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    Tsimane Lodge


    Summary

    • Someone said that Dorados are like Big Brown Trout with Latin blood.
    • Some deeply believe that this is the ultimate fly-fishing experience.
    • Fly fishing in the jungle for huge dorados.
    • They can be spooky and every pool and run must be planned together with your guides.
    • It’s something like fishing an animal as aggressive as a GT.
    • Other sportive species, as pirapitingas (our jungle freshwater permit) and yatoranas.
    • It's important to fish light equipped.

    You wouldn't think we came because the fishing was just ''good''. Among all of us in the Tsimane and Untamed Angling team have been lucky to fish in many of the best fishing places in the world, from the rocky crystal clear waters of Island, to the impossible flats from Seychelles; from the Intriguing Russian Tundra to the Desolate Tierra del Fuego and so on. Of all these wonderful places, none of them moves and represents so much for all of us. Probably because this is something that has never been shown to the world before. We deeply believe that this is the ultimate fly-fishing experience.

    This is not a new river in Alaska or in the Amazon, a new destination in Patagonia or another flat lost somewhere in the Indic ocean, this opens a door (one of the last ones yet to be opened) in fly fishing: Fly fishing in the jungle for huge dorados in small clear water freestone rivers.

    It’s something like fishing an animal as aggressive as a GT, as cyclothymic as an Atlantic salmon and as acrobatics as a jumping tarpon, but inside a trout stream environment like the Madison.?It may seem pretentious or exaggerated expression, but when you experience these amazing dorados of the Bolivian Amazon, you'll see that this is an extremely well targeted thinking.

    Besides the dorado (the king of those jungle rivers), add other so sportive species, as pirapitingas (our jungle freshwater permit) and yatoranas. Together they make a trio very difficult to match in warm freshwater worldwide.

    Fishing in these rivers, regardless the huge amount of fish, represents several challenges for the Angler since even the Tsimane fishes are voracious, they are not easy. They can be spooky and every pool and run must be planned together with your guides. Most of the times dorados are very fast in their movements, and flies should be placed not only with accuracy but also on right time. Angler who are able to shoot 60 feet of line in a couple false casts represents a big advantage.

    A powerful and long double haul would help on dealing with this. Flies used are quite big in general and most anglers might not be used to these flies and might find difficult to be accurate and to get distance fast with them, so we encourage our guests to practice in order to get familiar with their equipment.

    It's important to fish light equipped. Carrying in your shirt's pockets, a streamers wallet with a few flies, a spool of mono and another of wire. Pliers on your waist and nothing else. Letting the rest of the gear in the boat, which will always be close in case you need it.

    Someone said that Dorados are like Big Brown Trout with Latin blood, that's not a missed statement at all. Well, also these rivers structures are the typical of a freestone river, same runs same pools and a trophy trout fisherman used to fish streamers will feel comfortable and will be able to read the water.