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.