Casare’ River - Fly fishing only

The Casare’ River is nestled in the meeting point between the Bolivian Amazon and the eastern slopes of the Andes Mountains of Bolivia. This indigenous territory boasts an unbroken expanse of jungle and incredible biodiversity and is one of the most isolated and remote places in the world.


The Casare’ River

Casare’ Fly Fishing

From fishing the woody structure of the lower Casare’ River, to fishing the boulder-riddled clear water of the upper sector, the Casare’ River offers a tremendous opportunity to experience jungle fishing for golden dorado at its finest. Anglers can also pursue golden dorado, yatorana, surubi, and other game species on the fly. Anglers also can try out some bait fishing for giant catfish, armored catfish, and surubi.
Anglers split into two groups in order to rotate through the program's designated beats. Fishing rotations are set so that anglers have the opportunity to fish fresh beats, and so that fish have the opportunity to rest. Two anglers per English-speaking professional fly guide.
The terrain in this region of the Bolivian Amazon is not easy to traverse. Most of the fishing is done by wading in the river, through slippery rocks and boulders, and often times steep banks or fast-moving water.

Season, Boats, Guides . . .

Golden Dorado fishing

Season:  June through October,
Guides:  Angling Frontiers’ local guides are experts on the waters you’ll be fishing, and they have great knowledge of the culture within this jungle terrain. Guides speak English and Spanish. Two anglers per guide and boat.
Boats:  Motor-powered dugout canoes are used.
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Casare’ Main Camp and Fly Camps

Rio Marie Fishing

The Casare’ Camp is the main (semipermanent) camp. It is quite comfortable, fully equipped, and serves as the headquarters. The use of large safari-style tents with comfortable beds and meshed-in dining areas help anglers feel at home in the jungle. Camp showers, simple flushable toilets, and electricity for lighting and to power electronics. Towels, shampoo, and soap are provided for showering and hand washing. You’ll need to bring a sleeping bag and pillow.
Cooks prepare three meals per day. Meals include local dishes and some fusion cuisine, as well as traditional international dishes.
Local liquor, beer, and wine will be served in the evenings. You may also bring your own specialty liquor to camp.
The Expedition Fly Camps:  are made on the spot, but are also well equipped and comfortable. These camps are needed in the most remote of areas, during extensive explorations that take you away from the main camp. These have a slightly more rustic construction but still have solar showers and an outhouse-style toilet. In these fly camps, more of the outdoors experience is enjoyed: bathing in the river, sleeping closer to the jungle, and hearing more sounds all around your tent. Animal tracks can be seen all around the campsites and monkeys, and other wildlife will come check you out. Feel the excitement of the jungle from the expedition camps, yet still have a comfortable camp to eat, sleep and rest in.

Getting Here:

You'll fly into Viru Viru International Airport in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia. A representative will transfer you to the Hotel Buganvillas Suites and Spa and will meet you in the morning to transfer you to the airport for your charter flight, approximately a 2.5-hour flight to the camp. The charter flight to camp and the hotel stay are included in the package price. Single occupancy is available upon request for an additional cost.


2017 Rates:

June through October
$550.00 Native Fee
9-nights and 6½-days guided fishing
$4,995.00 + Fee = $5,545.00 p.p.

Packages include:

Airport meet and greet in Santa Cruz, first night’s stay at the Hotel Buganvillas Suites and Spa, ground transfers between the airport and hotel, roundtrip private charter flight to/from jungle airstrip (2.5 hours each way), professional fly fishing guides and local indigenous guides, use of guide operated boats, camp accommodations, chef-prepared meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner at camp), soft drinks, local beer, wine, and local liquor are included. Heavy spinning and bait-casting fishing equipment available for use for clients who wish to try their luck with giant catfish. A limited supply of assorted hooks and other tackle may also be provided.

Packages do not include:

International air travel, domestic airfare, visa, airport taxes and fees, extra hotel nights, any meals outside of fishing areas, indigenous territory fees, gratuities to fishing guides and camp staff, satellite phone calls, any imported or specialty alcoholic beverages, excess baggage charges, transportation not included in the itinerary, optional or side trips, fly fishing gear, tackle, or flies (a limited amount of flies are for sale at camp), medical evacuation insurance - which is required), and anything not mentioned under inclusions.

Communications:

There is a satellite phone available in the event of an emergency.
Voltage and power: They have solar powered batteries (Goal Zero) for charging electronics at the fly camps and generators at the main camp. The generators are available for a limited time during the evening (approximately four hours per night). They recommend bringing a travel charger with you as it will usually have different options for plugs that work with all smartphone and cameras.

Call 1-800-205-3474 for more Information:

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Casare’ River photos


Jim Schmid with golden dorado

Casare’ River golden dorado

Casare’ River is a pristine mountain stream

Casare’ River

Pacu or Pirapitinga fishing

Casare’ River

Surubi or Striped Catfish

Casare’ River

Yatorana fishing, too.

Casare’ River

Local culture

Casare’ River

Casare’ Main camp lodging

Casare’ River

Expedition Camping

Casare’ River camp

Casare’ dinner buffet

Casare’ River