The Silver Bow Fly Shop in Spokane Washington is leading a group of adventurous anglers to Bolivia in 2017. Their quarry........GOLDEN DORADO! Details below.


JUNE 1-11, 2017

Golden Dorado are like a cross between a Tiger Fish and a Tarpon. Add to that the fact that they live in jungle rivers, and they represent a unique fishing experience.


Destination:  BOLIVIA - Pluma Lodge

Dates: June 1-11, 2017

Group Host: Sean Visintainer of Silver Bow Fly Shop

Capacity: 8 Anglers 

Price$7600 plus $670 native fee per person double occupancy



The remote Bolivian jungle is a long way from most visiting anglers. Anglers fly to Santa Cruz Bolivia where they overnight, and then transfer to the lodge via 6 seat aircraft. The fishing program, designed by Untamed Angling, is varied and interesting. Accommodations are beautiful, with all guest cabins, walkways, and common areas built from native hardwoods. The transfer to the lodge from the airstrip is adventurous, and includes a ride upstream by canoe, and a 10 kilometer ride via jeep through the jungle. 


The staff at Pluma is very accommodating. Guides are made up almost entirely of Argentines who speak fluent english.  Each day is different, with paired up anglers assigned a different beat of the Pluma, the Secura, or one of the smaller tributary rivers.  Guests are accompanied by one fishing guide, and two native boatmen who either motor or pole a dugout canoe with amazing skill. The terrain and rivers are varied, so guests will fish both from the canoes, and while wading. With bouldery stream crossings, and soft sand banks, this is arduous fishing. Guests should have at least a moderate level of fitness.

The Golden Dorado in this region are mostly migratory. They arrive each year following the migration of the "Sabalo," which is a baitfish the Dorado hunt. Anglers use flies that imitate the Sabalo, almost always on floating lines cast by 8 or 9 weight rods. These Golden Dorado strike viciously and fight with acrobatic jumps. Fish here range from 5-40 pounds, with numerous fish in the 15-20 pound class caught by anglers every trip. They are among the most beautiful predatory fish anglers will ever encounter, with their stunning yellow, orange and black coloring vibrant against the colors of the river and jungle surroundings. Pacu and Yatorana are also present, and highly sought after by the guides and natives. The Pacu is often called the "Permit of the Amazon" because of its finicky nature and hard fight.