This is THE place to fly fish in South America.
Junín is not very touristy, but a very cute, sleepy pueblo surrounded by several of the best trout waters in the southern hemisphere.
The Rio Chimehuin runs right thru town. A few clicks away is the Rio Malleo and the Rio Aluminé (Rio Collón Cura).
If you want an adventure, take the road up along the Malleo toward Paso Tromen and the Volcano Lanin. I stopped in at an “encampamiento” on the Mapuche Indian Reservation where I fished every day. The Mapuche people amazed me — I was moved by their curiousity about me and my life. One of the moments that inspired me to join the Peace Corps.
- DaveFer over 7 years ago