Flywise Anglers provides guests with an incredible and unforgettable fishing experience set in the most exotic, dramatic landscapes imaginable. In Patagonia it is impossible not to be amazed every day!
We are proud to be located here and our guide team is eager to share over 50 years of combined experience fishing and exploring with you!
Flywise Anglers Lodge and fly fishing guide service in Patagonia, Chile caters to the expectations of both novice and experienced anglers.
We offer a flexible guide service, adapting each daily fishing program to the prevailing conditions and angler preferences.
The diversity and quantity of water over multiple watersheds in Chilean Patagonia provides many opportunities to fish your choice of fine dries, large terrestrials, nymphs, or streamers, in both still and moving waters.
Guests can expect to fish a variety of waters from dense, exotic, temperate rainforest to arid semi-desert landscapes during their fly fishing adventure.
The resident brown and rainbow trout are eager to investigate large terrestrials including beetles, spiders, mice and anything else that may fall off a cliff, cut bank or tree!
Fish are often seen stalking adult dragonflies as they fly above the water and are eager to demonstrate their impressive acrobatic abilities in pursuit of them.
Last season, we developed a new feature for our program – we now have exclusive vehicular access to over 50 kilometers of the Niregauo river and its tributaries!
This is walk-and-wade terrestrial fishing at its best, and the numbers and size of fish are truly incredible.
This river has been famous for some time and has an indisputable reputation of being one of the finest grasshopper fisheries on the planet – it's just a short distance away from our new lodge on the shores of Lago Misterioso.
The Niregauo river is only but one of the many incredible fisheries we feature during a week in our program and we look forward to sharing these special waters with you!
For trophy hunters with a steelhead angler mentality dedicated to finding double digit brown trout on a dry fly, or for any angler wanting to try their luck catching the biggest trout of their lives, we know where to find them!
Most of the time we entice them to the surface with big dry flies and sight fishing to one of these monsters is the ultimate experience!
Trophy hunting large brown trout in Cerro Castillo with dry flies on lakes all in front of incredible mountain views is an overwhelming experience!
Cerro Castillo is arguably as, or more, spectacular than the famous Torres Del Paine and even just driving there is worth the trip. Once the fishing is experienced, it is a place that will be forever dominant in your memories.
Walk and wading, or floating the Simpson, Aysen, Manihuales and Huemules Rivers. These are our home water rivers from our main lodge and the upper Simpson River is just minutes away.
The Simpson River and its tributaries are full of both brown and rainbow trout and is one of the most prolific river fisheries in Patagonia. Our main lodge features an incredible view overlooking the Upper Simpson Valley, a valley where it is easy to get lost in fishing for a lifetime!
Many smaller rivers, spring creeks and lagoons are available in this area, and options are limitless in normal weather conditions.
The Paloma River system
The temperate rainforest waters of The Paloma River system, including Lago Elizalde, Paloma, Azul, Desierto and Caro are near our location, just across the Upper Simpson Valley we see from the lodge.
Flywise Anglers has exclusive access to the heart of the Paloma River and provides specialized jet boats called 'Catajets' to navigate both rivers and lakes in the system.
Referred to as 'Jurassic Park', many anglers enjoy returning to this beautiful river and lake system where, once again, a lifetime's-worth of fly fishing is hidden within the mountains.
Lakes and lagoons
Fishing one of the many head water lakes in the Niregauo area with dry flies has captivated many core return anglers to the point that they only fish lakes in Patagonia!
Bone fish like sight fishing on shallow water flats for very large trout is exciting and understandably addictive.
Flywise Anglers operates November through April and we promote dry fly fishing. In most cases, the best action is on the surface with large terrestrails.
Weather is the biggest factor that governs the bite and overall fishing experience.
November and December can be considered spring fishing, and the fish are usually eager and hungry after winter. Fisheries are just waking up with the first warm weather that begins at this time of year.
January and February can be considered summer fishing, featuring trout agressivley hunting dragonflies, grasshopers and other large terrestrails.
March and April can be considered fall fishing and beautiful fall colours in April are stunning.
Weather is the roll of the dice in Patagonia and there are no guaranteed dates that are better than others.