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FLY FISHING EXPEDITIONS

Unforgettable

There are moments in life, moments that become imprinted on one’s mind forever. Experiences and images, once in a great while, take on an “unforgettable” character. Imagine your dream, a dream of facing crystal clear waters where everything you see around you and on which you are floating seems made of clean, clear polished crystal.  Interrupting your reverie, an enormous trout swims languidly into view; a trout believed to exist only in your dreams, proceeds to cruise about without causing a single crack in the glass. Your fears that this can only be a dream tempt you, momentarily, to pinch yourself. How can anything real be as beautiful as this setting? Can it be possible you’re being offered a chance to convert dreams into reality? Maybe, just maybe, if you’re really lucky, convert it into one of those unforgettable memories to be yours forever? Imagine the odds that a photographer would be poised above you, hoping and believing, along with you, that some how events would compose themselves into his photographic dream too. Well, as you can see, big as life, - impossible dreams do come true. Yan Kee Way and El Patagon guests very often catch their lifetime largest rainbow or brown trout. That big lunker raising a ruckus in the photo, while temporarily hooked up, was released near Yan Kee Way—as always. We expect he’s still lurking around waiting to offer someone the cast of a lifetime.

Are we in Chile or Hawaii?Trout attacks anglers foot!

OUR TEAM IN ACTION!

Trout eyeing nice reelIn 1966, our founder made his first fly-fishing expedition to Chile. During the last decade, he invited fly-fishing friends and other well-known fly fishermen from the Pacific Northwest to explore, enjoy and “decode” this unique fishery in southern Chile. Over 3,200 acres on Chilean waters were acquired based on these exploratory fishing expeditions and their discoveries. These locations are a result of their combined experience and what these experts consider to be the “best” of the best” fly-fishing in the Patagonia.

As stories spread and interest grew, our founder was encouraged to make this opportunity available to other fly-fishing enthusiasts as well. Southern Chile Expeditions was thus born. If your interest is fly-fishing rivers and lakes, saltwater estuaries or both, you deserve the best the Patagonia has to offer and that is what we have awaiting you.

We invited Jeff Edvalds, a well known fly-fishing photographer toSea Bow underwater accompany Dale DePriest, Jack Mitchell and Guy Fullart on a fly-fishing expedition through our fishing grounds to visually portray what we have awaiting you. Jeff has continued to join us each year and his photos, taken at our lodges, appear in numerous articles in Gray’s Sporting Journal, Fly Rod & Reel and many other fishing magazines and gear ads illustrating our famous fishery.

Rather than illustrate the potential of our fishery through a collection of “once in a lifetime” fish caught by selected clients over a number of years, the photos on these pages are of a SINGLE FLY-FISHING EXPEDITION! They illustrate a few of our favorite fishing locations and a small sample of Dale, Jack and Guy’s results on the expedition. You’ll recognize all of the individuals in these pages as being the same -- only the locations and the fish are different. We continue to have marvelous results.

We truly believe photographs ARE worth MORE than a thousand words!

Relaxing in splendorOur premier staff of fly-fishing guides will enable you to enjoy this experience to its full potential. During the fly-fishing season in the Northern Hemisphere, our North American guides work in Alaska, the lower 48 states and British Colombia. Our multilingual Chilean guides have numerous years of angling experience on our local waters and provide real competition to our guides from the North.

Our lodges have been featured twice on Fly Fish the World and other international film and television programs.

Our guests have been extremely pleased with the professionalism and expertise of our guides. Their ability to tie and match the hatch is among, if not the best, in Chile.

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01/16/09

SOUTHERN CHILE EXPEDITIONS