Sportfishing Perú does not provide tackle, so please
bring your own. Our type of fishing is casting and spinning
from the beautiful black volcanic rocks of the Tambopata River
. Please take a moment to read and consider our recommendations.
Payara are a strong fish, very fast, with a big.tail and a
couple of big canines in the lower jaw and two holes in the
upper to receive them. They lives in extremely fast water
and take both lures and flies with a savage force.
Our suggest is at least 3 rods of medium-heavy to heavy action,
from 7 ½ to 9 foot.
Bait casting or Spinning. For Fly fishermen a slightly heavier
9-10 weight fly rod is the suggest.
As the same of the rods, at least 3 reels with a capacity
for 200 yards of a 20 pounds line, similar like a Fin Nor
12 or the Penn 6500.
All kind of lines from 30 pounds to 65 pounds, we prefer
the multifilaments like Spider Wire, Power Pro or a simple
Dacron. Good leaders and swivels are highly suggest, bring
plenty of them.
All kind of lures like Rapala Magnum, Rapala Countdown, Rebel
Fast Track, Spoonbill and bigs windcheater, and all types
of lures that swim on fast waters and dives quickly. Because
of the dark color of the water, lure's colors like fire tigers,
oranges and chartreuses are the favorites.
Plastic lures will be punctured by the teeth of the payara
and will lose their action, wood lures work better.
Don't worry about the size of the lure, from 4 ½ inches
and up is ok. Take a special look in the hooks, they have
to be extra strong.
For fly fishermen: The Payara take a variety of large streamers,
but prefer heavily dressed on a 4/0 heavy saltwater tarpon
hook. A heavy mono leader tipped with stout tipped is essential.
Clothes, Gear and other Things to Bring
Long sleeved shirts for fishing (3)
Long pants for fishing (3)
Short sleeved shirts for camp or fishing (2)
Short pants for camp or fishing (2)
T Shirts (2), Caps (2)
Sun Screen Lotion
Tennis or deck shoes (2)
Camera & or camcorder, Films
Medications & medicines
PASSPORT AND VISA
A valid passport is required for entry into Perú.
Americans don't need a visa.
The currency in Perú is the Nuevo Sol, Exchange rates
change daily, but should be more or less 3.5 Nuevos Soles
to one US Dollar.
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