Fly Fish for Sea-Run Browns and Rainbow Trout in Patagonia
This deluxe lodge is situated on 15,000 private acres. Five private streams and lakes are accessed by drift boats, jet boats, quality rafts or by simply walking in. Many large browns and rainbows are on the property, a short drive from the Lodge. The Rio Simpson, the crown dry-fly jewel of the Coyhaique region, is yours to float and is only one hour from the Estancia. You’ll also have the unique opportunity to explore private freestone streams in Argentina and Chile, reached by 30-to 90-minute rides in four-wheel drive vehicles from the lodge.
Fishing the Rio Simpson
While some waters offer exciting dry fly action, others require challenging sightfishing in pristine, crystal clear waters where trout can grow as large as 32.”
The Estancia del Zorro spring creek is a mere 200 yards from the lodge and offers easy walk-in fishing for large, heavy brown trout.
There will be two anglers per guide, with rafts and Zodiaks that are able to reach any of the waters you'd like to fish.
November through December is a good time to catch both browns and rainbows on streamers and nymphs. Stonefly hatches are constant and exciting to fish.
January and February is their best dry fly time. You'll fish dries, terrestrials and emergers.
March and April is the time for the “Big One” when the brown trout spawn.
About Estancia Del Zorro Lodge
The Estancia rests in the habitat of the red fox (zorro), the namesake of the lodge. The lodge is open November through April. Estancia del Zorro is a remodeled ranch house with six bedrooms, the lodge will accommodate twelve guests. Each air-conditioned bedroom has two king-sized beds, a private bath and balcony overlooking the sheep farming ranch, the spring creek, and the vast pampas. A main quincho or great room invites guests to relax, swap fish stories, and make plans for the next day's angling.
Gourmet meals with house wine and beer. There's a satellite TV in the clubhouse. Peaceful and secluded, the area is a birdwatcher’s paradise for Andean condors, Chilean Southern-ringed kingfishers, eagles, ibis, torrent ducks, and pink flamingos. Nature’s wonders abound for fly fishers, photographers and hikers. The non-angler package includes activities such as birdwatching, sightseeing, kayaking, horse back riding, trekking, photo tours and more...
You'll fly into Santiago, Chile. From Santiago, you'll take a scenic flight on a 737 jet to Balmecada, a three-hour and 30 minute flight. Upon arrival in Balmaceda, you'll be met by your Estancia del Zorro Chile representative and transferred by vehicle to Estancia del Zorro, a two-hour drive.
Double occupancy, arrive on Saturday and depart the next Saturday.
7-nights and 6-days guided fishing:
Cinco Rios and Estancia Del Zorro Lodge Combo:
Get to know the diverse ecosystems in the region. From the vast plains with beautiful clear spring creeks, to the torrential rivers and deep lakes in the middle of the Patagonian forest, you’ll enjoy the best fishing in the region. The program includes transportation from the airport and between Cinco Rios and Estancia del Zorro, lodging at facilities, meals, 10 full days of fishing, and transportation back to the airport.
11-nights and 10-days guided fishing:
December 15-31, 2017
January 1 – March 31, 2018
April 1 – April 15, 2018
Lodging, gourmet meals, open bar, ground transportation to and from the airport in Balmaceda, Chile, and to and from rivers, streams, and lakes.
Does not include:
Airfare, fishing license (approximately $70.00), gratuities, and the reciprocity tax which is due prior to your arrival in Argentina ($160.00 per person, U.S. funds), and anything not mentioned under inclusions.