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Rio Manso Lodge is the best fly fishing experience in Patagonia, with a beautiful lodge, excellent cuisine, outstanding English-speaking guides, and lots of other activities, such as hiking, horseback riding, birding, rafting, and visits to nearby Bariloc...

Rio Manso Lodge and the Endless Winter

Welcome to the first of a series of blogs about Rio Manso Lodge and Patagonia.  As you might have guessed, winter is long, dark and dreary in the southern hemisphere, and we feel the same longing for fishing season that anglers everywhere feel when they ...

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Patagonia Trout

Patagonia Trout? They’re New to the Neighborhood. You might have known, but trout are not native to South America, but were introduced during the early years of the twentieth century, and in the case of Chile some years even before that.  Like many int...

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The Big Brook

The Big Brook Trout of Rio Manso If you grew up in the eastern part of the United States, you probably have a special attraction for the colorful char that swims in those waters, salvelinus fontinalis, the brook trout.  These incredible jewels inhabit ju...

The Brown Trout of Patagonia

The Brown Trout of Patagonia Last week I wrote about the brook trout that swim in the waters surrounding Rio Manso Lodge, and I tried to convey the strong attraction and feeling of nostalgia many anglers have for this fish.  Well, as true as that might b...

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Pick Your Tonic – Rio Manso Rainbows

Pick Your Tonic – Rio Manso Rainbows One of the beauties of fishing in the waters surrounding Rio Manso Lodge is the opportunity to pick your fishing.  You have the chance to decide not only when to visit the lodge during the November through April...

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Stripping Streamers for Patagonia’s Big Trout

Stripping Streamers for Patagonia’s Big Trout It’s not exactly a profound revelation to say that stripping streamers is a great way to catch large trout.  Many anglers know this to be true, but still fall prey to the idea that somehow dry fly fishing...

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Patagonia’s Most Exciting Dry Fly Fishing – Dragons Rule

Patagonia’s Most Exciting Dry Fly Fishing – Dragons Rule! Fly fishing holds many special moments for all fishers, from your first trout to one caught on a fly you tiedyourself.  Perhaps it’s a special place, time or event.  A particular hatch or a...

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My Favorite Seasons at Rio Manso

Rivers change throughout the fishing season, and the Rio Manso watershed is no exception.  When you consider all the different water types and couple that with a host of hatches throughout the year, there is more than enough to choose from for almost any...

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The Channels of Lago Hess and Rio Manso

Every fly fisher has a favorite piece of water buried in their fishing memory; a corner that holds the warm details of an experience.  Sometimes it’s a whole day spent in a place, other times it’s as little as a single cast.  Whatever the scope of t...

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