FISHING SEASON

In this area of the Amazon, the fishing season normally runs from August to February. This is the dry season for the upper Negro basin, the time when waters are typically at their lowest and most stable levels which allows for fishing throughout the entire river system, including its numerous tributaries and lagoons. The Negro Basin fisheries have variant conditions according to each year’s hydrological cycles, but since Rio Marié is a headwaters system, combined with its geographical location and the immensity of its drainage, it is much more stable than other regional destinations.

CATCH & RELEASE

All fish caught should be released without exception and please avoid unnecessary handling of the fish. Barbless hooks are mandatory. Handling these fish requires precaution, not only to avoid hurting them but also to prevent injuries to you.

FISHING GEAR

RODS

REELS

LINES

LEADERS

FLIES

CHECKLIST

LINES
Most of the fishing is done close to the surface of the water. Weight forward lines designed specifically for the tropics and saltwater are what you want. The short  taper warm water fly lines, hands down, work the best. Do not bring cold water floating lines, as the hot weather makes these lines soft and gummy.Our go- to fly line for peacocks is far and away the Scientific Anglers Jungle Taper clear intermediate tip line. The Full floating SA Jungle Taper are excellent for effortlessly throwing giant wind resistant poppers. You can also consider bringing a fast sinking sink tip for some specific spots and/or higher water situations. For this we recommend a Jungle Custom Cut sink-tip fly line. We strongly suggest you bring at at least one back up fly line (the intermediate sink tip, in particular). In our first season we saw many fly lines either explode, or be destroyed by monster fish wrapping up anglers in the wood. Be prepared.

CHECK LIST

Two Pair of Polarized Sunglasses (in case you lose or break a pair).

Waterproof Sunscreen SPF 30+ (UVA) (UVB) (waterproof and unscented)

Buff Face Mask, (light in color

Fly Rods 5 to 9 Weights (no less than 3)

Reels With Minimum 30 pound Backing

Fly Lines (extra lines for backup)

Flies and Fly Box (Zip Lock bags are recommended for Wading Fishing)

Long Sturdy Pliers (debarbing and hook removal)

Hook Sharpener

Stripping Fingers or Finger Tape

Fishing Sun Protection Gloves

Line clippers

LightWeight Gore-Tex® Rain Jacket

Lightweight Synthetic Fleece Top

4 Long Sleeve Fishing Shirts or Hoodies.

3 Pair of Fast Drying Pants

1 Pair of Fast Drying Shorts or swimsuit

Boat Sandals

3 Pair of White Cotton Socks (for wearing on the boat deck while casting)

Waterproof Camera, Memory Cards, Batteries and Charger

Insect repellent and "anti-itch" cream

Water Bottle & Dry Gatorade Mix or Emergen CPackets

Lip Balm with sunscreen (highest SPF you can get)

Dry Bag, Day Pack, boat bag or Fanny Pack (100% Waterproof)

Smartphone or Tablet with Charger

Waterproof Bags or Zip-Loc Bags (to carry camera, other gear while in the boat)

Passport with at least 6 months of validity

Flashlight/Headlamp

2 Copies of passport (***packed separately in zip-lock bag***)

Airline tickets and itinerary

Cash (Indian Fee, lodge gratuities, small bills for tip, gift shopping, etc.)

Credit card (call company, inform of travel plans)

Notebook and pen

Emergency Telephone Numbers

Toiletries (Toothbrush, toothpaste, hand lotion)

GoldBond Medicated Powder

Aspirin, other over-the-counter medications like antacids

Prescription Medications (packed in your carry-on bag), consider bringing an Epipen anti allergic medication.

Prescription Glasses

Universal Electrical Adaptor

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Bicuda

Boulengerella cuvieri

Matrinxã

Brycon falcatus

Payara

Hydrolycus armatus

Pacu-de-seringa

Myloplus rhomboidalis

Pacu-borracha

Tometes sp.

Tucunaré

Cichla cf. melaniae

Wolfish - Trairão

Hoplias aimara

Corvina

Plagioscion spp.

Surubi - Stripped Catfish

Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum

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TNT POPPER

Target Species: Peacock Bass

SF BAITFISH

Target Species: Peacock Bass (Cichla melaniae.)

RED TAIL CLOUSER MINNOW

Target Species: Peacock Bass (Cichla melaniae.)

NYAP POPPER

Target Species: Peacock Bass (Cichla melaniae.)

FLASHY MINNOW

Target Species: Peacock Bass (Cichla melaniae.)

FIRE TIGER BAITFISH

Target Species: Peacock Bass (Cichla melaniae.)

HFAT BOY MINNOW

Target Species: Peacock Bass (Cichla melaniae.)

ARARI MINNOW

Target Species:Peacock Bass (Cichla melaniae.)