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Rio Manso Lodge
, Argentina

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If you are looking for the best fly fishing in Patagonia Argentina you've come to the right place. At Rio Manso Lodge, you will fish a wide variety of waters from small streams and large rivers to intimate spring creeks and deep productive lakes where monster browns, hefty rainbows and trophy brook trout swim.
Non-Fishing Guests: Choose from a range of pleasurable activities: hiking,birding, golf, shopping and sightseeing.


About

Location: Located in Northern Patagonia near the border with Chile, Orvis-Endorsed Rio Manso Lodge offers a host of activities led by exceptional fly fishing, elegant yet comfortable lodging, and extraordinary cuisine. 

About your host at Rio Manso Lodge: Team, Rio Manso Lodge. If you’ve fished with a guide, outfitter or lodge in North America, our daily schedule will feel quite familiar. Unlike most lodges, however, we are usually out on the water for 9 -10 hours. If you really like to fish, you’ll love the length of our fishing day. For those who consider fishing just one part of a great Patagonia experience, we’re happy to bring you in whenever you’re ready.

While there is no such thing as an ordinary day at Rio Manso Lodge, we do have sort of a routine that begins most days with breakfast at 8am. After hot coffee, eggs, cereal, fresh fruit or whatever else you need to get going, you’ll meet your guide in the wader room around 9am. With the exception of a trip to the Pichi Leufu, Lower Manso, or a horse ride into Lago Los Cesares for big brookies and bigger browns, none of our waters are more than 20-25 minutes from the lodge which allows you to spend more time fishing and less time riding around. When departing for the Pichi, or Cesares, you will have breakfast at 7:30am.

We fish until mid day, then stop for a streamside lunch which might include such items as steaks, quiches, sandwiches, salads, cheese, and fresh bread. Some of our guests like to take a siesta after lunch, but we’re not surprised if you want to get right back on the water!

After fishing through the afternoon, you would normally get off the water by 7-8 pm or so, and return to the lodge to clean up, take a sauna, or perhaps get a massage. We serve drinks and hors d’oeuvres before dinner in front of the fireplace. Dinner is usually served between 9 and 10 o’clock, although we’ve been known to eat much later if the fish are rising and you just can’t tear yourself away.

Fishing experience at Rio Manso Lodge: Fly fishing in Patagonia is a unique experience. Imagine casting to big, healthy trout in crystal clear water without seeing another person all day. There are miles of still and moving waters throughout Nahuel Huapi National Park with very little fishing pressure. Our waters offer a complete variety of different types of fishing, from big dry flies and weighted streamers to tiny emergers, nymphs and spinners. We fish both floating and sinking lines, dry and wet flies at different times of the season and throughout the day. When fishing the Manso River, much of your fishing will be with streamers and sinking lines. Hatches on much of the river are sporadic and the biggest fish are best drawn out with streamer patterns. There are several sections where nymphs are especially effective, and a tiny spring creek where sight casting to cruising fish can be a delightful change of pace. Click here for quick link country guide.


Planning your trip to Rio Manso Lodge

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Accommodation: Rebuilt in 2004 and uniquely designed, every one of our 9 guest rooms at Rio Manso Lodge faces northwest with spectacular views of Lago Hess and the Andes Mountains. Just 15 miles away towers majestic Mount Tronador located on the border with Chile. Click here to view your accommodation.To select and book the top suggested hotels and accommodation in the area when fishing at Rio Manso Lodge, click here.

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Species
Brown trout
Brown trout
Rainbow trout
Rainbow trout
Trout
Trout

Methods
Fresh water fishing
Fresh water fishing
Ice fishing
Ice fishing
Fly fishing
Fly fishing
Game fishing
Game fishing
Spinning
Spinning

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$770.33
Languages
English
Spanish
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Terms of payment
Fisherman: $750 per night. Non-Fishing: $495 per night. Single supplement for fishing is $275 per night WEEKLY PACKAGE 7 NIGHTS / 6 DAYS Fisherman $4,750 per week Non-Fishing $3,100 per week Included The above rates include airport transfers to and from Bariloche area, lodging, all meals and snacks, all beverages including wine and alcohol, laundry, internet, guided fishing (1 guide for every 2 anglers), fishing license, and non-fishing guided activities. Not Included Personal fishing gear, gratuities for staff and guide, long distance telephone calls, massages (available upon request).
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3 Reviews
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T C
09 May 2017

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It was a beautiful place. There are beautiful location in the world, and this is one of them and there are fascinating trips to do, but it is the people that makes the difference. Thanks for being ... Read more

J F
08 Feb 2017

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It was a great trip. I have never had such a welcome outside of family and friends; in fact I felt I was an old friend. You have created something very special.

M Y
19 May 2016

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I enjoyed my time there. We had a wonderful time and it is hard to imagine a more beautiful place. The fishing was incredible and the entire experience superb. I will be back.

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