Fly fishing Chile-Patagonia is simply amazing. A fishing trip to this angling mecca offers something special and distinct for each season. Spring, for example, offers rivers at their highest flows and fish that have not seen flies or anglers in many months. The Patagonian summer offers the most consistent temperatures, the longest days and fantastic terrestrial insect hatches; without a doubt the finest dry fly fishing in Chile of the entire season. Much like July in Montana, this is the most popular time to visit and fly fish Chile Patagonia. The fall season offers the beauty of brilliant colors, cooler temperatures, aggressive trout willing to chase big streamers and generally lower, clearer water conditions.
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Fly Fishing Hotspots in Chile
Chile-Patagonia Fishing Lodge
The fly fishing from this lodge in Southern Chile is spectacular.
This is a beautiful fishing lodge in Chile-Patagonia is perfectly nestled in the mountain valleys of the Aysén region in Southern Chile. It’s close proximity to the coastal rain forests and Eastern Patagonian Steppe provide each angler with a multitude of opportunity to experience the region’s best fishing while enjoying some of the world’s most impressive, natural scenery. Whether you like to wade spring creeks, float on freestone rivers, or cast large dries at cruising fish in a turquoise blue lake, this is a place you will fall in love with. The Hosts Consuelo and Eduardo Barrueto, both grew up in the area and enjoys opening their home, family and passion for the good living with all their guest.
The finest dry fly fishing in Chile.
The main watersheds are the Simpson and Paloma Rivers, both famous for the finest dry fly fishing in Chile. Wild brown and rainbow trout are the main species targeted in these rivers, as well as a short, but decent run of King and Coho salmon during the summer months. The salmon are not easily caught on fly, but the runs are significant enough to give the occasional “shot” at one or two on a trip if they are in the river system.
When to go fishing Chile-Patagonia
Fishing season in Coyhaique starts in early October, ending the first week of May.
- October through November – Early spring is prime nymphing for many rivers in Chile.
- December through January – Trout start to rise for caddis flies.
- February through March – This is premier dry fly fishing time. Mid summer in Chile.
- April through May – This is time for trophy browns.
The fishing lodge has space for 12 anglers staying in double occupancy rooms, 2 big and comfortable living rooms with a spectacular view of the lakes and a nice family dinner table that seats 16 people. The food is organic, gourmet Chilean style, and almost all the ingredients come from the surrounding area. Prime fresh beef, lamb, seafood, fish and vegetables are just some of the items. Chile is famous for the fantastic red wines, and they have an incredible selection of some of the best that Chile has to offer.
The fly fishing in Chile is so good, we host a trip here every year.
Chile-Patagonia Luxury Fish Camp
A remote luxury Chile-Patagonia fly fishing camp on the banks of the Rio Blanco River in Patagonia.
This remote, luxury Patagonia fishing camp offers unspoiled wilderness and miles of untamed trout infested river all to your group of anglers! This is the only outfitter who has access to the 40 plus mile section of the Rio Blanco River and its spring creeks. This trip offers you the chance to disconnect from the outside world and be immersed in the beauty of Patagonia with great friends and guides. You will enjoy the adventure this Patagonia fly fishing trip offers. Getting to the camp is an adventure all in itself! Most anglers will stay at the lodge and then take a few days to go fish the base camp on the Rio Blanco, or you can do it as your entire trip. It is up to you.
A remote, under-fished river!
This section of the Rio Blanco is very under fished and few have had the luxury of experiencing the incredible fishing. The river offers endless holding water for large trout. The Rio Blanco is primarily a brown trout fishery with fish averaging 18”-22” but also harbors some good-sized rainbow trout. This river is inaccessible to most due to the dangerous rapids above and below the Base Camp. Our outfitter has exclusive access to this fishery.
Luxury Fishing Camp
Guests stay in double occupancy elevated weather port style tents outfitted with a door and covered porch area for hanging waders and gear. There is a bathhouse with flush toilets and hot running water so guests are able to shower after a day on the water. Electricity is offered via generator and each tent has a space heater should you need it. The camp has a chef on hand that prepares breakfasts, lunches, appetizers and dinners. Local wine is served with each dinner and refreshments are sent along with the day’s lunch. You will be impressed at how well local dishes are prepared and served while in this remote setting.
This section of the Rio Blanco River is very under fished and very few have had the luxury of experiencing what it offers.
Just getting back on the grid…chasing large trout on Limay, Collon Cura and related rivers in Patagonia! This was the trip of a lifetime. I caught 25+, 20″ trout for 2 days on the Limay River all on DRIES including a 29.5″ brownie. Totally absurd. Jessica crushed them as well. A+ trip. We’re working on the dates for another February trip.
Thank you for putting together a great trip for my group. Everyone had a great time and mentioned numerous times that they would love a return trip. Your team of guides, transfer drivers and chefs was fantastic. The logistical planning that goes into making a great trip in Argentina looks near impossible and you show that it not only can be done, but done exceptionally well! The down side to that is that it makes me realize how pathetically easy we have it here in Montana!
I have known Ron for many years. Ron is the consummate professional and someone I look up to and aspire to emulate. I have worked for him and had him work for me and he is a great guy and guide. He has been guiding for almost 30 years and has never lost his passion for guiding clients from all walks of life and I believe is one of the finest individuals I know. He builds custom trips for his clients based on their wants, needs and budget. The thing that impressed me the most about Ron’s operation is the network he has developed over twenty years of guiding Patagonia and the private access he has. Logistics are one of the toughest things to negotiate down there with limited public access and Ron has it all dialed. His guide staff is excellent as well. They are all well versed in English and there are not any communication problems.
Where do I begin? This was a trip of a lifetime. Phenomenal accommodations at the lodge, great people and excellent fishing. The Blanco camp, which was only accessible by horseback and then a boat ride was out of this world. The fishing was the best I have ever seen and the camp was far more luxurious than one would imagine at such a remote location. 13/10 would recommend.
Our host, Patrick Kissel is one of the nicest, hardest working, knowledgeable people I’ve been around.
Great outfitter, well informed kept me in the loop the entire time, laid out great plans. Was a wonderful outfitter!
I have never caught such large trout in my life. I hope to come back, and share it with my friends and family.