Why Choose Kau Tapen Lodge?

  • Located in the heart of the Rio Grande – the best trophy Sea Run Brown Trout river in the world
  • The first lodge on the Rio Grande, over 35 years ago, and the standard of excellence by which all other lodges, worldwide, are measured
  • Five world records have been set at Kau Tapen. 27-35 pound trout are caught each season. 20 pounders are caught every week
  • The most pools per angler per day. Only two anglers and their guide per beat (four to eight pools). Fish new beats every morning and evening. That’s a lot of water to cover each day!
  • The best lodge services and hospitality over 80% of our anglers are repeat guests
  • The easiest river you’ll ever wade, with a gravel bottom and an even flow
  • Easy to read pool and riffle sequences on each beat
  • Kau Tapen can easily be fished with a 7 or 8 weight rod or with a two hander
  • Fish are generally easy to reach, holding on current lines or against cut banks within casting range
  • In addition to the Rio Grande, Kau Tapen guests can explore 22 miles of the Menendez River. This smaller, technical tributary is perfect for floating lines and single-hand and switch rods. Although its fish aren’t any smaller!
  • Extensive beats make it possible to find a pool where wind is a help – not a hindrance
  • Each week starts with an evening warm up session – most anglers will catch a trout or two the first night they arrive
  • A mix of the world’s best guides, both local and international, merge local knowledge with world-class technique. Guides rotate each daily.
  • A la carte menu, true five star accommodations and excellent equipment means you will be fishing in both style and comfort
  • Many trout are caught on floating lines every season. When conditions are right, waking and skating presentations can make for some exciting fishing.

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