About Us

The Nervous Waters collection of fishing lodges stands alone in the world of sportfishing. Built around the best resource destinations, our lodges offer a level of service on par with the finest boutique hotels of the world, yet each shines with its own personality.

The quality of our lodges is only surpassed by the dedication and expertise of our management and guiding teams who have spent decades mastering their craft, and their waters. Constantly on a quest to do even better, there is truly no family of angling destinations that compares!

Our Collection

OUR OTHER SPORTING LODGES

The Kautapen Group (TKG) is a boutique collection of 21 fishing and hunting lodges spanning Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, and the Bahamas. Since 1984, we’ve built decades of experience as industry leaders in luxury sporting travel. We are proud to continue to offer our guests a level of service matching and exceeding the finest boutique hotels in the world, each with a unique personality.

Attention to detail is our highest priority in the lodge and the field. Every property has been carefully curated to give our guests direct access to the highest quality sporting opportunities, and luxurious accommodations that allow guests to unwind and recharge after the day’s adventures.

Conservation

Around the world, fisheries are under threat. Development continues to encroach on wilderness areas, and climate change is affecting oceans and river habitats. Overfishing has also taken a toll on our finite fish species. Therefore, as fly-fishing business operators, we have a responsibility to not only protect these resources but to help preserve them for many generations to come.

Our Breathtaking Moments

Bird’s eye view of our two favorite places to be on the Paraná River, the @SuindaLodge grounds and the iconic sand bar flats wheree trophy golden dorado prowl just a few minutes from their doorstep.
@__andrewjulian // @matiasfurer
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#SuindaLodge #NervousWaters #GoldenDorado #FlyFishing #Fishing #FishingLodge #FlyFishingNation #FishingLife #FlyFishingAddict #DoradoOnTheFly #RiverMonsters #ArgentinaDorado #FishArgentina #FishingArgentina #FlyFishingSouthAmerica #StreamerFishing #Travel
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@PiraLodge Battle Scars
The first hit and run from a dorado are powerful to say the least, and will leave a mark if you set the hook properly with a hard strip-set. For those looking to avoid minor line burn, a solid pair of sun gloves is always a good idea!
📸: @fabian_a.photos
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#PiraLodge #NervousWaters #FlyFishing #GoldenDorado #SightFishing #Fishing #StreamerAddict #StreamerJunkie #FlyFishingNation #FlyFishingAddicts #SeeWhatsOutThere #HellsBayBoatworks #FishingTrip #FlyFishArgentina #ArgentinaTravel #EpicFishing #DoradoFishing #GoldenDoradoFishing #ArgentinaGoldenDorado
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A moment of calm brought to you by @northernpatagonialodge. Their season coincides with the best hatches of the Patagonian summer, where endless rise forms stipple the surface of their waters.
​📸: @brickhousecreative 
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It’s simple to see how perfectly Dorado are designed when they’re silhouetted against a stunning @PiraLodge sunset. Gaping jaws coupled with a body built for speed and power propel these aggressive apex predators towards their unsuspecting prey.
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Happy New Year's Eve!
​As the last sunset of 2021 dips over the Andes, we wanted to take a moment to wish you all success as we enter a bright new year, hopefully filled with travel, reunion, and most importantly, health and happiness!
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Fishing by Species

Sea-Run Brown Trout
Sea-Run Brown Trout (Salmo trutta) are one of the most widely distributed non-native fish introduced to Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego.
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Golden Dorado
Freshwater dorado (Salminus brasiliensis) are strikingly beautiful, extremely strong, and they jump like a Tarpon when hooked. All in all, they may claim the prize as the most exciting freshwater gamefish on the planet.
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Brown Trout
Brown trout (Salmo trutta) have the ability to grow to 9+ pounds. Although in most small rivers a mature brown might average 2 to 3 pounds.
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Rainbow Trout
Rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) is favored by fly fishers because of its beautiful coloration—for which it’s named—and its fighting ability.
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Bonefish
Bonefish (Albula vulpes) are pound-for-pound some of the strongest and fastest saltwater gamefish.
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Pirá Pitá
In northern Argentina, there are two species belonging to the Brycon genus, both of them known in mainstream fishing culture as Pirá Pitás.
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Pacú
Like Pirá Pitá, Pacú are omnivorous, and chances are you might find them surface feeding on fruit or insects.
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Tararira
Hoplias malabaricus, aka tararira, is one of the most popular gamefish to catch on flies or lures around Buenos Aires.
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Sea-Run Brown Trout
Sea-Run Brown Trout (Salmo trutta) are one of the most widely distributed non-native fish introduced to Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego.
Read More
Golden Dorado
Freshwater dorado (Salminus brasiliensis) are strikingly beautiful, extremely strong, and they jump like a Tarpon when hooked. All in all, they may claim the prize as the most exciting freshwater gamefish on the planet.
Read More
Brown Trout
Brown trout (Salmo trutta) have the ability to grow to 9+ pounds. Although in most small rivers a mature brown might average 2 to 3 pounds.
Read More
Rainbow Trout
Rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) is favored by fly fishers because of its beautiful coloration—for which it’s named—and its fighting ability.
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Bonefish
Bonefish (Albula vulpes) are pound-for-pound some of the strongest and fastest saltwater gamefish.
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Pirá Pitá
In northern Argentina, there are two species belonging to the Brycon genus, both of them known in mainstream fishing culture as Pirá Pitás.
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Pacú
Like Pirá Pitá, Pacú are omnivorous, and chances are you might find them surface feeding on fruit or insects.
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Tararira
Hoplias malabaricus, aka tararira, is one of the most popular gamefish to catch on flies or lures around Buenos Aires.
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