Patagonia's Rio Malleo offers some of the finest and most diverse fishing in all of Argentina.
The Malleo River, by Patagonian standards, isn't a big river. From its origin at Lago Tromen, which sits near Argentina's border with Chile and just above the famous Lanin Volcano, to its terminus where it dumps into the Aluminé, the Malleo runs a relatively short course of around 30 miles. But the Malleo's somewhat abbreviated run has done little to diminish its fame — at least when compared other nearby Argentine rivers like the Aluminé, Collón Curá and
In fact, the Malleo is widely held to offer some of the finest, if not the finest, dry fly fishing in all of Patagonia. And, in addition to offering some of the best fishing in Patagonia, despite its more compact nature, the Malleo's fishing is also some of the most diverse.
Generally, late November through early April is prime time for the Malleo and other rivers in Argentina's northern Patagonian region.