At El Saltamontes Lodge, experience the thrill of fly fishing in Chilean Patagonia, where the natural beauty of the Ñirehuao River and it's spring creeks/oxbow lagoons provide the perfect setting for world-class angling. With a healthy population of brown and rainbow trout, there's something for every level of fisherman, from pros to beginners. Our lodge is uniquely situated just a stone's throw from some of the best fishing spots in the valley, where trout feed on grasshoppers and other terrestrials, making the grassy borders of the streams a fisherman's paradise from December to March.
Take a leisurely walk and wade-style fishing trip down the Ñirehuao River, where the natural surroundings are as breathtaking as the catch, or choose from our range of float trips, still water lake fishing, and spring creek fishing experiences, each offering a different challenge for the adventurous angler. Whether you prefer to cast or employ a stealthy bow and arrow approach, you're sure to have an unforgettable time at El Saltamontes Lodge.
The fly fishing program at El Saltamontes has long been a prized Patagonia destination for avid anglers. With the expert guidance of our professional and innovative guides, the fishing opportunities at the lodge have only gotten better. Whether you prefer to cast on the lodge's renowned Ñiregüao River or explore new and untouched off-property waters, you're sure to have an unforgettable angling experience.
The fly fishing program at El Saltamontes Lodge has long been a prized Patagonia destination for avid anglers. With the expert guidance of our professional and innovative guides, the fishing opportunities at the lodge have only gotten better. Whether you prefer to cast on the lodge's renowned Ñirehuao River or explore new and untouched off-property waters, you're sure to have an unforgettable angling experience.
Additionally, our expert guides offer a range of fishing options, from wading in the river to still water lake fishing and even small creek fishing. With a variety of styles and fisheries to choose from, you're sure to find the perfect way to reel in the catch of a lifetime.
At El Saltamontes Lodge, fly fishing enthusiasts can expect a truly unique experience with an array of fishing locations and an expert team of guides, the options are endless. Whether you're seeking out the thrill of catching a huge brown trout in a spring-fed lake or trying your hand at challenging small dry fly fishing, the opportunities here are unparalleled.
With a variety of wading, float trips, and lake fishing, the program caters to anglers of all levels. The lodge even provides rafts and pontoon boats for those interested in day trips to local lakes and rivers. With fishing conditions ranging from easy to moderately demanding, there is truly something for everyone.
The majority of the fishing at El Saltamontes is done with a floating line, using 4-wt to 6-wt rods. While the occasional heavy rain may cause some temporary cloudiness, most of the fishing here is done with surface flies, especially large terrestrials. With the lodge's diverse fishing program, even the occasional strongest winds won't be a hindrance to your fishing experience.