Argentina Trout Fishing...
Junín de los Andes, Argentina, is the birth place of Patagonia trout fishing. It all started when famous fly fishing author Joe Brooks met Argentine angler, Jorge Donovan in New York. Joe invited Jorge to visit and fish with him at his Isla Morada home in Florida. The favor was returned and Joe made an eventful trip in February 1955 to fish with Jorge and his friend, Jose Evaristo Anchorena, better known as “Bebe”.
Jorge and Bebe were legendary Patagonia trout fishing anglers. (They eventually founded La Asociación Argentina de Pesca con Mosca, an organization that thrives today.) Jose and Bebe introduced Joe to various waters surrounding Junín de los Andes, but none would be as memorable as the mouth of the Chimehuín River, where Joe landed 6 trout over 8.5 pounds and one over 15 pounds. This prompted him to write an article titled Boca Fever, in Outdoor Life Magazine. In this famous article Joe wrote about his success at the boca of the Chimehuín River, his new friends and the unspoiled trout fishing in Argentina. Years later, anglers are still coming to Junín de los Andes to fish the Chimehuín River, Collon Cura River, Malleo River and the Aluminé River