Chile Trout Fishing: Futa Lodge

Fly-fishing for Rainbow & Brown Trout on one of Chile’s best know rivers



Our Testimonials

"My stay was excellent. The Futa Lodge is a special place. The managers are the best lodge hosts I have ever experienced after fishing all over the world. They are a delightful young couple who make guests feel at home. Everything was perfect. The fishing was good, the food and wine were outstanding (very talented chef), and he company super. Some day I shall return.
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The Area

Tucked away, deep into the Coyhue forests of the tenth region of Chile are the azure depths of the Futaleufu River. Rolling peacefully through this exquisite backwater, away from the sounds of engines or civilization, this is the ultimate trout fisherman’s retreat. Standing sentinel on the riverbank is Futa lodge, a small hideaway of comfort and tranquility and a world apart from the hustle and bustle that even sleepy Esquel represents on the Argentinean side of the border. Relative inaccessibility ensures that some of the most beautiful mountain scenery imaginable remains pristine and unspoilt.

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The Fishing

The Futaleufu is classic freestone river, which nurtures healthy stocks of Rainbow and Brown Trout, fed by abundant hatches of mayfly, caddis and stonefly. Most of the trout are in the 14-16” class but much larger trout are regularly caught. There is even the occasional sea-run fish, guaranteed to put a bend in your rod. Ideal fly-fishing water the conditions reward a delicately presented dry fly or nymph on a light 4-6 wt rod.

Futa Lodge

Catering for just six anglers in three comfortable twin rooms Futa lodge is delightfully exclusive, whilst offering excellent service and all the homely comforts one would wish for in this remote outpost of Chile. Gourmet cuisine awaits accompanied by wines chosen from Chile’s finest vineyards and an all inclusive bar with a collection of local spirits and the famous Pisco sour cocktails.

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Our Testimonials

"I was amazed at the variety of fishing that Futa Lodge has to offer. One day we were fishing the Boca of the main river for big surface feeding browns that crashed our dries like polaris missiles, the next we fished enchanting mountainous brooks with delightfully colored rainbows. The highlight of my week was taking the horses out one day and riding up to a hidden and very secret hill lake where, after catching giant rainbows on dragonfly patterns; we had the most wonderful asado under the shade of some ancient old beech trees with our guides.
Futa is a true angler’s paradise and I’ll definitely be going back, thank you and please thank all those at the lodge, for opening our eyes to Chilean fishing, we’ll see you next year! "
Ted M. - Houston Tx.

"At Futa Lodge it isn’t just about the fishing. The areas through which we floated must be some of the most scenic on the planet and everyone was agog at the beauty. All in all, we loved Futa."
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Best Times to Go

The season at Futa lodge runs from November to April with January and February being the warmest months. The sun can be strong during the day, but you are living and fishing in a temperate rainforest so it can rain at anytime during the season.

Getting There

Anglers can fly via Santiago International Airport in Chile with connections in Puerto Montt and Chaiten. Alternatively one can fly via Esquel in Argentina. The package includes collection and travel from either Chaiten or Esquel however a transfer service is available from Puerto Montt on request. We suggest breaking up the journey with an overnight stop in Santiago or Puerto Montt.

Availability and Pricing for the 2018 Season

Season: The season runs from Dec to March

Jan-April US $5,250 (non anglers 40% discount)

Non-Fisher $50/night subject to availability

Package Includes:
  • Seven (x7) nights. (Shorter stays are available on request)
  • Six (x6) days fly-fishing.
  • Price includes accommodation.
  • Includes transportation from Esquel or Chaiten Airport.
  • All meals and drinks including alcohol.
Note: Price does not include gratuities. Lodge capacity is 6 guests.

If you would like to know more about this trip, please contact us and we will provide you with more details. For availabilities, prices, pre trip information, booking form etc. please contact:
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Background reading for your trip:

"Distant Waters" by Nick Lyons

Our Comments:

"This is a book that you will want to keep from your significant other. It opens up the door to dreams of destinations and fish to come. The colors are too vibrant, the stories (all by very fine authors) ring too true. After reading this your next stop will be either the travel agent or the tackle shop to be followed in rapid succession by a trip to the stop that you didn't visit first."--Review by Brian Allred

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"Fifty Places to Fly Fish Before You Die" by Chris Santella

Our Comments:

"My daughter bought this for me last Christmas. I keep it by my bed and if I am unable to sleep open it to one of the recommended destinations and dream. A lovely little book - nicely presented and very readable - a much appreciated present even if it does have a slightly gloomy title."--Review by Frank Aitken

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If you would prefer to speak to us directly regarding a trip to Chile, please contact us at the following:

United Kingdom Office:
Justin Maxwell-Stuart
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Telephone: 646 797 2945


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