MALLEO RIVER

THE FISHING

Jorge Trucco is one of the true Malleo fly-fishing pioneers as he was probably the very first one to actually view the real potential the Malleo had for the international angler. Jorge spent many years of his life scouting, fishing and guiding in the Malleo and was the real driving force that finally turned the Malleo into a total “catch and release” river by law. All of that experience has been passed on to Patagonia Outfitters’ guides who know the Malleo River like their backyard and will share their deep knowledge of this river with you.
The Malleo may be the perfect river for beginners, being able to cast comfortable distances and being exposed to numerous fishing situations on dries or nymphs. Yet the Malleo is a delight for the expert fisherman that takes pleasure sight fishing for big elusive rainbows feeding on small dries or nymphs in very difficult places.
The Malleo may be the truly complete river. It has diverse conformations: from its scenic meadow section, with the Lanín Volcano dominating the background, to the canyon section or the lower boulder-free stone section, which offers pocket water and willow-lined banks. It is just the “right size” river to fish and wade and you will always see hatches of different types: caddis and mayflies of various kinds, as well as stoneflies and midges. This river offers the fly fisherman sight-fishing opportunities along its twenty (20) kilometers. It is like fishing in a textbook, the classic way.

FACILITIES

Accommodations
San Huberto lodge not only is a fantastic guesthouse but it offers access to some of the best stretches on the Malleo River. Hosted by its owners who, together with the lodge’s staff, make sure that everything runs like clock-work. The lodge has accommodation for sixteen (16) guests in double and single rooms each with their private bathroom. We limit our rods up to twelve (12) per group. Its planned daily menu is based on fresh and organic produce from its very own vegetable garden and livestock ranch.

Services
✓ Wi-Fi Internet service
✓ Laundry services
✓ Massages
✓ Jacuzzi
✓ Fleet of Drift Boats
✓ Fleet of new Toyota Hiluxes and Ford Rangers
✓ Fly fishing equipment
✓ Professional fly fishing guides
✓ Private transfer from the lodge to all fly fishing areas
✓ Meals , drinks & fine argentine wines during your stay
✓ Private transfers from and to local airports

Activities
✓ Trekking and bike ride
✓ Horseback riding
✓ Tennis
✓ Bird and wildlife watching
✓ Spa Programs
✓ Shopping & sightseeing tours
✓ Golf

LOCATION & ARRIVAL

Malleo River is located just a short drive south from the town of Junín de los Andes in Neuquén Province. Just a 32 miles drive from San Martin de los Andes Airport or three (3) hours drive from Bariloche International Airport.
Daily commercial flights from Buenos Aires to Bariloche will get you here while San Martin de los Andes Airport offers daily flights on January and February only. Flight time from Buenos Aires is two (2) hours.
Our guides will meet & great you at any of these airports and drive you to the lodge or fishing area.

WEATHER

Malleo River offers spectacular fishing from November to April. Check weather conditions here.

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