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In January of 2024, my Son Andrew and I joined six other fly anglers on an exploratory trip into the Xeurini River, deep in the heart of Brazil's Amazon rainforest. The fishing was unbelievable. The group averaged 50-plus peacock bass per boat per day with some boats exceeding 70 fish per day. If you have ever considered an Amazon trip, or have the powerful Peacock bass on your bucket list, then this is a trip you should consider.
Join me for an unforgettable trip aboard a mothership, deep into the heart of the Amazon, to a place where very few anglers have been. The Xeurini has been closely held by a few Brazilians and the local indigenous tribe and is just now opening up to North American anglers.
We will board the Tumbira (mothership) in Novo Airao on Saturday, the 11th. They will steam us upriver to the confluence of the Bronco River and then up the Bronco to the Xeurini (which is the only way to get there.) We will begin fishing early on Sunday, the 12 and will enjoy fishing each day. Once we return to the mothership in the evenings, they will move the boat upriver to a new stretch to fish the next day. After fishing on Friday the 17th, we will board the Tumbira, and they will steam us through the night down the river back to Novo Airao.
The Tumbria is a classic Amazonian mothership. It has modest yet very comfortable and clean staterooms with a bathroom attached. Each room has a set of bunk beds, a chair, and a wardrobe. Laundry services are available on the boat, so you can pack a little lighter. Meals are hearty and fulfilling and have a Brazilian flare. The fishing day starts around 6 am and ends around 6 pm. Some anglers return to the boat for lunch and a little break, while others fish daily. Each group of two anglers departs from the Tumbira on smaller skiffs for the fishing day with their local river guide. While almost any angler can be successful, the better and more accurate your casting is, the better your results. While you fish at your pace, be advised this is a physically demanding trip; you make 1000's of cast a day, stripping the fly as fast as possible with each cast. When you connect with a 15-pound peacock, you must get mad dog mean and pull with all your energy to keep him from running back through the trees and destroying your tackle and dreams.
January 11-18 2025
Included: One night's lodging in Manaus, seven nights and six days of fishing aboard the Tumbira, meals while on the Tumbira, fishing guide, license, native lands Fee, charter bus transportation to and from Novo Airao and Manaus
Not Included: your fishing tackle, tips to guides and boat staff, travel to Manaus Brazil from the U.S.
For more information or to book a spot for our 2025 trip, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 888-861-0111 to join the next BrazilTrip.