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Estancia Retranca, Rio Grande 9420, Argentina
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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English first
Dallas, Texas
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2011

All aspects of my Kau Tapen experience were excellent. Just spending time by a river like Rio Grande with true fly fishing enthusiasts like the guides I had the pleasure to meet.... and if you then add the monster trout and the atmosphere of the "House of fishing" I could not get closer to my fly fishing heaven.

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Address: Estancia Retranca, Rio Grande 9420, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Patagonia > Province of Tierra del Fuego > Rio Grande
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $

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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Now in its 30th year of continuous operation, Kau Tapen is the first and most elegant fishing lodge on the Rio Grande…likely the most elegant lodge in sport fishing. Kau Tapen means “house of fishing” in the ona language, and here, at the very heart of the rio grande, you’ll find the best pools on the river, all close to the lodge, and you’ll fish most days with the winds over your shoulder rather than in your face. Short walks and shallow wades are typical and single-handed rods are usually just right. Skate a bomber over a resting lie, or float a nymph next to a cut bank for sea-run trout you’ve only seen in your dreams.Reasons to choose Kau Tapen LodgeIn the heart of the Rio Grande – the world’s best Sea Run Brown Trout river.The first lodge on the Rio Grande, over 27 years ago, and the standard of excellence by which all other lodges, worldwide, are measured.Five world records have been set at Kau Tapen. 27-35 pound trout are caught each season. 20 pounders are caught every week.The most pools per angler per day– only two anglers and their guide per beat and 4 to 8 pools per beat- different beats every morning and evening—lots of water to cover each day!The best service and hospitality80% repeat guests.The easiest river you’ll ever wade, with a gravel bottom and an even flow.Easy to read pool and riffle sequences on each beat.Kau Tapen can easily be fished with a 7 or 8 weight rod or with a two hander.Fish are generally easy to reach within casting range.It’s not just the Rio Grande that Kau Tapen overlooks, but also the Menendez River, which hosts its own run of Sea Trout with over 22 river miles. This river offers some of the best floating line fishing for sea runs, many of them over 20 lbs. Here, technical fishing is the norm.Each week starts with an evening warm up session–most anglers will catch a trout or two the first night they arriveThe world’s best guides, local and international, to make sure we combine local knowledge with world class technique.A la carte menu, true five star accommodations.Excellent equipment is provided so that you can fish in both style and comfort. ... more   less 
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