Patagonia is fishing famous waters in solitude, where you can catch all three wild trout species (rainbow, brown and brook trout) and maybe the added bonus of landlocked salmon.
We customize our trips to your preference so you are not bound by the constraints of a lodge. One of the best ways you can experience Patagonia is by taking a multi day float trip on remote waters where fish are measured in kilos instead of inches. Feasting on classic Patagonian cuisine prepared over charcoal by our camp crew is a wonderful finish to the day. All camping equipment is provided for your use and camp is made each day by an experienced camp director. No mosquitoes or black flies in Patagonia either. This is truly a trout bum's dream come true!
Patagonia adventures include:
- Transportation between airports and fishing destinations.
- Lodging in cabañas (or tents if doing a river expedition) with all meals.
- Fishing licenses.
- Transportation to the fishing areas.
- Full time guide.
For your non-fishing companion we can arrange many various local activities for a unique Patagonia experience.
Jim "Coz" Costalnick and Capt. Joe "Joe D." Demalderis travel to Patagonia in February where they invite you to join them to experience the wonders and magic of Estancia del Zorro, bringing you another hand selected and personally approved Cross Current fishing adventure. The guides of Zorro have years of experience fishing and exploring the waters near Estancia del Zorro.
The waters you will fish include streams, rivers and spring creeks all located within the 15,000 acre Estancia or just a short drive from the lodge. Many of these waters are seldom fished and some have only recently been discovered, producing diverse fishing opportunities. Here you can experience the challenge of dry fly sight fishing in crystal clear water where fish grow as large as thirty-two inches!
Only two hundred meters from the lodge, the Estancia del Zorro spring creek offers easy walk-in for large heavy brown trout. You will also have the opportunity to explore freestone streams in both Argentina and Chile, two countries in one trip, reached by 30 to 90 minute four wheel drive vehicles from the lodge.
Finally, the Rio Simpson, the crown jewel of dry fly fishing in the Coyhaique region is yours to float just one hour from Zorro. This river is divided into three distinct river types. The gravely runs and pools of the smaller upper river hold large rainbows and browns, the middle section contain long gravel bars where king salmon spawn, and the lower river has long boulder strewn runs that provide some of South America's best match the hatch fishing to large rainbows and browns.
Your trip includes lodging, gourmet meals, transportation to and from Balmaceda, Chile airport, all local fishing transportation, guides.