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Today, the R.L. Winston Rod Company in Twin Bridges, Montana, leading manufacturer of the world’s top handcrafted fly rods utilizing Winston Boron III technology, is excited to announce Estancia Maria Behety Lodge as the newest WINSTON PREFERRED LODGE®.

 Located in Tierra del Fuego, Maria Behety offers incomparable fly fishing on an unbelievable 33 miles of the lower Rio Grande River, the most famous sea run brown trout river in the world. Once you arrive at Estancia Maria Behety – you will find incomparable accommodations designed for your utmost comfort and fly fishing success; including luxurious rooms, wonderful meals and professional Argentinean guides – all on an original, authentic working estancia with 275,000 acres of cattle and sheep grazing country. The lodge is limited to only twelve anglers for each of the 14 weeks of the season. Everything about the Estancia Maria Behety Lodge revolves around the Menendez family’s personal guarantee and commitment to offering the finest sea run brown trout fly fishing experience in the Americas.

Also on the spectacular Estancia Maria Behety, is the fabulous La Villa de Maria Behety, near the city of Rio Grande. It is among the most beautiful ranch mansions in all of Tierra del Fuego, having been painstakingly restored by local craftsmen who have combined modern convenience with traditional old world charm. The magnificent ranch home is now available for up to six anglers who prefer a more intimate and extraordinary upscale lodging experience while fishing for enormous sea-run brown trout. Anglers at La Villa will rotate through the many miles of premier pools of the Rio Grande, all within the massive borders of the estancia.

When asked to comment on their selection as a Winston Preferred Lodge, lodge manager, Rodrigo Gimenez Zapiola remarked, “We are very enthusiastic to be a Winston Preferred Lodge, we understand that Winston rods are up to the extreme challenge of the biggest Sea Brown Trout at the Rio Grande in Patagonia and for sure they are going to exceed our customer’s expectations.”

Booking and travel arrangements for Estancia Maria Behety are managed exclusively through Winston Authorized Dealer, The Fly Shop in Redding, CA. http://www.theflyshop.com/travel/index.html

The WINSTON PREFERRED LODGE® program is a limited program designed to help our customers benefit from our travels and those of our Dealers, Pro Advisors and Pro Staff as we test Winston rods in amazing fly fishing locations around the world. Upon receiving recommendations from our Pro Advisory team, Winston dealers and others, we will consider additional candidates and expect to announce the names of a select number of other exceptional fly fishing lodges who will be invited to become a WINSTON PREFERRED LODGE®.

You can learn more about the WINSTON PREFERRED LODGE® Program on the Winston website at www.winstonrods.com or contact Jeff McGowan at winston.forms@winstonrods.com.