Futa Lodge

Outstanding trout fishing in Chile

Futa Lodge offers outstanding trout fishing in magnificent surroundings on the Futaleufú River. This glacial-fed river houses a renowned rainbow and brown trout fishery and anglers can explore miles of classic water.

Diverse trout fishing in a wonderfully private setting

Futa Lodge fishes primarily for brown and rainbow trout either wading or drifting, with dry and wet flies in the Futaleufú River. This freestone giant grows healthy stocks of rainbow and brown trout that are fed by abundant hatches of mayfly, caddis and stoneflies. A heavy resident stock of fish and great hatches combined with classic fly water make the Futaleufú a trout fisherman’s paradise. Average rainbows and browns are in the 14″-16″ class but much larger fish are caught regularly. There is a magic in the valley that transcends mere fishing. Futaleufú is a place to re-charge your batteries, to feel your spirits soar.

The lodge also fishes neighbouring tributaries and lakes which are mostly populated by browns and rainbows. Other species occasionally encountered in the Futaleufú and Espolon rivers include chinook, silver and Atlantic salmon, sea trout and steelhead.

Anglers generally leave the lodge around 8am returning for lunch and a siesta before heading out again around 4.30pm.  The fishing is varied, ranging from float trips on the Futaleufú to wading intimate tributaries to exploring hidden lakes looking for large unpressured trout.  

“There is a magic in the valley that combines the finest fishing with a place to feel your spirits soar.” N.Z. – UK

relax amid this tranquil environment

Futa Lodge is an intimate spot that can host six fisherman and two non-anglers in three bright and comfortable cottages. The main lodge consists of a cosy living room with a fireplace and two additional double bedrooms.  Gourmet cuisine features a variety of typical Chilean dishes such as curanto and sopaipillas, home made breads and desserts and fresh vegetables from the kitchen garden. For those looking to relax amid this tranquil environment and not fish there is white-water rafting and kayaking in the Futaleufú River, horse riding through the magical coyhue forests, hiking to local waterfalls, bird watching and wine tasting.

Access from Argentina

Futa Lodge is situated in the Valle de las Escalas on the Futaleufú River, about half way between Puerto Montt and Coyhaique and a 40 minute drive from the village of Futaleufú.

The lodge is accessed either from Argentina by weekly flights to Esquel, or private charter from Puerto Montt to Futaleufú airport, where you will be met by a lodge representative and driven to the lodge.

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