Video: Fly Fishing for Arapaima in Brazil

Fly fishing for giant arapaima in the Brazilian Amazon at Pirarucu!

From Catch Magazine:

“Greetings! A few years ago I went to work in the Brazilian Rainforest in search of Pirarucú – Amazon’s Giant Arapaima. Here is Part II of Catch Magazine’s Amazon series. 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 fly selection and Scientific Anglers provided jungle lines.  Very special thanks to R.L. Winston Rod Company for their continuous and generous support of T-Motion Theater. Please spread the word and share the Catch Magazine channel with your friends. See part one here…

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