Hosted Trips for 2022
Note: Group size will be 6-8 anglers per week. Each rate is based on double occupancy & two anglers sharing a guide. Included are 7 nights lodging, 6 full days of guided fishing, all meals, beer/ wine, and transfers from the local airport. Airfare, gratuities, and fishing license not included.
Jan 8-15, 2022 Esquel Outfitters - Esquel, Argentina. $4500 / person.
This is one of the top outfitters in Patagonia. I first fished with them in 1998 and they continue to exceed all expectations. The great fishing will begin in Los Alerces National Park where we will float one of 3 great rivers. After a great meal and comfortable night's sleep at El Trebol Lodge we will float the productive and remote Chubut for 3 days fishing and 2 nights of comfortable camping. The dry fly action to browns and rainbows from 12-19 inches is non-stop and the food prepared by the camp staff amazing. After our expedition we go to a 30,000 acre private estancia that gives us over 20 miles of exclusive access to the Rio Guiljaina where again browns and rainbows in the 16-22 inch class love to explode on dry flies. On the last day we may repeat the Gualjaina, float the Rio Grande, or head to a private lagoon. www.esqueloutfitters.com
Jan 15-22, 2022 Chucao Lodges - Lago Yelcho/La Junta, Chile. $5200 / Person (Inc.flight Puerto Mont-Chaiten)
Gonzalo Cortes is the author of "Fly Fishing in Chilean Patagonia," and he knows more than most when it comes to fishing in Chile. He has built two strategically located, first class lodges: one at the mouth of the Rio Yelcho and the other on Lago Rosselot with quick access to several excellent rivers, such as the Yelcho, Futalafu, Palena, Rosselot, and Figueroa. Sight fishing to large rainbows and streamer fishing to trophy browns makes this area special. Fishing the lakes can produce amazing strikes from large trout that take dragonfly patterns and huge beetles. The average size of the trout around Yelcho are the largest in all of Patagonia (18-22 inches) with bigger fish showing up often. Because we have access to two lodges, the fishing diversity is excellent, your fishing days longer, and time in a truck minimal. www.chucaolodge.com
Jan 22-29, 2022 Cinco Rios Lodge & Estancia del Zorro Coyhaique, Chile $5,495/person
The diversity of angling around Cinco Rios & Estancia del Zorro is unmatched. There are large rivers to float, small creeks to wade, and numerous lakes and lagoons off the beaten track. Some locations are up near the Argentine border where the scenery is high desert and other areas that are lush and forested. Depending on weather patterns, wind and flows, the Cinco Rios guides will know exactly where to fish that day given the conditions. It should be noted that on at least 3 of the 6 days fishing you will be fishing on private water! This place is run very well! The meals are excellent, the wines delicious, and the bedrooms large and comfortable. There is a reason this operation is one of the most successful in all of Patagonia. www.cincorios.cl