With over 96 miles of private water to fish, Estancia Tecka Lodge established in 1910 as a working sheep ranch is set over 435,000 acres and is one of the most impressive fly fishing properties in South America.
With the stunning Andes mountain range providing amazing scenery throughout, the Estancia Tecka Lodge has a variety of private access freestone rivers and spring creeks providing some of the best fly fishing in the world.
Large numbers of trout daily are not uncommon with Brown, Rainbow and Brook trout all available from drift boats or on foot, while accommodation is available at two fine lodges with fantastic hospitality, food and wine.
Estancia Tecka Lodge can cater for up-to eighteen anglers over two lodges which are located at either end the property, providing exclusive access to different waters of the estancia. Tecka Lodge can accommodate up to eight anglers while Caridad Lodge which is located around 45 minutes away by the Corcovado River, has six large rooms to cater up-to ten guests in either twin-share or double occupancy configuration.
Lodging is typically over seven nights, with full board provided including traditional Argentinian and international fare, large communal dining, wine cellar with impeccable hospitality and service. A fully stocked bar with a variety of spirits and cocktails are also available, including fireplace, lounge areas and stunning views across the property. Once a week a traditional Argentinian Asado is provided with an assortment of barbequed meats from the ranch, with fresh fruits and an assortment of cereals and breads available each morning for breakfast before starting your day.
Fly fishing Estancia Tecka provides exclusive access to a huge amount of water with 70 kilometres available on the crystal clear Corcovado river which is accessed by comfortable drift boats, with over a dozen access points.
The slightly smaller Rio Tecka has around 55kms of beautiful, winding spring creek access to fish on foot, both with large populations of Brown, Rainbow and Brook trout averaging 2-4lbs with many larger fish also available on good hatches.
Fishing a variety of dries, nymphs and wet flies, typical outfits used are 5-6wt rods with floating lines on a 2:1 guide basis. Access times to the river are typically fifteen minutes to an hour with days organised around your fishing preferences each day.
Direct flights are available from Australia to South America via Santiago, Chile or Auckland direct to Buenos Aires in Argentina. Staying overnight in the seductive Buenos Aires you will connect through to a midday flight the following day.
Daily domestic flights are available six days per week to Esquel, which takes approximately two and a half hours.
Travel time on arrival to the lodge is a scenic two hours by private transfer.
Citizens of Australia, New Zealand, the UK do not require a visa for travel of up to ninety days. You will need a passport with no less than 6 months validity from the date of arrival. A stamped arrival card will be issued on completion for up-to ninety days.
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Our tailored fly fishing and accommodation itineraries are designed with you in mind to suit your preferences. They are also quoted in your local currency with very favourable exchange rates.
Fly Odyssey has access to the best guiding and lodging rates, suitable tides and updated availability to this destination which can vary throughout the season.
This includes flight bookings, transit accommodation, transfers and a host of non-angling activities and experiences.
We specialise in group stays to the region, and our long involvement with our partners on the ground in Argentina will ensure you are well looked after both on and off the water.
This includes extended stays in Argentina, Chile and throughout South America.
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Creating and sharing memorable travel experiences with our clients and friends provides us with genuine satisfaction. All of our trips are bespoke, tailored to your needs, and we always love hearing all about the adventure on your return.
Our knowledge of travel logistics saves you time, and our highly experienced team is here to ensure it’s spent on the water and not at the desk or on a long flight connection that you didn’t require. Since 2006 we have developed a valued client-base that has travelled to all corners of the globe.
We are a fully-accredited travel agency, where all of our flights, accommodation and associated travel bookings are made in-house, which means that you pay less. We have access to a huge range of specials, deals, great volume pricing and excellent currency exchange rates which allows us to pass these benefits directly onto you.
On the fishing front, our extensive expertise and experience around prime seasons, species, moon-phases, tides and personalised customer service is centred around one principal – preparation. This includes detailed gear and equipment lists, the fly patterns, transfer details, up-to-date fishing reports and some of the finer aspects that can often be overlooked.
We travel extensively and understand that your free-time is important. Just as we all understand from experience, that the key to a successful trip is pre-trip preparation.
Our highly experienced team has fly fished the world for the last 25 years, and we understand the considerations and gear needed to turn a good fly fishing trip into a great one.
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Season November to April
Species Brown, Rainbow and Brook Trout
Estancia Set on a 435,000 working ranch
Ideal for Groups, Families, Single anglers
Location Two hours from Esquel via Buenos Aires
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