Internationally traveled fly fishermen are astounded and charmed by the rainforest canopy, riverfront jungle lodge, and ultimate clear water fly fishing experience when sight-fishing for Brazil’s fiercest fighting fish—the peacock bass. The Agua Boa is the sole fly-fishing-only river in Brazil designated as a single barbless hook fishery to preserve its resource for generations. In this shallow river featuring white sand bars and flats, marauding bass decimate presented flies. In the canopy, you may witness monkeys, macaws, jaguars, capybara, parrots, tortoises and other rain forest sights daily.
You predominantly target three species of peacock bass—butterfly, spotted, and temensis. You also fish aruana, arapaima, payara, piranhas, and redtail catfish from the bow of flat bottom jet motor jungle skiffs along white sand river beaches, lagunas, and oxbow lakes.
Seven double-occupancy bungalows and a main lodge overlook a 50-ft swimming pool and the river. Bungalows offer two queen beds, air conditioning, refrigerator, and TV. The main lodge features an airy dining room, large TV/bar area, and game room. Delicious meals are typically served buffet-style.
Fast-action 7-to 9-wt. rods with tropical weight forward floating lines work well. Sturdy reels with ample backing and a steady drag are key. Corresponding sink-tip lines are also suggested. A complete gear list is provided with confirmation. Contact Frontiers for tackle and fly recommendations.
Saturday to Saturday lodge schedule.
Anglers must arrive in Manaus, Brazil at latest on Friday evening and plan to depart no later than Saturday late afternoon.
Limited non-fishing activities.
Medical evacuation insurance is required by the Agua Boa Amazon Lodge prior to anglers trip departure.
7-night/6-day fishing package:
Holiday rate – Thanksgiving and Christmas weeks $4,550 per angler
December 29 to March 30: $6,400 per angler
Single cabin/boat – upon request for a surcharge. Contact your Frontiers expert to learn about inclusions and exclusions.
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Specializes in Alaska and Canada fishing, and South America fishing and big game programs.
Specializes in South America fishing and shooting departments. Plus, fishing in Mongolia and Canada.
Sight casting to peacock bass in the Amazon jungle may be one of the most fantastic fishing experiences an angler can encounter. You will coast along the placid river viewing grand white sandbanks eagerly awaiting the inevitable explosion of marauding fish driving bait onto dry land in their unrelenting pursuit to eat. You need to place a fly in front of a wild-eyed double-digit peacock in inches of water only to ...