REGION: North Patagonia
ACTIVITY LEVEL: 1 (Easy)
SUMMARY: Fly fishing in Chile is the fastest growing sector in sport fishing. Southern Chile is the destination for trout and salmon fishing! These excursions on Rio Maullin and other rivers and lakes are operated by local full-service outfitters.
DURATION: Land travelers: 6-7 hrs; Cruise travelers: 5-6 hrs
MIN. / MAX. PEOPLE: Min 2 people; Max 10 people. 2 anglers per boat, 1 fishing guide.
SEASON: September to May, weather permitting
DEPARTURE: 07:00 a.m. from your hotel or pier (can be adjusted for cruise travelers)
NOTE: We also provide similar services for Petrohue, Puelo and other rivers and for Lake Llanquihue.
Our vehicle leaves Puerto Montt or Puerto Varas heading towards the southwest over surfaced roads for approximately 13 miles. The last 9 miles to the river are over a secondary unsurfaced road.
Arriving at the shore, you will board a McKenzie style drift boat, or a Cata-raft inflatable boat, for approximately 8 miles on the beautiful Río Maullin. Every one receives instructions and proper gear for fishing. The small number of guests ensures that each participant receives personal attention from their guide.
We use #5 and #6 weight rods with floating and sinking lines ( 200 to 250 grains) in all the places we fish. Most of the fishing will be with streamers with big flies number 4, 6 like: Wollys, Sculpins, Monkeys, Matukas. Sometimes in the afternoon, depending on the weather conditions and water temperature, we may use dry flies from the boat or wade in shallow water. If fish are rising and insects moving on the water, we may use other flies like mayflies, caddis flies, stone flies etc.
Since the landslides during the earthquake of Valdivia in 1960, the Río Maullin can only be navigated with small boats. This protects the river’s surroundings and its flora and fauna. While passing dense and silent forests, you might be lucky enough to catch brown trout, rainbow trout and salmons. A box lunch is included in our Fishing Excursions.
INCLUDED: Local professional fishing guide with mobile phone, basic fishing equipment, box lunch, fishing boats and land transportation.
NOT INCLUDED: Personal insurance, fishing license (can be obtained locally), or anything not listed in the program.
GUEST PROVIDES: Appropriate clothes for the activity (it can be hot, cold or windy), change of underwear, extra clothes, towel, trekking boots or tennis shoes, backpack, camera, water, cap or hat, sunscreen and sunglasses.
OPERATED BY: Local full-service outfitters.
COST: Request a quote!