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November 23rd, 2016 - steffen

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Dear Salmon Junkies

I hope your fishing season have been awarding with bags full of good fishing memories from the past season and maybe some new friendships, with brothers stung by the same bug like the rest of us – The notorious “anadromous bug”.

This time of the year it’s also time to look ahead and secure your fishing trips for 2017. To hopefully make your planning a bit easier, I’m pleased again to offer THE prime weeks for all of my hosted weeks with our BC partner – award-winning Skeena outfitter Nicholas Dean Outdoor. Join us chasing the largest and meanest Steelhead and Chinook in the world, in the company of some of the best and most hardcore fishing guides available – Guides who are more than willing to share their deepest secrets by leading YOU to the fish.

SKEENA SPRING: SUPER-SIZED AND ROUGH STEELHEAD

Countless of people now at days believe that the Skeena watershed is easily accessible with easy-going fishing, but that is not true if you really want to get to the fish. Many of the best rivers and spots are impossible to access without a guide and special license, and the only way to get there is by powerful jet boats and local knowledge. Some of the most attractive rivers are licensed with limited access. Salmon Junkies has access to all classified water plus well-selected numbers of coastal rivers. Skeena river has become quite a popular destination for a growing group of international hardcore Spey Jedi´s, and even more so after we launched our short movies during the last years – If you haven’t seen them, watch some of our films check out the links here and below http://salmonjunkies.com/steelhead-movies/skeena-the-biggest-and-meanest-steelheads-in-the-world/
Besides having the hottest, strongest Steelhead and Chinook in the world, there is so much more that define the total fishing experience to this unique frontiers – Jump on the “Skeena Wagon” and get a kick you never will forget.

Available Spring weeks 2017 – 6 days fishing / 7 Nights accommodation at Pioneer lodge

18 March – 25 March
25 March – 1 April
1 April – 8 April
15 April – 22 April
29 April – 6 May

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SKEENA FALL

Looking for the quintessential British Columbia angling experience? If so, this is your great chance. You will fish a number of wild rivers, with a opportunity to fish the remote and intimate upper Copper, a true steelhead Mecca. We’ll swing wet flies and, with favorable conditions, fish dries. Fall-run Skeena steelhead is free-rising and will readily pounce on a waking fly — undoubtedly one of the greatest thrills in fly fishing. This adventure also features the exciting opportunity to fish select lower Skeena streams. And – depending on flows, the scenic Kasiks, Exchamsiks and Exstew.

Steelhead fishing on the Lower Skeena is unparalleled. Renowned rivers such as the Babine, Kispiox, Sustut, Bulkley, Morice, Copper and Kalum enter the Skeena above our camp and all fish bound for these rivers must pass directly in front of us before reaching their spawning grounds. Only a day or two out of the ocean, at the peak of their size, strength and beauty, these are among the biggest and most aggressive Salmon and Steelhead on Earth. To hook one of these fish on the fly is to touch the heart of the true wilderness — an experience not to be forgotten!

Available Fall weeks 2017 – 6 days fishing / 7 Nights accommodation at the Pioneer lodge

August 19 – 26 August
September 9 – 16 September
September 16 – 23 September
September 23 – 30 September
September 30 – 7 October
October 7 – 14 October

THE BIGGEST AND MEANEST CHINOOK IN THE WORLD

We are very excited to announce that Salmon Junkies prime weeks for big Fresh Chinook again are open for booking. We target the Kitimat, Copper, Kalum and Skeena rivers for Chinook averaging 20 to 50 pounds and ranging up to 80 pounds, and beyond. (The Skeena’s biggest have been known to reach 100 pounds!) Please make sure you bring extra and fresh backing on your reel!

What to expect? Chinook – Why not watch our small movie and judge for yourself?

http://salmonjunkies.com/category/movies/chinook-movies/ Or our latest film “Sealiced” https://vimeo.com/150911538

Prime Chinook Weeks for the really big boys – 6 days fishing / 7 Nights accommodation at the Pioneer lodge

June 24 – 1 July
July 1 – 8 July
July 8 – 15 July

SKEENA RIVER SUMMER CAMP – BANG FOR THE BUCK

A unique opportunity: fish the Skeena from sunup to sundown for the biggest Salmon and Steelhead on the planet. Simply put, British Columbia’s Skeena River is a super fish superhighway — a thoroughfare for the largest Salmon & Steelhead in the world. In summer and early fall the lower main channel Skeena host a vast numbers of migrating Chinook, Steelhead Coho, Sockeye, Chums and Pinks headed for numerous upriver tributaries. Why the Skeena Camp? Let us put it simple – Great value for the money.

The scenery at our Skeena Camp is nothing short of spectacular: soaring, snow-capped mountains, a large wild river, numerous waterfalls and abundant wildlife are your backdrop as you cast for the Skeena’s legendary wild Salmon and Steelhead.

The camp placed very strategic on the lower Skeena, consists of single and two-person sleeping tents with cots and pads, communal dining and gear tents, privy and propane-heated water with shower tent. Aside from personal items and fishing gear, guests need only bring a sleeping bag, pillow, and towel. Guided fishing is from 8am–5pm; hot breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served in the dining tent. The gear tent is also equipped with a propane heater to dry off wet clothing or chase the chill.

Beside Steelhead like the bright fish like the one on the photo you are fist in the firing line for the Coho salmon – an incredible game fish in their own right. These dime bright Salmon are super aggressive, high flying and acrobatic, average 8 to 15 lbs and often they are fighting so hard they’re mistaken for Steelhead. Fish with sea lice are a daily occurrence, so you know these fish aren’t far from the salt. And, they act consequently…Let go fishing guys!

Prime Weeks for the Skeena Summer Camp – 6 days fishing / 7 Nights accommodation at Skeena Camp

July 22 – 29 July
July 29 – 5 August

“SEVEN RIVERS” – NEW REMOTE COASTAL STEELHEAD PROGRAM

The ultimate trip for the profound and committed Steelheader who likes a bit of sweat with their Steelhead. During 5 days you will daily discover premium fly-fishing Steelhead water with numerous holding pools in the most stunning scenery with an abundance of wildlife ever present. If the idea of going on a wilderness adventure to target large, wild Steelhead in remote areas on lightly fished streams gets your blood racing, then our new remote coastal Steelhead package is what you’re looking for.

The remote coastal wilderness Steelhead streams of British Columbia hold exceptional spring Steelhead opportunities located in the stunning fjords of the Great Bear Rainforest. There are numerous streams – accessed by walk in, ocean boat, fixed wing air craft and helicopter – that vary from medium sized rivers best suited for swinging flies with a Spey rod to small, intimate streams where you can sight fish for 5 to 20 pound Steelhead and fish for them with a light switch or single handed rod.

Guests will stay at Pioneer Fishing Lodge as a home base for arrival days and departure nights, and then stay in remote camps or bed and breakfasts as required during the week, depending on weather, water conditions and which rivers are fishing best.

Getting to the various coastal rivers is half the experience in its own right! Depending on the target rivers fished, we will use a 21 ft Boston Whaler, 20 ft Harbercraft jet boat.

Given the remote nature of the trip, there is the possibility of encountering bears, wolves, foxes and other animals of the furry kind. Your guide will have bear spray and bear bangers on hand at all times and will also instruct you on how to use these.

For the 2017 season, space will be limited to two guests per week in the following weeks:

April 16 – 22 April
April 23 – 29 April
April 30 – 6 May

Fitness Requirements:

Due to the remote, physically demanding nature of the fishing program, guests must be reasonably fit and capable of hiking through dense woods without any trails. Typical distances travelled daily are between 3 and 6 km.

With this new program we strongly believe that we have tailored THE ULTIMATE STEELHEAD TRIP for our guests who are looking for the unspoilt nature and abundant wildlife that contributes to an unforgettable fishing experience. Jump on our new wagon that will lead you to some of the world’s most beautiful and pristine Steelhead rivers.

For more info please contact Steffen Juhl – sj@salmonjunkies.com


“Seven rivers” – NEW Remote Coastal Steelhead Program

November 22nd, 2016 - steffen

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The ultimate trip for the profound and committed Steelheader who likes a bit of sweat with their Steelhead. During 5 days you will daily discover premium fly-fishing Steelhead water with numerous holding pools in the most stunning scenery with an abundance of wildlife ever present. If the idea of going on a wilderness adventure to target large, wild Steelhead in remote areas on lightly fished streams gets your blood racing, then our new remote coastal Steelhead package is what you’re looking for.

The remote coastal wilderness Steelhead streams of British Columbia hold exceptional spring Steelhead opportunities located in the stunning fjords of the Great Bear Rainforest. There are numerous streams – accessed by walk in, ocean boat, fixed wing air craft and helicopter – that vary from medium sized rivers best suited for swinging flies with a Spey rod to small, intimate streams where you can sight fish for 5 to 20 pound Steelhead and fish for them with a light switch or single handed rod.

Guests will stay at Pioneer Fishing Lodge as a home base for arrival days and departure nights, and then stay in remote camps or bed and breakfasts as required during the week, depending on weather, water conditions and which rivers are fishing best.

Getting to the various coastal rivers is half the experience in its own right!  Depending on the target rivers fished, we will use a 21 ft Boston Whaler, 20 ft Harbercraft jet boat.

Given the remote nature of the trip, there is the possibility of encountering bears, wolves, foxes and other animals of the furry kind.  Your guide will have bear spray and bear bangers on hand at all times and will also instruct you on how to use these.

For the 2017 season, space will be limited to two guests per week in the following weeks:

–       April 16 to 22 April

–       April 23 to 29 April

–       April 30 to 6 May

Fitness Requirements:

Due to the remote, physically demanding nature of the fishing program, guests must be reasonably fit and capable of hiking through dense woods without any trails. Typical distances travelled daily are between 3 and 6 km.

With this new program we strongly believe that we have tailored THE ULTIMATE STEELHEAD TRIP for our guests who are looking for the unspoilt nature and abundant wildlife that contributes to an unforgettable fishing experience. Jump on our new wagon that will lead you to some of the world’s most beautiful and pristine Steelhead rivers.

For more info please Steffen Juhl – sj@salmonjunkies.com

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Skeena Spring – Super-sized and rough Steelhead

November 18th, 2016 - steffen

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Countless of people now at days believe that the Skeena watershed is easily accessible with easy-going fishing, but that is not true if you really want to get to the fish. Many of the best rivers and spots are impossible to access without a guide and special license, and the only way to get there is by powerful jet boats and local knowledge. Some of the most attractive rivers are licensed with limited access. Salmon Junkies has access to all classified water plus well-selected numbers of coastal rivers. Skeena river has become quite a popular destination for a growing group of international hardcore Spey Jedi´s, and even more so after we launched our short movies during the last years – If you haven’t seen them, watch some of our films check out the links here and below http://salmonjunkies.com/steelhead-movies/skeena-the-biggest-and-meanest-steelheads-in-the-world/

Besides having the hottest, strongest Steelhead and Chinook in the world, there is so much more that define the total fishing experience to this unique frontiers – Jump on the “Skeena Wagon” and get a kick you never will forget.

Available Spring weeks 2017 – 6 days fishing / 7 Nights accommodation at Pioneer lodge

18 March to 25 March

25 March to 1 April

1 April to 8 April

15 April to 22 April

29 April to 6 May

Our Spring weeks represent THE ULTIMATE STEELHEAD TRIP for the Spey angler who are looking for the unspoilt nature and abundant wildlife that contributes to an unforgettable fishing experience. Jump on our new wagon that will lead you to some of the world’s most beautiful and pristine Steelhead rivers.

For more info please mail Steffen Juhl – sj@salmonjunkies.com

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Franco Sirtori with a Spring Steelhead with a estimated weight around 27 – 30 Lb.


How a Steelhead Junky gears up

November 14th, 2016 - steffen

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Clothing and Waders – A Four-Layer System

Fishing for Steelhead during Spring and fall visitors to the lower Skeena valley can expect typical daytime temperatures to range from 0–20C, with everything from bright sunshine to snowflakes possible; the region is part of a vast coastal rainforest and weather patterns can vary dramatically from day to day, and even hour to hour. With this being the case, your clothing strategy should be based on a four-layer system. By utilizing a system of layers, anglers can adapt to changing temperatures and weather patterns and be prepared for any of Mother Nature’s moods. Here is a suggested formula for maximum comfort and flexibility:

Layer 1: Begin with a synthetic or merino wool wicking-type base layer that breathes and removes moisture from the skin — very important for maintaining comfort and/or warmth for the entire body. Base layer underwear and socks can be found in three weights: light, medium and expedition. According to your individual metabolism and the stated temperature range, choose the weight best for you. Most guests will comfortable with medium or expedition weight during this season. Garments include: long-sleeved shirts/pullovers, long underwear, and wicking socks. (more…)


THE MOST REMARKABLE SEA TROUT FISHNG IN ARGENTINA

November 4th, 2016 - steffen

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LAS BUITRERAS – ARGENTINA

Salmon Junkies hosted weeks in prime period January

Las Buitreras 2017

The matchless Rio Gallegos meanders more than 360km through desolate pampa wastelands before if finally merges into the raging Atlantic Ocean close to the straight of Magellan. In its ineffable beauty a journey worth itself, it becomes the cynosure of dedicated anglers worldwide as soon as the winter ice melts to expose the rivers so sought after Sea-run Brown trout. While their sheer size of up to 30lb+ leaves anglers and spectators alike overwhelmed, it’s their raging temper beyond compare that feeds the addiction of getting connected to these fish. Believe me when saying that no place you will find stronger and more broadsided Sea Trout than in Rio Gallegos. Las Buitreras lodge is home to the most productive beats on the Rio Gallegos, consisting of over 40 kilometers of both sides private water comprising over 50 named pools!

The Las Buitreras section of this stunning river is our own little chrome treasure and once it grab holds of you it never lets go. The fishing is exciting and varied with pools ranging from deep stony runs to cut banks and streamy shingle flats. Relatively shallow, the river makes for easy wading, obviating the need for fast sinking lines and creating an exciting and challenging fishing environment. Fishing is mainly done using 7 or 8 weight single hand rods OR light double hand rods in weight 6, 7 or 8. Floating or slow intermediate lines are the most used and efficient lines but it can be good to bring some sink tips as back up.

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THE BUITRERAS LODGE

Estancia Las Buitreras offers a perfect blend between luxury and rustic atmosphere. The very comfortable estancia is located a 10 minute walk from the river offering a wind protected haven from the wind plagued open plains of Patagonia. The 6 double and 2 single-bed rooms are all equipped with private bathrooms with showers for your comfort and convenience. The lodge holds a wine cellar with a fantastic selection from the Mendoza and San Juan regions. Outside there is a huge veranda, perfect for the after fishingh beer or glass wine, a spacious courtyard that is protected from the wind, and a large, stone grill and terrace for assado’s (barbeques). Beer and the high quality locally produced House wine is included in the lodge rate. Evenings are often spent in the very spacious lounge area where you will be served the beverage of your choice, along with food and snacks while sharing todays and probably some old but gold fishing episodes with your fellow guests. Wi-FI is available in the lodge 8 am to 6 pm every day.

Price 5950 USD per rod 6 days fishing / 7 nights accommodation, all meals, airport pickup/drop off in Rio Gallegos

2017 Dates for our two prime weeks

30 December – 7 January – 4 rods

7January -14 January – 2 rods

14 January -21 January – 3 rods

For more information please contact sj@salmonjunkies.com

If you´re looking for the biggest Sea run brown trout in the world I guarantee that Las Buitreras won’t disappoint you. The program contains everything a dedicated Spey Junkie is dreaming about – Let´s go guys.


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