In this week’s Fly Fishing Destination Video of the Week, Todd Moen from Catch Magazine brings us to the meandering rivers of the Amazon in search for hard-hitting, hard-fighting Peacock Bass. In this video, Moen and guide explore the Rio Negro Basin’s Rio Marié in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest.
The Rio Marié is the first river in the Amazon Basin where the Brazilian Government collaborated with local Native Communities (the Baré and Tukano tribes) and Untamed Angling to develop a project protecting the 800 km wildlife preserve, while promoting catch-and-release fly fishing only. In this video, Catch Mag explores the incredible parallels between modern-day fly fishing and native fishing methods as old as time. If you’re looking to witness some monster eats of some gargantuan flies, take a seat and tune in. In the words of Todd Moen, “Peacock bass is not boys game, it is a man’s game”.
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Video courtesy of Catch Magazine