Press and Testimonials
Zach H., UK
“Your staff & guides made my experience the best. Food was five star. Great fishing! Highly recommended.”
Richard W., USA
“We had a terrific time at Chime lodge. The experience was exceptional for everyone. We love your accommodations, staff, location, guides, and fishing program. We will be back!!”.
John W., North Carolina, USA
“I had my best day of streamer fishing EVER with on the Chimehuin! I found the diversity of fishing was incredible. I wish I had more time to see all the rivers and I will defiantly be back to fish’em all.”
Ian D., Bozeman, MT, USA
“Without exception, the accommodations and guiding at Chime were exceptional. The setting, individual rooms, common area, and most certainly the staff at Chime set a standard to be admired by all. While having been fortunate enough (and old enough) to have tried fishing destinations from Labrador to Alaska, none would compete with the professionalism, attention, and friendliness of your guides. They are superb. I have sung your praises to many up here.”
Blake P., Newfane, VT, USA
I wanted to write to let you both know of the wonderful experience these last few days provided me at Chime Lodge. I arrived late on the 6th of January with Pudge Kleinkauf's crew and we left on Saturday, the 16th. I am a returning guest and even though we thought everything went very well last year, this year the lodge was more than ever top of the line.
It was also very gratifying to see the pressure come off of your head guide, and your treasure of a magnificent cook. I am definitely coming back next year.
Martin, it was so great to meet you and special thanks to you for your fishing help and encouragement. I would like to give you a big hug for your casting instruction. I used the cast you suggested with the Rio 200 gr. integrated line and it really helped get the flies out there on Friday at Lake Tromen. Marcos took Pudge and me on Friday, fixed me up with the perfect streamer which helped me catch five bows from 20-23 inches.
The previous day on the long float (I loved it), I caught fish after fish, using his PMX and sometimes a dropper. Fantastico, I kept telling him. It must have been over a 20 fish day. I lost track early. Leslie and I even had a double with two very healthy bows. I learned so much this last week and I am so grateful. My fishing confidence went way up, thanks to you and your staff. Fantastico to all of you. Thanks so much. Martin, I don't know if I will go to Charlotte, and if not, please know I love the Chime.
In gratitude and with best wishes,
Julie T. North Carolina, USA
Hola! I didn't want to go on the trip because I new how difficult it would be to say goodbye, to people and country that I love so much. The parting was a sweeter sorrow than my sons and self could have imagined. Johnathon and Sarah were absolutely wonderful. Like young, grandparents to us all. A better choice could not have been made! Pato, as a person and chef is amazing. Her meals were delicious. and served in a loving manner. Shore lunches deserve an A+. Gustavo is one of a kind, with Christian close to him. Our boys loved each of the guides; his personality, knowledge of fishing, and holding Greg in place (water ovwer waders) whild he cast to beautiful browns on the Mallejo. Will never forget. Lake Tromen SP, was a defining moment. The shore lunch at the end of the lake, with the peaks, refelctions on the water etc, and Brad knocking them dead with pin point casts made for unforgettable day. The lodge is wonderful. Love the location; far enough out for solitude, and the night sky's display of stars, bright and closeness that you felt you could reach up and touch them. The heavens opened and blessed us with incrediable weather as you know. Thank you, and all you have employed, for giving us an intense fishing experience. That is exactely what we wanted. Next time we will bring duck tape with us to strap the rods to our hands when we can no longer hold them.
Please keep us informed of the season.
Warmest regards to all.
Bob S. and sons. Idaho, USA