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The Amazon, a truly unique spot for a fly fishing adventure - and adventure definitely applies to this trip.
What we enjoyed the most about this trip is that it was so different from all the other salt water or fresh water trips we’ve taken.
The Agua Boa Lodge is the finest facility in the Peacock Bass world. The Peacock Bass is a terrific sport fish on a fly. It grows to large sizes (15 and 20+ pound fish are not uncommon) and is a beautiful finned creature. They are aggressive takers and, when the water levels are right, the norm is 150 to 300 fish weeks. Of the many other species that are available, the Arowana is the most spectacular because you can stalk them near the surface and take them on top.
Our destination of choice is a “fly fishing, catch and release only” lodge – the only one of its kind in the Amazon. It is located on a unique clear water river which facilitates sight fishing and, because its located in a special nature preserve, can only be fished by clients of this particular lodge located at the Agua Boa River.
The Agua Boa is a special Amazon river, running clear water most of the time which makes sight fishing possible. So many of the Amazon waters are “black water” and are hammered by gear fishermen chucking large plugs. There are government restrictions in place for the unique waters of the Agua Boa limiting it to fly fishing, catch/release, single hook barbless fishing only.
The upper 7/8’s of the river are covered by these permits. They are in the process of getting these same restrictions placed on the lower 1/8. There may be limited places in the Amazon where more Peacock Bass of a few pounds over 20 are available. However, no where is the fishery, wildlife, and overall Amazon experience for a fly rodder as predictable and proven as the Agua Boa.
The largest of the Peacock species, the Temensis, is a primary target. But there are several other species including an active surface popper target, the abundant Butterfly Peacock, with the distinctive three markings on their side.
Caiman, the Amazon crocodile, are a constant part of the scene.
Amazon wildlife is an important part of the adventure and the remote area surrounding the Agua Boa is an excellent place to find it.
The Jaguar is the primary predator; river otters are playful wherever they are found; a variety of monkey’s swing in the trees. Strange things that crawl can be colorful; unusual creatures of the Amazon include the Tapir.
Some reasons for the AMAZON Agua Boa Watershed:
Clients stay in well-furnished, air-conditioned bungalows. A main room with two double beds, a reading area, frigobar, and a large well-designed bathroom. The bungalows have hot (by solar panels) and cold running water, flushing toilets, and enough space to store all fishermen's gear.
The lodge provides all amenities:
Water levels are the key to successfully fishing the Amazon. January, February, and March are generally considered the most dependable for stable water levels with the rainy season beginning in April. The Agua Boa’s season runs from October through mid-April.
5.950 USD - Januar-March - per person for a shared room and guide at the Agua Boa Lodge.
4.950 USD - October-Dezember - per person for a shared room and guide at the Agua Boa Lodge.
The rates includes the charter flights between Manaus and the lodge.
If the Amazon is on your “wish list” and you have some open time in your schedule the next few months, you may want to consider heading south. Water levels are the lowest in recent memory in the northern Amazon where the Agua Boa is located. This concentrates the fish and keeps them from chasing the bait fish into the rainforest. It is expected to stay low throughout the remainder of the season, until early April, although there are no guarantees on the weather.
Please contact us to arrange your personal trip during the best possible fishing season.
Fly Fishing Adventures
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PO Box 2027
Napa, Ca 94558
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