December 12-19, 2021
$5,200 per Person
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
- Airport transfers in Buenos Aires
- 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 December 10th, arriving on December 11th. The group will fly to Bariloche on the morning of December 12th. The staff picks up the group from Bariloche and takes the group to the Rio Manso Lodge.
The group will depart the lodge on December 19th.
Fly Fishing In Patagonia
You are invited to join Blue Quill hosts Pat Dorsey and John Keefover to go to the Rio Manso Lodge on December 12th-19th, 2021. The cost of the trip is $5,200 for the 7-night, 6-day package. This December trip (summer in Patagonia) is to catch the dragon fly hatch, but if the dragon flies are not flying (due to cold weather) you’ll fish streamers or pound fish up with big Chernobyl Ant-type dry flies. We fish both lakes and rivers while at the Rio Manso Lodge. The stillwater fishing is truly amazing. Anglers have the opportunity to catch brown, brook, and rainbow trout up to 24 inches.
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. 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 looks close enough to touch!
Famous for its unique blend of big fish and technical fishing, the smooth, glassy currents near the channels of Lago Hess provide a great dry fly challenge to any angler. Similar in nature to a big spring creek, large fish often cruise the banks making this area a must-fish for any Rio Manso angler! Even though these fish can be extremely selective, many Rio Manso guests consider this their favorite area because some of the largest fish in the watershed are fooled in this area.
One of the jewels at Rio Manso Lodge is Lago Fonck. This four mile long stillwater offers big rainbows, browns and brook trout. Dragon flies, damsels, and caddisflies all hatch on the lake and trout cruise the lakeshore weed beds in search of a meal. This presents the perfect opportunity to fish with big dry flies or a streamer to fool these monsters. You’ll fish the edges from a Carolina skiff, working the structure where rainbow, brook, and the occasional brown reside.