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  • Kau Tapen River Diary – Week 12: March 23-30, 2019

    The second last week of the season is over and we had a full house! Some old friends came to visit us again: Roberto and Fran, as well as Martin and Theresa, all four from Argentina, and who have been coming here for many years now. Tom and Colman, who’s first time it was were keen fishermen and e...

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  • Kau Tapen River Diary – Week 13: March 30 – April 6, 2019

    The season comes to an end and the timing could not have been more perfect. During the last week, we had the very cool and interesting experience to host a full group of non-anglers, who stayed here for 2,5 days as part of a business meeting. Luckily, the conditions were still great – clear(ish) w...

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  • Kau Tapen River Diary – Week 11: March 16 – 23, 2019

    While we were sad about our Italian friends from last week leaving, we were just as excited for our new group to arrive. Especially with the weather forecast, that predicted heavy rain for Saturday and Sunday – not only here, but most importantly in the mountains. When our new group arrived in the...

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  • Kau Tapen River Diary – Week 10: March 9 – 16, 2019

    We were happy to welcome a new group of guests and a very fun week should lie ahead of us. A group of Italian anglers, some of whom had fished the Rio Grande before, and some, who were completely new to this kind of fishing. Orazio, Matteo, Michelangelo, Riccardo, Luigi, and Marco – such lovely pe...

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  • Villa Maria Lodge – Week 9: March 8-15, 2019

    We just finished our last week of the season at Villa Maria Lodge! It feels great when you meet old friends again and spend a full week fishing with them !! We received a group of Villa Maria veterans, from Switzerland, the heart of Europe. To some of them, like Hugo, whom i  met about 15 years ago...

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  • Kau Tapen River Diary – Week 9: March 2 – 9, 2019

    Another week is done and I can’t believe how fast the time is flying. We are closing in towards the end of the season, but our excitement for the week to come was as high as always. We were happy to welcome a full group of Kau Tapen (and Rio Grande) first timers. Kent, his son Kris, Joe, George, P...

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  • Villa Maria Lodge – Week 8: March 1-8, 2019

    Another week has passed and we were excited to see a bunch of new faces made there way to Villa Maria this week along with Kelly, a repeat fisherman and guest at Villa Maria. The low water and changing weather patterns forecasted for challenging fishing but both guides and guests were motivated and ...

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  • The 10 Best Fly-fishing Lodges Around the World

    Top Ten Lodges in the world – and we are on it twice! We are so happy and proud to see two of our lodges on this famed list. Kau Tapen Lodge on the very first place – that, after 35 years of world-class brown trout fishing, has not lost any of its charm. And Abaco Lodge – now world...

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  • Villa Maria Lodge – Week 7: February 22 – March 2, 2019

    This week we welcomed back two of our former guest David and Johnathan. The rest of the group were all first timers on the Rio Grande. Like the last couple of weeks, the river kept varying its level daily due to slight rains and snow melting in its headwaters at the mountains. These variations were ...

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  • Kau Tapen River Diary – Week 8: February 23 – March 2, 2019

    A bunch of familiar faces was on its way here and we were super stoked to see all of them again. We were so happy to see Bill, Janet and their son Jake again, all of whom had come here many times and who we had grown so very fond of. Along with them their good friend Rodney for his second consecutiv...

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