Tsimane is located within a National Park and Indigenous Territory where the Amazon Jungle meets the Andes in Bolivia. The landscape is incredible, and its rivers are streams of clear water running through the jungles and the mountains with wading and sight-casting-friendly banks. Freshwater golden dorado are the target, and Agua Negra Lodge blends the best aspects of fly fishing: sight-casting, freestone wet wading, light fly tackle, and stalking four tenacious game fish species reaching significant sizes. The location also has great pirapitinga, yatorana, and surubi fishing.
For six full days, you fish the waters of Agua Negra and its tributaries, including the tiny and prolific Chimoro Jungle Creek. The Agua Negra is a smaller tributary of the Secure River and also includes a remote out-camp on the headwaters where you can overnight camp during your stay.
The Agua Negra Lodge experience is based from one comfortable jungle lodge. It offers safari-style double occupancy tent cabins on elevated wooden platforms. Each tent offers spring beds, private bathroom with flush toilet, 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.
Agua Negra 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: $6,950 pp.
Inclusions: All meals and double accommodations, round trip charter flights, two hotel nights, six days of guided fishing.
Exclusions: Commercial airfare, national park, and Indian land use fees ($570) Bolivian Visa ($160)
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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 marauding Golden Dorado. These fish are full of nastiness and fury and will shred a 3 lb. baitfish in seconds. Add shots at large Pacu, Yatorana, and even a big Surubi catfish that will eagerly gulp a fly.
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