Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Lodge 30 km from Patagonia National Park

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Green Baker Lodge


Phone icon1-800-547-4322 Mon-Fri, 9am - 5pm (ET) Email iconorvistravel@orvis.com Link icongreenlodgebaker.com

Pricing:

7 night/6 day packages:

  • Per Angler Double Occupancy: $5,200
  • Per Angler Single Occupancy: $8,200
  • Per Non-Angler Double Occupancy: $3,640

Contact Orvis Adventures for pricing for longer or shorter packages.

Highlights:

  • Brown and rainbow trout
  • Fish the mighty Baker River, as well as surrounding lakes and streams
  • The only guides who fish the Baker every day
  • Rates start from $200 for a half-day float
  • Fishing season runs October through April

Orvis is pleased to offer our travel customers access to two valuable services: Global Rescue travel membership and IMG Signature Travel Insurance℠.

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The Story

Go fly fishing in Patagonia and enjoy Orvis-endorsed accommodations at The Green Baker Lodge, located on the world-famous Río Baker in southern Chilean Patagonia. As a five-star lodge and restaurant that hosts clients from all over the world, we can accommodate multiple groups for fishing, climbing, hiking, and other experiences that showcase all the Andes has to offer. Hosts stay in beautiful, rustic cabins that overlook the river and its mother mountains, the Cordón Contreras, which hold back the Northern Ice Field. Known for its depth and strong currents, the Baker provides any angler with the opportunity to catch rainbows and browns in the style they desire. From nymphing the gravel islands in the upper part of the river, to a frenetic caddis hatch in one of its large eddies, to casting large streamers to its deep, structured banks, aggressive trout lurk around every corner. Lodge Manager Rafael Barroso, one of the premier guides South of Coyhaique, has prowled these ever-changing waters for the past seven years. A familiar face in an unfamiliar place, he heads a friendly and experienced staff committed to providing an unforgettable experience.

Guests stay in beautiful, rustic cabanas that overlook the Rio Baker and its mother mountains the Cordon Contreras, which hold back the Campo Hielo Norte glacier.

Upon arriving at Balmaceda airport you will be greeted by Green Baker Lodge staff and begin the southern journey along the Caraterra Austral to the lodge. Pisco sours and refreshments will be waiting on the restaurant terrace as you get your first view of the Rio Baker. After introductions are made, it’s off to fish the evening hatch—just a taste of what’s to come in the following days. Early-morning coffee and a hearty breakfast await you each day as you explore more of the Lago Carrera watershed. Lunch will be provided either in the river or at the lodge restaurant. From protein-rich meals prepared to help you refuel during long summer days to steaming bowls of soup and hot dishes during the cold and rainy fall, our kitchen provides just what anglers need when they set the rod down. After a short siesta, it’s back into the water as the sun goes down on the Cordón Contreras, the mountain range visible from the river. Happy hour and the dinner service are always served in the Angler’s Quincho, our main dining room accentuated by a large brick fireplace. And don’t forget to ask about our wood-fired hot tubs that overlook the river; they’re truly a great way to relax after a day of fishing. All guests also get to experience a classic Chilean Asado provided on the last day of the trip: a full lamb slow-roasted over an open fire for four to five hours. It’s the perfect environment in which to end the week with a glass of Chilean Carmenere red wine and share stories from the water. We can provide any and all fishing gear from rods and reels, to waders and boots, just in case you leave something at home.

Additional activities are also available for guests, all either on site or within an hour's drive. Half- and full-day activities can include:

  • Visit to Parque Patagonia Nacional (Grounds and Museum)
  • Visit to “La Confluencia,” the meeting point of the Rio Baker and the Rio Nef
  • Boat or kayak tour of the world famous “Marble Caves”
  • Exploradores Glacier ice trekking tour
  • Hiking in Tomango National Park
  • Canopy zipline course
  • Horseback riding
  • Rafting in the Rio Baker
  • Helicopter tour

At the start of the season (October/November) we will find a large number of islands in the Baker. Between these islands, the classic structures are riffle-run-pools, where the trout will be feeding. Also, the hatch of the afternoon with their huge numbers of caddis, makes the trout eat voraciously on the surface. The Baker River is an ecosystem that is completely different from the rest of Patagonia. As it is the natural drain of the largest lake in Chile, Lake General Carrera, converts this circuit of waters in the ideal environment to produce big trout. We have not found a river with so much diversity in fishing techniques, in water styles, and with an average size of trout so elevated than The Baker. In Chile and the world, the Baker River is the big league.

7 night/6 day packages:

  • Per Angler Double Occupancy: $5,200
  • Per Angler Single Occupancy: $8,200
  • Per Non-Angler Double Occupancy: $3,640

Contact Orvis Adventures for pricing for longer or shorter packages.

Are waders required for every fishing location?

In the summer months, warmer weather and heavy sun can permit wet wading in some locations. However, changes in temperature and precipitation occur often in Patagonia, therefore we strongly recommend waders for all fishing experiences.


What rods, lines, and flies should I bring on my trip?

A five-weight and a seven-weight rod will allow any angler to be successful in all waters, whether with nymphs, dries, or streamers. Anglers should bring a good floating line and a full sinking line for streamers. Streamer tip lines are not nearly as effective in the Baker due to its depth. An assortment of classic caddis and mayfly patterns, as well as large terrestrials will function well for surface activity, while woolly buggers and a few articulated flies in white, olive, yellow, and black will serve the angler well.

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