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Patagonia is the southernmost part of South America. It is divided by a mountain range into two parts - Chile to the west and Argentina to the east. It is dominated by beautiful lakes, pristine rivers, glaciers, fjords, mountains, islands, and waterfalls that produce an ideal environment for fly fishing, mountaineering, trekking, horseback riding and more.

Surrounding rivers include Simpson, Paloma, Azul, Desaque and Emperador Guillermo Rivers.

Chinook Salmon

Brown Trout

Rainbow Trout

Coho Salmon

The lodge has an exquisite location on the banks of the Rio Futaleufu, and the gorgeous views it frames to the high peaks of the Andes across the river.
With four rooms in the main house (private bathrooms across the hall) and two rooms in an adjacent cottage (en-suite bathrooms), El Encuentro can comfortably accommodate up to eight guests. It's an ideal setting for a small group of friends who want to enjoy the lodge's privacy and warmth. WiFi is available.
When one thinks about fishing from El Encuentro Lodge, an angler can't help but think about float fishing the famed Rio Futaleufu (sometimes known as the Rio Grande). With the lodge's unique location right on the banks of the Rio Futaleufu, a fishing day can begin or end at the lodge, and anglers are also able to go out late in the day, right from the lodge, to enjoy the evening catch. Additional river beats are easily accessed upstream or downstream from the lodge.
El Encuentro guides know all the various side channels and the location of deep pools that hold fish; they know where to encourage guests to wade fish and how to best reach large browns under hidden banks. The Rio Futaleufu is renowned for trophy-sized rainbow and brown trout and fishes well all season.
El Encuentro Lodge was built by the Beale family over 30 years ago as a special place to gather together with friends and fish. The Beales proudly grow most the of the organic vegetables in the one-acre kitchen garden and serve eggs from their own chickens Lamb, beef, and local fish are locally sourced..Breads are baked daily at the lodge. And who could forget the superb Argentine wines served at lunch and dinner. Guests are treated to a traditional Patagonian "asado" (barbecue) with the family and all the guides - a most memorable dining experience!


Dorado Fishing at it's best! This amazing trip offers you the chance to catch a record-setting Golden Dorado!  Two locations in one trip!


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