Futa Lodge is absolutely the most romantic lodge in the world, which sleeps a maximum of six anglers. With its remoteness, stunning mountains and free rising, very obedient Brown and Rainbow Trout, this will feel like a dream. Fishing itself is some of the purest wild fly-fishing for Rainbows and Browns anywhere in the world.
Fishing at Futa is like stepping back in time. The countryside is reminiscent of Montana or Colorado at the turn of the last century. The magnificent forests around the lodge have seen no felling of timber and the fields are still cut with scythes.
Fishing itself is some of the purest wild fly-fishing for Rainbows and Browns anywhere in the world. Each and every Trout that you catch is fin perfect. The fishing at Futa lodge is largely based on the Futaleufu River, which flows right by the front door of the lodge. In addition, there are some smaller rivers close by that are fished and also some local lakes.
The Browns and Rainbows of the Futaleufu River and the catchment as a whole were stocked from European and American stock in the early 19th Century. The fish, in particular, have gone on to establish an extremely healthy population that is the envy of wild Trout fisheries the world over.
The river has a multitude of different types of water and styles of fishing. One minute your guide will be rowing you down vast stretches where you will fish a streamer to overhanging trees to tempt big Browns from their hiding places and the next minute, you will be fishing from the bank having stalked a wary pod of Rainbows as they sip tiny dry flies from the surface