Quick Facts and Pricing
- January – April
- 7 nights/6 days fishing package
- $6200 per angler
- Sea Run Brown Trout
- 7-9wt two handed rods, Compact Skagit/Scandi heads with tip systems
- All inclusive packages, not including fishing licenses
- Clothing and Equipment Checklist
- Cancellation Policy
The success of the sea run brown trout fishery on the Rio Grande is a modern-day fly fisherman’s Cinderella story. In just a decade, through access control and the diligent promotion of catch and release fly fishing , both catch rates and average size have risen noticeably.
Large sheep farms such as Estancia Despedida share this land with herds of wild llama-like guanacos, red foxes, and condors. Despedida lodge is a family run sea trout lodge with an intimate atmosphere which permeates every aspect of the place. Danny and Helen Lajous have been hosting fishermen on the Rio Grande for nearly two decades.
With a very high return rate, guests at Estancia Despedida have come to appreciate the incredibly warm and genuine hospitality that comes from the Lajous Family and their dedicated team of fly fishing professionals. The most distant pools on the ranch are only minutes from the lodge, minimizing drive times and maximizing time spent on the water.
For hardcore anglers who appreciate long hours on the water, short drive times and a great value, Estancia Despedida delivers! Limited to six anglers, this operation and its team of seasoned guides have a proven record of producing impressive catches from the waters that the locals refer to as the “heart of the river.”
Understand the amount of interest in the Rio Grande and this lodge in particular can make booking a day down here difficult so plan your next fly fishing adventure to the region well in advance. We look forward to sharing our experience down here with you.