Page 15 -
P. 15

The key to success on the Rio Marié is
Mobility
THOUGH NOT INEXPENSIVE,theadditionofthefloatplanetransferwill insure each group of anglers near-exclusive, week-long access to a remote section of the Marié and an opportunity to realize the full potential of the entire river and its three lengthy tributaries.
Each bend of the river will offer fresh potential for a new crop of wet- behind-the-gills, wide-eyed and broad-shouldered Peacock Bass. Few of these naive resident fish have ever seen a fly yet, and it is not likely that any have ever seen a lure.
What’s a trophy?
THE LARGEST and most powerful peacock bass are the CichlaTemensis which have been as large as the all tackle world record 29.1 pounds and are found in the Marié and the entire Rio Negro Basin.There are two distinct color phases. One is speckled or Paca, indicating a non-spawning stage.The other is “Asu” or the 3-bar (3 vertical black stripes) common to spawning stage. It's generally accepted that males have distinct dark bars, a yellow coloration as well as a hump on top of its head during mating season. Coloration changes occur gradually, and the result is varied and often spectacular.
The Rio Marié is a trophy fishery. It’s what sets this river apart from all others. But anglers are kept busy with another, smaller, equally beautiful, and hard-fighting variety of Peacock Bass, the ‘Butterfly’ that ranges in size from 2 to 8 pounds.
There may be no better equipped fishing operation in the tropics.The power- packed and ultra-comfortable mothership, The Untamed Amazon, has six spacious guest suites with private baths, A/C, WiFi, and panoramic views. Rio Marié anglers relax in a whole new era of comfort and style at the end of every fish-weary day aboard the spacious mother ship, where they’ll be treated to cold drinks, fine wine, exquisite meals, and very deluxe accommodations.
We’re setting our sights and goals high for these next couple of seasons. We hope to re-write the record books and re-calibrate what defines trophy Peacock Bass fishing with a fly. Only Temensis go over 20 lbs., and we only have 2 species of Peacock Bass in the Marié:Temensis and Butterfly.
Several of our guests already have IGFA records with more pending, and every one of the existing line-class world records has proven vulnerable, since quite a few larger Peacock Bass have already been landed in the Rio Marié, but not submitted.
Continued on page 16
www.theflyshop.com s phone 800-669-3474
15
An astonishing
Peacocks were landed during the first 10 weeks of the 2015 season, including 47 monsters over 20 pounds and 96 huge fish between 15 and 20 pounds. Also in that catch were several of the largest Peacock Bass ever recorded landed with a fly rod.
Peacock bass over ten pounds are not common and considered large. Fish in the ‘teens are considered trophies, and anything approaching 20 pounds is considered to be a real giant. Consider then, that those 47 giants landed last season by only 60 fly fishermen represented the majority of all the “giants” caught in the Amazon. That’s by thousands of other conventional tackle guys, and still most of the monster fish were caught in the Marié, and on a fly.
3,421


































































































   13   14   15   16   17