Chile Brown & Rainbow Trout Fishing
Fundo El Salto
Introducing Fundo el Salto, a world class fly fishing destination in the foothills of the Andes, a perfect place to test your skills against the world’s wildest Brown and Rainbow trout. Looking for more? Add a lake crossing to the back end of your trip to beautiful Bariloche, Argentina to more fully experience the natural wonders of this breath taking locale. Call Trek for details.
There are two travel options that make this Brown Trout heaven unique. You can fly into Puerto Montt from Santiago, or elect to arrive Fundo el Salto from an exciting Lake Crossing from Argentina. This allows you to combine our excellent fishing programs in Argentina as well as Fundo el Salto. The Lake Crossing takes you from Bariloche, Argentina across three beautiful bodies of water while giving you incredible views of the Osorno and Calbuco Volcanoes as you snake through the Andes Mountains before arriving into Puerto Varas, which lies only 35 miles from the lodge.
If you desire, you can also do the Lake Crossing at the end of your trip and depart from Bariloches International Airport. The season runs from December through April. Call for a customized itinerary.
As many trout anglers know, Chile is a world class destination for Brown and Rainbow trout, but difficult travel logistics have always been involved in getting there. Fundo el Salto is only an hour and 20 minutes from Puerto Montt, which is an easy non stop connection from Santiago which will allow you to fish on the day of arrival. From the lodge, your access points will vary depending on the type of water being fished.
Days will be spent on rivers that originate from snowcapped volcanoes, which include successions of pool and runs that can be fished from a perfectly placed drift boat or stretches that are wadeable. During your trip you will have the chance to fish the Petrohue River and its tributaries, which gives you an ever changing landscape to land your fly with the possibility of running into Salmon along the way.
Fundo el Salto will accommodate 10 anglers in five country farmhouse style bedrooms which all include a private bath. The lodge common areas are highlighted by a well appointed living room which is connected to a fly tying room, separate dining room and an inviting kitchen. Unlike many other fishing destinations, this lodge keeps even the most seasoned traveler as busy or relaxed as they want to be, without ever wetting a line.
All of the bilingual guides are specialized in not only fly-fishing and casting instruction, but can also accompany you for any hiking, eco-tours Andes horseback rides you desire. Fundo el Salto is a truly owner-operated fishing lodge that has the flexibility for four, five and six day programs along with a location that is almost unheard of in world class trout fishing and vacation destination.
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