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The Amazon – Part II

A second set of photos from the Amazon that features shots of Manaus, Sid the Sloth, a 12 Ft Anaconda in captivity, a 18 Ft anaconda crushing and eating a 5 Ft Caiman, an extremely rare sighting of a King Vulture, Hawk, River Otters, Arapaima, and various shots of Peacock Bass and Catfish.

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Enjoy,

T.O.

PS: If anyone is interested in making this trip next year, please let me know 🙂

Report from the Amazon

What an Adventure!!!

Fish of the trip at 18+ Lbs

Fish of the trip at 18+ Lbs

Riverside in Manaus

Riverside in Manaus

Katie, Tony Thompson and I started out in Manaus on New Year’s Eve to stage for our journey into the middle of the Amazon Jungle.  We had a day to tour the city and then travel via small boat to the confluence of the Rio Negro and Amazon Rivers.  The Rio Negro is tea colored and fairly clear while the Amazon is literally “chocolate milk” with the visibility of about 3 inches.  Manaus is the largest city in Brazil with a population of approximately two million residents.  It serves as the industrial center of the country with several large multi-national manufacturing companies and a large energy sector.

The view from camp

The view from camp

We then flew about 180 miles north Continue reading »

Incredible Fish of the Amazon

Friends of FFP.

20150206-Amazon (2)These photos are from my friend Roger Chen who just returned from the Amazon.  Happiest I’ve ever seen him!

The diversity of species was exceptional with Peacock Bass, Wolf Fish, Payara, Piranha, and multiple Catfish.

The Payara (aka Vampire fish) tipped the scale at over 20 Lbs and the huge catfish was about 180 Lbs.

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More to follow over the next 60 days as Katie and I begin our Spring Campaign fishing expedition in GA (trout), FL (Redfish, Snook, Cobia, Wahoo, Permit and Bonefish), Puerto Rico (Tarpon and who knows what?) and Louisiana (Redfish and Black Drum) in late February and March.

T.O.

Update from Florida

Another great day fishing in FL with Captain Billy Rotne.

Redfish, Bluefish, Black fish, Catfish.

Tomorrow = Tarpon, Snook, Gar, Bowfin and Bass (sounds like a Law firm).

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More to follow.

T.O.

Charlie Conn vs. the Vampire Fish (The Amazon Payara)

~Fly Fishing Portraits update.

A shout out to Charlie Conn who added two new unique species to the Fly Fishing Portraits inventory this month.

The Payara (also known as the “Vampire fish) and the Amazon Tiger Catfish.

The Payara (also known as the Vampire fish)

The Payara (also known as the Vampire fish)

We are now up to 34 species and could easily top 40 by the end of this year!

Scott Quinn and I have also created Continue reading »