Trailer: Fly Fishing for Giant Arapaima in Pirarucú

Giant arapaima on the fly in the jungle waters of Brazil in a new trailer from Todd Moen and Catch Magazine.

From Catch Magazine:

“This is a TRAILER to the new film Pirarucú – Amazon’s Giant Arapaima. Here is Part II in the T-Motion Amazon series, set in the Brazilian Rainforest. Pirarucú is native term for arapaima, the ancient, air breathing, giant fish of Amazonian rivers and lakes. One of the largest freshwater fish in the world, the pirarucú can grow up to 10 feet long and can weigh up to 485 pounds. The pirarucú has been a very special fish for people in this region, and I was treated to an exceptional introduction to the fly fishing quest for this amazing and unique species. As a camera operator, I was challenged by the extremely hot temperatures and humidity, as well as by the abundance of wildlife, including insects, reptiles and predatory fish, who were ready to eat me if I was too lazy. This trip was certainly exciting, and I learned a lot about the fish and people living in the heart of the rainforest. Special thanks goes to Rafael Costa, the amazing guide for Untamed Angling. His fantastic ability to maneuver the boat, land huge fish and keep us safe from Amazonian predators was especially awesome. And to angler extraordinaire Brian O’Keefe, for making this video possible.

The Fly Shop provided a great travel experience, Rainy’s Flies contributed the perfect selection and Scientific Anglers provided jungle lines. Very special thanks to R.L. Winston Rod Company and Eddie Bauer for their continuous and generous support of T-Motion Theater. To book your own Jungle Fly Fishing Adventure contact The Fly Shop at email – travel@theflyshop.com”

To check out more from Catch Magazine, please click here.

And to learn more about Pirarucú, please click here.

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