Cinco Rios Lodge - Chile

Fly Fishing the Rio Simpson
Browns, Rainbows, King Salmon...

Escape during our winter months, and head south to the peaceful depths of Patagonia for spring and summer warmth. Patagonia is an area the size of Washington, Oregon, and California, with only 1.8 million people. Safe, friendly, yet isolated and hauntingly beautiful. You’ll enjoy Cinco Rios, an Orvis-Endorsed Fly Fishing Lodge on the banks of the Simpson River, the world-class fly fishing, and the culture.

Cinco Rios Lodge Fly Fishing

Cinco Rios Lodge

The Rio Simpson is probably the most famous river in the Aysén region; it has significant caddis and mayfly opportunities. Browns and rainbows from 14-22 inches are the norm. However, trout up to 30 inches have been caught on a fly. King salmon up to 45-pounds run this river from early January through mid-March, their summer months.
The Rio Paloma, a glacial, crystal clear, freestone stream with iridescent blue water, provides fantastic dry fly and streamer action for both browns and rainbows. The Paloma was originally a brown trout fishery until rainbow trout were successfully introduced in the late 1990s.
After partnering with private ranches and estates, Cinco Rios Lodge gained over fifty miles of exclusive access to Zorro Creek, the Pedregoso River, and the Ñirehuao River. Numerous rivers are available, including the beautiful Rio Azul. You're jet boated into this beautiful river where Browns from 17 to 21 inches are not uncommon.
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Fishing Facts:

Patagonia fly fishing

Lodge Season:  First week of November through the first week of May. Peak fishing is from December 1 to mid-April, when the rivers are optimal for float trips.
Boats:  A typical fishing week includes two days of wading, two days fishing from a drift boat, and two days from a cataraft with a jet outboard engine to access rarely-fished waters.
Guides:  Very knowledgeable, local, bilingual guides transport you in four-wheel-drive trucks to Chilean and Argentinian rivers, streams, and private waters fished exclusively by the Lodge. Travel time varies from 30 minutes to a little over an hour.
Equipment:  Some flies and tippets are provided. Fly outfits are available for a $120.00 rental fee, with a $100.00 breakage fee. A Fishing License is included in the package.
Spring Season:  November and December are good months to catch both browns and rainbows on streamers and nymphs. Stonefly hatches are constant and exciting to fish.
Summer Season:  January and February are peak dry fly months. You’ll fish dries, terrestrials, and emergers during this period.
Fall Season:  March and April are the time for the Big One when brown trout spawn.
Streamside lunches are served on a beautifully arranged table, with soup, a main course, dessert, and wine.

Typical Fishing Day:
6:30 a.m. - Coffee is ready.
7:00 a.m. - Breakfast is served.
8:00 a.m. - You’ll head out with your guide for the day.
1:00 p.m. - Streamside lunch.
2:00 p.m. - Return to fishing.
6:00 p.m. - Return to the Lodge, freshen up, then meet for appetizers and cocktails at the bar.
8:30 p.m. - Dinner is served.

Cinco Rios Lodge

Cinco Rios Lodge

The Lodge accommodates up to 12 guests. Six bedrooms with two king beds per room, a sitting area with comfortable chairs, a private bathroom, and a beautiful balcony overlooking the Simpson Valley. The main living room boasts a large fireplace, comfortable armchairs, and sofas. Laundry service, Wi-Fi connection, a fly shop, and a fly tying room are available. The dining room’s large windows overlook green meadows and sunsets.
Meals:  Gourmet meals with spit-roasted meats, fresh fish, range-fed beef, and Chilean lamb. Patagonian and international cuisine.
Alcohol:  The open bar with local draft beer and Chilean wines is included in the package. Special wines and liquors are available for purchase.

Getting to the Lodge:

You'll fly to Santiago, Chile. Then you'll take a two-hour flight south to Balmaceda. A lodge representative will greet you at the Balmaceda Airport and transfer you to the Lodge, about a 75-minute drive. You’ll arrive at Cinco Rios Lodge in the afternoon and enjoy homemade empanadas and fine wine.

2023 USD Rates:

7-nights and 6-days guided fishing
Two anglers per room and guide:
$6,250.00 per person
One angler per room and guide:
$9,375.00 per person

Non-Angler Companion:

7-nights and 6-days guided fishing
$6,250.00 per person
Non-Angler Activities:
A guide is on staff to take non-angling guests for hikes, horseback riding excursions, kayaking, and mountain biking.

Two Lodges Combo

Cinco Rios Lodge and its sister Lodge--Estancia del Zorro
A great option for those who want to fish both sides of the Andes… and a different river each day.
The Combo package includes ground transfers between the airport, Cinco Rios, and Estancia del Zorro, lodging at the facilities, meals, beverages, guided fishing, and a fishing license.
7-nights and 6-days guided fishing
$6,250.00 per person
14-nights and 13-days guided fishing
$12,500.00 per person

Packages Include:

• Roundtrip ground transfers between Balmaceda Airport to the Lodge
• Guided fishing
• Fishing license
• Some flies, tippets, and leaders
• Accommodations at the Lodge
• Wi-Fi at the Lodge
• Meals and beverages (including wine, cocktails, and bottled water)
• Taxes on Lodging.

Packages Do Not Include:

• International airfare to Santiago, Chile, and return
• Domestic airfare from Santiago to Balmaceda, Chile, and return
• Rod and reel rentals ($120.00 per person)
• Laundry service
• Gratuities for guides and staff
• Items of personal nature, including telephone calls
• Global Rescue
• Travel insurance
• Anything not mentioned under inclusions.

Cinco Rios Lodge

Cinco Rios brown trout fishing

Cinco Rios Lodge Fishing

Cinco Rios brown trout

Cinco Rios Lodge Fishing

Win Harris and Guide with Cinco Rios Brown

Angler kneeling with fly rod and guide with large borwn

Cinco Rios king salmon

Cinco Rios Lodge Fishing

Cinco Rios Lodge

Chile brown trout Fishing

Fly fishing for brown trout

Cinco Rios Fishing

Cinco Rios Lodge

Cinco Rios Lodge Fishing

Bedroom and views at Cinco Rios Lodge

Cinco Rios bedroom

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Cinco Rios Lodge Fishing

Cinco Rios Shore lunch

Cinco Rios Lodge

Fishing Travel Experts

Guy Schoenborn

1-800-205-3474 ext. 1

MT Office:  406-322-5709


Brad Staples

1-800-205-3474 ext. 3

Cell (503) 250-0558