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January 13 - January 20, 2018

Salmon Junkies Valley of the Kings Program at Austral River Lodge

Ultra-chrome Chilean Chinook

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. • • • 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. • • • Join Jeff for what we believe may be one of the world’s last great venues to swing flies for trophy salmon. Here you could very well reach the summit of your angling life!

Target River: Shhh...

Group size: 4 anglers plus host; 2 anglers per guide
(program capacity 4)

2018 rate: 6000 USD plus 275 USD ground transfer fee per person, including meet and greet at Puerto Montt airport, for a 7-night/6-day single occupancy package

Included: Accommodations and meals, including beer and wine at the lodge, transfers between Puerto Montt and/or Puerto Varas and the lodge, and daily guided fishing

Additional costs: International and domestic airfare, hotel and meals in Puerto Montt and/or Puerto Varas, gratuities

Availability: x | inquire for 2019

Additional information:
Salmon Junkies website
Austral River Lodge website

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1) Payments made by personal check, cashier's check, or money order in US dollars are preferred.
2) Credit card and wire transfer payments are available on request. Additional fees may apply.

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