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Dear Luis,

As you know, my job at Sage takes me to a lot of places around the world and I almost always try and get some fly fishing in at one of the local destinations or lodges.  I must say it's taken me to some of the most amazing places on the planet. I must say that you have created what I believe is simply one of the very best destination lodges on Planet Earth.  The setting of your lodge, the comfort, the attention to detail, the staff, the room, the fishing, the scenery, the guides, the food and, most importantly, the feeling of your place are all just simply the best.  All the very best.

Your friend,

Marc Bale

Vice President Marketing and Sales

Sage Manufacturing Co.

Luis Antúnez is the right person in the right place.

If you fly fish, there is a land where white mountains scrape the clouds, where grass fields sing in the wind, and where clear waters rush to the sea. Every angler deserves, at least once in their life, a taste of Patagonia. They say that life is a series of significant events. The Salmo Patagonia Lodge is such an event that will live with you forever. Luis, an angler's angler, and his Salmo staff offer the best of themselves and their country.  Here is a wild and beautiful land, gracious people, delightful food and drink.  And all this in a land of varied and superb angling.

Darrel Martin

Contributing Editor, Fly Rod & Reel Magazine

Having just returned from a wonderful week at the Salmo Patagonia Lodge.

Luis Antunez has created an incredible Salmo Patagonia Lodge.Attention to detail is evident everywhere one looks - from the amendments in each room, the decorations throughout the lodge, the views from the compound, to the quality of food at each meal. The accommodations are first-class in every respect while remaining inviting and providing comfort after a long day in the field. Luis provided tremendous fishing opportunities each day. We fished rivers and private lakes for Brown and Rainbow trout using both nymphs and dry flies. We caught some of the largest fish of our lives and had a GREAT time fishing with the very entertaining guides. I would highly recommend Salmo Patagonia to any fly-fisher interested in experiencing Patagonia at its finest. Exclusive access to private fishing waters, with competent and entertaining guides, while staying at a truly world-class resort all combine to provide an experience never to be forgotten.

Best Regards,

Mike Johnston

Boise, ID

Luis, I wanted to thank you and your staff again for a memorable trip!! Mike and I caught the largest Brown's of our lives. The lodge staff was excellent as was the food and services.

Also, thanks for your casting lesson and matching my ability with the correct rod and line. You should be very proud of the 5 star fishing lodge and program you have developed!!!

Kindest Regards

Wayne R. Pilz

Pilz Project Management


Hola Luis!

We enjoyed your wonderful welcoming and the way we felt 'taken care of'' the whole time.  We became friends with so many people through you, and it was that experience that was even more important and gratifying than the fish!  Give my best to your 'papa', he managed to teach Lin more about casting in one day than I have tried teaching her for years!  No surprise there!

We'll be back soon.

Mike & Lin


The Lodge was first class, the accommodations and food excellent, and the fishing, oh the fishing. As you know, I have fly fished in Alaska a number of times (as well as other places). But getting to fish with you and the other expert guides was an extraordinary treat. The fisheries were fantastic, and the entire experience made for the trip of a lifetime.  Can't wait to get back, hopefully next year but hope to travel back to your Lodge every year for the next couple of decades,

Best of luck with the rest of the season.

George Parker Young

Luis, What a wonderful week of extraordinary fishing and fabulous Chilean Hospitality! Your guides and staff did an excepcional job. Their friendly natureand helpful attitudes were greatly appreciated. Accomodations and food were great to. It was a privilege to spend time with you and your father! I wish you the best!

Thanks again!

Dan Bolin

Cliff Towns

Luis, thanks a million for a great trip and specially your company joining us on the river. You are a great angler and a great character. We enjoyed to fish Patagonia with good friends. Congratulations on your fantastic lodge, lots of love and hugs for all in the lodge.

Luis Antunez is the first man I ever meet be able to catch a giant tarpon on his first cast.

Billy Pate

Dear Luis,

We enjoyed our stay at your wonderful lodge. You are a warm host with passion for fishing that shows in all you do. Coyhaique is a truly the brown trout capital of the world.

Luis, Francisco & Jose

Luis & SPL staff,

Thank you for an awesome trip!! everything you do shows how much you care. See you again, soon. Tight lines and big fish.

Su amigo,

Joe Bunton


If you want to fish a dream, you are in the correct place. Thank to all at Salmo Patagonia Lodge.

Marjan Strajew


Can you imagine release more than a hundred browns on a dry fly, 5x tippet, two pounds average, on a single day and in a solitude place?

Thank you Luis, I will come back!

Luiggi Valery



Congratulations for reaching your Patagonia dream. Your project is amazing! The fishing spots are awesome! ... and fishing ... uuufff!!I would like to thank you for the personal attention we have received every time we visited your home where we spent an entertaining time and first level cooking.

Our children always are remembering their uncle Luis, your father "Don Luis", the lodge, the magic landscapes and fishing....All of it makes me want to return and return again and again.I 'm proud to be your friend. We'll be back soon!

Lautaro Maldonado

Chile Outfitters

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