As Chile West ends its journey down the Carretera, one of the last rivers on our list is the Rio Emperador Guillermo (Gee-air-mo). This is one of the smallest rivers we fish and in reality could be called a stream as it is strictly a walk and wade fishery.
The 18 miles of river is situated just north of Coyhaique which is home base for the last two days of our trip.
The river winds its way from the town of Villa Ortega to the mouth where it meets the Carretera and the Rio Manihuales.
Most of the river is accessible by road and a bit of walking except the last 2 miles where it runs through canyon and a short 2.5 mile stretch which runs away from the road at mile 5.
The fish aren’t huge but they are eager to eat. In all it’s a great place to stretch the legs and get a bit of exercise while enjoying some great fishing and scenery.