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Rio Manso Lodge, Argetina

Jan. 14th-21st 2018

The Lodge and Outfitter

Rebuilt in 2004 and uniquely designed, every one of our 9 guest rooms at Rio Manso Lodge face northwest with spectacular views of Lago Hess and the Andes Mountains. Just 15 miles away towers majestic Monte Tronador located on the border with Chile. If the weather is clear, the mountain looks close enough to touch. Each of our rooms is comfortably appointed with either King Size or two Full Size beds and private bath. 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- equipped bar, and a spacious sitting area in front of our river stone fireplace. Many nights it is cool enough to enjoy the warmth and comfort of a roaring fire. The lodge has a sauna available to drive out the chill and loosen those stiff casting muscles.

The Fishery

Fly fishing in the heart of 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 most 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.

One section of the river markedly different is the channels of Lago Hess. Justly famous for their unique blend of big fish and technical fishing, the channels smooth currents provide a great dry fly challenge to any angler. Similar in nature to a big spring creek, large fish often cruise this area or setup along the banks making this a required stop for any Rio Manso angler. Even though the fish can be selective, for some of our guests this is their favorite section. Some of the largest fish in the watershed live in this area.

Rio Manso Quick Facts:

Rio Manso Quick Facts:

Species: Browns, Rainbows, and Brook Trout

Season: November - April

: Accommodations, meals, round trip
transfer from Bariloche to the lodge and back,
Open bar and all taxes are included in the package.

Not Included: Airfare to and from Bariloche,
accommodations/meals/transfers in Buenos Aires,
Staff and Guide Gratuities, Sessions with Masseuse

Pricing: 7 nights/6 days for fishing package $4,375
7 nights/6 days Non-fishing guest  $2800

Non-Fishing Guests:Choose from a range of pleasurable activities: hiking, birding, horseback riding, golf, shopping and sightseeing.

Why Travel with St. Peter's Fly Shop

St. Peter’s Fly Shop guarantees that we will have the best price on the market, and we charge nothing extra for our services. Our experienced travel team is set out to find the best price for the most renowned and hidden lodges out there. We can assure you a great experience with our hands on approach in preparation, travel, and assistance at the lodge. Included in the trip price is casting classes, tying classes teaching you patterns for your specific location, and personal fishing advice. During your trip one of our host will travel with you to make sure every aspect of your trip can run as smooth as possible. Join one of our wonderful hosted trips and see for yourself all that St. Peter’s Travel has to offer.

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