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BRAZIL: Pirarucu Lodge Hosted Trip With Jako Lucas

April 4, 2019

PIRARUCU – Amazonia, Brazil

Pirarucu Lodge is located in the middle of the largest arapaima reserves in the world. Not only are these waters home to large numbers of arapaima – the largest freshwater species on the planet, but this area also hosts healthy numbers of arawana and tambaqui which are often sight fished with dry flies! Arapaima can grow to over 400 pounds and closely resemble a freshwater tarpon. When hooked, they explode in aerial displays, take off on long runs and surrender only after lengthy battles. Arapaima are often seen gulping air from the surface offering sight casting to singles, pairs or even schools of fish. Anglers will fish from comfortable and modern flat skiffs powered with 60 HP Yamaha outboards. These skiffs fish two anglers at the same time with two large casting platforms and the guides use a remote-control trolling motor to position the boat while fishing. The lodge is a floating lodge that is simple, comfortable and beautifully built from local woods.

Host: Yellow Dog Ambassador, Jako Lucas

Trip Dates:  October 5 – 11, 2019 (arrive to Manaus on October 5th to overnight at the Intercity Hotel – included in package rate)

How to Get There: For fishermen traveling to Pirarucu Lodge, we recommend that you fly to Manaus direct out of Miami on American Airlines or LATAM Airlines.  Another option is from Houston to Panama City to Manaus  on United/COPA Airlines.  Guests will overnight in Manaus at the Intercity Hotel (transfers and hotel night is included in the package rate).  From Manaus, you’ll need to fly from Manaus direct to Tefe (1 hour, 10 minutes) on Azul Airlines. 

In-Country Flights from Manaus – Tefe – Manaus (not included in package rate):  Azul Airlines can be booked online

October 6:  Azul Flight #5244,  Manaus (MAO) 7:00 am to Tefe (TFF) 8:10 am

October 11: Azul Flight #5245, Tefe (TFF) 8:50 am to Manaus (MAO) 9:55 am

Roundtrip pricing is typically between $200.00 – $230.00 per person

2019 Package Rates:

Five (5) Nights / Four and a half (4.5) days of guided fishing (based on double occupancy is $4,950 per person

Plus $490 per person for the Indian Territory Entry Fee (paid in US cash in Brazil)

What’s Included:

– Intercity Hotel in Manaus (arrival day)

– All ground transfers within Manaus

– Ground and boat transfer from Tefe airport to the Lodge

– Guided Fishing

– Accommodations at Pirarucu Lodge

– All-inclusive meals and beverages at the lodge

– Winston Rods are available to use

What’s Not Included:

– International Flights

– Manaus-Tefe Commercial Jet Flight Azul Airlines

– Meals and Beverages in Manaus

– Fly fishing leaders, wire and flies

– Tips and gratuities for guides and staff

– Trip insurance

– Airport Taxes

– Brazil tourist visa

– Indian Communities Fee of $470.00 per person (To be paid direct upon arrival in USD)

john [at] yellowdogflyfishing [dot] com (Please Contact John Hudgens To Book Your Trip!)
Fly Fish Brazil





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