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Situated directly on the banks of the Rio Simpson, Cinco Rios Lodge offers one of the most premier locations and professional fishing programs in all of Patagonian Chile. Located above the historic city of Coyhaique, Cinco Rios is a full service lodge that can accommodate up to twelve guests per week. Anglers are transported daily by four wheel-drive vehicles to rivers and streams on trips that range from 30 minutes to slightly over an hour. The lodge fishes numerous public waters including the Simpson, La Paloma, Mañihuales, Aysen, Megote, Guillermo and De Leon. The lodge also has access to a number of private rivers and streams that are fished exclusively by Cinco Rios clients.
A standard package at Cinco Rios Lodge is Saturday through Saturday (7 nights and 6 days of fishing), although trips of any length can be accommodated. Contact Yellow Dog at 888-777-5060 for more details.
Cinco Rios features a large, main lodge with six private and spacious rooms. At maximum capacity, the lodge can accommodate 12 anglers per week. The lodge is located on the edge of the Patagonian city of Coyhaique, the capital city of the Aysén Region. Coyhaique is similar in many ways to Bozeman, Montana. All of the lodge rooms are spacious and comfortable, and each features two beds, a large private bathroom, climate control system, and an outdoor deck area. Each room also features an amazing view of the Simpson River canyon and nearby mountains. There are outdoor locker and closet areas for each guest, where you can hang waders and secure rods, boots and other gear after each day on the water. The large common areas of the lodge include a comfortable living room area with a large fireplace, a dining room and bar area, an upstairs television and lounge area, a downstairs tackle and gift shop, and a meeting and conference area.
The kitchen at Cinco Rios Lodge prides itself on using the best ingredients from throughout the region, including range-fed beef, wild morels (from Estancia del Zorro), fresh herbs from the lodge's own gardens, and fresh fish from the nearby Chilean fjords. Enjoy meals that include Chilean lamb with Morels Risotto, yellow hot pepper chicken sauce over Gnocchi, teriyaki steak saute, meat and cheese filled peppers, and a wide variety of quiches and fish. Cinco Rios also works with a number of boutique wineries that provide the best Chilean Cabernet, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Petit Berdot, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, and Tempranillo.
Anglers are transported daily by four wheel-drive vehicles to rivers and streams (some of them in nearby Argentina) on trips that range from 30 minutes to an hour over mostly dirt roads. Several of the lodge’s private rivers and streams are fished exclusively by Cinco Rios guides and clients. The lodge also fishes the area’s best public waters, including the Rio La Paloma, the upper, middle, and lower sections of the Rio Simpson, the Mañihuales and Aysen Rivers, and the lagos and bocas of the Azul, Desierto, Elizalde, Frio, Castor, and Pollux.
Some of the excellent small, freestone streams in the area include the Megote, Guillermo, De Leon, and a handful of unnamed streams. Lodge anglers can typically expect to do two jet-boat fishing days on the Paloma and Azul, two raft-float days on the Simpson or Mañihuales, and two walk-in days on the small freestone streams. Each of the lodge’s Chilean guides has six or more years of experience fishing and exploring these waters.
Equipment includes jet boats, rubber rafts with high-back seats, drift boats, and 4x4 vehicles with trailers. The lodge does have some rods and reels available for clients to use, as well a a small, well-stocked fly shop. Anglers should bring as much of their own gear and equipment as possible, including waders, boots, rods and reels.
Peaceful and secluded, the Rio Simpson area is a bird watcher's paradise for Andean condors, Chilean Southern-ringed kingfishers, eagles, ibis, torrent ducks, and parakeets. Nature's wonders abound for fly fishers, photographers, and hikers. THroughout the area you can encounter glaciers, tropical flowers and temperate rainforests. Explore the nearby city of Coyhaique, with its woolen goods, shopping, and historic places of interest. There is an outdoor craft market in the middle of Coyhaique that is definitely worth visiting. The lodge will also be happy to arrange tours and side trips for non-anglers and non-fishing spouses accompanying anglers.
Overnight flights from the United States to and from Santiago, Chile are available on American Airlines, Delta or Lan Chile. From there you fly by Lan Chile 737 jet to the Balmaceda airport, three hours south from Santiago. When you arrive, a representative from the lodge will be waiting for you at the airport and will transfer you the 45 minutes to Cinco Rios.
Most guests take an overnight flight to Santiago, Chile, arriving early in the morning. After processing through customs and immigration, you can easily catch a late morning or early afternoon flight to Balmaceda. This domestic flight usually makes a quick stop in Puerto Montt. This three hour flight is incredibly scenic, traveling along the incredible Chilean Andes. Once you arrive in Balmaceda, you will be met by lodge representative and transferred to Coyhaique.
Price is per person, per week and based on a double occupancy room and a shared guide. Trips of any length of stay can be arranged. Please call Yellow Dog for custom package pricing.
7 nights / 6 fishing days ------------------------------------------------------------------- $3,975
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The Aisén District, a narrow strip of land within an entanglement of islands, fjords, bocas, and channels, appears to drop into the Pacific Ocean. Thousands of Glaciers and waterfalls pool to form deep lakes and then flow through reed-lined channels, wild rivers, and dark canyons. These peaceful depths of Chilean Patagonia are home to an abundance of healthy, resident brown trout and some rainbows.