Chile's Paloma River Lodge Fly Fishing

Chile FishingDeep in the heart of Chilean Patagonia lies a magical place called Paloma River Lodge. The surrounding majestic peaks of the Andes loom high above the nearby valleys, with their glacial mantles giving rise to the cold, rushing rivers that make this place an angler's dream.

This region is sparsely populated, with most residents traveling by wagon or horseback. Most of the other residents are eagles, condors, ibis, giant kingfishers, parakeets, llamas, guanacos and other unique animals.

Chile FishingThe lodge rests on the banks of the beautiful Paloma River, nestled between the river and the mountains. Catering in comfort to only four rods each week, the lodge is close to all of the best streams, rivers and mountain lakes in the Paloma Valley, with very easily accessed fishing—very little time here is spent in the vehicles—more time for fishing.

Chile FishingBeautiful Paloma River
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The principals in this lodge are Paul Kinney and his Chilean wife Maria. The local guides were born in this area, and have been fly fishing and guiding since they were young. They speak fluent English and greatly enjoy teaching, guiding and spending time with enthusiastic clients on the river. Paul has lived in Chile since 1997, overseeing and developing two of the more well-known and luxurious lodges in Chile, and he and his wife have a true passion for fly fishing.

RATES

$3495 for six nights/five days fishing.

PRIME TIME

December - February

HOW TO GET THERE

American and Delta offer daily service to Santiago, Chile, as does Lan Chile, the Chilean national airline. All of the flights depart in the evening and arrive early in the morning at the Santiago International Airport. A one-time entry fee of about $160 is collected at customs. After receiving your luggage and clearing customs, you'll be met and walk a few minutes over to the domestic terminal where you'll connect with a 2 1/2-hour flight to Balmaceda. In Balmaceda, you will be met and transported in a private vehicle two hours to the lodge.

DETAILS

You might find our Paloma River Details and Gear Information PDF helpful.