“Beyond expectations, a trip of a lifetime. Service and Assistance above and beyond 5 stars.”
“Really excellent. The staff was delightful. The gourmet meals were exquisitely presented and delicious. The staff accommodated every need.”
“I had a fantastic time, this is the third time I have been here and it never fails to impress.”
“Overall, the experience was an excellent one throughout. I caught my biggest ever brown trout! (18 lbs).”
“It was a great privilege to fish Kau Tapen. The lodge was excellent and a great treat to be there.”
“A lovely lodge, very well run. Perfect staff, outstanding guides and excellent food and wines.”
“A wonderful lodge with wonderful people in a wonderful country. Another trip of a lifetime. I caught my biggest ever trout! We will be back!”
“The conditions for fishing are the Rio Grande were challenging- that is one of the reasons we enjoy fishing for these beautiful Sea Run Brown Trout!! Kau Tapen is a lovely Lodge, your staff and guides are excellent. We look forward to our next trip to Tierra del Fuego.”
“A wonderful experience and as a result we will not look at fishing the same way ever again! Fabulous to have a river at your own disposal. The service and the fishing were both excellent and much exceeded expectations.”
“All aspects of my Kau Tapen experience were excellent. I can not come up with anything to complain about, and I will remember Kau Tapen for a long long time… Especially I am greatful to Matias and Gaston, my guides. Just spending time by a river like Rio Grande with true fly fishing enthusiasts like them….. 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.”
“Our stay was fantastic in many ways. Kau Tapen certainly was the culinary highlight of our weeks in Argentina, far better food than we could have ever expected. The lodge was comfortable and well decorated. Service was, of course, top notch and warm. The fishing was tough as we were there early in the season, but we all caught fish of a lifetime. Being out fished by my wife was the highlight of the trip, though my 20lber was a close second!”
“Finally I have a chance to sit down, look at my photos of Eddie and my trip, and reflect on what great hospitality you and the rest of the team afforded us.
You all gave us a very comfortable stay at the lodge, nothing was too much trouble. And Zeke outdid himself both at the Lodge and on the river…..I’m sure we all gained two kilos apiece! Jaime and Paul, as well as yourself, were excellent, knowledgable, and proficient guides….
A wonderful adventure and such a pleasure to see the river again after so many years and to observe how the health of the fish stocks have improved under proper management.
Again, many thanks and un abrazo to all of you.”
“A trip I will never forget and some really nice people guiding and working at the lodge.”
“We had a very satisfactory experience. Incredible fishery, great accommodation and service from entire staff, terrific food and wine, extremely competent guides.”
“Our stay at Villa María was most enjoyable. Great atmosphere in the lodge, food the best ever, the hosts did and excellent job managing the lodge.”
The best sea trout fishing in nearby 50 year in persuit of the species
“Despite my lack of Spanish housekeeping/dining staff were a warm presence. Carolina is a skillful and charming hostess. Noel runs a first class operation with meticulous attention to detail.”
“The best lodge we have been to. First class accommodations, meals and extremely competent staff, guides and management. Noel was in charge of the fishing operations, professional in every way, made sure we caught fish and enjoyed the experience. I could go on, nothing but superlatives for Noel, Carolina, all the guides and staff, were all of the highest standards of professional standards.”
“Now that we’re back in Oregon, Bob has many tales to tell. Actually, he did very well for himself in the fishing. Those fish really JUMP!!!!! We saw lots of birds and animals, and even had an afternoon for horseback riding with a nine-year-old “gaucho” who showed us all of the interesting things about the ranch. A parakeet belonging to the 90-plus-year-old lady who lives down the road visited us every afternoon. He would land in the tree and say “hola!” “hola!” and then sometimes he would tell us his name…. “Cielito”.
The lodge was wonderful, and the staff were all superb! I can’t say enough good things about them! The food was good, too. All in all, an adventure that we will look back on years from now and laugh — and laugh. Thanks again for helping us with this very special adventure.”
Bob and Anne M.,
“The lodge and personnel were “top-notch” making for an enjoyable stay. We felt over-joyed.”
“We can’t say enough good things about Bair’s, its staff and accommodations and we will continue to return as long as we have our good healt.”
Bill and Sall P.
“Great food, great service, majestic blue water and sore wrists from too many fish!”
“Been coming to Bair’s for over 15 years. Best bonefish lodge in the Bahamas I have experienced.”
“On behalf of the entire group, I would like to express my gratitude for your efforts during our recent stay at Bair’s Lodge. It is obvious that you are passionate about making Bair’s a wonderful place to stay and fish. I was particularly impressed with the luxurious yet relaxed atmosphere that you and the rest of the staff have created at the lodge. My group was also impressed with the quality of the guides, they cared about finding and helping us land some bones and they showed friendliness and patience at all times.”
“THANKS FOR TAKING SUCH GREAT CARE OF US!!!!!!! Everyone had such a great time. You did everything right…not just some things….everything! The fishing, the guides, the lodge, the food, the people. Everything. Everybody was already talking about rebooking for next year before we even left the island.”
So huge Kudos to all of you, Fondly,
“All the guys had a great time at Bairs. The fishing and the guides were first class. The hosts were perfect and great company. Faultless!!”
“Thank you so much for making our trip such a blast. Coming back to reality was very painful, but successful. I have fallen in love with the Island and the fishing not to mention our new friends from argentina and Bairs. We had a perfect time! We look forward to the next visit!”
“Our party had a great week at the Lodge last week, and the hosts were perfect. Despite challenging fishing conditions, the guides acquitted themselves very well, and put each boat onto fish. The house staff were very accommodating, and the food was up to the usual Bair standards.”
Old Greenwich – CONNECTICUT
“Just wanted to let you know that Tom and I had an amazing time at Bairs Lodge. It is beautifully and efficiently run. Any needs we had were dealt with immediately. The food was good and the presentation so very lovely. The fishing was excellent and I felt so comfortable with the surroundings. Ray and Ann Shewnack are very gracious people.”
So huge Kudos to all of you, Fondly,
“I thoroughly enjoyed my trip. Even though I am not a “real” fly fisherman the guides were very patient and helpful .I caught some beautiful trout. The accommodations, food and service were all first class. I felt everyone went the extra mile to make sure we had a pleasant experience. The scenery and beauty of the river was incredible. I enjoyed riding horses through the beautiful farmland. Keep me on your mailing list. Let me know the exact dates for the same week next year.”
“I just wanted to let you know what a fantastic time I had on my trip. Futa Lodge is a very special place and you are very fortunate to be able to represent it as a destination to your clients. The staff was exceptional, without exception. Nico, Paula and Joaquin made the trip so much more special in their professionalism and attentiveness to me and all the guests. And Corey and Matt were great guides, that made the fishing that much more enjoyable. I look forward to the day that I can book another trip with Nervous Waters.”
“We want to thank you again for a wonderful time at Futa Lodge. It was our favorite lodge to stay in, we loved how remote it was, the scenery, food, wine, guides, staff, fishing, accommodations and the horseback ride — it was perfect!”
Craig & Joan M.
“My stay was excellent. The Futa Lodge is a special place. The managers are the best lodge hosts I have ever experienced after fishing all over the world. They are a delightful young couple who make guests feel at home. Everything was perfect. The fishing was good, the food and wine were outstanding (very talented chef), and the company super. Some day I shall return.”
“I wanted to write to thank you for a wonderful week at Futa Lodge. I was amazed at the variety of fishing that Futa Lodge has to offer. One day we were fishing the Boca of the main river for big surface feeding browns that crashed our dries like polaris missiles, the next we fished enchanting mountainous brooks with delightfully colored rainbows. The highlight of my
week was taking the horses out one day and riding up to a hidden and very secret hill lake where, after catching giant rainbows on dragonfly patterns, we had the most wonderful asado under the shade of some ancient old beech trees with our guides. Futa is a true angler’s paradise and I’ll definitely be going back, thank you and please thank all those at the lodge, for opening our eyes to Chilean fishing, we’ll see you next year!”
Ted Marrell -Houston Tx.
“At Futa Lodge it isn’t just about the fishing. The areas through which we floated must be some of the most scenic on the planet and everyone was agog at the beauty. All in all, we loved Futa.”
Palm Beach, Florida