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November 4th, 2016 - steffen



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.



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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