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Patagonia Austral Chilena y Tierra del Fuego

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This package has been thought for those who wish to experience the true adventure of fishing, sleeping in individual tents, mountain refuges, typical Patagonian estancias ( ranches) and hostels, making the most of almost 1000 islands in the region with rivers and lakes which the anglers haven´t reached yet. To get to this destination, you must take a flight from Santiago to the airport in Punta Arenas or you can be picked up at Monte Aymond.

Trip Overview

This package has been thought for those who wish to experience the true adventure of fishing, sleeping in individual tents, mountain refuges, typical Patagonian estancias ( ranches) and hostels, making the most of almost 1000 islands in the region with rivers and lakes which the anglers haven´t reached yet. To get to this destination, you must take a flight from Santiago to the airport in Punta Arenas or you can be picked up at Monte Aymond.

Package

Over a thousand of islands with rivers and lakes offer an infinite range of fishing possibilities.
Monte Balmaceda region includes rivers such as the Serrano, Tyndall´s mouth, laguna del Hielo, river and lake Azul, river Brush, lagoon Escondida, among others.
Other fishing rivers in the area are the Sofia Lake, Penitente River, Vizcachas River, Tenerife River.
Tierra del Fuego region includes lake Blanco, river Grande, river Rasmussen, lake Fagnano, river Azopardo, and others.

All ground transfers are done by 4x4 vehicles. The watercrafts have been specially-designed for adventure trips, provided with a main and an auxiliary motor and a maximum speed of 30 knots, GPS, 27 to 35 feet long.

The species found in the area are: Rainbow Trout, Resident browns, Stealhead and Sea Run, Salmon: Coho, Atlantic and Chinook.

Accommodation

The accommodation is in a family ranch; Estancia Pingo Salvaje.
A very quiet and comfortable place with good service.
Heated rooms and hot water all day long.
The place offers other activities such as horse riding and mountain trekking.

Tackle and Flies

A 9ft rod, of either #7 or #8 weight, is the best choice for the conditions. Reels should have 150-yard backing. Floating lines and sinking shootings III or IV or Tenny 200.

Dry flies: Humpy; Adams; Adams Parachute; Goddard Caddis; Elk Hair Caddis; Light Cahill; Duns, Chernobyl; etc..

Nymphs: Bitch Creek; Stonefly Nymph; Prince; Soft Hackles; Pheasant Tail; Zug Bug; etc..

Streamers: Woolly Bugger; Crystal Bugger; Fox Cone Bugger; Matuka; Wiggle Lemming; Coho Seizure; Mickey Finn; etc..

Leaders: 4x, 3x, 2x, 1x, 0x. Neoprene or Gore-tex waders, a waterproof jacket and warm clothes. Hat or cap. Polarized sunglasses. Sunblock.

Nymph/Caddis Nymph Bitch Creek # 4, 6, 8 Nymph/Caddis Nymph Bead Head Stonefly Prince # 6, 8, 10, 12, 14 Wet Fly Fuzzy Wuzzy # 2, 4, 6, 8 Wet Fly Wolly Bugger # 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 Wet Fly Olive Rabbit # 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 Terrestrial Fly Tarantula # 1, 6, 8, 10, 12 Dry Fly Elk Caddis # 6,8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 Dry Fly Adams Parachute # 14, 16, 18, 20 Dry Fly Spinner # 14, 16, 18

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Rates

2013 U$S 2,625.-

~ Per angler double basis. ~

Rates include: 5-night accommodation in Lodge. 4 fishing days - 1 guide x 2 anglers. All meals and beverages (wine and beer). Ground and boat transfers.

Rates do not include: Airfare and taxes related. Fishing equipment and flies. Gratuities, insurance, hard drinks and other personal expenses.

Notes: Ask for other options, short or larger trips.

Fishing report

Season 2014

Along the season, the fishing was very good for brown trout and the few Chinook caught had important sizes. The average fishing per day during the best fishing months were 16 brown trout of 7 lbs. approx, 11 Coho of 4,5 lbs, 3 Chinook of 44 lbs.

Testimonials

Patagonia Austral. The trip was amazing !

By: Daniel Valois Gomez - December 2nd. 2010

Dear Daniel,

We are back home in Venezuela now, with a smile that will last a long time on our face. The trip was amazing, very good service. The guide, the chef and the staff of Pingo Salvaje Lodge were absolutely great. The choice of the rivers was good. Unfortunately, we were not able to fish one of them because it was quite muddy, but plan B turned out to be very good anyway. We went fishing to a spring creek, where Antonio taught me new fly fishing techniques. We were even lucky enough to catch a good fish. We ended up in Sofia lagoon that day. We asked to go there because we were exhausted and the fishing in the lake was less tiring. There was an excellent variety of fishing, as we went to different environments. Regarding quality, we only got one trophy, caught by my father in the spring creek. I had two or three very good strikes, but I didnt succeed in hooking the trout. Once again, I would like to mention that the service and attention went far beyond our expectations. The boys were very friendly, specially to my father, which was what I wanted the most. They really helped us make our dream come true.

In Calafate, we enjoyed our visit to Perito Moreno Glacier. My father loved the Quijote Hotel. We almost stayed one more day to spend the night at the hotel when going back.
By the way, thank you very much for the lunch at Calafate. The food was delicious and the service, very good too. We would love to return to Pingo Salvaje, to enjoy the amazing landscape and be close to Sofia Lagoon. The service was excellent; we would confirm if we were the only guests.

I have attached a couple of pictures which are memorable for us. My father is on one of the pictures, and I am on the other one.
I am interested in any promotions of fishing trips you might offer, and I recommend them without doubt.

Best regards,

Daniel Valois Gomez

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