Why go all the way to Chile for trout when you can fish your home river? Yeah, it’s in another hemisphere for most of you, but the payoff is huge.
- The Carretera Austral. The ‘Southern Highway’ that we follow through Chilean Patagonia takes us through another world. Scenery and isolation combine with fabulous fishing and fun on the road for a trip that is really unmatched. This is one of the last frontiers!
- Opposing Seasons. When it’s winter in the U.S., its summer in Chile! Why sit around waiting for the ice to thaw when you could be fishing in shorts and sandals?
- Lack of Fishing Pressure. The fishing pressure is tiny in most spots we fish; in others it’s basically zero. On most days we don’t see another angler. Chile West has a philosophy that anglers should feel like they have the water to themselves. The fish should not be shy to take. We do our best to take you where no man has gone before!
- The Cantaria Beetle. One of our teammates down here is the famous Cantaria beetle. Fish love to eat this mouthful of a morsel. It’s big and prickly so fish smash it hard! Fish pounding these critters are not bothered by a prick of a hook now and then.
- Variety. Brown trout, rainbow trout and Chinook salmon inhabit almost all rivers that we fish at Chile West, giving you not only variety of species but variety in fishing techniques as well.
- Mosquitos, White Socks, No see ums. Well, lack thereof. There are few biting insects in Chile, and certainly not relentless clouds of them. No bug dope necessary!
If you’d like to hear more about fishing in Chile, drop us a line!