Casare River - Angling Frontiers - Bolivia
Golden Dorado - 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. For the Casare Expedition, guests have the option of spending one night in an expedition ﬂy camp, which allows you to fish deeper in the jungle.
Fly Fishing the Casare River
Dr. Meng Syn with Casare golden dorado.
Two Options: Angling Frontiers offers two packages—the Casare Main Camp and the Casare Jungle Fishing Adventure. With both options, you’ll fly fish for golden dorado and other jungle species, target catfish up to 100-pounds with heavy spin gear, and explore the headwaters sector of this remote and pristine Amazonian river.
The Casare River Camp on the Pachene River is close to its confluence with the Casare River. The remote Camp is limited to six anglers per trip and provides easier wading opportunities than the Jungle Fishing Adventure. You'll fly fish the lower woody structure of the Casare River to the remote boulder-riddled clear waters of the upper sector. Anglers split into two groups and rotate through the program's designated beats.
Species: Target golden dorado, yatorana, catfish, and other species on the fly. Anglers also can try baitfishing for giant and armored catfish.
The terrain in this region of the Bolivian Amazon is not easy to traverse. You'll mostly be wade fishing. Rocks and boulders can be slippery, and often there are steep banks or fast-moving water. Medical Evacuation coverage, such as Global Rescue, is required for this adventure.
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Expedition Casare Golden Dorado
Season: The Camps are open June through October.
Group size: Angling Frontiers, the outfitter, takes six anglers per week. Fishing beats are rotated. As a result, there is limited ﬁshing pressure, and every group gets to experience fresh pools and runs.
Guides: Professional English-speaking guides and local bilingual guides are experts on these waters and have great knowledge of the culture within this jungle terrain. Two anglers per boat and guide. Local Indigenous guides are an essential part of the team, helping with navigation, portaging, trekking, local culture, and more.
Boats: Motor-powered dugout canoes are used.
Equipment: No fly-fishing gear is provided. If anglers want to target giant catfish, some spinning or baitcasting gear is available. Extra tackle is available for purchase at the main camp. Flies run $8.00 - $12.00 each. A detailed list of what to bring is in our confirmation packet.
Fishing License: Permission to fish is included in the package.
Casare Jungle Fishing Adventure: This option is for physically fit anglers who want to explore deep into the Tsimane Jungle. And, is not for the faint of heart. The staff erects what they call Fly Camps for remote overnight trips. With the Fly Camps, you’ll have more of a jungle experience—you can bathe in the river, sleep closer to the jungle, and hear jungle sounds all around your tent.
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Casare River Camp:
The Casare Camp is a semi-permanent camp that 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. Hot water showers and simple flushable toilets. Generated electricity is available for lighting and to charge electronics. You are required to bring a sleeping bag and a travel pillow if desired.
Meals: Local cooks prepare local dishes and some fusion cuisine, grilling and international dishes. You'll have lunch out fishing each day.
Alcohol: Limited amount of local beer, liquor, and wine are served in the evenings. You are welcome to bring your own.
Communications: Satellite internet in Casare's main camp is now set up and available. Most guests don't care for having internet out in the jungle, but for our guests who do, the fee is $150.00 per person for the week. Internet in the middle of the jungle wilderness is very hard to get, and even then, very expensive to have, even a decent connection. It will not be amazing internet, but you will be able to message home and even video chat and send some pictures, sometimes it can be good enough to make a post on social media, but it isn’t guaranteed. Emails sometimes don't fully download. Be advised that it will not be city-quality internet.
Yellow Fever: A Yellow Fever vaccination certificate is required for entry into Bolivia.