There are two float trips down the Rio Figueroa, one through a canyon section, and the other finishing in Lago Rosselot. Browns are predominant in these waters and they'll gobble a large foam dry or well-placed streamer. Lago Rosselot has dry fly fishing, while Rio Rosselot is best fished with a streamer above the rapids but small dries will also do the trick in the eddies below the rapids. Rio Quinto is a scenic stream in this same area that can be waded in parts and floated in others. A big foam beetle in the logs does the trick on the Quinto. Salmon are present in the Rio Palena from November to March, so fishing for kings is another alternative. There are lots of options and lots of action in this area.
A trip to this area can also start or end with a stay at Tres Rios Lodge for a few days, fishing the Rio Petrohue and Rio Maullin, as well as all the adventure between Chaiten and La Junta.
We use a network of private cabins, BnBs, and small hotels strategically positioned to cover this entire area. In general we fish a different fishery, or stretch of a river, each day and stay at a different place every other night. Lodging is varied but always interesting and providing all the creature comforts an angler needs. Our friends in Patagonia where we rest and eat are descendants of settlers who first homesteaded the area, who in turn have lived their lives in this magnificent but difficult country. We believe in supporting these hard working people. It's a great treat to savor excellent Chilean wine and feast on a lamb prepared by the local experts.
There is absolutely no better way to experience more of Chile and fly fish a wider variety of rivers than to join us on a road trip in deep Patagonia. Looking for an experience that will stay with you for a lifetime? Here you go!