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Rio Marié – Brazil

Location: On the Rio Marié, deep within the Brazilian Amazon rainforest near the Brazil/Colombia border

Fishery: One of the most exciting and remote peacock bass destinations in the world. The system you’ll be fishing has more than 400 miles of rivers, 180 known creeks, 60 lakes and three major tributaries. The mothership cycles through beats so that anglers are always fishing rested and sometimes untouched stretches inhabited by the aggressive butterfly peacock bass and the giant temensis peacock bass.

Accomodations: Anglers stay on the mothership. A spacious yacht with large guest cabins, air conditioning and in-room bathrooms. There’s a dining room and a cocktail area on the upper deck. An Argentine chef prepares dishes of freshly caught fish, fresh daily-baked bread and pastries.

Fishing Program:

  • Teams of two anglers are paired with a professional English speaking fly fishing guide and a local Indian guide. You’ll fish out of custom designed boats that feature fore and aft casting platforms. Lunch is usually eaten quickly on the boat, then fishing resumes until the light begins to fade.

Sample Itinerary:

  • Day 1 (Wednesday): Arrive in Manaus where you will be met by a member of the Rio Marié team who will transfer you to your hotel.
  • Day 2 (Thursday): After breakfast (approximately 7:00 AM), you will be transferred to the local airport to meet your charter flight to Rio Marié. Once on the ground, you will meet your guides and staff and transfer by boat to the yacht. After lunch you will head out for a half day of fishing.
  • Day 3-8 (Friday-Wednesday): Six days of guided fishing. Each group of two anglers will be accompanied by a professional fly fishing guide as well as a native guide.
  • Day 9 (Thursday): In the morning, guests will be transferred by boat to the landing strip and fly back to Manaus, weather permitting. You will stop to refuel before arriving in Manaus at approximately 3:00 PM. There you will be met by a member of the Rio Marié team who will transfer you to the airport for your return flight home.

2020 Rates: $7,325 plus $670 native fee per person for an 8 night/6 day package.

Included: All charter flights and boat transfers, all necessary ground transfers in Brazil, 6.5 days guided fishing, 7 nights lodging, meals and beverages (including wine, beer and spirits), one overnight at Caesar Business Hotel in Manaus on arrival, fishing licenses, daily laundry and maid service at fishing destination.

Not Included: $670 Native Community fee, international airfare, gratuities for camp staff and guides, food and beverages in Manaus and private city tours, airport departure tax, satellite phone calls ($5/minute), extra hotel overnights, tackle.

Season: Mid September to early December

Capacity: 12 anglers

All arrangements are handled by our trusty friends at Fly Water Travel.

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Gear Guide

Peacock Bass Flies

  • Rainy’s Bubblehead Popper – #2 Firetiger, #2 Black
  • CB In-Shore Popper – 3/0 White, 3/0 Hot Orange/Yellow, 3/0 Chartreuse
  • Banger – 2/0 Chartreuse, 4/0 Chartreuse
  • Seeker – 3/0 Green, 3/0 Blue
  • Robrahn’s Bluewater – 4/0 Dark Day, 4/0 Striper
  • EP Pike/Offshore – 4/0 Black/Orange, 4/0 Fire Tiger, 4/0 Chartreuse/Pearl
  • Game Changer – 2/0 Pearl/White
  • Predator Pounder – 2/0 Red/Black, 2/0 Chartreuse/Black
  • EP Dorado – 4/0 Baby Peacock, 4/0 Black/Yellow, 4/0 Chartreuse/Yellow

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Brazil/Amazon Peacock Bass Box

Fly Rods

  • Features

    • Boosted control in less-than-ideal situations.
    • Advanced lop stability due to micro baffling.
    • Extremely durable rod known for its rugged construction.
    • 15% Lighter, faster and stronger then the previous Nrx.
    • Refind from the previous Nrx series of rods.
  •   Features

    • KonneticHD Technology’s improved energy transfer allows for more stable, accurate casts
    • Increased line lifting power for long range second shots
    • Oversized ceramic stripping, snake and tip guides allow bulkier knots in heavy tippet to smoothly move through
    • More pulling power in a slimmer, stronger blank
    • Heavy-duty stealth black anodized aluminum uplocking reel seat
    • 4-piece
    • Winner of IFTD 2017 Best of Show & Best Saltwater Fly Rod
  • Scott Sector Fly Rod Video & Review

    Features

    • Guides are PVD coated in a low reflective coating for even greater durability and stealth.
    • Scott’s all new Carbon Web technology improves torsional stability.
    • Reel seat milled from aircraft grade aluminum.
    • CeRecoil stripping guides with nickel titanium frames and super slick Zirconia inserts.
    • Unmatched reliability for easily duplicated performance on the water.
  •   Features

    • Easily and intuitively generates line speed and clean, smooth loops with powerful lower sections and energetic tip
    • Hard wearing composite grip
    • Titanium stripper guides
    • Anodized aluminum double uplocking reel seat
    • Flat sky grey color with cobalt blue accents
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  • Fast-action 9′ 8 weight
  • Fast-action 9′ 10 weight

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Reels

  •   Features

    • Reel frame, spool, drag knob and foot made of 6061-T651 cold finished aerospace grade aluminum
    • Alternating stacked carbon composite and stainless steel disc drag system
    • Quick change spool, user convertible retrieval direction
    • Completely sealed drag system
    • Made in USA
  •   Features

    • G-Spool (Giga Spool) significantly reduces reel weight and generates less line coiling and much faster line retrieval
    • CNC machined spool creates significant air space under the backing promoting faster backing drying
    • ActivSeal technology perpetually repels contaminants from
      braking system
    • Award-winning NV CCF Disc Braking System
  •   Features

    • Made from solid aluminum bar stock
    • Lightweight to balance with modern fly rods and reduce casting fatigue
    • Triple outgoing line signals, easily removable for silent operation
    • World famous Tibor drag system
    • Made and assembled in the USA
  •   Features

    • Constructed of machined 6061 aluminum, titanium and stainless steel with Micralox shielding finish
    • Super charged version of Lamson’s conical drag system that creates 12+ pounds of line out torque from your starting point
    • Pre-set drag system that allows anglers to set their desired line pressure in half pound click stop increments
    • 100% sealed drag with a fixed spindle and IPX8 certified waterproof to a depth of 100 feet
    • Dual axis machined frame that increases strength to the most load bearing side
  • Durable 8 weight size reel with smooth drag system and at least 100 yds of #20 backing
  • Durable 10 weight size reel with smooth drag system and at least 100 yds of #30 backing

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Fly Lines

  •   Features

    • Perfect for permit/bonefish on deeper flats, tarpon in backcountry bays, and tarpon on the flats when they’re hanging low or there’s a chop on the water
    • Easy annealing, low-memory core that lays perfectly straight on the water
    • Low-stretch DirectCore for hard, solid strip sets
    • 6ft of clear intermediate tip, sinks-rate: 1.5IPS
    • High floating running line that will not sink and impede the cast
  •   Features

    • Ultra-low stretch ConnectCore for maximum performance
    • Easy casting body section eliminates the characteristic “kick”
    • Aggressive front taper easily cast large streamers
    • Density Compensated tip for fly control
    • Welded loop on the front end for easy rigging
  •   Features

    • Front loaded to cast large flies with ease
    • Designed for easy distance
    • XS Technology for a super slick coating
    • Welded loops for fast rigging
  •   Features

    • Features the revolutionary AST Plus slickness additive for superior shooting ability and increased durability
    • The perfect line for bonefish, tarpon, and permit on the flats; also great for snook, redfish, and sea trout
    • Overweighted by .75 sizes to load rods quickly; use designated line weight for your rod
    • Short, powerful head turns over long leaders with heavy flies
    • Tropi-Core technology remains stiff and slick in tropical environments
  • Weight forward tropical floating WF8F fly line, that loads easy, punches into the wind and can carry large flies.
  • Weight forward tropical WF10F/I, intermediate sink tip line
  • Weight forward 300 grain (WF8F/S3) sink tip line
  • It is recommended to bring extra lines either by themselves or on extra spools and reels. The jungle tends to eat fly lines when giant peacock bass take your line deep into it.

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Peacock Bass Leaders & Tippet

  • RIO Saltwater Leader – 20lb
  • RIO Fluoroflex Saltwater Tippet – 40lb, 50lb, 60lb
  • RIO Saltwater Mono Tippet – 20lb, 30lb

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Fishing Apparel

  • Sun protection is critical. Lightweight, quick-drying technical fishing apparel with built-in UPF protection is best.

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