DESTINATION: CINCO RIOS, COYHAIQUE CHILE
Fly Fish Patagonia. Cinco Rios Lodge, Chile.
Just outside the city of Coyhaique in Chilean Patagonia is one of our favorite fishing destinations, Cinco Rios. Cinco Rios is a beautiful, well-appointed lodge with panoramic views of the Simpson River Valley and the Andes Mountains. The location, variety of water, amenities, and staff make this an ideal angling adventure.
The lodge can accommodate 12 guests based on double occupancy. Rooms are comfortable, spacious, and wonderfully furnished. In the great room, a cozy living area surrounds the huge fireplace, providing the perfect spot for après cocktails and storytelling. The dining room is quaint and classy, with stunning views. The staff at Cinco Rios are eager to serve and make your vacation one you won’t soon forget.
The name of the game at Cinco Rios is diversity. The amount of water at your fingertips is really incredible. In a week of fishing, it’s not unreasonable to see big coastal rivers, glacial lakes, small mountain streams, and spring creeks. If dry flies are your thing, bring your beetles, hoppers, caddis, and mayflies. They are all here. For the streamer junkies, there are big trout on the hunt for big flies. Rainbow and brown trout are the norm, but opportunities for king salmon are available at the right time of the year. The Simpson, Paloma, Azul, and Manihueles rivers are just a few of the possibilities.
Cinco Rios is a great place to enjoy non-fishing activities. These include horseback riding at the Estancia del Zorro, hiking, biking, or a relaxing massage and some R&R at the lodge. Your stay is highly customizable and can easily include a mix of fishing and non-fishing activities.
The waterfalls, mountains, plateaus and wide-open landscapes of the Patagonian countryside are breathtaking. Both casual anglers and die-hards can be happy. You may fish for a few hours, or from dawn until dusk. Fish for a week straight, or take a couple days to see the Chilean wine country, or go horseback riding. Whatever you want from this trip, Cinco Rios can customize it perfectly.
Whether you like to fish on foot, from a drift boat, or a jet-powered pontoon, guides can tailor days of fishing based on angler preference, water conditions and what happens to be fishing well in that moment.
Travel to Cinco Rios is typically through Santiago. Many guests choose to spend a night or two in Santiago to see the sights. From Santiago, guests take a 2.5 hour domestic fight to Balmaceda. The staff will be waiting for you in Balmaceda to bring you to the lodge. The drive to the lodge is approximately 45 minutes.
For trip dates, availability and pricing please contact Andrew Pulford at 303-794-1104 or email him at Andrew@anglersall.com
February 22nd to 29th. Split week. 3 nights and 3 days of fishing at Estancia del Zorro and then 4 nights and 3 days fishing out of the main Cinco Rios Lodge. This week will be hosted by Blake Katchur