SCL - Santiago
Mid December to Mid April
12 anglers per week
Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout…
5 miles south of Coyhaique, in the beautiful plains of the Simpson River Valley.
Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon
SEASON OF OPERATION
Mid December to Mid April
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE LOGISTICS
The lodge runs on a Saturday to Saturday rotation. Starting your fishing on Sunday.
This beautiful lodge is the perfect get away for anyone looking for the perfect balance between luxury and adventure. The Cinco Rios lodge can accommodate up to 12 guests, each room providing two king size beds in separate quarters, a sitting area with comfortable chairs, a private bathroom, laundry service, and beautiful balcony looking over the Simpsons Valley.
Located in the common area, you’ll find the main living room equipped with a large fireplace which enhances the already breathtaking view. The main living room is fully furnished with comfortable armchairs and sofas, which allows you to unwind after a day of fishing.
12 guests per week
Due to the cool temperatures and prolific rivers in the Asyen region of Patagonia, the Chilean trout in this part of the country have found an ideal habitat to thrive and reproduce. Lots of insect hatches and plenty of water translate to excellent numbers of big trout. Aside from the exceptional comfort of the lodge, one of the real strengths of Cinco Rios Lodge is the marvelous diversity of the fishery. From “lagos” with huge brown trout, to salmon runs in the Simpson, this part of Chile has just about everything a trout angler could want. And then some!
Cinco Rios offers a unique combination of spring creeks, rivers and lakes that anglers would need a dozen trips or more before they exhaust their fishing opportunities. Fat Browns in small creeks, sipping trout rising on pristine freestone rivers, to lakes with large trout cruising the weed lines, the fishery at Cinco Rios is ideally suited for anglers looking for a nice variety of environments to fish, along with a diverse series of species to target. Browns and Rainbow Trout are both plentiful, along with both Chinook and Coho Salmon. The rainbows will average between 14-22 inches while the browns will range from 14-24 inches, with fish over 30 inches caught every year.
The Simpson River It is probably the most famous river in the Aysén region; the Simpson River tends to fish like classic Montana freestone and has significant caddis and mayfly opportunities.
The Paloma River The Paloma River is a river that begins at the Desierto lake and runs northwest until it meets the Desague River about 15 miles away. A glacial freestone flows iridescent blue water and provides fantastic dry fly and streamer action. Predominantly a brown trout fishery, the introduction of rainbows in the late nineties has proven to be a big success and some very fat rainbows have been taken from the Paloma over the past 5 years.
The Azul River Located between Lago Azul and Lago Desierto, the Rio Azul is accessible by boat as it gets you into a remote area. Flowing beneath the shadows of Cerro Castillo, it is probably one of the world’s most beautiful fishing locations. Browns from 17-21 inches are quite common with even larger fish that are taken.
The Desague River The Rio Desague drains Lago Elizalde and runs for about five miles until it enters Lago Caro. Within this short stretch of river are browns and rainbows 17-23 inches with many larger trophies lurking in its depths. Jet boats will run into this remote river for some spectacular scenery and dry fly fishing.
Another great option to Cinco Rios Lodge is that their sister lodge, Estancia del Zorro, is not too far away so you can visit both lodges in one trip, if you have the time.
BOATS AND EQUIPMENT
This operation has five 13-foot rafts, each equipped with anchors, NRS frames, thigh bars and rigid platforms for the fisherman. Two Catajets of 16 feet and one Catajet of 14 feet, are each equipped with thigh bars, a large rigid aluminum floor for the equipment, and jet engines at 30 hp, 4 strokes each. Also, there are three 16-foot Aluminum Sleds and last but not least, a spectacular 15-foot Mackenzie boat. All are fully equipped for fly fishing.
Guests will fly to Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport, in SanIago Chile, where you will transfer flights to Coyhaique, once arrived, you will be met by a staff member. You will then be transported to The Lodge Cinco Rios, approximately 5 miles south of Coyhaique.
Slipstream is a full-service travel company that can handle a variety of services relating to your trip. For assistance, please contact us directly at 1 866 644-7703.
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TRAVEL DOCUMENTS REQUIRED
Just simply have a valid passport. There are no travel documents required prior to your trip, you will receive a Tourist Card while visiting, which will be collected upon your departure.
RATES FOR 2019/20
7 Nights, 6 Days Guided Fishing: $4,995 USD