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Fly Fishing Patagonia and Chile
August 26, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm MDT
Join us as we host Philip Cary, co-owner of Los Torreones Lodge in Chile, for a stunning slideshow and presentation about fly fishing Patagonia. If you’ve ever dreamed of fishing the culturally rich and extremely productive waters of Patagonia, here’s your chance to learn first hand from someone who lives it every day.
Philip will give an overview about fishing in Chile, and why the Los Torreones Lodge is in such a key location in the region. He’ll cover what type of equipment is needed to handle the large brown and rainbow trout, as well as the huge Chinook Salmon that call the area waters home.
Philip’s photography reflects the the magic and passion one feels in Patagonia, and his slide show alone will be something not to miss! We’ll also have a nice selection of Chilean wines and cheeses for attendees to sample.
About Los Torreones Lodge
Los Torreones Lodge has the advantage of being surrounded by many of the regions key rivers, lakes and watersheds. You won´t spend an inordinate amount of time in cars moving each day to find good wáter. You are surrounded by the finest fly fishing water in the world!
Not only does the Simpson River run immediately in front of the Lodge; we are blessed to be located at the heart of the “Best Fishing in Chile/Patagonia”. Emblematic rivers like The Simpson, the Manihuales, Emperado Guillermo, Rio Nirehuao, the Cisnes and more, allow the angler to explore fresh water and adventure each day of their stay. Secret spring creeks, hidden Lakes, and off the grid, remote access fishing, expand the opportunities to enjoy Patagonia at its finest.
The Simpson River is simply magic. On the river dry flies are used from mid December to Mid March. Streamers and Wooly Buggers are effective during the entire season. Teasing out the rivers´ secrets and frequent hatches with tiny drys and nymphs is a fascinating daily adventure. We float the Simpson from the Lodge or at a put in a short distance away. Floating the Simpson is a full day Bucket List experience. You live and breathe the Patagonia life of adventure, privacy, and companionship.
Browns and Rainbows average 16-20 inches. And yes, there are many, smart “Big Boys” waiting to test your skills.
Born and raised in the mountains outside of Denver, Colorado. Graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) he holds a life long interest in fly fishing and the environment.
Philip joined the Peace Corps after University and served as a volunteer for three years in West Africa. Twenty three years ago he fell in love with Chile and Patagonia and never left. He lives with his wife, Chilean Artist Camila Zaccarelli, in Pirque.
As founding Director of the two largest English Language programs in Higher Education in Chile , he contributed to “Best Practices” in TEFL training in Chile and helped literally thousands of students experience better English as a Second Language training for the first time. Fluent in Spanish, French, and English. His photography reflects the the magic and passion one feels in Patagonia.
Philip counts traveling with family, and fly-fishing as his passions. Reading, photography, and writing round out the list. Philip handles the Sales, Marketing, and Client Services during high Season at Los Torreones Lodge. He splits his time between Pirque, a small wine area just south of Santiago, Chile and Patagonia.