-16” Rainbows, Browns and Brookies. This private gem also consistently produces from surprisingly large Brown Trout usually found in the deeper holes. More quality dry fly fishing can be had on several other spring creeks on the ranch. For more variety, anglers can venture to a nearby private lake system where large Brown Trout have made visible pathways through the shallow grassy bottoms. Skating hoppers and mice is a favorite technique on these pristine lagoons. Accessing any trout water on the ranch can take 10 to 60 mins by truck.
Lunch on the river can sometime mean a full blow chef prepared barbeque of grilled meat and veggies on a skillet or on a rotisserie powered by the river current. The classic country dish Pollo al Disco is also slotted for at least one riverside lunch during the week.
Tecka Lodge offers weekly programs and can be conveniently paired with fishing at Cinco Rios Lodge in Chile, Las Pampas Lodge in Rio Pico, and El Fario Lodge in Esquel.
Estancia Tecka Lodge
(7 nights/6 days)
Saturday: Arrive Buenos Aires (EZE). Transfer to the domestic airport (AEP) and fly to Esquel (ESQ) The staff will pick you up and transfer you under 2 hours to the ranch. Fish the afternoon if you have time.
Sunday-Friday: Six days trout fishing private water at Estancia Tecka Lodge. Typically you’ll leave the lodge at 9am and return by 8:30pm.
Saturday: Check out. The staff will transfer you back to the Esquel Airport for your flight to Buenos Aires and home.
Rate: $7000/angler in dbl occ, $8400 in sgl occ
Included: Lodging, meals, open bar, guided fishing with license and transfer to/from Esquel.
Not Included: Flights, gear, gratuities, services in Buenos Aires.
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