Cinco Rios Lodge
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 the culture as much as the world-class fly fishing.
Cinco Rios Lodge Fly Fishing
The Simpson River 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 were successfully introduced in the late 1990s.
You'll also fish the Rio Azul, one of the most beautiful fishing locations in the world. Browns from 17 to 21-inches are quite common, with even larger fish being taken. Many more rivers are available. The fishing guides are very experienced and bilingual.
Cinco Rios partnered with private estancias and private estates to gain private access to over 50 miles of streams in which to fish—including Zorro Creek, the Pedregoso River, and the Ñirehuao River.
Cinco Rios Lodge Seasons
Fishing Season: The season at Cinco Rios runs from the first of November through the first week of May.
Spring season: November and December is 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 is their best dry fly time. You’ll fish dries, terrestrials, and emergers during this period. Fall season: March and April is the time for the “Big One” when brown trout spawn. Fish Species: Wild brown and rainbow trout, as well as king and coho salmon. Experienced, bilingual guides.
Cinco Rios Lodge
The lodge accommodates up to 12 guests. Each bedroom has two king beds in separate quarters, 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. The dining room’s large windows overlook green meadows and sunsets. There’s a charming open bar Chilean wines and beverages are included in the package. Laundry service, Wi-Fi connection, a fly shop, and a fly tying room are available. A guide is on staff that can take non-angling guests for hikes, horseback riding excursions, kayaking, and mountain biking.
You'll fly to Santiago, Chile. Then you'll fly from Santiago to Balmaceda. The flight is 2½ to 3 ½ hours long. Part of the time is a refueling stop in Porto Mont. A lodge representative will greet you at the Balmaceda Airport and transfer you to the lodge, about a 75-minute drive. You’ll arrive on Saturday at Cinco Rios Lodge in the afternoon.
11-nights and 10-days guided fishing:
Nov. 10 - Dec. 31, 2017
Jan. 1 - Mar. 31, 2018
April 1 - April 15, 2018
7-nights and 6-days guided fishing:
Jan. 1 - Mar. 31, 2018:
April 1-15, 2018:
7-nights accommodations at Cinco Rios Lodge, 6-full days guided fishing, all meals and beverages (including wine, cocktails, and bottled water), and ground transportation to and from the Balmaceda Airport.
Packages do not include:
International airfare, roundtrip airfare to/from Balmaceda, Chile, use of fishing equipment and flies, gratuities, items of personal nature including telephone calls, laundry service, and fishing licenses ($40.00) available at the lodge.
Patagonia Photo Safari:
They will take you to the depths of Patagonia to explore breathtaking scenery, interesting culture, pristine rivers, open pampas and rainforest.