BRAZIL - RIVER X

Location

The fishing occurs on two different rivers during the months of January and February both on clear water tributaries that flow into the Rio Branco.

The Fishing

Big tackle and big rods are the name of the game in the Amazon and this holds true for the River X operation. River X is a backcountry trip with camps set up on sand bars and beaches in air-conditioned, tented barges that are 100% mobile. The mobility of the tent barges allows anglers and guides to access the best water possible, ensuring all anglers plenty of water to spread out so no one is fishing the same area. Despite being in such a remote, mobile location you will not lose on the level of service and amenities as the tent barges are extremely well equipped and the chef holds nothing back. Every amenity that is possible will be available including great food, air conditioned accommodations, excellent service and plenty of fishing. And honestly, what angler doesn't enjoy the fact that he can catch fish from your front porch while enjoying the local Brazilian flavors!

All three species of Peacocks are available coupled with countless other Amazonian sport fish including but not limited to Arawana and Pacu. For most anglers visiting these unique fisheries will log more variety of species than they have experienced while fishing freshwater anywhere else. The diversity of the Amazon is what really makes it unique from other freshwater locations around the world and you can do a lot of your fishing visually. With so many different species of fish, the strength of the fish and remoteness you can't go wrong as a fly rodder.

Both tributaries have been chosen for the great water clarity, fly friendly fishing opportunities and their endless river channels. Throughout the shallow water you can expect to find an abundance of smaller peacocks while the larger Temensis and Spotted Peacocks roam throughout the river in an endless search for food and can be spotted visually or located via "scared to death" baitfish exploding out of the water. The sight fishing is usually a bit more challenging for the angler but with fish crashing bait at pretty much every cast, followed by a few strips of line, this means…fish on!

This trip is not for the weak-hearted and will give even the most adventurous anglers a trip of a lifetime.


Trip Information

Documents Required

When coming to Brazil, you must be sure that your passport is valid for at least six months after the date of entry. Check with your local Brazilian embassy or consulate whether or not you require a visa to enter the country.

Visas Required

US and Canadian citizens, Australians and New Zealanders and people of other nationalities require consular visas to enter Brazil

Boats and Equipment

16 feet to 21 foot bass-boats with 40 h.p.outboards. To get in and out, there are 3 Cessna Turboprop floatplanes

Vaccinations

We strongly suggest Yellow Fever and Malaria. No Vaccinations are required if you are traveling directly from the United States. However, a Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate is required if you have visited in the past 90 days or if you will visit one of the following countries before entering Brazil: Angola, Benin, Bolivia, Cameroon, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, French Guyiana, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Peru, Sierre Leone, Sudan and Venezuela.

Species

peacock bass, pacu, pirapitanga, jacunda, apapa, tambaqui, pescada, pirarcu, picuda, armana

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Season

January to April

Capacity

8 anglers

Accommodations

River X is a backcountry trip with camps set up on sand bars and beaches in air-conditioned, tented barges that are 100% mobile. The mobility of the tent barges allows anglers and guides to access the best water possible, ensuring all anglers plenty of water to spread out so no one is fishing the same area. Despite being in such a remote, mobile location you will not lose on the level of service and amenities as the tent barges are extremely well equipped and the chef holds nothing back. Every amenity that is possible will be available including great food, air conditioned accommodations, excellent service and plenty of fishing. And honestly, what angler doesn't enjoy the fact that he can catch fish from your front porch while enjoying the local Brazilian flavors!

Getting There

Guests will travel to Miami on Thursday for the 8.30 pm flight to Manaus, which takes about 5 hours, arriving in the middle of the night. You will overnight in Manaus, and in the morning the lodge will arrange the ground transfer for the charter flight out to the camp. You must pack everything you need in a duffel bag, rather than a hard shell suitcase and its weight must not exceed 36 pounds, as the same small plane must carry 8 anglers and all of their luggage. You must bring your own fly rods and reels as the lodge does not supply fly gear. Please remember that it all counts in the weigh-in. The lodge does however furnish top-quality spin gear for guest use

What's included

  • Charter flights to and from Manaus
  • Ground transportation
  • 6 guided fishing days
  • Hotel room for one night on arrival/departure days
  • Bass boats for 2 anglers
  • Fishing licenses
  • All meals

What's not included

  • International airfares
  • Brazilian Visa (about $135)
  • Gratuities to staff and guides
  • Food and drink in Manaus
  • Departure tax is typically included in international airfare – please check with airline
  • Luggage overweight charges
  • Special transfers and hotel rooms if not part of larger party
  • Satellite phone calls ($5 per minute)

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