Fly Fishing Brazil and the Amazon Basin
Species: Peacock Bass, Bicuda, Piranha, Matrinxa, Payara, Wolf Fish
Season: June – August
Capacity: Variable by destination
Kendjam: 8 anglers
Cost: Variable by destination
Insurance: GLOBAL RESCUE
Kendjam is located near the headwaters of the Irirí river, in one of the most hidden areas of Brazilian Amazon: the Mekragnoti Indigenous Territory.
The Kayapó is one of the most important Indian ethnic groups in the Amazon region, despite numbering a mere 8,000 persons. Their cosmology, ritual life and social organization are extremely rich and complex, while their relations with non-Indian society and environmentalists from the world over are marked by their intensity and ambivalence. The Kayapó are a proud people, and historically have fought hard to preserve their territory from outside encroachment.
The Iriri River headwaters system (more than 700kms), never fished before by non-indigenous people, is located inside the far-reaching Mekrangnoti Indian Territory and an ecological reserve (ESEC Terra do Meio). It holds more than 800 kilometers of rivers, including three major tributaries inside our exclusive area of operation.
This environment offers the first multi-variety Amazon fly fishing destination where an angler can target over ten different species in crystal clear fast waters. The river system runs over a huge granite base, which facilitates wet wading and many sight casting opportunities.