Best of Patagonia
Brown Trout Paradise in Chile
There are a handful of Patagonia fishing programs that are centered around Brown Trout. In Chile, the best we’ve seen is at Estancia del Zorro and Cinco Rios Lodge.
Their Brown Trout focused 7-day lodge combo is called “Best of Patagonia” and showcases some of the finest, most varied Brown Trout waters in Chilean Patagonia. Both ranches contain so much private water, big and small, that one could not fish it all in 3 weeks. While there are some hefty Rainbow Trout around, Brown definitely make the bulk of the catch and dry flies like big black beetles and hoppers are key.
Anglers start from the quaint town of Coyhaique, spending 4 nights at Cinco Rios Lodge located on the banks of Rio Simpson. They spend 3 full days accessing clear turquois trout waters such as the Mañihuales, Paloma, Aysen and Azul. At Cinco Rios, one may also fish several smaller streams and private spring creeks.
On day 5, quests will be transferred 45 mins to Estancia del Zorro to spend 3 nights and 3 full days wading countless private streams and a 15-mile spring creek all within the estancia’s 15,000 private acres. The standard program has two full days floating large rivers using both jet and drift boats, but really the fishing options are practically endless. There are so many trout waters within their private property that some were scouted for the first time this 2023 season.
This is a truly unique opportunity to be immersed in a variety of stunning scenery, fish incredible trout waters of all kinds with top notch professional guides and enjoy warm Chilean hospitality at two refined lodges.
Space is extremely limited! Those who book early will get some of the last open 2024 rods, while those who wait will probably need to look at 2025.
Check out the itinerary below and then find out which weeks in 2024 still have rods left.
Email or call 434-249-1783
BEST OF PATAGONIA – CHILE
7 nights/6 days fishing
Arrive Santiago (SCL). Fly to Balmaceda (BBA), pick up and transfer 20 minutes to Cinco Rios Lodge. Prep gear, dinner and cocktails.
Three full days fishing private and public waters in the Coyhaique region including the Simpson and Manihuales and Paloma and a network of lakes. Accommodations and meals at Cinco Rios Lodge.
After breakfast, transfer 1 hour to Estancia del Zorro. Fish 3 days in Chile and Argentina including Zorro spring creek, Nerihuao, and Guillermo. Accommodations and meals at Estancia del Zorro.
Relaxing morning, transfer back to the Balmaceda Airport to fly back to Santiago and home.
Rate: $6,250/angler in dbl occ $9500 in single
Included: Lodging in double occupancy, meals, open bar, license and guided fishing, transfers to/from Balmaceda,
Not included: Flights, travel insurance, services in Santiago, gear and gratuities
Contact us to secure your spot in 2024!
Anglers should bring a 4wt, 5wt and 6wt rod to cover all the situations they will encounter. A comprehensive gear list for this program is provided.
Staying in Santiago
Most anglers will arrive into Balmaceda the same day they land in Santiago. However, if you wish to spend a night in Santiago, we can recommend some wonderful hotels.
The easiest add on is trout fishing over the border in Argentina where there are three different lodge options. From either Estancia del Zorro or Cinco Rios, Angers can check out in the morning, take a short drive over the boarder and be fishing in Argentina by lunch time.
“What a wonderful trip! I cannot give this Lodge enough stars. The owner, Sebastian, is very involved and wants everyone to have an enjoyable trip, going out of his way to accommodate you. The food is gourmet +. The fishing guides are so knowledgeable about the history o Chile, and so experienced in fly fishing. Each day was a new adventure. I loved every minute of this trip!”
“If you like to catch lots of Brown Trout, absorb beautiful scenery and enjoy a beautiful lodge, put Cinco Rios on your Bucket List!”
“The food and scenery at Cinco Rios and Estancia del Zorro were beyond words. There are so many different waters to fish and nothing like I have ever experienced elsewhere in Patagonia.”