Venture deep into the far northwestern reaches of the Brazilian Amazon Jungle in search of Giant Temensis on the Rio Marie. This is a truly exotic and wildly remote, world class fly fishing destination for adventurous anglers.
Availability is already limited for 2023, but we have 5 rods now open for Oct 7-15, 2023. A Superb Week on the Rio Marie!
If your interested, please reach out to us asap. Email or call 434-249-1783
Anglers interested in booking the Rio Marie should request our:
Rio Marie Outfitting and Travel Guide – A 17 page comprehensive booklet with detailed information on the project, fishing, lodging and travel.
Only anglers who book with us will receive our:
Rio Marie Pre-Trip Information – A travel packet with detailed check lists for packing fishing gear and clothes plus a valuable check list for what to do 9 months out, 90 days out and 7 days out. It’s your road map to make sure you are 100% prepared and ready!
Rio Marié (mar-ee-ah) holds at least twice the quantity of trophy-sized peacock bass compared to any other destination in the 710,000 km² Rio Negro basin. For anglers, this translates into very real and rare opportunities to consistently hook and release the largest Peacock Bass on earth. This is a fly fishing only fishery, with no pressure from conventional anglers or any anglers for that matter, for hundreds of miles.
From Manaus, we’ll take a float plane 5oo miles to the Rio Marie Reserve and land at the lodge, The Untamed Amazon, a deluxe live-aboard and mobile mothership. Once there, anglers will fish on modern flats boats with one veteran international guide plus one native guide and have exclusive access to over 400 private river miles and almost 200 unnamed creeks.
Try your technique with highly skilled indigenous fishermen by your side and discover the Pinawaca—the artisan fly that may indicate the natives have pioneered fly fishing with streamers.
The Pinawaca Fly
Arrive Manaus. Pass through immigrations and customs. Do not lose your entrance card! This is a small white piece of paper you will need for your return.
An English speaking Rio Marie representative will greet and transfer you to the Quality Hotel Manaus. The representative will collect the Native Indian Community Fee (u$d670 cash) at this time. Check in. Hotel and dinner independently arranged.
Free day in the city. Possible daily activities include a 4 hour city tour, Museu da Amazonia and botanical garden, a guided tour of the Cultural Centre of the Peoples of the Amazon, visiting local markets or fine dining at Caxiri Manaus, Banzeiro Cocina Amazonica or Moquem do Banzeiro. Hotel included. Activities and dinner arranged independently.
5:30am-7am hotel pick up and transfer to the airport to board the 4 hour charter flight, an amphibious float-equipped Cessna Grand Caravan. Land where the Untamed Amazon is anchored on the Rio Marie, get checked in and meet the crew. Enjoy refreshments and have a debriefing on fishing plans and living aboard the yacht. Settle in, prepare tackle, cocktails and dinner.
Oct 9-14 Sat-Sat
6 days fishing the Rio Marie for Trophy Peacock Bass
6am—Coffee is ready
8am—Head to fishing grounds (2 anglers/boat)
12pm—Picnic lunch on the river beaches
1pm—Fish the afternoon, returning to the relocated yacht around 5:30pm.
6pm—Cocktails/apps on the top deck, dinner inside.
Breakfast, leisurely morning awaiting the float plane’s arrival. The charter will refuel in Sao Gabrielle before arriving late afternoon in Manaus. Rio Marie representative will drive you to the airport for our flight home.
Included: 7 nights aboard the yacht with all meals, beverages and spirits, 6 days guided fishing with one pro guide and one native guides per two anglers, ground transfers between Manaus Airport and hotel, round trip charter flight and the night of Oct 7 at the Quality Hotel Manaus.
Not Included: Commercial airfare and related costs, Native Community Fee (U$D670 cash payable to representative upon landing in Manaus), meals and beverages at hotel, additional hotel nights such as Oct 8, activities in Manaus, fishing gear, gratuities, additional charter flight, airport taxes and mandatory Medical Evacuation trip insurance (call us for a quote.)
NOTE: Arriving a day early is optional but highly recommended.
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