The Aysén region of Chilean Patagonia is one of the best fly fishing destinations in the world and offers a stunning landscape with mountains, lakes and rivers amidst breathtaking nature. This region has two features that distinguish it from the rest of Patagonia: its impenetrable, green forests covered with moss and lichens; and its abundance of water in all forms, where lakes, rivers, waterfalls, glaciers, fjords, and even clouds are essential components of a landscape that will immediately captivate you.
- 1695.00 EUR for 5 nights/4 days fishing
- 2395.00 EUR for 7 nights/6 days fishing
Included in the package
- Meals and all wine, beer, and local spirits
- Professional guide services
- Transfer from Balmaceda airport
Not included in the package
- Gratuities for guides and house staff
- Air fares
- Fishing licenses
- Laundry service
All our recommended fishing spots are close to Coyhaique. We suggest flying directly from Santiago de Chile to Balmaceda and arranging for your guide to collect you or, if you prefer to drive yourself, we can recommend several self-drive options.
- Group Size: 1-4 Anglers
- Peak Season: Dec-Mar
- Target Species: Brown trout, Rainbow trout
The versatility of the different waters in Aysén Patagonia enables a great range from dry fly fishing in spring creeks to streamer fishing in stillwaters.
Our guides will show you the hot spots and help to make your flyfishing dream come true.
Day 1: Simpson River
The Simpson River originates in the eastern Andes and flows west past Coyhaique, where it enters the Rio Simpson National Reserve. The marvelous shores offer classical stonefly caddies and mayflies dry fishing. Brown and rainbow trouts have an average size of 14-22 inches, occasionally trouts reaching a size of 30 inches. The King Salmon enters the river from early January through mid March. Day 2: Nireguao River
The Nireguao river is located 70 kilometers northeast of Coyhaique and rolls through the flat steppe with moderate currents and large pools. The banks, lined with some trees and tall grass, provide an ideal view of unique rock formations and are home to many grasshoppers. . The wind of the pampa ensures that the trouts find a well-laid table, creating a real dryfly paradise. The average fish run about 1-4 pounds.
Day 3: Mañihuales River
With its numerous rivers and lakes, the Mañihuales valley is among the best salmonid fisheries of Chile. The Mañihuales river offers a versatile structure with shallower sections, rapids, vortices and pools. With its partially heavily vegetated riverside and crystal clear water it demands precise roll casts. The average trout reaches 4-6 pounds. As the river has a rich food supply, all classics as Adams, Elk Caddis, Pheasant Tail nymphs and Emergers are thriving.
Day 4: Paloma River
The Paloma River is glacial freestone which flows in the Southwest of Coyhaique. The crystal clear water provides fantastic dry fly fishing from December to the end of March. At this time big trouts, rising from the lakes to spawn, bring fantastic fishing. Trouts between 14-23 inches were caught especially with Royal Wulff, Elk Caddis, Hoppers, Prince nymphes and Streamers.
Day 5/6: Lago Pollux / Lago Castro
These big stillwater are surrounded by native forests and provide a rich ecosystem which offers perfect conditions for the growth of rainbows. From early January to the end of February is the high season at Lago Pollux. Trouts with weighing 7 pounds are not unusual in these waters. The favorite patterns are Ernie ́s Scud, San Dragon, Bead Head Prince, and, last but not least, Streamers.
This is our recommended kit for your stay:
- 9ft #5
- 9ft #6
- A good, reliable reel suitable for a #5 or #6 rod.
- Good quality weight forward floating and intermediate line.
- Emergers, Nymphs, Dry Flies, Hoppers and Streamers