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Tsimane Lodge - Bolivia

Tsimane Lodge, Bolivia with California Fly Shop

​August 31st - September 9th, 2018


In terms of the all-around ultimate fly fishing adventure, Tsimane, more than most any other place, has it all. Located in a remote indigenous territory of Bolivia where the Andes meet the upper Amazon, the freestone rivers of the region are both familiar and foreign to the well-traveled angler. Each season hundreds of thousands of baitfish migrate up the greater Secure system and with them come thousands of large, aggressively feeding dorado. Here it is common to see packs of fierce dorado herding baitfish into the shallows and mercilessly ripping through them.  From a great distance, you can see the frothing commotion as the bait leaps into the air in a desperate effort to escape. From a quarter mile away the raining down of eight inch baitfish sounds like a dump truck dropping 20 yards of gravel. Here, anglers wet wade a jade green river and cast six inch flies on wire leaders through an endless array of pristine water types. Their reward; consistent catches of pugnacious, aerial dorado in the 8 - 35 pound class as well as additional jungle species like the fickle pacu and the elusive surubi. With few exceptions, the many anglers we have sent to Tsimane rate the trip among the top three angling experiences in their extensive careers. We couldn’t agree more strongly!



Rate: $7,600 per person + Native tax ($670.00 paid on site)​ for a 9 night / 6 day package

Included: Accommodations and meals at Tsimane Lodge, arrival night and departure night lodging in Santa Cruz, guided fishing, charter flights.

Not Included: International airfare, fishing tackle and flies, guide gratuities, native community taxes, departure taxes.

To Join the Trip Contact: Xavier - California Fly Shop

[email protected]



Friday, August 31

Arrive Santa Cruz, Bolivia. In Santa Cruz you will be met by a member of the Tsimane team and transferred to the Hotel Los Tajibos, Av San Matin 455. Once at the hotel they will help you check into your room and confirm your pick up time the following morning. You will then settle into your room and have the afternoon to relax.   

Saturday, September 1

Charter flight to Tsimane’s Pluma Lodge (about 1.5 hours). After landing in the Oromomo community you will boat roughly 25 minutes upstream and then begin a one hour overland/jungle transfer via Polaris Ranger. After settling into camp and having lunch you will fish 1/ 2 day unguided on the home waters of the Pluma river.

p7170428.jpgNote: We recommend having insect repellent immediately upon arriving and departing from the jungle airstrip. 


6 days of guided fishing at Pluma Lodge. There will be multiple beats of water that you will cycle through during the week. 

Saturday, September 8

In the morning, guests will pack up transfer back to the Oromomo Indian Community where you will meet your charter flight back to Santa Cruz. In Santa Cruz you will be met by a member of the Tsimane staff who will take you to the Hotel Los Tajibos to overnight (included in package).

Sunday, ​September 9 

You will be picked up at your hotel and transferred to the airport in Santa Cruz for your flight home.  


Links to more information on the trip:

Tsimane Lodge Web Page:  http://flywatertravel.com/des tination/tsimanelodge

Article by Ken Morrish: http://issuu.com/flywatertravel/docs/2015tsimanebol iviaweb?e=7909021/11073459

Tsimane Brochure:  http://issuu.com/flywatertrav el/docs/fwt-2016tsimanemini- broweb?e=7909021/33374974