Flying on the Futa!

Come and explore the river of Patagonia Chile with Emergent Expeditions partner lodge Matapiojo Anglers, learn more about the expedition on our destinations page about booking a trip to fish southern Chile at a extraordinarily low price for the next season starting November 2017 and running though May 2018!

2017 Soul River Inc. Commemorative Deployment Patches!

Show your support to our favorite non-profit partner by donating $25, and you will receive a Soul River Inc. deployment donation for $25 to Soul River Inc. and receive a Soul River Inc. 2017 deployment limited-edition, commemorative patch! A $75 donation will get your name listed in our new documentary and a Soul River Inc. 2017 deployment limited-edition, commemorative patch!

 Cross-Cultural Arctic Patch

 Cross-Cultural Arctic Patch

Soul River Inc veterans and youth will deepen their understanding of the culturally-rich Willamette River. Unknown to many in the urban landscape of Portland, the Willamette River holds hidden treasures of indigenous culture, thriving aquatic life, and a deep-rooted history. We will navigate land and intentionally connect with the natives of this river and land in order to protect, preserve, support, and heal. Be a part of this incredibly rich, authentic experience by donating and wearing your patch in hopes of sharing with urban dwellers that the Willamette River is a magical waterway.

Operation LEAD Patch

Operation LEAD Patch

What happens when you take wild potential, a curious mind, and motivated ambition of a youth leader and put them in front of key leaders, officials, and partners of the Florida Everglades? Change and leadership! We invite you to be a part of the mission of developing our older leaders through Soul River Inc's Leadership in Environmental Advocacy Deployment (LEAD.) Through your support, you will help SRI youth open doors of political, scientific, educational, and business-worthy opportunities swing wide open as LEADers will engage in open dialogue about pressing issues and concerns around climate change and the Florida Everglades' ecosystem. Purchase your patch and create the next generation's LEADers!

Urban Native Waterlife™ Explorations Willamette River Patch

Urban Native Waterlife™ Explorations Willamette River Patch

This is where we bridge the gap between inner-city youth and military veterans through an incredible, culturally-rich deployment along the Willamette River, connecting the dots between the urban river to seeking out lost, hidden treasures of indigenous culture - all while exploring the aquatic life and learning the river's personal history. We will also implement a Knowledge Tribute, where we will navigate the land and river, seeking out specific landmarks, treasures, or species that are native to the land. By understanding our local river and the surrounding area, we then begin to understand and connect more with the community to protect and preserve and find healing. We deepen our minds and souls along the river while exploring the art of fly fishing and building a knowledge-base in conservation to become ambassadors of the natural environment. Partnerships SRI will strive to connect with and recruit from include PPS Title VI Indian Education, Urban Nature Partners PDX, Sista Sistah, and other local organizations serving inner-city youth of color.


All Patches sizes are embroidered 4 x 4 inches.

Exploring Chilean Patagonia Fall Season - Part III: The Lower Rio Futaleufú and Lago Yelcho

Exploring Chilean Patagonia Fall Season - Part III: The Lower Rio Futaleufú and Lago Yelcho

We want to finish this three part series of Emergent Expeditions posts on: Exploring Chilean Patagonia Fall Season with the third and final segment featuring the Lower Rio Futaleufú as well as the amazing fishery that is Lago Yelcho.

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Making Matapiojo Anglers

In March of 2016 Emergent Expeditions and Matapiojo Anglers teamed up to collaborate on documenting an epic fly fishing adventure in Patagonia Chile.  As a result we would like to present this short video that highlights the adventures that can be experienced through fishing with the Matapiojo Anglers team.  For more information about Matapiojo Anglers check them out on our destinations page here - http://www.emergentexpeditions.com/destinations/matapiojo-anglers-patagonia-chile

Contact us to book your next fly fishing adventure to Chile with the seasons  starting again in December 2016!

 

Exploring Chilean Patagonia Fall Season - Part II: The Upper Rio Futaleufú

Exploring Chilean Patagonia Fall Season - Part II: The Upper Rio Futaleufú

"Imagine the river child spawned from the union of the infamous North Umpqua and Madison Rivers, only a bit bigger and with 1000 times less people fishing or floating and that is what the Futa River embodies."

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Exploring Chilean Patagonia Fall Season - Part I: Lagos Remotos

Exploring Chilean Patagonia Fall Season - Part I: Lagos Remotos

"The float tubes were pumped up and an old handmade wooden boat that was tied to a lonely old tree was considered for “rental”.  To rent this mighty three meter long craft it required the whole team to work together to empty out the water that had collected in it from the waves lapping over the stern.  A long stout log, a big rock and some teamwork did the trick and allowed us to lift the bow and slowly dump out the water.  The boat was made of shaped plywood and had hand carved oars set in hand forged steel oarlocks. Two small bench seats provide just enough room for half of our group. After a short test float she was deemed seaworthy by myself and our brave guide Nestor. "

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The reality of being a steelheader

The reality of being a steelheader

"This bleak path down gravel roads and long cold days of "no love", is not for the faint at heart but we can all still take pride in the fact that there is still an opportunity we could call ourselves steelheaders." 

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Book One - Hook One Program

Book One - Hook One Program

"Here at Emergent Expeditions we have teamed up with a local Portland non-profit Soul River Inc. in a agreement to assist our clients with supporting a great cause of getting US Veterans and Intercity youth out onto a river for a chance to fly fish and learn about conservation! Through our pioneering Book One - Hook One campaign we are making it easier than ever for you to give back in a big way."

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