Discover the details of another unforgettable week in the most important wild fly fishing destination in the world; Tsimane, Bolivia.
Secure Lodge 14-21 September 2018
This past week we were visited by two families, who have been here before in 2016. Jorge “Tano” Mattarazzo and his wife Inés and the Zimmermans, Martín , Paula and Cruz their son, the sixth guest was Marcos Lewis, an outfitter and flyfishing guide, a close friend of both families. All lof them from Patagonia, people who have a deep connection with wild life in every aspect. Beyond the fishing, they created a deep bond with the chiman community, enjoying every little moment shared with them laughing and joking all the time. And of course getting beautiful prices from this sacrated water (Secure river, Ashana and Maniquicito Creeks). Good moments with “dries”, mostly mousses and foam flies like big Chernobyls and other similar patterns. All sizes of fishes for the three species, dorados, pacues and yatoranas, making this an amazing “combo”. A 22 pounder dorado and a 19 pounder pacu were the biggest ones of the week, but they were just an anecdote, a small part of this particular week, where the Chimanes stole the leading role in this story.
Agua Negra 15-22 September 2018
During the 15th week of the season, we shared great times with four old friends and really good fishing partners from Mexico. Kim, Davis, Alberto, and Paco showed us how to enjoy and live in the moment. The fishing last week was amazing and full of surprises. The weather was very hot, and some storms got close, but nothing happened. Changes in the pressure can sometimes make the fish move, but all remained perfect. The water was low and very clear, and the temperatures ranged from 28–34°C. The fishing on the Main Secure was very good, and we landed many medium-sized dorado, some really good pacu, and a huge catfish! The Agua Negra was technical as always, but the chances for a huge fish were numerous. Super clear water on the upper section gave us some crazy moments while fishing for monsters with mouse patterns. Pacu were eating everywhere due to the wind, and watching them react to all the leaves and fruit dropping from the trees was a sight worth seeing. There is nothing like battling a 20-pound pacu as it tears through the pool. Pacu, dorado, yatorana, and a huge catfish made for an amazing way to close the 15th week of the season. The biggest fish of the week: a 22-pound dorado that was caught by Paco on the Upper Agua Negra with a mouse pattern.
Pluma Lodge 15-22 September 2018
This week we welcomed seven anglers, including Carlos, who made his 14th trip to Pluma! He was joined by a group of six friends — Rick, Rick H., Hiro, David, John, and Dennis — who were all new to dorado fishing and looking forward to this new experience. Although the weather was good, we experienced unusually strong winds from the north and some bursts from the south as well. The wind and some muddy water the first couple of days made the fishing difficult. Regardless, six fish over 20 pounds and two fish over 16 pounds were landed due the hard work of our guests and guides. The lower sections have bigger water and more an open environment, and this can make it more vulnerable to winds. Hiro landed a 23-pounder at the confluence, and Carlos did the same in another pool just below. A few more fish were lost, including a 30-pounder hooked by Dennis on the fifth day. On the upper sections, with heat and windy conditions, the pacu were feeding a lot. We hooked into six during the week, including one with a dry fly. The fish was sight casted to and landed by Dennis on the Itirizama. A little extra work was necessary this week due to very unusual conditions, but we still managed to hook big fish in every stretch.
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