Pancho Salas, Co-Owner
Pancho has lived and worked in Patagonia for over 25 years. As a founding member of the original fly fishing movement in Chile, he is a recognized expert in for fishing and hunting and knows the Patagonia back country second to none.
He, along with his wife Alexandra, and four children: Diego, Sebastian, Benjamin, and Antonia embody the essence of “Patagon Lifestyle.”
Pancho and his sons are gifted guides. Their authenticity, knowledge, humor, and good company make any day on the river a special experience.
Their love for Patagonia and passion for sharing the experience with Lodge guests is a unique and unforgettable . Los Torreones Lodge Guides are ALL resident Chileans, with valid working papers.
We believe strongly in supporting Local Guides and businesses.
Not only do Los Torreones guides know the fishing, they also know the history, the ranchers, the local customs, weather patterns, culture….in short: Chile.
You've flown a long way to be in Chile. At Los Torreones Lodge you are guaranteed to have an authentic Patagonia Experience.
Born and raised in the mountains outside of Denver, Colorado. Graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) he holds a life long interest in fly fishing and the environment.
Philip joined the Peace Corps after University and served as a volunteer for three years in West Africa. Twenty three years ago he fell in love with Chile and Patagonia and never left.
As founding Director of the two largest English Language programs in Higher Education in Chile , he contributed to “Best Practices” in TEFL training in Chile and helped literally thousands of students experience better English as a Second Language training for the first time.
Fluent in Spanish, French, and English. His photography reflects the the magic and passion one feels in Patagonia.
Philip counts traveling with family, and fly-fishing as his passions. Reading, photography, and writing round out the list.
Philip handles the Sales, Marketing, and Client Services during high Season at Los Torreones Lodge. He splits his time between Pirque, a small wine area just south of Santiago, Chile and Patagonia.