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Yelcho Lake, Chile Fly Fishing

Yelcho Lake, Patagonia

Yelcho Lake is located in the Los Lagos (The Lakes in English) region, southern Chile in the Palena Province. The lake is fed by the Futaleufú River and is one of the deepest lakes in Chile. It is a popular location for fly fishing enthusiasts who are rewarded with catches of brook, brown and rainbow trout; or the lucky ones at least.

The Carretera Austral runs along its north-western shore and it is approximately 10 miles from the small village of Futaleufú – a Chliean town on the border near Esquel, Argentina.

Also included in this pristine area of Patagonia are: the Yelcho River, the Yelcho Bridge, the Yelcho Glacier, the Yelcho Walk and the Hotel Yelcho de Patagonia – tourist center & lodge that also organize fishing expeditions.

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