Chile, A Fishing Trip of a Lifetime
Jon Spiegel
I'm sure most of you would agree that there is something about wanting to go to a foreign country to fish. Why? Is it the fish? Perhaps its the change of scenery? The certainty that a shoulder-to-shoulder experience is not in the cards? It's all of this -- plus the fact that it's just plain exciting.

I left for Chile in the latter part of November. I didn't know what to expect. All I really knew from reading and talking to others was that the fishing in the Patagonia region of Chile was 'world class'.

The flight to Santiago is nine and a half hours. From there I took a smaller jet down to Purto Montt and then a two hour drive to my home for the next five days, Posada Puelo.

The scenery and terrain is breathtaking and amazing. We were right on the river and surrounded by mountains and rain forest. The Rio Puelo is massive, moving a huge volume of water to the sea which lies 7 miles to the west.

With the gracious assistance of the owner, Hernan, I got started off in the right direction. My first fish was a beautiful twenty-four inch rainbow. In the days that followed, it got better and better. I could throw big dries and nymphs to fish that averaged eighteen to twenty inches!

Our accommodations were fantastic. The lodge has two sleeping cabins set up for double occupancy and a comfortable dining cabin.

The Rio Puelo is a great fishery. You have the opportunity to catch Rainbows, Browns, Chohos, Kings, Silver and Atlantic Salmon. It can't get much better!

Front Range Anglers is currently booking a trip to this location during the first week of March (high season). We have a special price, $1900 per fishermen for four slots. This is absolutely the best value per dollar you can find.