The Kendjam waters of Iriri River and its tributaries, is every angler’s nirvana for jungle fish on the fly, while wading and with lots of sight fishing opportunities. 

The waters of Iriri river are impressively clear, as opposed to most rivers of amazon, which carry a lot of sediment. The granite base is what makes the water very clear even after some rain. The river downstream from Kendjam community starts to divide its course in many parallel branches creating several smaller fast clear water streams.

This geographic phenomenon is created by its geologic structure makes the river flow faster and creates a perfect environment for wet wading. After some kilometers, the channels join back together again creating the main river course.

This situation is very common in many stretches of the Iriri River and sets the stage for this awesome and unique fishing ground in the Amazon. Anglers can target various species using different angling techniques all in the same run and pools.

SPECIES

FISHING SEASON

We will operate Kendjam during the best months of the low crystal clear water season which runs from mid June to late September.

Fishing Season

CATCH & RELEASE

All fish caught should be released without exception and please avoid unnecessary handling of the fish. Barbless hooks are mandatory. Handling these fish requires precaution, not only to avoid hurting them but also to prevent injuries to you.

FISHING GEAR

Rods
Plan to bring, 5 to 8 weight single handed rods are the norm. It is best to have two or maybe three rods rigged with different lines and/or flies in the boat. 

Fly Lines and Leaders
They can be different according to the fish species and the fishing techniques we are using for it.  We fish mostly using floating lines, and you should bring Tropical Fly Lines or Saltwater Fly Lines because these models resists in our weather conditions and warm water.

The leader material (fluor carbon and some mono) should be from 12lbs to 40lbs. Also bring Wire Tippet from 20lbs to 40lbs


Flies
Fishing is done using a wide variety of baitfish, big insects, fruits, poppers  and even algae imitations. For baitfish imitations, streamers in White, Yellow, Chartreuse and combinations of these colors are very effective.  
We strongly recommend Thomas & Thomas Exocett SS 160 to 250 rods, Nautilus X series is our choice for fishing in Kendjam and Scientific Anglers Mastery Jungle Titan , Absolute leader material and Absolute Predator 7x7 knottable wire from Scientific Anglers.
We will have a small fly shop with lines, fluorocarbon, wire and an assortment of flies at the lodge

Fishing Gear
We strongly recommend Thomas & Thomas Exocett SS 160 to 250 rods, Nautilus X series is our choice for fishing in Kendjam and Scientific Anglers Mastery Jungle Titan , Absolute leader material and Absolute Predator 7x7 knottable wire from Scientific Anglers.
We will have a small fly shop with lines, fluorocarbon, wire and an assortment of flies at the lodge

RODS

REELS

LINES

LEADERS

FLIES

CHECKLIST

LINES
* Most of the fishing is done close to the surface of the water. 
* Weight Forward lines specifically designed for the tropics and saltwater are what you want. We recommend and use Scientific Anglers Fly Lines. Other comparable, warm water fly lines work also well.
* The Scientific Anglers Jungle clear intermediate tip line is a must have in WF8,. The full floating Scientific Anglers Jungle Titan is excellent for effortlessly throwing giant wind resistant poppers. 
* Dry fly fishing for Pacus and Matrinchas bring the specific Scientific Anglers Bonefish or Grand Slam taper fly lines in size 5 and 6. 
* Do not bring cold water floating lines, as the hot weather makes these lines "soft and gummy".
* You will also want to bring a fast sinking sink tip for some specific spots, and big payara. For this we recommend a 24 foot 200 to 350 grain sink-tip fly line. Scientific Anglers Jungle Custom Cut Sinking Tip is our best choice for Payara.
* We strongly suggest you bring at least one back up fly line.

CHECK LIST

Two Pair of Polarized Sunglasses (in case you lose or break a pair).

Waterproof Sunscreen SPF 30+ (UVA) (UVB) (waterproof and unscented)

Buff Face Mask, (light in color

Fly Rods 5 to 9 Weights (no less than 3)

Reels With Minimum 30 pound Backing

Fly Lines (extra lines for backup)

Flies and Fly Box (Zip Lock bags are recommended for Wading Fishing)

Long Sturdy Pliers (debarbing and hook removal)

Hook Sharpener

Stripping Fingers or Finger Tape

Fishing Sun Protection Gloves

Line clippers

LightWeight Gore-Tex® Rain Jacket

Lightweight Synthetic Fleece Top

4 Long Sleeve Fishing Shirts or Hoodies.

3 Pair of Fast Drying Pants

1 Pair of Fast Drying Shorts or swimsuit

Lightweight sturdy Wading Boots (felt is best)

Boat Sandals

3 Pair of White Cotton Socks (for wearing on the boat deck while casting)

Waterproof Camera, Memory Cards, Batteries and Charger

Insect repellent and "anti-itch" cream

Water Bottle & Dry Gatorade Mix or Emergen CPackets

Lip Balm with sunscreen (highest SPF you can get)

Dry Bag, Day Pack, boat bag or Fanny Pack (100% Waterproof)

Smartphone or Tablet with Charger

Waterproof Bags or Zip-Loc Bags (to carry camera, other gear while in the boat)

Passport with at least 6 months of validity

Flashlight/Headlamp

2 Copies of passport (***packed separately in zip-lock bag***)

Airline tickets and itinerary

Cash (Indian Fee, lodge gratuities, small bills for tip, gift shopping, etc.)

Credit card (call company, inform of travel plans)

Notebook and pen

Emergency Telephone Numbers

Toiletries (Toothbrush, toothpaste, hand lotion)

GoldBond Medicated Powder

Aspirin, other over-the-counter medications like antacids

Prescription Medications (packed in your carry-on bag), consider bringing an Epipen anti allergic medication.

Prescription Glasses

Universal Electrical Adaptor

X

Bicuda

Boulengerella cuvieri

Matrinxã

Brycon falcatus

Payara

Hydrolycus armatus

Pacu-de-seringa

Myloplus rhomboidalis

Pacu-borracha

Tometes sp.

Tucunaré

Cichla cf. melaniae

Wolfish - Trairão

Hoplias aimara

Corvina

Plagioscion spp.

Surubi - Stripped Catfish

Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum

X

ALGAE FLY

Target Species: Pacu Borracha (Myleus sp.)

CF BAITFISH

Target Species: Peacock Bass (Cichla melaniae.), Matrinxã (Brycon falcatus.)

FAT ALBERT

Target Species: Pacu Borracha (Myleus sp.), Pacu Seringa (Myloplus rhomboidalis.)

FLASH MINNOW

Target Species: Peacock Bass (Cichla melaniae.), Bicuda (Boulengerella cuvieri.)

GENESIS DIVER

Target Species: Peacock Bass (Cichla melaniae.), Matrinxã (Brycon falcatus.)

GURGLER

Target Species: Wolf-Fish (Hoplias aimara.)

HOPPER

Target Species: Matrinxã (Brycon falcatus.)

MUDDLER DECEIVER

Target Species: Wolf-Fish (Hoplias aimara.)

TNT POPPER

Target Species: Peacock Bass (Cichla melaniae.), Bicuda (Boulengerella cuvieri.), Wolf-Fish (Hoplias aimara.)