Chile's Futaleufu River Valley

December 1, 2004 By: Marshall Cutchin

There’s only one way into this remote fisherman’s paradise in central Chile: a bumpy dirt road completed in 1983. “When I stepped outside the first morning, I was stunned by the looming snowcapped mountains and rock spires hanging above the valley. The hillside on which our log cabin was perched dropped sharply away to the valley floor below. A sheep ranch was cradled between the peaks along with the meandering Rio Azul that joined up with the Futaleufu River less than a half-mile downstream.” Will Rice describes the clear water and varieties of trout anglers will find when fishing this unspoiled area. In the Denver Post.