Join Me in Brazil!

The awe-inspiring, legendary Peacock bass on the fly!

blog_Sept_25_2010_1[1] For the third year in a row I will be hosting a trip to the Amazon in Brazil for peacock bass. Peacock bass are one of the most incredible species of fish you will ever catch with a fly. I have been chasing them for over ten years and can truly say that out of the 250 species I’ve caught, they are in the top three! I love them! They explode on your fly and for the first thirty seconds pull so hard they scare even the most experienced anglers. They are king of the Amazon and because they are so aggressive you can catch numerous peacocks on any given day whether you are a novice or expert. Peacock bass may very well be the most beautiful fish on Earth. There are four different species of peacock bass that you can expect to catch along blog_Sept_25_2010_2[1]with numerous other species of fish from jacunda to aruana.

The dates for this incredible trip are Saturday through Saturday, March 5-12, 2011. The trip will have 8 anglers  including me. The cost of the trip is $4395 based on double occupancy. This price includes airport pick up and drop off in Manaus, Brazil, one nights stay in Manaus at an excellent hotel, travel to our camp in the Amazon, fishing guides, accommodation and food. It does not include international airfare (expect airfare to be about $1500, with currently a direct flight from Atlanta to Manaus on Delta or United Airlines from Miami), your Brazilian Visa (about $160), tips to fishing guides, camp blog_Sept_25_2010_3[1]staff and airport pickup, taxi drivers or food while staying the day in Manaus.

The outfit we are using is River Plate Amazon Outfitters. I had a couple options as what trip or type of trip to do. Based on my experience in the last two years, I booked what they describe as the “Floating Tent Camp – Regular”. You will not be disappointed and can  see for yourself, many descriptions, explanations and photographs on the the River Plate Amazon Outfitters website. It’s truly incredible!

Further information, photographs and stories of some of my past peacock bass fishing trips are to be blog_Sept_25_2010_4[3]found at this blog and Jeff Currier’s Global Fly Fishing web site.

Check out this great Amazon Peacock bass fishing map, courtesy of River Plate Amazon Outfitters.

If you are ready to sign up or would like more information feel free to email me at: jeff_currier@hotmail.com or use the “Contact Jeff Currier” button on the right hand side of this blog.

Of all the incredible gamefish in the Amazon basin, the one that has received the most press is the peacock  bass. Peacock bass are known as pavon in Venezuela and Colombia or tucunare in Brazil and Peru. While four distinct species are generally recognized, some fish biologists suggest that a dozen or more varieties might blog_Sept_25_2010_5[1]actually exist throughout South America. Peacock bass are not a true bass such as the largemouth and smallmouth bass found in North American waters, but comprise a genus within the family Cichlidae.  Cichlids are a diverse family of tropical fish found primarily throughout Africa, South America and southern Asia.  Of all the incredible gamefish in the Amazon basin, the one that has received the most press is the peacock bass. Peacock bass are bass are known as pavon in Venezuela and Colombia or tucunare in Brazil and Peru. While four distinct species are generally recognized, some fish biologists suggest that a dozen or more varieties might actually exist  throughout blog_Sept_25_2010_6[1]South America. Peacock bass are not a true bass such as the largemouth and smallmouth bass found in North American waters, but comprise a genus within the family Cichlidae.  Cichlids are a diverse family of tropical fish found primarily throughout Africa, South America and southern Asia. Of all the incredible

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