If you’re looking for world-class fishing conditions, take a guided float in Chilean Patagonia. With healthy populations of brown and rainbow trout as well as king salmon, you’ll get monster catches, true wilderness, and often enjoy entire stretches to yourself.
To fly fish Patagonia is a dream of anglers across the world, and the Coyhaique-Aysén region is the gateway to truly off-grid Patagonia. From October to mid-May, anglers flock to the region for its world-class fly-fishing and untamed wilderness.
Countless rivers run through the coastal mountains, creating the stunning fjords of the Chilean Andes. The stunning Aysén River and its watershed flow into the Pacific at Chacabuco. Your journey begins here.
Our lodge provides guided multi-day tours on some of the world’s best fly fishing rivers. Float on Simpson, Manihuales, or Aysén Rivers and fish the runs, rifts, and banks with a local guide. Guides are experienced, patient, and passionate. They’ll offer insight, assist with rowing and taking photos, and help you fish the drift and match the hatch.
All fishing is on a catch-and-release basis.
Your fly fish Patagonia experience begins at around 8:30 am. Where you go depends on weather and fishing conditions, but the lodge is right in the heart of some of the area’s best fishing spots, so expect to drive only about 30 minutes to the launch site.
One guide accompanies every two anglers, so enjoy the peace and quiet, as well as specific tips and personalized guidance. Once you’re on the water, gently float on MacKenzie drift boats along a 5 mile stretch of the Simpson, Manihuales, or Aysén Rivers. Fish the runs, rifts, foam lines, deep pools, and shore banks.
As the sun sets over the Patagonian mountains, cast magic hour before heading back to the lodge at around 19:30 pm.
Enjoy complementary dinner, wine and cocktails, and breakfast at the lodge before waking up early for another great day on the water!
Simpson River is a Mecca for anglers across the world — the average trout measures 14-23 inches (35-86 centimeters). With more fish per mile than any fresh water in the southern hemisphere, you’ll land awesome brown and rainbow trout and get plenty of mayfly and caddis opportunities as well.
On the Simpson River, you’ll get a sense of the wild and often enjoy entire stretches to yourself. If you’re looking to catch a prize brown, this is the place to do it.
The unique cut of the Manihuales River makes it a local favorite, and you’ll find healthy populations of brown and rainbow trout as well as king salmon.
After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.