Testimonials

Kau Tapen Lodge

“Superb all around, well done everyone.”

Graham P., California


“Carolina quickly learned our names and always made us feel like home. Staff is great. Carolina & Alejandro run fantastic staff. Guides were patient and enthusiatic with me a beginner fisher. Food great, Pamela is the best waitress. Lodge is very comfortable. Thank you for having me.”

Eddie F., USA


“Wonderful staff & guides, can´t wait to come back.”

William Y. III, California


“People, staff, guides, guests, scenery, food, wading – everything was fantastic.”

Cheryll A P., USA


“Best guides – exceptional. Best organization, best food & service”

William S, USA


“Everything was fantastic, keep up the good work”

William B., USA


“Excellent lodge, staff & guides. Easy access to great fishing”

Ronald C., UK


“Top rate personal service and a lovely & friendly atmosphere”

Linda M., UK


“We´ve been to many fishing lodges all over the world, and this lodge and fishing experiences ranks among the best.”

William L., USA


“Excellent. House staff, guides could not have been more friendly and helpful. Very high quality fishing experience.”

James O., USA


“Excellent. It is always good to be in the company of “pros” and you excell.”

Bob O., UK


“Excellent. It was so amazing that I´d like to come back next year.”

Michael S., USA


“Just had a great week at Kau Tapen. Fish, food, wine and lovely people – the Lodge staff and Guides were terrific. The chef excellent. The guides have a great tradition of seeing you to the airport at the end of a week-that means a lot. They are really passionate about their jobs”

Jamie Oliver, UK.


“Beyond expectations, a trip of a lifetime. Service and Assistance above and beyond 5 stars.”

Peter B., UK.


“Really excellent. The staff was delightful. The gourmet meals were exquisitely presented and delicious. The staff accommodated every need.”

Suzanne M.


“I had a fantastic time, this is the third time I have been here and it never fails to impress.”

Roddy M., USA.


“Overall, the experience was an excellent one throughout. I caught my biggest ever brown trout! (18 lbs).”

John Sh. Kent, UK.


“It was a great privilege to fish Kau Tapen. The lodge was excellent and a great treat to be there.”

Ann C., NY.


“A lovely lodge, very well run. Perfect staff, outstanding guides and excellent food and wines.”

Jacques M, France.


“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!”

William J., Colorado.


“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.”

Janet P., California


“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.”

Michael J., USA.


“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.”

Bjorn H., Lakselv, Norway.


“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!”

Bill L.


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“We had a simply wonderful time. The staff was outstanding”.

Peter H., USA


“Villa María River Lodge is the most beautiful, quiet and remote place that I know. Lovely staff and guiding. Excellent food.”.

Johannes K., Germany


“Excellent!!! Fishing was a very good, positive experience!”.

Bill P., USA


“Very Good. Villa Maria continues to be a favorite lodge, year after year. This year the fishing was less than prior years but still a good trip.”.

Dave M.L., USA


“Fantastic fishing and the warmest hospitality! Thank You!”.

Angus S., UK


“Excellent. Superb all round. Everyone exceptionally friendly and food and service amazing. Thank you to all”.

Andrew W., UK


“Excellent. ALL of the team were attentive, helpful and friendly. Nothing was too much trouble”.

Mike C., USA


“Excellent. Everything was fantastic. The fishing was beyond expectations. The guides, service and food were all very good indeed”.

Christopher N., UK


“We had a very satisfactory experience. Incredible fishery, great accommodation and service from entire staff, terrific food and wine, extremely competent guides.”

Jean B., France.


“Villa Maria was spectacular. One of the highlights of my fishing, if not one of the highlights of my life. Certainly one to be repeated.”

Tim P., London, UK


“I just wanted to say that after a number of years fishing at Villa Maria, it has been tough to not make it this year. I would very much appreciate if you would thank Villa Maria’s team for the brilliant guiding, excellent company and general attention to detail at the lodge. Having fished often in canada, russia, new zealand and iceland i can honestly say that Villa Maria – and his guides and house staff are the highest calibre anywhere I have been lucky enough to fish. The size of the gin and tonics is much appreciated as well. Looking forward to seeing you all next season.”

Aaron C., USA


“I am so happy to have done this in my life! I’ll make sure I recommend it to all my friends.”

Kent A., Canada.


“As you probably heard, our arrival at Villa Maria Lodge coincided with very high water levels and an off-colored river. Conditions then improved steadily as the week passed and the fishing became much better.

From the outset it was very apparent that this was not simply a fishing trip but rather a life experience! We cannot begin to tell you how tremendous all the staff were and what an absolutely outstanding experience we had. Fishing is fishing and the tough conditions made us better fisherpeople by the end of it. We caught fish every day and the guides, Gaston and Pelle, were truly wonderful professionals. Nothing was too much trouble and they looked after us well.

The lodge staff – Ben, Alejandra, Paula, Conna and Nicoles – all managed expertly by Analia, were some of the best and most attentive crew we have ever experienced. The food was the most exquisite and delightfully presented compared to any fine restaurant that we have ever visited. And you must remember – we are in the travel business and have been to some incredibly nice places. At Villa Maria we simply could not have been looked after better. The lodge, the food, the estancia, and of course, the river and its fish, made it one of our most memorable travel experiences ever. You can count on it that one day we will return.”

Shirley M. Peter H. WA., USA


“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.”

Ed Stebbins., Hampshire, UK.


“A trip I will never forget and some really nice people guiding and working at the lodge.”

Michael C.


“We had a very satisfactory experience. Incredible fishery, great accommodation and service from entire staff, terrific food and wine, extremely competent guides.”

James S., Hampshire, UK.


“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.”

Terry C.


The best sea trout fishing in nearby 50 year in persuit of the species


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“Service was amazing! Fishing was spectacular! Guides were some of the best I´ve ever had.”

John M., USA


“Staff was great. They did every thing to make my stay great fun.”

Rod M., USA


“It was a new experience and I loved it.”

Erik K., USA


“3 times here, but this time we had the best fishing ever.”

John M., USA


“A wonderful fishing trip on virgin waters in a unique location”.

Larry F., Ireland.


“The best lodge we have been to in the most beautiful of places. The excitement of hooking my first Dorado is something I will never forget”.

Joe C., Texas, USA.


“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.”

Robert Milgram.


“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.”

Joe Ceffalo.


“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., Oregon, Usa.


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“The lodge and personnel were “top-notch” making for an enjoyable stay. We felt over-joyed.”

Dale S.


“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!”

John S., Michigan, Naples.


“Been coming to Bair’s for over 15 years. Best bonefish lodge in the Bahamas I have experienced.”

Scott. G


“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.”

Harold S., Charlotee, NC.


“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,

Mineapolis, Minnesota.


“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!!”

James C., Ilkley, England.


“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!”

Jim B., Mineapolis, Minnesota.


“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.”

Michael N., 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,

Victoria Dater, Boise, Idaho.


Futa Lodge Back to Top

“WOW. Andrea, thanks for all of your help and support for our recent trip. The transfers were perfect. The PRANA team, Bianca, Nicolas, and George in Esquel were knowledgeable, on time, and very helpful. Please pass our appreciation to that team.

The Nervous Waters Staff at FUTA, Emer, the Chef, and her assistant made us all feel at home and welcome.

The Drivers were focused on safety and were there waiting on us when it was time to get out of the river.

The Guides were the best I’ve ever experienced. Brian and Shane did an excellent job in teaching, putting us on fish, and putting the boats into a position where anglers of all skill levels could make the cast. They were conservation minded and knew the biology of the rivers, the area, and the fish. Again. THE BEST WE’VE EVER HAD.

And thank you for your assistance in making this dream trip come to life. It’s very daunting and intimidating to try to schedule something like this in another part of the world and you and your staff made it happen. We thank you and wish we were back at Futa rather than in the middle of these snow storms we are all experiencing now.

Way To Go Nervous Waters!”

Doug S., USA.


“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.”

Bryant S., Deland, Florida.


“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.”

James M., Magnolia, Texas


“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.”

Gar J., London


“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.”

Herny M., Palm Beach, Florida


Chime Lodge Back to Top

“I liked the lodge setting and location, liked the different fishing experience (big rivers, small rivers, lakes) Guides were great, instructive when aseked, staff was friendly.”

Bill S., USA


“Everything was great! Can’t wait to return next year.”

Zach H., UK


“Your staff & guides made my experience the best. Food was five star. Great fishing! Highly recommended.”

Richard W., USA


“We had a terrific time at Chime lodge. The experience was exceptional for everyone. We love your accommodations, staff, location, guides, and fishing program. We will be back!!.”

John W., North Carolina


“I had my best day of streamer fishing EVER with on the Chimehuin! I found the diversity of fishing was incredible. I wish I had more time to see all the rivers and I will defiantly be back to fish’em all.”

Ian D., Bozeman, MT


“Without exception, the accommodations and guiding at Chime were exceptional. The setting, individual rooms, common area, and most certainly the staff at Chime set a standard to be admired by all. While having been fortunate enough (and old enough) to have tried fishing destinations from Labrador to Alaska, none would compete with the professionalism, attention, and friendliness of your guides. They are superb. I have sung your praises to many up here.”

Blake P., Newfane, VT


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“Best waters I’ve ever seen. Love the countryside.”

Gary K., USA


“Fabi was the best we could have expected/carolina and staff were superb .”

Thomas K., USA