Tsimane River Lodge
Located in a remote, indigenous territory of Bolivia where the Andes meet the upper Amazon, the rivers of the region are both familiar and foreign. Technically jungle freestones, these rivers are similar to the smaller winter steelhead systems of the Pacific Northwest or the hearty trout systems on the west side of New Zealand’s South Island, but the fierce migratory golden dorado that inhabit these rivers mandate more tarpon-like techniques. In Bolivia, anglers wading wet with eight weight rods cast five inch flies on wire leaders through endless water types with consistent catches of pugnacious, aerial dorado in the 8 – 35 pound class. Without exception, all of the anglers we sent to Tsimane in 2009 rate the trip among the top three angling experiences in their extensive careers.