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El Encuentro Lodge: The Newest Location In Our Exciting South American Destination Fly Fishing Program

South America is officially set to open to all international tourism effective November 1st, 2021, and we couldn't be more excited. It has been far too long since we have been able to get back to our Patagonia home waters to visit old friends, make new friends, and enjoy the sights, sounds, and tastes of Patagonia. All while chasing trophy trout in a place special to us and all those who have experienced it. 

Cinco Rios - chile

After nearly 18 months of rested waters, our friends at Cinco Rios are ready to welcome our hosted trip during the week of February 19, 2022. This trip is set to spend time at both Cinco Rios as well as their secondary lodge, Estancia Del Zorro, a true working ranch in the Patagonia interior. This promises great dry fly fishing for aggressive browns, and trophy rainbows through the region. Hosted by Anglers All e-Commerce manager Blake Katchur, a trip to a strange place with a familiar face is great way to get back to international travel! With no quarantine in effect for vaccinated travelers, the guides through Chile and Cinco Rios are ready to get back to work as you fish your way through picturesque Patagonia. 

Due to a last minute cancelation we have space for 2 anglers during this hosted trip, priced at $5,495 you will enjoy 6 days of guided fishing, meals, open bar, lodging, and airport transfers. Priced at $5,495 per angler (based on double occupancy) Cinco Rios has perfected the ability to fish Chile in pursuit of the experience of a lifetime.

For more information on Cinco Rios, CLICK HERE

Rio Manso - Argentina

Located in the Rio Negro province of Argentina, Rio Manso is deep in the Nahuel Huapi National Park, Argentina’s oldest, and largest national park. This Patagonian fishery has a huge variety of rivers, lakes, and creeks to explore. Having built a reputation for trophy brook trout, beautiful brown trout, and monster rainbows, Rio Manso was voted the 2015 International Lodge of the year, and continues its proud tradition of production, and hospitality in this awe inspiring setting on the banks of Lago Hess. Each of the 9 rooms overlooks the massive Mount Tronador on the Chilean side of the border, and just miles away from Rio Manso. With a great reputation for their famed dragon fly hatch, the region offers endless fishing opportunities, as well as non angling activities, making this a premier couples friendly trip, or non angler friendly trip. 

Included in this package is 6.5 days of guided fishing, meals, alcohol, lodging, and airport transfers to and from Bariloche, a week fishing package is priced at $5,200 per angler. With space available during our reserved week of November 28 - December 5th, we have timed this trip to pursue the famed Dragon Flies and spring fishing in the Patagonia high country. 

Non angler packages are priced at $3,100 per angler and include lodging, meals, alcohol, horseback riding, waterfall hikes, tours of Bariloche, and single fishing days can be added for $275 per day. 

For more information on Rio Manso, CLICK HERE

El Encuentro - argentina

Our newest Patagonia location, a family owned and operated lodge since 1985, El Encuentro Lodge is located in Chubut Province, outside the beautiful town of Esquel along the banks of Rio Futaleufú. With an intimate capacity of just 8 anglers you will be welcomed to your new home away from home, chasing trophy brook trout on oversized dry flies as you float or wade your way through the famed Futaleufú, Frey, and Corcovado Rivers. 

In addition to their main lodge, El Encuentro offers their luxury Brooke Trout Base Camp. This camp is located on the banks of Rio Corcovado and is modeled after a high end African safari camp. This location is operated off the grid in the remote wilderness of the Patagonia backcountry. Located in the heart of trout country, Brook Trout Base Camp is situated within short striking distance of a variety of fisheries that hold trophy brook trout and world record size fish. While we can’t guarantee world records, we can guarantee the El Encuentro family will leave you with a true Patagonia experience and the feeling of a new home away from home in one of the most beautiful settings in the world, Patagonia.

Priced at $5,950 (based on double occupancy) this package includes a 1 week fishing package, all meals, lodging, equipment, open bar, and airport transfer to and from Esquel. 

For more information on El Encuentro, CLICK HERE

Photo By Mark Lance

As the world continues to reopen, we are very excited to get back to our Patagonia home waters, connect with old friends, and make new ones in far off places and unique fisheries. We are more than happy to help coordinate any destination, and get you the information needed to coordinate a smooth in and out of your host country of Chile or Argentina during these uncharted times of international travel, rest easy knowing we’ll take care of the details.