Tsimane Heliciopter Fly In
EXCITING GOLDEN DORADO FISHING IN THE BOLIVIAN AMAZON
The Tsimané Heli fly fishing programme offers an extraordinary golden dorado fly fishing experience in Bolivia. This, the latest Tsimané operation takes anglers to the wonderful headwaters, an area seldom seen by other human beings.
AN UNFORGETTABLE FLY FISHERS’ PLAYGROUND
Tsimané has a privileged geographical location due to its proximity to the headwaters of many rivers in the Moseten mountain chain. Anglers will have the opportunity to fish for large dorado, pacu and yatorana, in incomparable quantity and quality. The rivers and tributaries fished are wild and untouched waters.
The heli fishing programme includes two nights in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, seven nights all-inclusive based at Pluma Lodge helicopter fishing the Tsimané headwaters.
Tsimané heli fishing capacity is eight anglers per week, divided into two parties of four. Each day, the helicopters will take the pairs of anglers and their guides to different spots into the unspoiled headwaters. The programme runs across three weeks in June/July and August 2024. Guests are transferred the five to 20 minutes in a Robinson R44 RAVEN II which has capacity for a pilot plus three passengers (two anglers and one guide). The guide will take lunch and drinks for the fishing day, and at around 5pm the helicopter will pick the groups up and return to the lodge. Guides have satellite communication to ensure permanent contact with the helicopter pilots and the lodge.
The golden dorado range in size from 8 to 35lb with an average of around 15lb. They are a true apex predator, feeding on a variety of small fish and vertebrates. Highly aggressive, sharp teeth and powerful jaws will bend hooks. They fight hard, often going airborne, and are a truly sought after gamefish.
SUSTAINABLE JUNGLE LODGE
Pluma Lodge is a comfortable jungle lodge, currently comprising five double rooms with plans for five further en-suite rooms and a small spa. Every evening guests will enjoy delicious international cuisine in a well-appointed living and dining room. Satellite internet wireless connection and phone service is available.
A MUST VISIT, UN-TOUCHED, LOCATION FOR THE ADVNTUROUS FISHERMAN
Nestled between the Andes and the rainforest, crystal clear streams teem with life seemingly untouched by the hand of man. Within these waters lurk marauding dorado, which will test both fishermen and tackle to their limits.
Tsimané is around 200km from La Paz and 470km from Santa Cruz de la Sierra and sits within the Isiboro-Secure Indigenous Territory and National Park. The rivers fished are the headwaters of some tributaries of the Amazon River — shallow, clear transparent waters running downstream through the mountain and across the rainforest. It is one of the most raw and natural environments on earth.