Estancia del Zorro Lodge -Chile
Rio Simpson Sea Run-Browns and Rainbow Trout
Fly Fishing in Chile and Argentina
Estancia del Zorro Lodge is a working ranch and an Orvis-Endorsed Fly Fishing Lodge. The Lodge sits on 15,000 private acres, adjacent to the Argentina and Chile border. Many large browns and rainbows are on the property. The Rio Simpson, the crown dry-fly jewel of the Coyhaique region, is an hour from the Lodge.
Fly Fishing at Estancia del Zorro
Estancia del Zorro is a 15,000-acre ranch and the sister operation of Cinco Rios Lodge, twenty-three miles away in Coyhaique.
Because the Lodges are so close, guests have the unique opportunity to explore private, productive waters in both Chile and Argentina, reached by 30-to 90-minute rides in four-wheel drive vehicles from the Lodge.
While some waters offer exciting dry fly action, others require challenging sightfishing in pristine, crystal clear waters where trout can grow as large as 32.” The Estancia del Zorro spring creek is a mere 200 yards from the Lodge and offers easy walk-in fishing for large, heavy brown trout.
The Rio Simpson, the crown dry-fly jewel of the Coyhaique region, is just one hour from Estancia del Zorro. A float and fishing day here can be arranged.
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Lodge Season: The Lodge is open October through May, with the best wade fishing November through March.
Fishing Seasons: November and December, Chile’s spring season, are good months to catch both browns and rainbows on streamers and nymphs. Stonefly hatches are constant and exciting to fish. During their summer months—January and February—are their best dry fly months and the time to fish dries, terrestrials, and emergers. In March and April, temperatures cool, and the brown trout spawn, proving the best months to land the big one.
Boats: The Lodge has rubber rafts with wooden floors, knee braces, and high-back seats, plus Zodiac inflatable boats with jet engines. Two anglers per guide and boat.
Equipment: Flies, leaders, and tippet are provided by your guide. A comprehensive gear and tackle list is included in our confirmation packet.
Guides: Experienced bilingual guides speak Spanish and English.
Fishing License: is not included in the package and runs about $15.00 paid onsite.
About Estancia del Zorro
Estancia del Zorro is situated in the habitat of the red fox (zorro), the namesake of the Lodge. The Estancia is a remodeled ranch house with six, air-conditioned bedrooms. Each room has
two king-sized beds, a private bath and balcony overlooking the sheep farming ranch, the spring creek, and the vast pampas.
A main great room or quicho is where anglers relax and socialize. The Lodge has Wi-Fi in public areas.
Gourmet meals are served with house wine and beer which are included in the package. There's a satellite TV in the clubhouse. The area is peaceful, secluded and a birdwatcher’s paradise. There are Andean condors, Chilean Southern-ringed kingfishers, eagles, ibis, torrent ducks, and pink flamingos. Nature’s wonders abound for fly anglers, photographers and hikers. The non-angler package includes birdwatching, sightseeing, kayaking, horse back riding, trekking, photo tours and more...
Getting to the Lodge:
You'll fly to Santiago, Chile. From Santiago, you'll take a two to three-hour flight to Balmecada. (No flights are included in the package.) Upon arrival in Balmaceda, you'll be met by a lodge representative and transferred by vehicle to Estancia del Zorro, a 90-minute drive.
2021 USD Rates:
Saturday to Saturday
Double occupancy rooms
7-nights at the Lodge
and 6-days guided fishing:
$5,495.00 per person
10-nights at the Lodge
and 9-days guided fishing:
$7,950.00 per person
Ground transportation to and from the airport in Balmaceda, Lodging, Wi-Fi, gourmet meals, open bar (beer, wine, liquor...), ground transfers to fishing, guided fishing, flies and terminal tackle, and taxes.
Packages Do Not Include:
Airfare (both international and domestic), laundry, fishing equipment, fishing license $15.00 paid onsite, gratuities to guides and staff, trip insurance, and anything not mentioned under inclusions.