Patagonia Backcountry Fly Fishing on the Chilean 'River of Dreams

Backcountry Fly Fishing in Chilean Patagonia

If you've ever dreamed of the ultimate fly fishing adventure, it doesn't get much better than this. Imagine spending 17-days in the Chilean Patagonia dipping your fly into remote waters barely touched by civilization.

This is a fantastically remote backcountry fly fishing expedition in Chilean Patagonia on estancias and rivers rarely if ever fished before. Accommodations include Magic Waters Lodge and heated WeatherPort tents at a remote base camp. To get to base camp, intrepid anglers will take a 2.5-hour transfer by truck, travel by horseback 1.5 hours, and then take a jet boat roughly 45 minutes to the riverside camp.

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Guests will experience 10 full days in solitude floating rivers and walking/wading remote spring creeks and tributaries.

Large water is efficiently accessed via jet-motorized catarafts, while miles of remote spring creek and mountain streams are ideal for walk-and-wade exploration. Departure dates are available in March/April and November/December 2019 and prices start at $12,000 USD per person based on shared room and fishing guide.

Week-long backcountry fly fishing packages are also available.

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River of Dreams Fly Fishing Itinerary:

February 22 - March 10, 2019 - $12,000 per angler

  • February 22: Depart USA for Santiago, Chile
  • February 23: Drive Santiago, connect to Balmaceda, Chile and overnight at Magic Waters Lodge
  • February 24: Breakfast at the Lodge and then leave to the camp around 8:30 a.m.
  • Travel involves a drive, horseback trek and jet boat ride to arrive into camp.
  • Lunch at the camp, and then fish until the evening. Welcome barbecue.
  • February 25 - Mar 6: 10 full fishing days at the camp, float the main river, Blanco River, and walk and wade the spring creeks and tributaries.
  • March 7: Fish at Blanco River until 3 p.m., then head back to the Magic Waters main Lodge.
  • Dinner is at Lake Barroso Lodge.
  • March 8: Fishing the waters around the Barroso Lodge, depending on preferences, followed by a celebratory BBQ and last night party.
  • March 9: Breakfast at the Lodge, and then drive to the airport – depart for Santiago, Chile and connecting flight home.
  • March 10: Arrive home.

 

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Photos courtesy of Frontiers International Travel. For more information and booking details, please visit Frontiers International Travel.

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