TRAVEL: Arrive Balmaceda, 25 min drive to the lodge
PROGRAM: 7 nights
FISHING: Rivers, creeks & lakes
INCLUDED: Lodging in double occupancy, meals, open bar, transfers to/from Balmaceda, license and guided fishing.
NOT INCLUDED: Flights, travel insurance, services in Santiago, flies ($120/week), waders ($30/day) and rods ($30/day) and gratuities.
This 2-lodge combo showcases some if the finest trout waters in central Chilean Patagonia. The Best of Patagonia program is for those who want to stalk big Patagonia Brown Trout in private creeks and rivers cross a variety of stunning country. Anglers start from the quaint town of Coyhaique, spending 4 nights at Cinco Rios Lodge located on the banks of majestic Rio Simpson. They will spend 3 full days accessing classic trout waters such as the Mañihuales, Paloma, Aysen, Azul and several 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 properties that some have yet to be scouted.
This is a truly unique opportunity to be immersed in a variety of stunning scenery, fish world class Brown Trout streams with top notch guides and enjoy warm Chilean hospitality and cuisine at two refined lodges.
Recently Opened Dates- 2024:
Jan 20-27 – 3 rods
Feb 10-17- 4 spots
Feb 24 – Mar 2 – 4 spots
Mar 2-9 4 rods
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Guests will begin at Cinco Rios Lodge on the Rio Simpson. Each of their six spacious rooms has two king beds with ensuite bathrooms, a seating area and a deck overlooking the river. Cinco Rios Lodge has a magnificent great room with comfortable couches, a beautiful rock fireplace and expansive windows overlooking the valley. There is a large family-style dining room and a bar room with revolving beers on tap.
Mid-week, anglers move 20 mins to Estancia del Zorro, a historic sheep and cattle ranch with a recently restored ranch house featuring 12 guest rooms. Each room has two king beds, private baths, and balconies with incredible views stretching across the ranch and spring creek. The lodge’s welcoming great room is the ideal place to enjoy cocktails and swap stories from the day.
Professional chef’s prepare delicious and regional fare including beef, lamb, chicken and fish raised onsite and caught from Chilean fjords. All produce including fresh morels and herbs from the property’s gardens complete a true farm to table experience. White and red wines are selected from Chile’s fined wineries and thoughtfully paired with each lunch and dinner.
Combining Cinco Rios Lodge and Estancia del Zorro allows anglers to fish a great variety of private and public trophy trout water of the renowned Coyhaique region. Brown Trout make the bulk of the catch and dry flies are the norm, especially big black beetle patterns. The Best of Patagonia ensures anglers will fish coveted trout waters, in two different Chilean landscapes, with some of the region’s most knowledgeable and loyal guides.
On the larger rivers like the Rio Simpson, streamers tend to be extremely productive on the cloudy days but otherwise, attractor patters from stones to hoppers to beetles will always turn heads. Anglers should bring a 5 and 6 wt rod and a variety of terrestrial patterns. Drive times to all waters can be 5-45 mins.
The Best of Patagonia program can be conveniently paired with fishing at Estancia Tecka Lodge, Natural Anglers and El Fario Lodge in Esquel.
Full Week Best of Patagonia, Chile
(7 nights; 6 days fishing)
Saturday Arrive Santiago (SCL). Fly 2 hours to Balmaceda (BBA), pick up and transfer 20 minutes to Cinco Rios Lodge. Prep gear, dinner and cocktails.
Sun-Tues 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.
Wed-Fri 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.
Saturday 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 occ
Included: Lodging in double occupancy, meals, open bar, transfers to/from Balmaceda, license and guided fishing.
Not included: Flights, travel insurance, services in Santiago, flies ($120/week), waders ($30/day) and rods ($30/day) and gratuities.
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