Jack Trout Fly Fishing International Welcomes You To The Amazon Brazil
Jack Trout FFI offers the combination of the Amazon's finest luxury yachts, American-designed bass boats, and some of the most knowledgeable Amazon Peacock Bass guides in Brazil for a truly unique and enjoyable Amazon Peacock Bass fishing experience.
Peacock Bass Fly Fishing Trips – Amazon Brazil
Come join us aboard the Amazon Lord I or Amazon Lord II, Amazon luxury yachts, that set the gold bar in travel and comfort. The fleet serves as your base of operations for an unforgettable, week-long fishing adventure to Brazil's Amazon tributaries. The water levels in the Amazon jungle are always fluctuating, so being able to pick up anchor and move on a dime is the secret to your success for trophy Peacock Bass in the Amazon rivers.
A World Class South American Adventures Await You
Top-Water Action for huge Peacock Bass on a fly rod is a once in a lifetime battle. We can provide the lodging, guides and gear you will need for your trip to the Amazon Basin in Brazil.
Brazil is a friendly country and travel to Brazil is safe and enjoyable with its diverse culture and unspoiled rain forest. The Brazilian currency is the 'Real' and can be exchanged in the airports, banks, and hotels in Manaus. People in Brazil speak Portuguese mainly. The culture is indigenous but also has its blend of European influence that makes Brazil exotic and unique.
Brazil became under rule of Portugal for over three centuries, Brazil finally gained its independence in 1822. It still remains the largest and most populous country in South America. Brazil continues to lead in South America in industrial and agricultural growth with its trading partners. Brazil offers incredible vast natural resources and a large labor pool to pull it all off, it is South America's leading economic producer and exporter.
Eastern side of South America, on the Atlantic Ocean.
Main City Of Manaus Brazil
Manaus is the capital city in Brazil for the Amazonas. Maunas is located on the confluence of the Negro and Solimões Rivers. It is the largest city of Amazonas, and has always been a popular fly fishing & eco-tourist destination. Manaus is located in northern Brazil, 1,932 kilometers (1,200 miles) from the nations capital, Brasilia. Some of the best Peacock Bass fishing in the world is known to exist in this part of the world.
The Madeira River (Means Wood River) is a key waterway in South America, approximately 2,100 miles long. The Madeira is the longest tributary of the Amazon. It is formed by the junction of the Mamoré and Beni Rivers in Bolivia and flows north along the border between Bolivia and Brazil. It meanders northeast in Brazil to join the Amazon east of Manaus. Measured from the upper reaches of the Mamoré, it is 2,082 miles long. In late August we offer Peacock Bass trips on this part of the River.
Rio Negro (Means Black River) is the largest tributary of the Amazon and the most massive black water river in the world. It has its sources along the watershed between the Orinoco and the Amazon basins, and also connects with the Orinoco by way of the Casiquiare canal. The Rio Negro flows into the Rio Solimões to form the Amazon River below Manaus, Brazil.
Fly Fishing Trip Information
Amazon Brazil Peacock Bass - Fly Fishing Equipment List
Rods: Fly rods 8wt to 11wt, 10wt being the best weight if you can only bring one rod, but we highly suggest to bring 2 or 3 full set ups for best results.
Reels: Good quality large arbor salt water type reels with strong drag and the capacity to hold numerous yards of 30 lb. backing.
Line: Any good quality floating lines like Rio or Scientific Anglers, weight forward, lines. I prefer to use a shooting head system because peacock bass are definitely not line shy. If you are bringing a second rod, I recommend a 5ft. #6 sinking-tip line for the second outfit, which is a high density sink tip for certain types of conditions.
Leaders: Simply cut a 5-6 ft. section of 40, 50, or 60 lb. "hard mono" and tie it on as a straight-leader. If you are interested in fishing for line class records for peacock bass, you will need a leader with a heavy butt section, followed by your IGFA approved line class section between two Bimini twists, ending in a 20lb., 30lb., or 40lb. fluorocarbon tippet. Be sure to check on the current IGFA record for the line class that you are fishing, so you will know if a record breaking fish has been caught.
Amazon Brazil Flies: Peacock bass flies should be tied on large sharp, 3/0-4/0 hooks. Peacock bass will hit top-water poppers, but large streamers will produce more strikes. All colors will attract peacocks to strike, especially combinations using yellow, green, red, olive, and blue. Smaller 3"-4" streamers are easier to cast and will produce a lot of strikes from fish in the 2-6 pound range. For really large peacock bass, you will need to fish with a streamer that is from 5"-8" in length.
Recommended flies for peacock bass in the Amazon rain forest:
- Wool flies (or can be tied with Bozo hair)
- Rabbit tail slider
- Dahlberg divers
- Foam poppers
Amazon Brazil Peacock Bass Pricing
$5250 per person for the 2016-2017 season
Deposit Required: A half deposit within 10 days of booking.
Staff Greeting at airport and ground transportation.
- First night hotel stay in Manaus. (per regular schedule)
- Transportation – either by boat or charter plane service.
- Semi-Private rooms at our facilities (per two anglers).
- Fully Air-Conditioned Rooms.
- Daily Laundry Service.
- Daily Maid Service.
- Delectable meals of both American and Brazilian foods served with choice wines.
- Regional cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, soft drinks, fruit juices, bottled water, beer and wine.
- We reserve the right to limit the number of alcoholic beverages consumed by each client when health or safety issues are involved.
- Guided fishing (two anglers per boat).
- Guide operated boat, outboard, trolling motor and cooler.
- All hard non-disposable tackle including: rods, reels, top-water, and, sub-surface lures
- *The yacht manager will have hand-tide jigs for sale as they are extremely popular with the Monster Peacock Bass*
- Fees associated with obtaining your passport or visa. ( You need a special visa for Brazil, you must visit their consulate to obtain this 10 year visa.)
- Fees associated with pre-trip medical planning, travel insurance, and medications.
- Domestic air or ground travel from your home city to Miami.
- International airfare to Manaus, Brazil.
- Fees associated in sport fishing areas.
- Gratuities to staff personnel.
- Personal expenses in Manaus, i.e. shopping, meals, and city tours.
- Overweight luggage charges from the airlines or charter flights.
- Fly fishing gear.
- Airport departure taxes (if applicable).
- Hotel stays (if necessary) in Miami.