Fly Fishing For Sea Run Brown Trout – Patagonia – Argentina

A large sea run brown trout from the Rio Grande in Argentina

Mark Taylor with a beast of a Sea Run Brown Trout in Argentina

Kau Tapen is the original fly fishing lodge on the Río Grande.  Kau Tapen means “House of Fishing” in the Ona Language and here, at the heart of the Río Grande, are the best pools of the river.

Argentinian Patagonia and Trophy Sea Run Brown Trout.  An unlikely combination at first thought, yet fly fishing in Tierra del Fuego is rated as being the best in the world

Fishing on the Patagonian Tundra, with its vast open spaces, relentless wind and simply enormous fish, will be any fly fisherman’s Brown Trout trip of a lifetime.

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Mavungana Flyfishing is proud to be the exclusive agents for the Nervous Waters Portfolio of lodges on the Río Grande.  We will be hosting a team of 9 rods, in prime season.

We have over 10 years of experience fishing and guiding on these Patagonian rivers.  Our expertise and experience will add that little something extra to your fishing trip.

Although the Patagonian Tundra is seriously windy you will fish most days with the wind at your back and over your shoulder for prime casting angles.  This is due to the well thought out beats, where you will be able to find a pool where the wind is a help, not a hindrance.  Short walks and shallow wading are the norm, and of course Sea Run Brown Trout you have only seen in your dreams.

One Of The Best Lodges In The World!

Kau Tapen Lodge in Argentinian Patagonia

Kau Tapen Lodge – This place is hard to beat!

You will not be limited to fishing The Río Grande.  The lodge overlooks the Menendez River, which has its own population of Sea-Run Brown Trout. This river offers some of the best floating line fishing for sea run browns, many of them over 20 lbs.

There are only two anglers and their guide per beat and four to eight pools per beat.  Guests will fish different beats every morning and evening, there is more than enough water to cover each day!

Over the years five world records have been set at Kau Tapen. 27-35 pound trout are caught each season and 20 pounders are caught every week.

There is a mix of the world’s best guides, both local and international, ensuring that we combine local knowledge with world-class technique.

Kau Tapen Lodge is the benchmark of elegance by which all other lodges are measured.  It always has and will continue to remain the best Patagonian Fly Fishing Lodge of all.

The lodge provides impeccable accommodation, especially so considering they serve Argentina’s best wines and food.  As a result of the small group numbers, there is plenty of elbow room on the Río Grande.  Thanks to the caring guides and select vehicles and equipment you will get the most out of your experience.  Kau Tapen also has enviable fishing records since 1984.

Come and be a part of Kau Tapen’s history yourself.

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Suggested Gear:

WadersPatagonia Skeena River Waters

Wading BootsSimms Freestone Wading Boot – Rubber

Waterproof JacketPatagonia River Salt Jacket

Warm Under JacketLoop Leipik Liner Jacket