Cinco Rios Lodge - Chile
Fly Fishing the Rio Simpson
Browns, Rainbows, King Salmon...
Escape during our winter months, and head south to the peaceful depths of Patagonia for spring and summer warmth. Patagonia is an area the size of Washington, Oregon, and California, with only 1.8 million people. Safe, friendly, yet isolated and hauntingly beautiful. You’ll enjoy Cinco Rios, an Orvis-Endorsed Fly Fishing Lodge on the banks of the Simpson River, the world-class fly fishing, and the culture.
Cinco Rios Lodge Fly Fishing
The Rio Simpson is probably the most famous river in the Aysén region; it has significant caddis and mayfly opportunities. Browns and rainbows from 14-22 inches are the norm. However, trout up to 30 inches have been caught on a fly. King salmon up to 45-pounds run this river from early January through mid-March, their summer months.
The Rio Paloma, a glacial, crystal clear, freestone stream with iridescent blue water, provides fantastic dry fly and streamer action for both browns and rainbows. The Paloma was originally a brown trout fishery until rainbow trout were successfully introduced in the late 1990s.
After partnering with private ranches and estates, Cinco Rios Lodge gained over fifty miles of exclusive access on Zorro Creek, the Pedregoso River, and the Ñirehuao River. Numerous rivers are available, including the beautiful Rio Azul. You're jet boated into this beautiful river where Browns from 17 to 21-inches are not uncommon.
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Lodge Season: First week of November through the first week of May. Peak fishing is from December 1 to mid-April, when the rivers are optimal for float trips.
Boats: A typical fishing week includes two days of wading, two days fishing from a drift boat, and two days fishing from a cataraft with a jet outboard engine to access rarely fished waters.
Guides: Very knowledgeable, local, bilingual guides transport you in four-wheel-drive trucks to Chilean and Argentinian rivers, streams, and private waters fished exclusively by the Lodge. Travel time varies from 30-minutes to a little over an hour.
Spring Season: November and December are a good time to catch both browns and rainbows on streamers and nymphs. Stonefly hatches are constant and exciting to fish.
Summer Season: January and February are peak dry fly months. You’ll fish dries, terrestrials, and emergers during this period.
Fall Season: March and April are the time for the Big One when brown trout spawn.
Fishing Licenses are not included in the package and run about $40.00.
Streamside lunches are served on a beautifully arranged table, with soup, a main course, dessert, and wine.
Typical Fishing Day:
6:30 a.m. - Coffee is ready.
7:00 a.m. - Breakfast is served.
8:00 a.m. - You’ll head out with your guide for the day.
1:00 p.m. - Streamside lunch.
2:00 p.m. - Return to fishing.
6:00 p.m. - Return to the Lodge, freshen up, then meet for appetizers and cocktails at the bar.
8:30 p.m. - Dinner is served.
Cinco Rios Lodge
The Lodge accommodates up to 12 guests. Six bedroom with two king beds per room, a sitting area with comfortable chairs, a private bathroom, and a beautiful balcony overlooking the Simpson Valley. The main living room boasts a large fireplace, comfortable armchairs, and sofas. Laundry service, Wi-Fi connection, a fly shop, and a fly tying room are available. The dining room’s large windows overlook green meadows and sunsets.
Meals: Gourmet meals with spit-roasted meats, fresh fish, range-fed beef, and Chilean lamb. Patagonian and international cuisine.
Alcohol: The open bar with local draft beer and Chilean wines is included in the package. Special wines and liquors are available for purchase.
Getting to the Lodge:
You'll fly to Santiago, Chile. Then you'll take a two-hour flight south to Balmaceda. A lodge representative will greet you at the Balmaceda Airport and transfer you to the Lodge, which is about a 75-minute drive. You’ll arrive at Cinco Rios Lodge in the afternoon and enjoy homemade empanadas and fine wine.
2022 USD Rates:
7-nights and 6-days guided fishing
Two anglers per room and guide:
$6,250.00 per person
One angler per room and guide:
$8,950.00 per person
Non-Angler Companion:7-nights and 6-days guided fishing
$5,495.00 per person
A guide is on staff to take non-angling guests for hikes, horseback riding excursions, kayaking, and mountain biking.
Two Lodges ComboCinco Rios Lodge and Estancia del Zorro
A great option for those who want to fish both sides of the Andes… and a different river each day.
The Combo package includes ground transfers between the airport, Cinco Rios, and Estancia del Zorro; lodging at the facilities, meals, beverages, guided fishing, and a fishing license.
7-nights and 6-days guided fishing
$6,250.00 per person
14-nights and 13-days guided fishing
$12,500.00 per person
Roundtrip ground transfers from Balmaceda Airport to the Lodge, guided fishing, flies and terminal tackle, use of rods, reels, waders and boots, if needed, fishing license, accommodations at the Lodge, Wi-Fi, meals and beverages (including wine, cocktails, and bottled water), and taxes.
Packages Do Not Include:
International airfare to Santiago, Chile, domestic airfare to and from Balmaceda, Chile; use of fishing equipment and flies, gratuities for lodge staff and guides, items of personal nature including telephone calls, laundry service, Global Rescue, travel insurance, and anything not mentioned under inclusions.