Paloma River Lodge

Paloma River Lodge  
Patagonia, Chile
     2017-2018  SEASON

Fly fish from Drift Boats, Walk & Wade, and Horseback & Wade. 
Chile’s weather is exact opposite of ours.
   Season; September thru April however, the lodge likes to
key in on the best of the season’s fishing.


October 30, 2017  -  MARCH 29,  2018
Sunday to Saturday - $3450.00/pp per week

take advantage of my special

 SPECIAL PRICING – 6 DAYS FISHING for price of 5 days

January 20th (leave the 19th)
to January 27th (return on 28th)

SATURDAY to SATURDAY - $3450.00/pp


Adventure Packages for the non-fishermen 2 PERSON minimum at 2900.00 ea.

Includes; Hiking, Birding, and other non-fishing activities


& Coyhaique/Balmaceda (final stop)

You’ll be met at baggage area, taken to lodge, have a bite to eat, then fish all afternoon.

"Let me help with booking your lodge, and flight"
Itinerary;  Passports a must   No shots needed   NO EXCHANGE OF CASH NEEDED 

From US: On East Coast, best to fly out of JFK to Santiago.
 At entry, clear customs, re-check luggage,
fly to Coyhaique/Balmaceda. Flight’s approximately 2 hrs.
When you arrive in Balmaceda, lodge manager, or driver, will be waiting for you at terminal.
You will NOT be waiting for them. The drive’s 1 hr. 20 min.
North West of Balmaceda Airport, &  1 hour from town of Coyhaique.
Have your camera ready! You’ll be surrounded by the Andes Mountains.

Deposits & Payments

$250.00/pp holds your spot. Balance of ½ due 45 days after that.
Final balance due 30 days before trip
Payments to be made with Personal, Cashiers, Bank checks, or Wire Transfers -
Sorry, no credit cards

FISHING LICENSE for one week – 25.00   for two weeks – 35.00

TIPS;  Suggesting no less than 10% by service one received"
                 Please pay in US dollars for tips   and souvenirs, purchased at lodge. 

Cancellation Policy

More than 30 days prior to date of trip - money refunded except $100 serv. fee. 
Cancellation 30 days or less- forfeiture of 100% unless we rebook dates w/ another sale,
then we’ll apply money to another date for same season or next season.

We always recommend Travel/Medical Insurance however read the fine print.

   Pricing is based on roundtrip tickets
   From JFK to Balmaceda   approx 1129.00
  If you have “flier miles”   it would be less from JFK to Santiago
Flight cost from Santiago to Balmaceda approx 156.00
From Miami to Balmaceda  approx 828.00 ( Prices change every day )

List of equipment, supplies, & flies for trip to Chile
40 lbs per bag/2 bags/pp & one carry-on
Confirm this; flight info on baggage may have changed
2 Rods   9 ft- 4,5,6 wt rods
w/ Floating line and sink tip or full sinking in case of
lake fishing or high water conditions
Breathable waders & felt bottom boots (no problem with felt)
Vest  (with all your tools)
Leader : 9ft 2x, 3x, & 4x       Tippet : 3x,4x,5x
floatant, splitshot or tinshot, indicators
Hat with brim       Polarized glasses (amber is best)
6 Dozen flies ( Barbless Hooks when using them, PLEASE)
All fish released unharmed
Walking Stick  Net(guides carry nets but its good to have one) packable Raincoat
Bug spray (100% Deet) Pump is best
(NO bug issues this time of year, but better to have).
Sun screen - 45 to 100 SPF
( Ozone layer is thinner in Chile, be safe)
SPF is important
Sun gloves & Fleece Gloves  2 long sleeve shirts,  
2 pairs of pants(light material)
Underwear for the week
 1 to 2 Layers of warm clothes (just in case) (Fleece is best)
Very Important--Earth tones for clothing so you don't spook fish
Personal toiletries
Camera and extra batteries/charger
You must have an adapter that converts 220 to 110 for hairdryer, chargers,& computer.
There is no phone signal BUT there may be WIFI

 List of flies to bring
Mostly dry fly action but you can nymph and use streamers
Chernobyl Ant, size 4,6,8... A MUST!
Dave's Hoppers and Parachute, sizes 6 - 12
 Mouse patterns  A Must!
 Madam X sizes 8 - 10
Stimulators, brown, black, rust, yellow, olive size 14 - 10   A MUST!
 with and without rubber legs
Flying ant, size 12 - 16 (late season)
Caddis, tan, amber and brown  size - 10 - 16  A MUST!
Buggers, especially bead head black & olive 6 - 8
crystal buggers 8 - 10
 Monster Beetles, size 4 - 8 A MUST!
Bozo Chernobyls, sizes 4 - 8  A MUST!
 Parachute Adams, sizes 10 – 14
 March Brown  size 8 - 12
Royal Wulff, sizes 14 - 18
Jailbirds, size 12 - 16
Pink, brown, red San Juan Worms, Size 12 – 16