Pluma Lodge should be your first choice if you have never fished in the jungle before. The lodge is beautifully appointed and superbly located overlooking the river valley below. It also offers a really high level of comfort; beyond what one would expect in such a remote environment.
Superb fishing is available within a short distance of the lodge and new water is fished and explored daily. Plenty of golden dorado and pacu to keep you entertained during your stay.
Tsimane is set within an Indigenous Territory, some 200 km from La Paz and 470 km from Santa Cruz de la Sierra, as well as a National Park named TIPNIS (Isiboro-Secure Indigenous Territory and National Park), located in a very remote and virginal area within the Bolivian Amazon. The landscape is unique. The rivers fished are the headwaters of some tributaries of the Amazon River — shallow, clear transparent waters running downstream through the mountain and across the rainforest. It is actually one of the most raw and natural environments on earth.
These crystal-clear streams teem with life, seemingly untouched and unmolested by the hand of man. Within this fish-rich waters lurk marauding dorado, which will test both angler and tackle to their limits.
All in all, this is a fly-fishers playground and one that you are unlikely to forget for a very long time. A must visit location and we are confident you will return for more.
A perfect mix between the small crystal-clear streams and the lower sections plenty of big migratory fish. It’s where you can try all the styles, even a spey rod. From a popper in a feeding frenzy to a sight cast in a pocket, Pluma lodge offers the whole Tsimane experience. Due to the clarity of the water, sight fishing is often possible with floating lines being the order of the day to tempt the myriad of species these rivers are bestowed with.
Fishing is done by wet-wading, whilst the boat and guide is at hand to take you to the next likely spot. During your stay you will visit two different camps, which are a short flight between community airstrips apart, which is included in the price. Beyond the amazing and unique fishing opportunities, the abundant wildlife, flora and fauna with its amazing hues, sounds and smells transform the experience into a trip that you will never forget.
Based out of the comforts of the main Pluma Lodge and the chance of doing headwaters out-camps, anglers have access to three different rivers, each different and unique; the Pluma River, Itirizama River, and the lower Sécure River.
This broad variety of waters and pools allow groups to fish fresh water every day, and rarely, if ever, repeat the same fishing beat. The water types very from deep pools to rugged terraced pocket water.
The Pluma Lodge experience is based around one very comfortable jungle lodge, built entirely from sustainable wood cut from the nearby jungle. There’s also the option to visit the headwater out-camps for one night on either the Upper Pluma River or the Upper Itirizama River, which is one of the main tributaries of the Pluma River.
The main Pluma Lodge features four log cabins and sleeps up to eight anglers. Each cabin has spring box beds, private bathrooms with hot water and electric light. Every evening guests will enjoy delicious international cuisine in a well-appointed living and dining room. Satellite internet wireless connection and phone service is available.
The lodge accommodates just eight rods per week in twin, en-suite rooms. Cost of a week is US$7,600, which includes the charter to / from the jungle and also two nights’ stay at a hotel in Santa Cruz. There is also an additional fee of US$670 to cover, which is for the National Park Entry and Indian Reserve Fee.