Adventure Travel is more than calling a lodge and booking airline tickets. We tried that route. A great fly fishing travel agent is worth their weight in cash. First, any top notch fly fishing travel agent never has an up charge for booking you on a trip of your dreams. You pay the same price as if you were handling the booking yourself at that far off place in Belize for example. We get our fees from the lodges we work with not you. The other thing is that we have visited the lodges and destinations we work with, we also learned that lesson. Generally we travel with a group and help with travel arrangements. We understand the anxiety of arriving in a far away country or new destination and trying to find your way around. We have been there too.
Chile, December 30, 2023 -January 6, 2024
Katmai Trophy Lodge and Naknek River Camp is located on the banks of the famed Naknek River, perfectly situated on the edge of tide water, giving us quick access to both ocean- fresh salmon and the trophy rainbow trout fishing that the Naknek is famous for. We are a full-service fishing operation in the heart of Bristol Bay just two miles outside the boundary of the world- renowned Katmai National Park. You have probably heard that the Bristol Bay watershed is home to the largest runs of salmon in the world. A lesser known fact is that it is also Alaska’s only designated “Trophy Rainbow Trout” area. Our river system starts in the snow-capped mountains of Katmai National Park flowing down through our beautiful chain of lakes, through rolling tundra hills, ending with the Naknek flowing into the Bering Sea. This unspoiled nutrient rich environment enables our fish to grow to incredible size.
With salmon runs that number in the millions, Trout and Char that grow well over 30”, and some of the best bear viewing in the world, the real question is what are you waiting for?
Cinco Rios Lodge was built with the finest wood from our forests. It has the design needed to provide our guests the maximum comfort. Our location on the banks of the Simpson River gives a unique view of the valley and the towering snow-capped mountains of the Andes, in the Chilean Patagonia.
Cinco Rios Lodge can accommodate 12 guests at a time, with each room providing two king beds in separate quarters, a sitting area with comfortable chairs, a private bathroom, and a beautiful balcony overlooking the Simpson Valley. A large fireplace adds ambience to our main living room, fully furnished with comfortable armchairs and sofas. Gazing through the large windows of the dining room, you are directed to the green meadows of the valley where you can see a fleeting rainbow on the rainy days or a warm sunset at the end of the day. It is definitely the perfect backdrop for each of our delicious meals. Our bar has the charm needed to liven up a good conversation with various cocktails available. We have laundry service, Wi-Fi connection, a fly shop, and a room for fly tying.