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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 the Amazon

Friends of Fly Fishing Portraits,

It was an “Arowana fest” recently at the Agua Boa Lodge.

Charlie Conn’s recent Guide experience in the Amazon produced some exceptional Arowana (along with monster Peacock Bass and Piranha of course).

Attached are a few of the best portraits for the month of January.

Look for updates to the galleries soon!

T.O.

Report from Charlie Conn guiding at the Agua Boa Amazon Lodge in the Northern Amazon River Basin

The Agua Boa is perhaps the finest fly fishing destination in the Amazon and the rivers offer a variety of fishing styles and species.  The primary angling in this fishery is the incredibly colorful Peacock Bass.  In the Agua Boa region, there are at least four different species of Peacock Bass.  Throughout the Amazon Basin itself there are an estimated 40 different varieties of Peacock Bass which shouldn’t be a surprise considering there are nearly 3500 species of fish in the entire Amazon Basin.

The name Peacock Bass itself is a misnomer used commonly in English language marketing to Continue reading »