In our world today, true "remote" is becoming harder and harder to fine. The River Of Dreams Program offered by Magic Waters Patagonia can absolutely make that boast. Accessed by a scenic drive, then back-country horseback ride and finally a jet boat excursion up-river to camp, this trout fishing adventure is the definition of a remote trout excursion in the very heart of the uncharted Chilean Andes.
Anglers will drift and walk-and-wade casting to isolated rainbow and brown trout on 30 miles of the upper Blanco River, three secluded spring creeks and five miles of the Bongo River. Mousing, streamers, attractors and match the hatch fishing are all present and produce.
Six anglers accommodate three double occupancy insulated and heated weather port tents on dry elevated river front platforms. Camp boasts a main dining tent and shower/facility building with heat and hot water and a grand fire pit, the social epicenter.
8 to 9-foot fly rods in 4 - 7 wt. are ideal. Weight forward floating lines for lite rods as well as a shooting head line (Teeny 200 grain +) and strong tippets are needed for streamer fishing in these waters. A comprehensive Frontiers pre-trip is available upon booking.
There is only satellite phone communication. There is no cell or Wi-Fi service. Coyhaique or main lodge overnight included on arrival and departure nights. This is a Saturday to Saturday program – four back country overnights, a two hour drive, two hour horseback ride and a one hour jet boat ride from civilization. Limited laundry is available. The seasons are late October to December and late February to April.
$6,000 per person for a seven-night excursion program based on shared wall-tent and fishing guide. Single tent and guide is $12,000 per angler. This departure is not ideal for non-anglers. Contact Frontiers for more information.
Senior Program Manager
Specializes in South America and Iceland fishing programs.
Specializes in South America fishing and shooting departments. Plus, fishing in Mongolia and Canada.