Video: Chasing 24 Karat Gold in The Bolivian Jungle

In September of 2016, I was offered the opportunity of a lifetime. A trip to the headwaters of the Bolivian Amazon with Angling Frontiers.

When you spend two weeks in the Raw Amazon jungle you begin to really understand the people who you are with, that is one great aspect about fly fishing adventures…

One of the guides on this expedition is a guy who goes by the name of Jonathan Jones, aka RedBeard. John was also guiding with one of my high school roommates, Scott MontrossBelow John is putting a “Bolo” in his mouth. A native ritual to help gain stamina pushing wooden boats up the Amazon River. John is mentoring Scott on the right technique.

Next, you wash down the Bolo with a quick splash of local liquor. 

This was Scott’s first full time guiding gig, and starting in the Amazon jungle was not easy in the least bit. John did a great job helping mentor Scott and me on this trip and for that, I owe him my gratitude. Scott and John put together a pretty awesome short video showcasing their adventure. Check it out below.