A few years back, I had the good fortune to fish the Limay River in Argentina’s northern Patagonia region. It’s a sweeping desert tailwater absolutely loaded with large trout. To this day, the 27-inch brown trout I brought to hand is my largest trout. I also landed a 25-inch brown and was in the boat when my buddy Chad landed an honest-to-God 30-inch brown.
It was trout heaven.
Here, filmmaker Todd Moen and master angler Tim Rajeff capture the Limay during what I assume to be high summer—we fished it in the fall. It’s a gorgeous river that flows through brown canyons and high desert steppe country, running off the Andean foothills to the east. It’s fish are willing, fat and healthy. It’s one of the world’s most amazing trout fisheries.
It should be on everyone’s list.
— Chris Hunt