What To Bring

Agua Boa Amazon Lodge: What to Bring

Documents:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Airline Tickets

Fishing Gear:

    • Two or three 8/9 weight rods are recommended for peacock bass. We suggest a large arbor reel with a great drag for your reel.
    • Tropical lines work best in the heat. We recommend the Rio Outbound Floating
    • Rio Tropical F/I Intermediate Line 10 or 15 feet clear tip
    • 200 or 300 grain sink tip
    • Tippet: Between .022 – .027 / 30-40 pounds hard mono
    • Hook sharpener
    • Pliers
    • Fishing hat, make sure it has good sun protection
    • Sturdy rod case (preferably one that you can carry on)
    • Line nippers
    • Stripping glove or sleeve
    • Boga Grip (Guides usually have, but as the season wears on, they can be scarce)

Clothing:

      • Fishing shoes
      • Shoes for camp
      • Shorts
      • Swimsuit
      • Shirts – long sleeve for fishing, short sleeve for camp
      • Tropical travel clothes
      • Raincoat
      • Waterproof bag for the boat
      • Camera gear
      • Sun gloves

Personal items:

      • Toiletries
      • Reading glasses
      • Portuguese dictionary
      • Bug repellent
      • Sunscreen & chap-stick
      • Binoculars
      • Polarized sunglasses- 2 pairs

Peacock Bass Flies:

We sell flies at the camp that are specifically designed for the Agua Boa so you may want to consider having us provide your flies. Bring roughly 3 dozen total flies. Sweetwater Fly Shop will be happy to send a sample package if you are a fly tyer.

Fly List from The Sweetwater Fly Shop Phone: (406) 222-9393
Streamers (Size 2/0 or 3/0, in a variety of colors):
Half & Half
Peacock Deception
Peacock Agitator
Peacock Reducer
Flashtail Whistler
Flashtail Whistler Jighead
Big Fish Deceiver
Sea Habit Bucktail
Super Mushy
Flashfire Mushy
Cruiser
Big Eye Baitfish
Spot On Baitfish
Poppers:
Banger
Pearly Popper

Need gear for your trip?

Please call 877.628.FISH at our fly shop to speak with Dan Gigone or email dan@sweetwaterflyshop.com. Dan has extensive experience at this destination and can answer any questions you might have relating to equipment needed. When ordering gear please be sure to mention that you are booked with the lodge. As a thank you for your business, Sweetwater Travel Company will pay 10% of your final bill for any gear purchased for this trip. Visit SweetwaterFlyShop.com for the latest gear for your trip.