Fly Odyssey work with a number of excellent lodges in Patagonian Chile.

La Posada De Los Farios, located on the banks of the Cisnes River, has provided a high quality fly fishing for Brown and Rainbow Trout and is one of our favourite locations in Chile.

  • Season: November to late April
  • Huge diversity of waters: large freestone streams, lakes and small spring creeks
  • Superb terrestrial dry fly fishing in summer
  • Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout and Chinook Salmon
  • Ideal for individuals, groups, couples and families
  • Other activities include horse-riding, bird-watching and trekking
  • Average temperatures: 10-27℃

La Posada De Los Farios is situated on the banks of the river Cisnes and has been operating since 1994.

The fishing lodge can accommodate a maximum of six guests in three comfortable twin-bedded suites, each with en-suite facilities. There are no single occupancy rooms at the lodge. The lodge has a lounge where all guests can gather to discuss the day's events and a dining-room where all meals are taken. The lodge has a friendly homely feel. There is no phone at the lodge, however, there is a radio in the event of emergencies. There is plenty of room to store fishing gear and tackle up with your wading gear. There is also a hot tub in which you can relax after a day on the river.

The resident chef is a magician serving local Chilean dishes of fresh fish, chicken, beef and barbecued lamb all with home-grown vegetables. All complimented with a selection of fine Chilean wines. A generator provides 24-hour electricity for the lodge.

For the non-angler, there are plenty of things to enjoy, such as visiting the nearby coastal fjords, horse-back riding, hiking and walking along with river, rafting and bird-watching.

There is no internet at La Posada de los Farios.

Most of the fly fishing is for wild Brown Trout with some specimens seen close to 30 inches and the occasional Rainbow Trout. The river is just a few short steps from the fishing lodge and there are several miles of direct river frontage on the Cisnes. This part of the river is relatively large and slow moving, making it easily wadeable and great for after-hours wading. Several tributaries enter the Cisnes within walking distance of the lodge. Several small lakes, loaded with Brown Trout, are also easily accessed.

Most of the fishing is via floating one of the sections of the Cisnes or the Manihuales or exploring one the hidden lagunas and stream tributaries. A variety of methods can be employed from using streamers and stripping them back from under rocks to floating foam bugs, Mayflies and Hoppers. All this with the backdrop of the Andes that form the border with Argentina and the beautiful Queulat National Park.

Then, when you have tackled the Brown Trout, why not take a trip to one of the coastal fjords and try for aggressive Sea Trout with many fish in the 5-10 lb range and larger ones just waiting to be caught. There are also Pacific Salmon to target. It is not uncommon to catch and release a number of these fish in a day.

Excluding excursions, the fishing is literally on the door-step - even the furthest fishing is only about an hour away. Journeys are in 4WD vehicles.

A typical day involves leaving the lodge after breakfast around 8:00-ish and drifting down the river working the pools until lunchtime when a packed lunch is provided, then streamside and often return just after dark.

Whether you are a beginner or an expert, the guides will help you make the most of your time at the lodge.

Anglers are advised to bring all the gear and equipment they need with them - waders and boots, rods, reels, lines and terminal tackle.

The rates for this destination vary throughout the season. We offer the best available rates for this destination and do not charge for our service. By calling we are able to tailor a package to specifically suit your requirements at the best available rate. As we have offices in both the United Kingdom and Australia we can also ensure you are being quoted in your local currency. Please enquire for the latest rates and availability, including information on any applicable special offers and group discounts.



Passport with minimum six months validity and photo ID to purchase fishing licence.

Fly direct to Santiago and take a three-hour flight to Balmaceda where you will be met by the lodge representatives and taken for a three-and-a-half hour transfer to the lodge.

fly fishing in Chile: La Posada De Los Farios


Contact: Mat McHugh
Tel: +44 (0)1621 743711
Mob: +44 (0)7936 708305


Contact: Gilly Bate
Tel: +44 (0)1730 825626
Mob: +44 (0)7817 304232


Contact: James Laverty
Mob (Australia):
+61 (0)499 900816