Recommended Gear for Tsimane Secure Lodge, Bolivia

Tsimane is undoubtedly the best golden dorado fishery on earth.

It is located within the Isiboro Sécure Indigenous Territory & National Park, Bolivia, where the Amazon jungle meets the Andes mountains. The landscape is stunning and its rivers are run clear through the jungle and the mountains, with wading and sight-fishing opportunities that exceed most anglers’ imaginations. The surrounding jungle remains in an absolute virgin state and is one of the most sensual natural expressions of wilderness in the world.

The rivers are inhabited by the golden dorado and other sport fish from the Amazon basin, such as the pirapitinga or Amazon pacú and the yatorana (pound by pound, one of the strongest fresh-water species).

Each year a massive migration of golden dorados occurs which can only be compared to the annual runs of Pacific Salmon. Some experts equate it to the great migration of plains game on the African plains. The golden dorado migration follows the upstream movement of the sabalo, a baitfish that spawns in huge numbers in the Amazon basin.

Tsimane blends, like no other jungle destination, the best aspects of a fly fishing experience: sight casting, freestone wet wading, floating lines, majestic vistas, Amazon mountain rivers with clear, virgin waters, and wild big golden dorados everywhere.

Sécure lodge is situated in the Sécure river headwaters. Downstream you’ll fish the “Cachuelas” area, a line of rapids and rocks extended along 3km, which holds big dorados always. Upstream you explore the upper part of the Sécure River; always plenty of pacu and big dorados, with the chance of try the 2 tributaries of the area: Maniquisito and Ashahana.