By Capt Peacock
One of the questions I’m most often asked is, “Are you The Most Interesting Man in the World from those Dos Equis commercials?” And when I answer that I’m not – I’m far more interesting – I’m asked to describe just how great fly-fishing in the Amazon is.
Well, I’ll let my guests’ experience from this last week address that inquiry.
We had 15 great fly fisher on the yacht this past week and they averaged around 36 Peacock Bass a day. That’s about 120 Peacock Bass per person for the entire trip.
That good enough for you?
These fine fly-men were from the United States, the United Kingdom, and Spain. All are friends and all tied by their love of fly-fishing…and now, their love of fly-fishing the Amazon.
The group was headed by Don Johnston and his brother Michael and their friend David Kyle. These gentlemen fished with us some seven years ago and thought it a good idea to share the experience with their friends.
And experience they did.
In addition to landing Peacock Bass after Peacock Bass, they landed catfish, piranha, dogfish, barracuda and a host of other species. They ate and drank like kings, got massages, and more or less just enjoyed all that my five star 125-foot yacht and its fine crew has to offer.
Fish wise they landed a total of 1,762 Peacock Bass. Of these one tipped the scales at 20 pounds, two at 16 pounds, one 15 pounder, one 13 pounder, one 12 pounder, two 11 pounders, and 8 10 pounders.
They had a great time to be sure and one that will bring them back soon.
I know this because I know Amazônia.
I’m Capt Peacock.