Rio Manso’s Epic Dry Fly Fishing

Like fly fishers everywhere, I like to fish with dry flies whenever I can.  It doesn’t mean I don’t like and appreciate other forms of casting a fly, it just means that seeing a trout eat a dry fly is one of the more enjoyable aspects of our sport. ...

The Other Fall Fishing Frenzy

All fishermen love the early season of trout fishing.  Multiple hatches of caddis, mayflies and stoneflies march past, drawing fish to the surface to feast on the bounty.  As spring turns into summer, the fishing slows a bit as the big bugs are graduall...

Rio Manso Grand Slam

Everyone has a favorite trout species.  Some prefer the almost delicate beauty of a fontinalis, or brook trout, with their light spots, irregularly shaped vermiculations, white-edged fins and bright orange bellies.  Even more absurd, brook trout also sp...

Lake of Dreams

I have been fishing in Patagonia on a regular basis since 2004, although my first trip there was in 1996.  I love the waters of Rio Manso Lodge; the river, lakes, smaller streams and other spots we fish on a regular and not-so-regular basis within an hou...

The Monster of Rio Manso

There are fishing seasons when everything seems to go pretty much the way you thought it would.  There are also those seasons that run a bit sideways and go to hell.  Fortunately, this is not the story of that kind of season, but rather the former.   ...

The Monster of Rio Manso

It’s all part of nature and makes me feel like there’s If you have fished long enough, you’ve probably seen some pretty crazy things. I’ve seen osprey attack hooked fish, black bears with cubs suddenly appear 50 feet away, and mink walk across my ...

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...

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...