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 browns and rainbows. The Paloma was originally a brown trout fishery until rainbow trout were successfully introduced in the late 1990s.

Anglers will also fish a variety of private rivers and streams fished exclusively by Cinco Rios clients and fish productive public water anglers that may include the Azul, Mañihuales, Aysen, Megote, Guillermo, and De Leon. On the beautiful Rio Azul, you're jet boated into this beautiful river where Browns from 17 to 21 inches are not uncommon.
Watch a 2:59 Vimeo Video - Fly Fishing Patagonia.

The Fishing Program:

Patagonia fly fishing

Lodge Season:  The Cinco Rios season runs from the 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 an outboard jet engine to access rarely-fished waters.
Guides:  Very knowledgeable, local, bilingual guides transport you in new pickup 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.
Boots:  No felt-soled boots are allowed unless they are brand-new. With advance notice, loaner boots are available at the Lodge.
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.

A 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 sits in the foothills of the Andes Mountains on 20 acres and overlooks the Simpson River Valley. Up to 12 guests are hosted in six bedrooms with two king beds per room, a sitting area with comfortable chairs, a private bathroom, and a beautiful balcony overlooking the river. The main living room boasts a large fireplace, comfortable armchairs, and sofas. The Lodge has laundry service, Wi-Fi, a fly shop, a fly-tying room, and a massage room. The dining room’s sunset-facing windows overlook green meadows.
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 and spirits 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 drive you to the Lodge, about a 25-minute drive. You’ll arrive at Cinco Rios Lodge in the afternoon and enjoy homemade empanadas and fine wine.

2024 and 2025 USD Rates:

November 2024 to the first week of May 2025

Classic Waters Program:
7-nights and 6-days guided fishing
Two anglers per room and guide:
$6,750.00 per person
One angler per room and guide:
$9,750.00 per person

Non-Angler Companion:
7-nights and 6-days guided fishing
$6,500.00 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
Best of Patagonia Program:

7-nights and 6-days guided fishing
$6,750.00 per person
14-nights and 13-days guided fishing
$13,500.00 per person
Cinco Rios Lodge and Estancia del Zorro, its sister Lodge.
A great option for those who want to fish both sides of the Andes Mountains and a different river each day. You'll explore Patagonia’s diverse ecosystems. From vast plains with beautiful crystal-clear spring creeks to the rivers and deep lakes in the middle of the Patagonian Forest, you’ll enjoy the best fishing in the region.

The Packages Include:

• Ground transfers between Balmaceda Airport and the Lodge
• Guided fishing
• Fishing license
• Some flies, tippets, and leaders
• Accommodations at the Lodge

• Laundry service
• Wi-Fi at the Lodge
• Meals and beverages (wine, cocktails, and bottled water)
• Lodging tax.

The 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 p.p.)
• 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

Cinco Rios Lodge

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