Pluma Lodge is located within a National Park and Indigenous Territory where the Amazon Jungle meets the Andes Mountains. These clear running rivers winding through jungle and mountains afford you the ability to wade and sight-cast to golden dorado. This jungle environment remains in a virgin state and is arguably one of the most pristine natural expressions in the world. Based from the comforts of the Pluma Lodge, you have access to three diverse rivers: the Pluma, Itirizama, and lower Sécure Rivers. The water types vary from deep pools to rugged, terraced pocket water.
The Pluma River is a moderately-sized clear freestone river with incredibly beautiful jungle topography. This fascinating fly fishery offers varying types of waters and tributaries divided into various beats. The system holds four species: dorado, pirapitinga, yatorana, and catfish. Fly only.
The Pluma Lodge experience is based on one jungle lodge built entirely from sustainable hardwood. There are two smaller headwater out-camp options. The main Pluma Lodge features four cabins and sleeps eight anglers. Each cabin has spring beds, private bathroom with hot water, and electric light.
As a general rule, 7 to 9 weight rods rigged with tropical grade floating/sinking lines. Wet wading is the standard. A complete list of gear will be sent upon trip confirmation. Frontiers can provide expert advice on finding the right gear for your trip.
Pluma Lodge is best accessed from Miami, Florida, via Aero Boliviano. Guests will fly into Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Included are 7 nights /6 days of fishing with two overnights at a 4 star hotel. You’ll take a charter flight from Santa Cruz to the lodge and return. The lodge generator and battery system offer 110/220 power. It is necessary to bring a converter for your electrical devices. 99% of the fishing is done by wet wading or fishing from the banks of the rivers. Temps; 65º F to 95º F.
Season: June - October
7 Nights/6 Days Fishing: $7,600 pp.
Inclusions: All meals and double accommodations, roundtrip charter flights, two hotel nights, six days of guided fishing.
Exclusions: Commercial airfare, national park and Indian land use fees ($670). Bolivian Visa ($160)
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We have a late July reservation open for 3 anglers at Bolivia’s Secure Lodge (July 22-29) and 2 rods available for the Pluma Lodge (June 30 - July 10). If you’ve not experienced the pure adrenaline of a golden dorado take, you have no idea how voracious and strong these fish are. They hunt in packs and are well known for their aggressive “feeding frenzies” that must be witnessed to be believed!
There are not enough adjectives to fully categorize this one-of-a kind destination. This is the culmination of your fly-fishing skills as you steady your nerves to cast to these marauding giants. Dorado are full of nastiness and fury and will shred a 3 lb. baitfish like a wood-chipper. For those ready to tangle with these incredible fish, there is a prime ...
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