Futa Lodge

Outstanding trout fishing in Chile

Outstanding trout fishing in magnificent surroundings with a high level of service and accommodation.


Futa Lodge fishes primarily for brown and rainbow trout either wading or drifting, with dry and wet flies in the Futaleufu River itself. The lodge also fishes neighbouring tributaries and lakes which are mostly populated by browns and rainbows. Other species occasionally encountered in the Futaleufu and Espolon rivers include chinook, silver & Atlantic salmon, sea trout and Steelhead.

The 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 Futaleufu 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. Futaleufu is a place to re-charge your batteries, to feel your spirits soar.

“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 has welcomed the greatest names in fishing, from Lefty Kreh and Mel Kreiger to Lee and Joan Wulff. The reason they came is that Futa represents the best of Chilean fishing, hospitality, accommodations, guiding and service.

This intimate six fisherman lodge has twin-bedded rooms with wood-burning stove and private bathrooms situated in the main lodge building. 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 Futaleufu River, horse riding through the magical coyhue forests, hiking to local waterfalls, bird watching and wine tasting.

Access from Argentina

Across the border from Esquel in Argentina, and deep into the coyhue forests of the tenth region of Chile flow the azure depths of the Futaleufu river. Futa Lodge is situated in the Valle de las Escalas on the Futaleufu River, about half way between Puerto Montt and Coyhaique and a 40 minute drive from the village of Fuateufu.

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

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