Rio Manso Lodge

Trout fishing in Patagonia, Argentina

Patagonia is known as the trout capital of the world with good reason.  You’ll find stunning scenery, crystal clear waters, fantastic fly hatches and rivers teeming with life. Rio Manso Lodge offers fly fishing for brown, rainbow and brook trout on a variety of waters including streams and rivers, intimate spring creeks and deep productive lakes.  

Superb fly fishing in Nahuel Huapi National Park 

Fly fishing in Patagonia is a wonderful experience where anglers can cast to big, healthy, trout in crystal clear water without seeing another person all day. The miles of still and moving waters throughout Nahuel Huapi National Park face little fishing pressure and offer a variety of different types of fishing, from big dry flies and weighted streamers to tiny emergers, nymphs and spinners.  Anglers will 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 tend to be 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 is a delightful change of pace.

Perfectly Located

Rebuilt in 2004, each of the nine guest rooms at Rio Manso Lodge faces northwest and has spectacular views of Lago Hess and the Andes Mountains. Just 15 miles away towers majestic Mount Tronador located on the border with Chile. If the weather is clear, the mountain looks close enough to touch. Each room is comfortably appointed with either king size or two full size beds and private bathroom. Some are equipped with a Jacuzzi as well. Many guests sleep with their windows open to let in the crisp, cool mountain air. The lodge features a full wader room for tackle and waders, a fly tying area, a small, but well-stocked bar, and a spacious sitting area in front of the stone fireplace where cocktails and hors d’oeuvres are served each evening. The lodge has a sauna available to drive out the chill and loosen those stiff casting muscles.  Rio Manso lodge welcomes non fishing guests who can choose from a range of activities including hiking, horse riding, birding, golf and sightseeing. 

On the border with Chile

Located in northern Patagonia near the border with Chile, Rio Manso Lodge is 90 minutes from Bariloche airport.  The lodge is set within the National Park Nahuel Huapi which, created in 1934, is Argentina’s oldest national park.

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