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    Magic Waters – Chile

    Tour Details

    The small city of Coyhaique is the mecca of dry fly fishing in Chilean Patagonia.  It is often compared to the American West 100 years ago with fewer people and with non-educated and larger than averaged trout.  Surrounded by mountains and glaciers, it has more fishable waters that you can imagine. The landscape of the Aysén region is incredibly diverse; you can travel from the dry, arid pampas (Patagonian Steppe) to the temperate rainforest (Paloma River) in just over an hour. One day you can fish a meandering “Montana type spring creek” while spending the next day in a gin clear river system of “Pacific Northwest style” in a temperate rainforest.

    The main watersheds are the Simpson and Paloma Rivers, both famous for the finest dry fly fishing in Chile.  Wild brown and rainbow trout are the main species targeted in these rivers, as well as a short, but decent run of King and Coho salmon during the summer months. The salmon are not easily caught on a fly, but the runs are significant enough to give the occasional “shot” at one or two on a trip if they are in the river system.

    Fishing season in Coyhaique starts in early October, ending the first week of May. Early season can provide anglers the opportunity to fish for big migratory, lake run rainbows. This is very good time to swing big streamers and look for big aggressive trophy fish looking for some action after winter. The dry fly fishing and hatches historically start during early November. With longer and warmer days, the hatches become more intense and the fish start to look up. Between the hundreds of species of beetles, dragonflies, grasshoppers, caddis, mayflies, and stoneflies, the dry fly fishing is pretty steady until April. In the Patagonian fall, the weather gets cooler, days are shorter, but the migratory brown trout start to move.  There is always a chance to get hooked into one these fish if the weather and water levels cooperate.

    Your trip will include:

      • 7 night/ 6 full day trip
      • Gourmet Chilean style food
      • Private access to rarely fished streams
      • Transportation to and from the airport

    Eduardo and his guides will do whatever they can to help fulfill your fishing expectations.  Magic Waters has private access to rarely fished spring creeks if you enjoy wade fishing.  The lodge is also within an hour drive of some temperate rainforest waters where you can sight fish for rising trout or target the aggressive fish with streamers.  Anglers can also float the freestones and navigate the rapids of the Simpson casting to fish with dries or streamers.  This region of Chile also has some of the best dry fly, lake fishing in the world for wild browns.  The lodge has a couple small “Lagunas” that you can fish after dinner to catch the evening hatch.

    Other need to know Information: 

    • Laundry, telephone, and internet connection
    • Other activities are available for scheduling (horseback riding, glaciers, kayaking ect)

    Includes/ Does not Include: Accommodations/Food:

    Trip does include:

    • Transportation to and from the airport (Balmaceda – BBA) and on all fishing trips
    • All meals, accommodations and beverages, including alcohol (domestic beer, selected Chilean house wines, soda and Pisco Sours)
    • Guided fishing (2 anglers per guide)
    • Laundry service

    Trip does not include:

    • International and domestic airfare.
    • Chilean fishing license (approximately $50 US per person, paid in cash on site)
    • Fishing equipment
    • Trip insurance
    • Extra activities
    • Tips to guide and lodge staff

    Why you choose this package!

    • Exotic species
    • Cabins available
    • Wild Brown and Rainbow Trout
    • Local cultural cuisine
    • First class lodging
    • Guided Fishing

    Daily Routine,Magic Waters

    Patrick Kissel

    I grew up in a small town in Wisconsin. Living in the country I learned how to fish and hunt in our backyard and grew to love the outdoors. After high school I went to college at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. While there I gained a degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management and wrestled. I competed all four years at the varsity level for Purdue. In that time I hunted and fished as much as possible, most of the area rivers were stained and polluted but had decent smallmouth bass, walleye, and carp populations to chase with a fly. There were many times I would drive 3 hours north to fish the salmon/steelhead runs on Lake Michigan tributaries then drive three hours back to make class or practice the following day. My friend’s thought I was crazy and gave me a lot of grief for missing a party or get together, they just didn’t understand my addiction. This is why I have chosen a path that allows me to work in the outdoor industry. When work is part of your passion it isn’t hard to be successful in your field.

    Magic Waters Lodge

    The Lodge has space for 12 anglers staying in double occupancy rooms. Lodge has 2 big comfortable living rooms with a spectacular view of the lakes and a nice family dinner table that seats 16 persons. The food at Magic Waters it's gourmet Chilean style food. They pride ourselves on their kitchen. All the food at Magic Waters is organic and almost all the ingredients come from the surroundings. Prime fresh beef, lamb, seafood, fish, and vegetables are some of the ingredients daily used for our meals. All the meals are made at the Lodge, we don't use or serve any processed food. Chile is famous for the fantastic red wines, and they have an incredible selection of some of the best that Chile has to offer.

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    Additional Info

    • Check In : 09 March, 2019
    • Check Out : 16 March, 2019
    • Duration : 6 Days, 7 Nights
    • Person : 1+
    • Kids : 1+
    • Availability : 12
    • Price : $4,900
    • Location : Aysén region in Southern Chile

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