All of our lodges are uniquely positioned to cater to the diverse needs and expectations of our clientele. All our lodges have a world-class fishing resource as a prerequisite, and to that most important ingredient, we add attention to detail, legendary service, incredible food and exceptional wine. As Nervous Waters has grown, each of our lodges have developed a different personality, driven by the character of each location, the staff, facilities and of course, the unique fishing experience each represents. Take a moment to choose which of the criteria below are most important to you, and most closely match your expectations. Whichever lodge you choose, don’t worry, a stay at any Nervous Waters lodge is guaranteed to leave you questioning why you’d consider fishing anywhere else!

Find out what Trout Lodge best fits you

For those seeking the best combination of trout fishing, adventures, service, and accommodations, our two lodges nestled in the lakes region along the Chile-Argentina border are waiting for you. Both lodges offer intimate luxurious lodging, world-renowned dining, and experiences for both the hard-core angler and those seeking a relaxing stay in the Andes.

 

Match with Futa Lodge and NP Lodge

Nestled in a dramatic alpine valley, Futa Lodge’s grounds and surroundings are as romantic as it gets. Riverside fire pits and outdoor lounging space are the perfect places to sit with your partner as you both soak in the verdant sights and sounds of the Futaleufu Valley over a glass of Argentine wine. Couples will enjoy private accommodations in 3 cozy riverfront cottages providing a quiet escape for you to connect with the one you love the most.

 

Match with Futa Lodge 

Northern Patagonia Lodge offers an abundance of fishing options that are sure to satisfy the needs of our angling guests. Drift boats are used to effectively cover the most water. All available waters except for the picturesque Rio Filo-Hua-Hum (too small – wading only) can be fished both on foot and from the boats. Our still waters, like the Huechulafquen, Paimún, Tromen, and Curruhe are traditionally fished from boats to cover the most water. Whatever water you choose, our skillful guides will tailor your experience around your needs and angling preferences.

 

Match with NP Lodge

Nervous Water’s Northern Patagonia Lodge (NPL) is located at the epicenter of world-famous trout waters. Near Junín de Los Andes, the lodge caters for drift boat or wade-fishing day trips to famous rivers like the Río Chimehuín, Río Malleo, Río Collon Curá, and the Río Aluminé. Bespoke trips to hidden gems off the beaten path like the picturesque Rio Filo-Hua-Hum, and remote, multi-day Glamping (Glamour-Camping) trips to the majestic Río Limay with Patagonia River Guides (PRG) are always options.

PRG unplugged wilderness camps on the banks of the Río Limay are the perfect choice for anglers who want to get away from it all, as well as adventure-seeking big trout hunters in search of truly untouched waters. If you love the idea of camping, but not damp and soggy campsites, then we highly recommend this unique fishing experience. Our ground crew will fulfill your dreams of sleeping under the stars with all the amenities and luxuries that you expect from our lodges.

Match with NP Lodge coupled with the Unplugged wilderness camp

Futa Lodge in Chile never ceases to amaze with a stunning mix of glistening lakes, smoldering volcanoes, temperate rain forests, and meandering rivers rich with fish and birdlife. Beyond the realm of fly fishing, the Futaleufú valley is known for its world-class rafting, hiking, horse-riding, biking, and birdwatching. A mind dazzling variety of activities awaits and invites you to put the rod aside for a moment.

 

Match with Futa Lodge

Nervous Water’s Northern Patagonia Lodge (NPL) is located at the epicenter of world-famous trout waters. Near Junín de Los Andes, the lodge caters for drift boat or wade-fishing day trips to famous rivers like the Río Chimehuín, Río Malleo, Río Collon Curá, and the Río Aluminé.

Bespoke trips to hidden gems off the beaten path like the picturesque Rio Filo-Hua-Hum, and remote, multi-day Glamping (Glamour-Camping) trips to the majestic Río Limay with Patagonia River Guides (PRG) are always options.

 

Match with NP Lodge

Both Futa Lodge and Northern Patagonia Lodge offer an abundance of fishing options sure to satisfy the needs of our angling guests. To cover the large expanses of the waters available more effectively, drift boats are used in both operations. While all waters except for the Filo Hua Hum are generally fished drifting, not all waters and pools can be fished wading.

Years of experience fishing and floating the region’s waters will set our guides apart from the rest, ensuring an exciting and safe ride downriver. Northern Patagonia Lodge offers a wide range of drift boat day trips to a variety of waters in the region, and also offers the special experience of multi-day raft trips down the magnificent Río Limay. The violent geological past of northern Patagonia’s lake district formed wide-open valleys where the character of a river changes constantly from a quick-flowing braid system to a slow meandering one. Naturally resulting in a long float to ensure you cover the areas productive water and pools.

Compared to Northern Patagonia Lodge, the drifts on the Chilean Río Futaleufú valley seem shorter. What it lacks in miles it makes up for with its structural splendor. Nestled in an alpine valley, the Río Futaleufú meanders through hard rock and surprises anglers with a mind dazzling array of structure, riffles, and deep pools.

 

Match with Futa Lodge and NP Lodge

The Patagonian Lake Districts in Chile and Argentina stretches across the Andes in northern Patagonia and is the home of both the Futa Lodge and Northern Patagonia Lodge. Widely celebrated as one of the most beautiful areas of the Patagonian region, the stunning ancient forests, alpine-blue lakes, volcanoes, and picturesque villages alone are worth the journey. What could be a better way to explore Patagonia than road-tripping from one Lodge to another, savoring all the good things in life along the way at your own pace?

Combine the best of both worlds: the stunning mesmerizing and captivating beauty of the Futaleufu valley and its prime trout fisheries, as well as the vast variety of Northern Patagonia’s waters. But it doesn’t have to be a self-guided adventure. Nervous Waters booking experts will help you plan your bespoke trip.

 

Combined Trip between Futa Lodge and NP Lodge

A hidden Andean gem, Futa Lodge has managed to remain a well-kept secret amongst die-hard South American adventurers. More than just a fishing lodge, Futa is surrounded by hidden valleys, rivers, and gin-clear lakes that offer adventure beyond the fly rod and reel. Hidden away from the busy eyes of mainstream tourism in a secluded and picturesque valley in the Chilean Andes, prospective clients will find themselves thrown back in time where everything was simplistic and slower-paced. Sipping a glass of vintage red around the fireplace until the trout rising rhythmically in the glassy tail out, falls silent.

 

Match with Futa Lodge

Edging the idyllic Chimehuin River, Northern Patagonia Lodge’s location in the heart of Northern Patagonia makes it a strategic hub for visiting anglers from around the world. In addition to floating and wade-fishing our hallowed waters, you’ll also find incomparable trout fishing on the nearby Collon Cura and Alumine rivers, as well as on trophy lakes such as Huechulafquen, Paimún, Tromen, and Curruhe.

Off the water, relax in style—enjoying ultimate service, excellent cuisine, and a full selection of Argentina’s renowned wines back at the lodge. Or take advantage of our two-night deluxe tent camp options for a true one-of-a-kind Patagonia experience.

 

Match with NP Lodge

Still can’t make up your mind?

If you’d like to discuss any aspect of the lodges or their fishing schedules to help decide which is right for you, just give us a call or send us an email. We’re happy to help answer any questions you may have, and our experts can help recommend the lodge that best suits you.