Untamed Angling is pleased to announce the release of Blood Run — a new film that features Ross Purnell and Rodrigo Salles as they take on payara in the Brazilian Amazon. The film is now available to watch (for free) online, and there’s also an opportunity for a chance to win a trip to Xingu Lodge.

From Fly Fisherman:
On Brazil’s Xingu River, Kayapo warriors use the enormous fangs from vampire fish to cut and scar their arms. Join Rodrigo Salles and Ross Purnell in their quest to catch these magnificent jungle fish, and become the first outsiders to participate in this ancient ritual.

Special thanks to our partners Scientific Anglers, The Fly Shop, Sweetwater Brewing Company, and to Untamed Angling in producing this film. Untamed Angling is giving away a one-week trip to the Xingu River, valid any time in the 2021 or 2022 seasons. To enter the sweepstakes just send the text message “UNTAMEDANGLING” to 31996. (Deadline is Oct. 31, 2020. Open to U.S. residents 21 years and older.)

Urgent: The quality of fishing in the Xingu and Iriri rivers depends on the Kayapo’s ability to control their borders and keep out poachers, miners, and loggers who use rivers for access, and operate illegally. Please donate through https://kayapo.org/guardposts/ or search for “Funding Kayapo Guard Posts” at GoFundMe.com.