Colombia is back!
The river tributaries of the eastern plains and Orinoco of Colombia were once home to virtually every world record peacock bass. At one time six of the top ten IGFA all-tackle, and many of the fly caught peacock bass world records came from this jungle hotspot. Then, 40 years ago, the region became a “No Go” zone when guerilla insurgents arrived, and anglers understandably lost interest
Forget about drug cartels and guerilla warfare, visiting Colombia is now a wade in the Central and South American park since its government has settled political unrest problems and driven the drug lords from the once-famous sportfishing rivers in Latin America. The bad guys (FARC) have now been pacified and enthusiasm among anglers is quickly returning for the Mataveni and several other terrific regional rivers.
Famous peacock bass rivers like the Mataveni, Tomo and Gavilan are once again accepting anglers and we here at The Fly Shop® couldn’t be more thrilled!