Rio Simpson is probably the most famous river in the Aysén region. It tends to fish like a classic Montana freestone river, and has significant caddis and mayfly opportunities. Browns and rainbows from 14-22 inches are the usual catch. However, trout up to 30 inches have been caught on a fly. King Salmon run this river from early January through mid March. Cinco Rios hauls Kings from the Simpson that push 45+ pounds. The lodge is located right on the Simpson River banks, then on top of enjoying the most gorgeous views of the Simpson river with the Andes peaks as a background, anglers will be able to finish a great drifting day right at the lodge, where the Pisco ours will be waiting for them.
The Rio Paloma is a river that begins in Desierto Lake and runs northwest until it meets the Rio Desague about 15 miles away. A glacial freestone, it flows iridescent blue water and provides fantastic dry fly and streamer action. Predominantly a Brown Trout fishery, the introduction of Rainbows in the late nineties has proven to be a success. Fish from 14-23 inches are taken from the crystal, clear Paloma. Anglers generally drift the Paloma River.
Located between Lago Azul and Lago Desierto, the Rio Azul is accessible by boat as it leads into a remote area. Flowing beneath the shadows of Cerro Castillo (Castle Peak), it is probably one of the world’s most beautiful fishing locations. Browns from 17-21 inches, and sometimes larger, are quite common. Jet boats take anglers to and from the Rio Azul, however, the guides recommend wading once this destination is reached.
The Rio Desague (Drain River) drains Lago Elizalde and runs for about five miles until it enters Lago Caro (Expensive Lake). Within this short stretch of river are Browns and Rainbows 17-23 inches with many larger trophy fish lurking in its depths. Jet boats will run into this remote river for some spectacular scenery and dry fly fishing.
Rio Emperador Guillermo
This river is one of the jewels of the area, with many pools and riffles loaded with hungry trout, overaging 12 to 16 inches. Sometimes over a 100 fish are caught in a day.
Other Rivers that Cinco Rios fishes:
The Mañihuales, the Toqui, the Boca de León, the Coyhaique, the Huemules etc…