Top Ten Global Fly-Fishing Spots

Fiery Fishing: Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
By Jorgen Wouters

How do you combat the winter blues when fishing season ends? Grab your gear, and hop on a plane heading due south of the equator, and don't stop until you reach Patagonia, where the fishing season is just beginning. This Argentine angling paradise boasts rainbow, brown, and brook trout that prowl streams born high in the majestic Andes. Big rivers like the Boca Chimehuin, Collon Cura, and Malleo flow across Patagonia into the Atlantic Ocean. And Argentine-size spring creeks like the not-so-small Arroyo Pescado sparkle though a landscape in which any Texan would feel right at home.

And at the extreme southern tip of the continent, in Tierra del Fuego, flows Argentina's most storied river: the Rio Grande. For here, in the legendary "Land of Fire," swim the largest sea-run brown trout on earth. Although Argentina's trout are recent transplants, American and European anglers happily spend thousands of dollars for the privilege of tossing flies at them, and for good reason. The fishing is great, the scenery is incomparable, and the excellent local wines help you relish a good day of angling.


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