Situated on the banks of the Rio Simpson in Chilean Patagonia, the recently re-built Cinco Rios Lodge is surrounded by the stunning mountains of the Andes with direct access to some of the most famous trout fishing rivers in South America, including the Rio Simpson, Paloma and Manihuales rivers, glacial lakes and private spring creeks which can be accessed via drift-boats, specialised jet boats or simply wading on foot.
Clients can enjoy the gaucho-experience on horseback, including a range of non-angling activities suitable for non-anglers and families such as viewing Andean Condor nesting sites, sheep herding, hikes, kayaking, float trips and the ability to land trout from both Argentina and Chile in the same day.
Multi lodge itineraries are also available which allows you to fish a very diverse selection of blue ribbon rivers, stream, spring creeks and lakes with a very experienced and professional guide team, while extended itineraries can also include food and wine experiences in the Santiago and Valparaiso regions.
Cinco Rios is a large lodge set ten minutes outside the city of Coyhaique which is the capital city of the Aysen region. The lodge is set on the banks of the Simpson River and has beautiful views of the surrounding countryside and Andes.
The accommodation at the lodge is for a maximum of twelve anglers. There are six twin-bedded rooms, each with private facilities. There is ample room for storage and fishing gear. There are also outdoor lockers and storage areas for waders, boots, and rods to ensure your gear is dry by the next day.
The lodge has a large and comfortable lounge in which to relax, with a large open fireplace. There is a dining room and a separate bar area. There is also an upstairs TV and lounge area. A tackle and gift shop are also on site. The food in the lodge is prepared using local ingredients from lamb and beef dishes to risottos. Additionally, there are cheeses, chicken, peppers, and quiches. All are made using fresh ingredients and complemented with some wonderful robust and fruity Chilean wines which this region is famous for.
For non-anglers, there is a fantastic array of birdlife to observe including Condors as well as stunning countryside. Plus, the local city can be explored with its weekly market. The lodge can also arrange a tour of the area as well as horseback riding. There are trails to run on and excellent walks and hiking.
There is WIFI at Cinco Rios Lodge.
To reach the fishing locations from the lodge takes typically somewhere between thirty minutes to an hour. Transport is by 4WD truck to most areas, although on some rivers they also use jet-boats and inflatables.
Fly fishing for Brown and Rainbow Trout is on several rivers in the region, some are private and some are public water. The Rio Simpson is a freestone river with great Caddis and Mayfly hatches. Browns and Rainbow Trout of up to 22 inches are not unusual. Bigger Trout are caught each season. There are also King Salmon that run the river from January onwards. These are up towards the 40+ lbs.
Other rivers you fish include the Rio Paloma, Azul, Desague. These are mostly Brown Trout freestone rivers where fish can be taken on dry fly or streamers. Plus, the Emperador, Guillermo, Manihuales and Toqui Boca De Leon to mention just a few of these free flowing crystal waters. All holding either Rainbow and Browns up to 22 inches with bigger Trophy Trout hiding away. All waiting to take your dry fly!
All the guides are seasoned professionals and bi-lingual with good English. They know these rivers very well. Guests will usually enjoy a mix of fishing methods during their stay with jet-boat days, raft float days and walking and wading days.
There is a tackle shop and some equipment is available at the lodge, however, we would suggest that all anglers take their own gear and equipment or if wishing to travel light check with the loge to ensure they have what you need.
Cinco Rios offer some of the finest river Trout fishing (with some Pacific Salmon) in the world with the Andes as a backdrop and unbelievable scenery.
Passport with minimum six months validity and photo ID to purchase a fishing licence.
Fly direct to Santiago and take a three-hour flight to Balmaceda where you will be met by the lodge representatives and taken for a fifteen-minute transfer to the lodge.
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Our tailored fly fishing and accommodation itineraries are designed with you in mind to suit your preferences. They are also quoted in your local currency with very favourable exchange rates.
Fly Odyssey has access to the best guiding and lodging rates, suitable tides and updated availability to this destination which can vary throughout the season.
This includes flight bookings, transit accommodation, transfers and a host of non-angling activities and experiences.
We specialise in group stays to the region, and our long involvement with our partners on the ground in Chile will ensure you are well looked after both on and off the water.
This includes extended stays in Chile, Argentina and throughout South America.
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