April 19-26, 2020
Hosted by Pat Dorsey and John Keefover
- Airport Transfer to and from Bariloche area
- All Meals and Snacks
- All Beverages including wine and alcohol
- Guided fishing (1 guide per 2 anglers)
- Fishing License
- Internet, Laundry, etc.
- Non-fishing guided activities
Does Not Include
- Travel from your home to the lodge
- Personal fishing gear
- Terminal tackle
- Gratuities for the staff and guides
- Long distance telephone calls
- Massages (available upon request)
Anglers on this trip can plan on flying to Buenos Aires on April 17th, arriving on April 18th. The group will fly to Bariloche on the morning of April 19th. The staff picks up the group from Bariloche and takes the group to the Rio Manso Lodge.
The group will depart the lodge on April 26th.
Fly Fishing In Patagonia
The Blue Quill Angler and Rio Manso Lodge have teamed up to offer you a world-class adventure to Patagonia. Rio Manso Lodge is located in northern Patagonia near the border of Chile. Nestled in Argentina’s Nahuel Huapi National Park along the banks of Lake Hess and the Rio Manso, the team of professionals at Rio Manso Lodge will make your Patagonia experience a trip to remember!
April (autumn in Patagonia) is a wonderful time to fish Patagonia. It is the equivalent of September in North America. Both browns and brook trout become more aggressive as they add weight in preparation for spawning season. It is also the best time of the year to catch a truly large brown. Beautifully colored brook trout up to 4-5 pounds, 4-8 pound browns, and hefty rainbows are the targets. Browns up to 20 pounds are not unheard of. This will be hosted by Pat Dorsey and John Keefover and is limited to 14 anglers. This is dedicated to a group of hard core anglers who don’t mind battling the elements, working hard, hunting big brown trout. If weather permits, we will drive to the Limay River from the lodge a day or two.
Rio Manso Lodge provides all the comforts of home. Each of the lodge’s 9 rooms face northwest with spectacular views of Lago Hess and the Andes Mountains. If the weather is clear, the mountains look close enough to touch!
Fly fishing in the heart of Patagonia is a unique experience. When you visit Rio Manso Lodge, you will have the opportunity to fish a variety of fisheries including small streams, large rivers, intimate spring creeks, and deep lakes where monster brown, hefty rainbow and trophy brook trout swim.