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Located near the historic city of Coyhaique, in the peaceful depths of the Chilean Patagonia, Cinco Rios Chile is a fly fishers dream come true! A full service lodge accommodating up to twelve guests is your home away from home.Our unique location on the banks of the Simpson River and spectacular view of the majestic Patagonian Andes gratifies our visitors with the pleasure of an endearing setting.

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Fish for rainbows and browns in waters that, in some cases, only recently have been discovered.Fly fishing streams in this area are within 45 minutes from Cinco Rios Chile. The streams offer diverse fishing; incredible, exciting dry fly actions; and, challenging sight fishing in pristine, clear waters. Some brown and rainbow trout, only accessible by our jet boats because of limited roads, have never seen a dry fly.

On your way to nearby rivers and lakes, you may encounter local huasos or cowboys driving their cattle or sheep along the roads or into the hills. You might think you are lost in the wild west of days gone by.

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THE RIVERS

Simpson River

It is probably the most famous river in the Aysén region; the Simpson River tends to fish like classic Montana freestone and has significant caddis and mayfly opportunities. Browns and rainbows from 14-22 inches are your usual catch. However, trout up to 30 inches have been caught on a fly. King Salmon run this river from early January through mid March. We’ve taken Kings from the Simpson that push 45+ pounds. Our Lodge is located right on the Simpson River banks, then on top of enjoying the most gorgeous views of the Simpson River with the Andes peaks as a background, you will be able to finish a great drifting and arriving right in front of the lodge, where the Pisco sour will be waiting for you.

Paloma River

The Paloma River is a river that begins at the Desierto lake and runs northwest until it meets the Desague River about 15 miles away. A glacial freestone flows iridescent blue water and provides fantastic dry fly and streamer action. Predominantly a brown trout fishery, the introduction of rainbows in the late nineties has proven to be a success. Fish from 14-23 inches are taken from the crystal, clear Paloma. We generally drift at the Paloma River.

Azul River

Located between Lago Azul and Lago Desierto, the Rio Azul is accessible by boat as it gets you into a remote area. Flowing beneath the shadows of Cerro Castillo, it is probably one of the world’s most beautiful fishing locations. Browns from 17-21 inches are quite common with even larger fish that are taken. Jet boats take you to and from the Rio Azul, however, we prefer to wade once we arrive.

Desagüe River

The Rio Desague drains Lago Elizalde and runs for about five miles until it enters Lago Caro. Within this short stretch of river are browns and rainbows 17-23 inches with many larger trophies lurking in its depths. Jet boats will run into this remote river for some spectacular scenery and dry fly fishing.

Emperador Guillermo River

It is one of the jewels of the area. There are many pools and riffles loaded with hungry trout, averaging 12 to 16 inches, sometimes over a 100 fish a day.

Other Rivers

Mañihueles, Ñirehuao, Mogote, Río Blanco, Río Aysén, Río Coyhaique, Lago Elizalde, Lago Azul among many others

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THE FISH SPECIES

Rainbow

Rainbow

Belonging to cold and crystalline water, Rainbow Trout were introduced into the Patagonia in the 19th century. Great fighters as they bite the bait, Rainbow Trout are highly prized by sport fishing experts. His colorful scales give shape to a true rainbow when you collect the line after his capture …Unforgettable!!

 

Brown

Brown

Belonging to cold and crystalline water, Rainbow Trout were introduced into the Patagonia in the 19th century. Great fighters as they bite the bait, Rainbow Trout are highly prized by sport fishing experts. His colorful scales give shape to a true rainbow when you collect the line after his capture …Unforgettable!!

 

Coho

Coho

Coming from the Pacific Ocean, large quantities are found in our rivers. Preparing for reproduction, the males have jaws, teeth and a hooked nose that surprises fishermen. There have been species found weighing about 15 kilos (33 lbs) Amazing!!

 

Chinook

Chinook

It may take 3 to 5 years in the ocean before they reach our rivers to breed and reproduce in the same freshwater that they were born in. We found species at about 130 cms (51 inches). Incredible!

 

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GETTING THERE:

Many anglers take the “Red Eye” flights from the United States to and from Santiago, Chile (SCL) are available on American Airlines, Delta or Lan Chile.

From there you fly by Lan Chile 737 jet to the Balmaceda Airport (BBA), three hours south from Santiago.

Cinco Rios Lodge representatives will be waiting for you at the airport and will transfer you the 45 minutes to Cinco Rios.

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Trip Rates

Example Rates – subject to change by operator:

6 days/7 nights 
per person

Accommodations Room
From December 15th to December 31st 2015 USD 3,975
CLP 3311175
From January 1st to March 31st 2016 USD 4,375
CLP 3644375
From April 1st to April 15th 2016 USD 3,975
CLP 3311175

The week is scheduled from Saturday to Saturday. Sunday being the first day of fishing, we start the morning with breakfast, which varies from day to day. Later, one of our guides will take you in a truck to the special fishing destination. Every day you will enjoy exquisite lunches served on a beautifully arranged table, with good wines, soup, a main course and dessert which can be served on the bank of the river.

We also offer a selection of cheeses and cured meats from the area ….Deluxe! Then in the afternoon we return to the Lodge so you can rest and recover for the next day. An exquisite dinner is held in the evening, with wine and an open bar included, the perfect way to end your day.

On Friday, since it is the last day of fishing, we offer a “party” with a typical spit- roasting lamb “asado” and we usually have a group of local musicians to liven up the dinner with some background music. The following Saturday is check- out and the program includes transport from the Lodge to the airport. 6 full days of fly fishing in the Patagonia!

Package price is all-inclusive: The stay is from Saturday to Saturday with six days of Guided fishing for all rivers, streams, and lakes. and seven nights Lodging, all border crossings and transportation while fishing and to and from Balmaceda Airport near Coyhaique, Chile. Does not cover international or related travel expenses, incidentals, or gratuities.

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