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This year we will be doing a Fly Fishing Float Plane Expedition to several remote “Green” lakes, and Outback Rivers, in search of sizable Peacock Bass, Arapaima, Arowana, Tiger Catfish, and Giant Wolf Fish.
Our last expedition was not a trip to your grandfather’s boat ramp, we pulled a 25ft Dugout Canoe 4k through dense, remote, and dangerous Rainforest to fish Lake Yarina, landlocked and packed with Pacu, Oscar, and other exotic species.
The Chingana team is on the ground this January and February doing reconnaissance on a half a dozen locations for this unique fishing event. Our object is to fly into these remote lakes and rivers and seek out the unfished waters. Techniques include; Fly Fishing, Tenkara, Conventional rod reel, and Native Kukama style.
For more information and pricing for the June through August Fly N Fish expedition, send Ken a message here. We will email you our Itinerary and cost.
Go where no man, or woman fishes; with a rod and reel
Our challenge is to catch the world’s largest fresh water fish on light tackle; Fly, Bass/Carp, and Inshore style - capturing the IGFA record.
Our last expedition was not a trip to your grandfather’s boat ramp, so consider your personal psychological and physical fitness before you sign up. We pulled a 25ft Dugout Canoe 4k through dense, remote, and dangerous Rainforest.
The Amazon Refuge Lodge is situated near several lakes that have never been fished by rod and reel, and judging by their remote location the only fishing of any kind would have been by indigenous tribes on rare occasions, and then only by sticks, spears, and clubs.
This summer we will be doing a Fly Fishing Float Plane Expedition to several remote “Green” lakes, and outback rivers, in search of sizable Peacock Bass, Arapaima, Tiger Catfish, and Giant Wolf Fish.
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Brent Dawson 'War Path Flys' and Steve (Fitzcaraldo) Fitzsimon, featured above, brings high energy to our explorative fishing expedition. We'll cover all habitats from the isolated ponds, creeks, and small lakes, to the Amazon River confluence. Brent brought 250 flys to test out in the Pacaya Samiria Preserve Extention. Next June/July, bring your gear and cameras and Film Your Own incredible adventure at the Amazon Refuge Lodge!
Amazon Peru, Chingana Expedition
The Amazon Grand Slam, a bucket list species catch. For Steve, it was Pacu, Piranha, Peacock Bass, Tiger Catfish, Oscar, and Wolf Fish.
Congratulations Steve Hofmann.
Payara is a member of the Cynodontidae family; it is also called peixe cachorro, dog fish, saber toothed dogfish, tiger fish, guapeta.
Payara inhabit freshwater rivers and lakes in South America from the Orinoco to Paraguay River basins. The distribution of large payara is limited to a few places in Columbia, Venezuela, Brazil, Guyana, Peru and probably Ecuador. They prefer fast moving water, but are found in still waters of lakes and rivers as well. Payara are among the gamest of South Americas freshwater fishes, leaping when hooked and making long fast runs. They are picivorous predators that attack upward, stabbing prey with the large canine teeth and then swallowing them whole and head first.
DISTRIBUTION: South America
MAX SIZE: 44 lb / 20 kg
MAX LENGHT: 60 inches / 150 cm
Also known as aruanã, arowana, baiano, sulamba, macaco d’áqua.
The arawana belongs to a small family of ancient fishes confined to fresh waters in Africa (1 sp), South America (3 sp), and southeastern Asia to Australia (3 sp). While the arawana reaches a respectable 4 ft (118 cm) and 20 lbs (9 kg) another of the “bonytongues” is one of the largest freshwater fishes in the world, the Arapaima, which reaches a weight of 200 kg (440 lb). It inhabits freshwater in northern South America throughout the Amazon river system, where it lives in marginal lagoons and small tributaries of large rivers
DISTRIBUTION: South America
MAX SIZE: 20 lb / 10 kg
MAX LENGTH: 47 inch / 120 cm
Payara, Giant Wolf Fish...more
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