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El Dorado
WHEREVER THEY’RE found in numbers, Dorado are competitive and voracious. They compete with each other for dinner, often working as a pack, and announcing their location carelessly by cornering schools of prey, then driving them into the shallows or against the river bank, and exploding on the surface when they begin the attack. When they do, the rivers literally ignite with fish and any well-placed cast is nearly guaranteed to hook-up.
The tackle and techniques are simple. Large streamers are the most productive flies, particularly in fast current or swift, shallow stream channels. These macho Latin- American Dorado usually lie in wait, ready to ambush baitfish and will take flies on top of the water, in the film, or below the surface.Watching a giant, bright gold fish longer than your leg smack a surface popper or race across the surface to pounce on a streamer swinging in the film is a heart-stopping thrill worth the long trip south.
The fly rod of choice to deliver these flies is a powerful 8 or 9 weight, fitted with a top-notch reel loaded with either a floating line or an intermediate sink tip.
Untamed Angling photos
Rainforest weather can be unpredictable. The mornings and evenings can be cool, the afternoons hot and humid, and it can rain anytime.Anglers have to be prepared for any kind of weather.
Some Dorado fishing coincides with trout fishing in the Patagonia provinces and always overlaps with super Peacock Bass angling in neighboring Brazil, Colombia, and other parts of Bolivia.
In the most remote jungle environs, Dorado cohabit with another marvelous gamefish, Pacu (Pirapitinga), a spectacular fighting near-vegetarian that would challenge
a Permit for sheer strength and stamina. Effective flies have only recently been developed for Pacu, much like what happened three decades ago, when Permit first emerged as a new addition to the sportfish list for fly fishermen.
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