La Posada de los Farios is perfectly located in Chilean Patagonia 2 hours north of the small Patagonian city of Coyhaique. The lodge is far enough away from civilization (3 hrs to Balmaceda airport) to escape the masses yet close enough so as not to require a charter flight or an extra day to get to. Unlike most other regional lodges, it is quite rare to encounter any other anglers at all during a typical week’s stay at La Posada, making this perhaps the very best location in all of Chile. La Posada is situated on a peaceful working, cattle ranch a stone’s throw away from the beautiful Rio Cisnes (Swan River, widely recognized as among the finest brown trout fly fishing streams in the region. Remote and separated from other lodges and outfitters, with a wide variety of productive and unspoiled trout waters with in close range. The fishing is primarily for wild and aggressive resident Brown Trout that abound in the local waters, hence the name: Los “Farios”, taken from the original Latin name for the German Brown Trout the name still used in Chile, France and other countries. Rainbow Trout and King Salmon are also found in the nearby waters.
The scenery from the lodge is spectacular and the fishing options are abundant. The lodge itself is the original historic 60 year-old ranch house, modified to comfortably handle a maximum of just 6 guests per week. We strive to maintain a relaxed, down-home atmosphere around the lodge, with delicious meals served family style, always complimented by fine Chilean wines, freshly baked bread and organic vegetables from neighboring subsistence farms.
During your fishing day an abundant picnic lunch will be prepared streamside by your guide and a steaming wood-fired hot tub and frosty mug of beer will always await you at the end of your fishing day.