PATAGONIA - CHILE


Los Torreones Lodge

Vouchers available


Norman Maclean said it best:

 

“Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world’s great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs. I am haunted by waters.”

 

Los Torreones Lodge has the advantage of being surrounded by many of the region's key rivers, lakes and watersheds. You won´t spend an eternity in cars moving each day to find good water. You are surrounded by the finest fly fishing water in the world!

Not only does the Simpson River run immediately in front of the Lodge; we are blessed to be located at the heart of the “Best Fishing in Chile/Patagonia.

Emblematic rivers like the Simpson, the Manihuales, Emperado Guillermo, Rio Nirehuao, the Cisnes and more, allow the angler to explore fresh water and adventure each day of his stay. Secret spring creeks, hidden Lakes, and off the grid, remote access fishing, expand the opportunities to enjoy Patagonia at its finest.

 

 

Catch and Release Wild Browns in Chile

 

 

 

Evening Hatch Chile, Patagonia

We get it.

We are haunted by waters too at Los Torreones Lodge!

There is a lot of water in Patagonia, Rivers filled with Browns and Rainbows. A typical 7 night /six day trip package allows for getting acquainted with, and enchanted by, some of Patagonia´s emblematic waters.

 


Rivers we fish 

  • Nirehuao: The Rio Nirehuao, is famous for its unbelievable hopper fishing. Our guides have literally grown up on the river as children. Only the abundant 20+ inch browns know the river better!
  • Rio Mañihuales: We float the Rio Manihuales, arguably one of the most beautiful scenic rivers in the Southern Hemisphere. Many, large and selective trout reside in the Manihuales. The Lodge is located close by to our put in on the river: no long drives to enjoy this marvelous float!
  • Rio Emperador Guillermo: One of those “secrets” that never ceases to surprise. The runs and riffels and undercut banks are accessible via wading. A true delight.
  • Spring Creeks: Secret spring creeks, some requiring four Wheel drive adventure, and are way, way off the grid near the Argentine Border can´t be beat for excitement and explosive action.
  • Cerro Castillo: A series of “footprint” type lakes speckle the landscape around Cerro Castillo and are home to big trophy trout.

 

The Simpson river is simply magic

 

On the river dry flies are used from mid-December to mid-March. Streamers and Wooly Buggers are effective during the entire season. Teasing out the river's secrets and frequent hatches with tiny drys and nymphs is a fascinating daily adventure.

Experienced Bi-Lingual Guides

We float the Simpson from the Lodge or at a put in a short distance away.

Floating the Simpson is a full day Bucket List experience. You live and breathe the Patagonia life of adventure, privacy, and companionship.

Wading or Floating - it's your choice. 

Browns and Rainbows average 16-20 inches. And yes, there are many, smart “Big Boys” waiting to test your skills.

 

About us - Pancho Salas

Pancho has lived and worked in Patagonia for over 25 years. As a founding member of the original fly fishing movement in Chile, he is a recognized expert in for fishing and hunting and knows the Patagonia back country second to none.

He, along with his wife Alexandra, and four children: Diego, Sebastian, Benjamin, and Antonia embody the essence of “Patagon Lifestyle.”

Pancho and his sons are gifted guides. Their authenticity, knowledge, humor, and good company make any day on the river a special experience.

Their love for Patagonia and passion for sharing the experience with Lodge guests is a unique and unforgettable . Los Torreones  Lodge Guides are ALL resident Chileans, with valid working papers.

We believe strongly in supporting Local Guides and businesses.

Not only do Los Torreones guides know the fishing, they also know the history, the ranchers, the local customs, weather patterns, culture….in short: Chile.

You've flown a long way to be in Chile. At Los Torreones Lodge you are guaranteed to have an authentic Patagonia Experience.

 

 

Philip Cary 

 

Born and raised in the mountains outside of Denver, Colorado. Graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) he holds a life long interest in fly fishing and the environment.

Philip joined the Peace Corps after University and served as a volunteer for three years in West Africa. Twenty three years ago he fell in love with Chile and Patagonia and never left.

As founding Director of the two largest English Language programs in Higher Education in Chile , he  contributed to “Best Practices” in TEFL training in Chile and helped literally thousands of students experience better English as a Second Language training for the first time.

Fluent in Spanish, French, and English. His photography reflects the  the magic and passion one feels in Patagonia.

Philip counts traveling with family, andfly-fishing as his passions. Reading, photography, and writing round out the list.

Philip handles the Sales, Marketing, and Client Services during high Season at Los Torreones Lodge. He splits his time between Pirque, a small wine area just south of Santiago, Chile and Patagonia.

 

 

 

Rates

 

USD 4.950 per person for a 7 Night / 6 Day package based on double occupancy. Usually the week is scheduled Saturday to Saturday but can be tailored to the Group Schedule and needs. If you're fishing solo, our single rate is an additional 30%. 

The accompanying non angler rate for 7 nights/6 days is USD 1.875.

 

Capacity: 6-8 Anglers

 

Season: November-Mid May

 

 

 

 

FULL RATE SCHEDULE:

Nights/Days -- Double Occupancy

7N/6D             USD 4.950

6N/5D             USD 4.245

5N/4D             USD 3.535

4N/3D             USD 2.850

 

Special offer for FFTC Members

FFTC Voucher available - 100 USD off for FFTC Members / fisherman / booking lodging services 

 

 

TRAVEL NOTE:

To get to Los Torreones Lodge you need to make flight arrangements to Balmaceda, Chile (code:BBA). Direct flights from Santiago run regularly, though it is wise to get your booking well in advance.

At the Balmaceda airport you will be met by lodge staff .It´s small airport and  easy to find each other. We first drive 40 minutes into Coyhaique, and stop to get your fishing Licenses a cup of coffee, and slowly edge into the Patagon Life style. Then we drive another 40 minutes through the Simpson Valley out to the Lodge. Departure Information: On your departure day you will be driven back to Balmaceda airport by a member of our staff.

 

 

Please contact us to arrange an unforgettable Fly fishing trip to the beautiful Patagonia region in Chile.

FFTC Member Contact

 

Los Torreones Lodge

Philip Cary

From the U.S. +569 98739031

From the EU +46070 474 7151

From Chile 09 98739031

 

Camino Aysen KM 23

Aysen, Patagonia

CHILE

E-mail: info@lostorreoneslodge.com

web: http://www.flyfishpatagonia.com