Puerto Chacabuco, Chile
Fly Fishing Adventure in Patagonia
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Approximately 5½ Hours
Numerous rivers run through the western coastal mountains, forming the spectacular fjords of the Chilean Andes adjacent to the sea. The majestic Aysén River and its extensive watershed flow into the Pacific at Chacabuco. Your adventure begins here.
The Coyhaique-Aysén region is internationally known for fly-fishing. Anglers come from around the world from October to late May to enjoy this experience. If you are a beginner or have wanted to learn to fly-fish, this is the perfect activity for couples, new shipboard friends, or going solo. The guides are experienced, patient and passionate. They love what they do and are eager to share the beauty of Patagonia and the joy of fly-fishing. Where you go depends on weather and fishing conditions, but normally you'll take a short drive (about 30 minutes) following the Simpson River. Options include gently floating in MacKenzie drift boats or 'catarafts' along approximately five miles of the Simpson River, Manihuales River or Aysén River. You will fish the runs, rifts, foam lines, deep pools and shoreline banks. You may visit Riesco Lake or a charming small chalk stream (wading only), near the lodge.
Generally, 16"-20" rainbow and brown trout of three to six pounds can be counted on during the three-plus hours on the water. One guide accompanies every two anglers, sharing tips, helping with casting, rowing and taking photos.
Notes: All fishing equipment, guide service, license and transfers are included. All fishing is on a catch-and-release basis. A catch is likely but is not guaranteed.