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.
Spring 2024 7-night/6-day fishing package: $7,700 per person
Fall 2023 7-night/6-day fishing package: $6,600 per person
Single cabin/boat – upon request for surcharge-holiday rates available-contact your Frontiers expert to learn about inclusions and exclusions.
Senior Program Manager
Specializes in Alaska and Canada fishing, South America fishing, and big game programs.
Specializes in South America fishing and shooting departments. Plus, fishing in Mongolia and Canada.
Many anglers consider peacock bass fishing as the ultimate in freshwater big game fishing. The jungle experience alone is worthy of the journey; however, the moment you connect with your first peacock bass, you’ll realize this fish is built with pure adrenaline. It’s quite shocking to feel the strength of this fish, and it’s the type of battle that is often won or lost in the first 10 seconds. The peacock is a territorial ...