January 13 – January 20, 2018
Austral Chinook (King) Salmon
Austral River Lodge, Chile
with host Jeff Bright
SINCE 2015, RUMORS OF DIME-BRIGHT, fly-caught 30- to 50-pound Chinook on a stunning river in a remote region of Patagonian Chile have echoed through the spey fishing community like seductive siren songs. With phrases like “the perfect salmon river” or “the best chinook fishing today” traded in hushed conversation, the destination has assumed the aura of a modern day salmon fishing paradise. Could the rumors and speculation actually be true? After an exploratory season and one full client season, the answer is a definitive YES! With a legitimate chance to hook a bright salmon over 50 pounds on practically any well executed cast, this fishery is absolutely not a fantasy. Join Jeff for what we believe may be one of the world’s last great venues to swing flies for trophy salmon.
Target river: Shhh...
Group size: 4 anglers plus host; 2 anglers per guide
(program capacity 4–5)
2018 rate: 6000 USD plus 700 USD private air charter transfer fee per person, including meet and greet at Puerto Montt airport, for a 7-night/6-day single occupancy package
Accommodations: Single occupancy rooms with private bath
Includes: Daily guided fishing, accommodations and meals, including beer and wine at the lodge, transfers between Puerto Montt and/or Puerto Varas and the lodge
Additional costs: International and domestic airfare, hotel and meals in Puerto Montt and/or Puerto Varas, gratuities
Availability: x | inquire for 2019
Austral River Lodge
To make this opportunity available, our associates at Salmon Junkies have signed a long-term contract with the landowner of Austral River Lodge. Situated on the river’s tidal reach, this charming Chilean-style facility is positioned perfectly to take advantage of each tide’s bounty of kings. This exclusive fishing program — available to only four rods weekly in the capable and experienced hands of two North American guides — will focus on the river’s lower 40 kilometers where primary resting and holding pools provide optimum water for targeting these magnificent salmon at their fresh-from-sea best.
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