Roaring Fork Anglers and Alpine Anglers, Four Great Rivers, Two Great Flyshops

Freshwater Adventure Travel

Patagonia, Argentina

At Alpine Angling, your freshwater flyfishing adventure travel experts, we can arrange trips to fit your schedule or you can arrange to go on one of our 2011 Freshwater Hosted Fly Fishing Trips.

Relaxing at Rio Manso Lodge in Patagonia

The Lodging:
Every one of our 9 guest rooms at Rio Manso Lodge face northwest with spectacular views of Lago Hess and the Andes Mountains. Each of our rooms is comfortably appointed with either King Size or two Full Size beds and private bath. 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-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. We normally serve cocktails and hors d’oeuvres there each evening.  The lodge has a sauna available to drive out the chill and loosen those stiff casting muscles.


We serve a wide variety of dishes that reflect both the cultural diversity of the area and the worldly influence of today’s culinary landscape.  All our meals are served with complimentary Argentine wines.  Should you have any special dietary needs, we are more than happy to develop a special menu for you.

One of the highlights of the week, this traditional Argentine grill features such items as beef, lamb and pork. An Argentine asado typically has a sequence of meats presented by the asador (the cook). First are the chorizos (sausages), morcillas (black pudding) chinchulines (chitterlings), mollejas (sweetbread) and other organs, often accompanied by provoleta, a grilled cheese dish. Then costillas or asado de tira (ribs) are served. Next comes vacío or matambre (flank steak), and possibly chicken and chivito (baby goat). An asado also includes bread, a simple mixed salad of, for instance, lettuce, tomato and onions, or it could be accompanied with verdurajo (grilled vegetables), a mixture made of potatoes, corn, onion and eggplant cooked on the parrilla and seasoned with olive oil and salt.  No matter what you try, it’s all part of the adventure at Rio Manso Lodge.

Target Species:
Rainbows, Browns and Brook Trout -  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.

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.

The Boats:
Carolina skiffs and rafts.

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

Ground Transfer to Lodge:
The airport in Bariloche is just 1½ hours from the lodge.  We normally provide all transfers for our guests to and from the airport.

Check Hosted Freshwater Fly Fishing Trip dates and prices for the Rio Manso Lodge.

Not included in the advertised price are alcoholic beverages, gear and tackle, flies, gratuities.


We also have several Saltwater Hosted Fly Fishing Trips planned for Spring 2011.

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