The Guides

Chile Patagonia Fly Fishing Guides

Mike Cole with a guest and Cisnes river brown trour

  • Our guides are highly experienced North American and Chilean professionals who are knowledgeable of the local area and fully committed to providing the best possible service and fishing for our guests. They are always willing to provide helpful advice and extra assistance to beginners and novices. Most bring with them a vast amont of fishing know-how gained from fishing and guiding around the world in such far flung places as Kamchatka, Alaska or British Columbia.

  • Whether you need help refining your double haul or advice on how best to present a dry fly to a wary brown, our guides are always qualified and willing to help.

  • Their willingness to share their knowledge of the area's local culture and natural history can add greatly to the visitor's overall experience.

Jeff Smith



Seth Byler was born and raised in Montana and presently guides on the Big Horn River during the North American summers. Seth has also guided in Alaska on the remote Upper Nushagak River and it's tributaries. Seth is an extremely hardworking, dependable and enthusiastic guide and we look forward to having him back for the 2014/15 season.







Rex Bryngelson is the owner of Chile Patagonia Flyfishing and has been a river and fishing guide for more than 25 years. Rex spent many years guiding all types of wilderness trips in Alaska and the western US prior to permanently relocating to Chile in the mid-90's. Rex is an accomplished photographer and operates Photo Safaris throughout Patagonia during the spring and fall season with his company

With more than two decades of experience guiding the waters surrounding La Posada, his knowledge of the Rio Cisnes and the neighboring waters is unsurpassed. Rex plans to spend more time on the water guiding guests this season and anglers can be rest assured they will be in the best of hands with Rex as their guide.


Chile Patagonia Flyfishing - Casilla 104 / Coyhaique, Chile / Phone-Fax: 56-67-236402 / e-mail: