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Agua Boa Album

I think I've got the Wordpress album figured out. Here are a few shots from our recent Agua Boa peacock bass trip. One of the best trips ever!

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Green Heron Entertains Us

Take a look at this fisherman! No one will call him a "Bird Brain."
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New Site

After many months in the planning, we launched the new web site last night. We're still tweaking, of course, but excited about it. The store will grow as we add flies and put the finishing touches on it to make it as easy to use as possible. We're hopeful that the Connect Community will be a fun place for everyone to share photos, conversations, tips, comments, and stories. We welcome your suggestions and comments.

[caption id="attachment_2245" align="alignleft" width="199"] Joe Zona with a very nice peacock bass.


We got home from the Amazon last Sunday night. We had a great trip. Lots of fish, water was in great shape, and amazing stories to tell by all. We broke the lodge record for broken rods (I don't know if that is something we should talk too much about). We had a group of good fishermen but the bass were rested, hungry and determined to test our skills and tackle!

We fished the river and the lagoons and  found fish everywhere we went. We had long fishing days. If you want, you can cast continuously all day. As they say, keep your fly in the water and keep it moving.

Thank you to Frontiers for organizing the departure and to Agua Boa Amazon Lodge. We'll see you next year!

 

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New Site Launches Next Week

[caption id="attachment_2229" align="alignleft" width="300"] Destinations


After many many months of working on the new web site we are ready to launch. Next week, hopefully Tuesday, is our date. This is a complete remake with  everything new. I'll let you know the exact day and hope you have a few minutes to take a look.

Since I've been very negligent in keeping our old site up to date, I'll list our schedule of trips here.

Nov. 26-Dec. 3, 2012 - Tres Valles, Argentina (trout)

2013:

  • Jan. 12-19 - Los Roques, Venezuela (bones, permit, tarpon)

  • Feb. 3-22 - South Island, New Zealand (trout)

  • Mar. 5-23 - Patagonia, Argentina (trout)

  • Apr. 27-May 4 - Bahamas (TBA)

  • June 2-9 - Boca Paila, Mexico (bones, permit, tarpon, snook)

  • June 18-July 1 - East Africa Safari (great migration)

  • July 13-19 - Isla Holbox, Mexico (big & little tarpon)

  • July 27-Aug. 3 - Laxardal, Iceland (brown trout)

  • August 17-24 & 24-31 - Bighorn River, Montana (trout)

  • Sept. 20-Occt. 8 - Mongolia (taimen) & Eagle Festival

  • Oct. 26-Nov. 2 - Agua Boa, Brazil (peacock bass)

  • Nov. 30 - Dec. 7 - Tres Valles, Argentina (trout)


All trips will all be on the new site with complete itineraries, but please let us know if you have any questions in the meantime.


 
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Bluegrass TU, Lexington, KY

We spent the weekend in Lexington, KY. It was a beautiful fall weekend and the opening of Keenland so needless to say town was full of horse people. But, we were there for a TU event at Talon Winery. We had a casting clinic, demo, and Barry presented his Digital Photography program. It was a beautiful fall afternoon and evening. Live music, good food, great company.

Saturday we spent a day on the lovely Cumberland River with guides Mike Wloswski and Troy Humphrey. Our fishing partners were Susan Slade and Robert Van Onselder and we had a great time. Caught a few fish, enjoyed a beautiful day, and ate lots of good food as the photos will show.

Thank you Bluegrass TU for a great weekend.

 
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Bluegrass Album

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Photos From Bolivia

 

 

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From Pluma Lodge, Bolivia

Yesterday was our last day of fishing. We will soon load up the ATVs for our trip out of the jungle to the Indian village where we will meet our little plan plane back to Santa Cruz. Overnight there tonight, fly to Miami tomorrow, overnight in Miami tomorrow night, and home on Saturday.

I am still fighting with the Wordpress app from my iPad. Seems like a lot of people are having problems with it. It makes me anxious to get home, launch the new web site and blog. Enough of Wordpress for me.

We have had an incredible time. This is a wild place  and a wild river. It's amazing to see the dorado crashing into the sabalo with fish and bait flying everywhere. It's very much like a bluefish/striper blitz on the east coast.

Our guides have been amazing too. It's very interesting too see how well they work with the Indian boatmen. Everyone helps each other whether it's pushing and pulling the heavy dug-out canoes up through the rapids, spotting dorado, or sharing lunch. Everyone is very patient, no one shouts or looses their patience - even when the boatmen have disappeared into the jungle hunting when we're ready to move!

They are loading the ATVs. More to come when we get home, with photos!
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From Bolivia

We transferred to Pluma Lodge, further down on the Secure River near the Pluma River. I have so many photos that I want to share but I'm having difficulty figuring out how to put photos in the blog from my ipad. What I thought would be easy is anything but! I will continue to try and hope that I don't have to wait until I get home.

Our guides and Indians loaded up our gear this morning and we took the dug-out canoes back downriver to the grass air strip, they lugged all of our gear up about 30 steps to the strip, and then we  took a 15 minute flight to the second camp, unloaded the gear and walked through the Indian village to the boat landing. New guides and Indians lugged our gear down the same number of steep wood steps to the river, loaded the canoes and took us about 15 minutes upstream to another village. From there they lugged the gear up similar steep steps and at the top we got into an ATV and rode for almost an hour into the jungle. We crossed small streams and stream beds, climbed hills and hung on as we went down the other side, strattled ruts and swatted flies. But the ride was beautiful through the jungle. We saw ancient trees that had to be 40 feet around, all kinds of flowers, plants, and birds. I'm thinking that the cure for a lot of diseases could be in these jungles.

We arrived in Pluma Camp, very much like Assunta. All of the buildings are built high off the land overlooking the Secure River. Pluma is also alive with birds. The rooms are very comfortable and the staff is great here too. We are so impressed with the staff, the guides, the villages, and the fishing. Tomorrow we fish from here.

I'm signing off now in hopes that I can figure out Wordpress! Talk to you again soon.

 

 

 
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Hello from Bolivia

Well here we are in Bolivia in the middle of the jungle and we have Wifi! Can you believe it? I'm sitting on my mosquito-netted bed listening to the Secure River and the jungle night sounds on the other side of our screened room and writing to you!

I don't have any photos ready but will post some tomorrow night. We're having an incredible week of Golden Dorado fishing. Everyone has caught big Dorado and Paku among other intersting jungle fish. The fishing is pretty unbelievable. The lodge and the meals are incredible, we're living in style.

The Tsimane Indian village is just down river a bit and our boatmen are young men from the village. We watch them kill catfish and Sabalo (a common fish in the river) with their homemade bows and arrows. On the way home in the evening we drop the fish off at the village. The children come running out to see us and to get the fish. It's pretty fascinating.

I'll talk more tomorrow night. See you then.

 

 

 
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