Rodrigo Salles of Untamed Angling is the guest on the newest episode of The Venturing Angler Podcast. The topic of discussion is fly fishing for payara at Xingu Lodge. Rodrigo discusses what makes these fish so special and how to fish for them. Click HERE to listen.
Rodrigo Salles of Untamed Angling has been making the rounds on fly fishing podcasts recently, and he recently sat down for a Zoom call with Robert Giannino of Fly Fishing Journeys. The Fly Fishing Show has the interview live now on their YouTube page.
Be sure to check it out!
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We are very excited to announce that Untamed Angling is featured on the cover of Fly Fisherman Magazine. With a great cover shot of Rodrigo Salles holding a payara, the new issue has a great feature story on fly fishing at Xingu Lodge and Kendjam Lodge and efforts to protect this ecosystem and the way of life for the Kayapo people who call his jungle home. Be sure to check out the new issue!
We are pleased to announce a new film about Kendjam!
“Kendjam – Heart of the Amazon,” was filmed by Catch Magazine’s Todd Moen and is featured in the newest issue. This 15-minute film captures much of what this extraordinary destination has to offer, particularly from the perspective of a U.S. angler. Check out the trailer above. Enjoy!
“GIGAS” is now available to watch online. This film, which appeared on the RISE Fly Fishing Film Festival and the International Fly Fishing Film Festival, follows the team from the Fly Fishing Nation as they take on arapaima at Pirarucu and document the trip with thrilling footage. Enjoy.
MANAUS, Brazil (November 5, 2019) — Untamed Angling is pleased to announce Xingu Lodge — a new destination for jungle fly fishing. Located on the Rio Xingu in the Brazilian Amazon, Xingu Lodge will focus primarily on fly fishing for giant payara.
Payara, one of the ultimate jungle predators, are known largely for their sizable teeth and aggressive behavior. For many years, Untamed Angling sought to find waters where fly anglers could target these remarkable fish and find true trophy payara.
“We searched tirelessly for the ultimate destination for payara,” states Rodrigo Salles, partner and CEO of Brazil Destinations for Untamed Angling. “It turned out that the best location we could find was on the Rio Xingu — a river completely protected on indigenous land by the Kayapo people and very close to Kendjam. It was an exciting secret they were holding, and we are thrilled that they are sharing this special place with us and our guests. It is an exclusive destination with world-class fishing.”
Untamed Angling has exclusive access to these protected waters, where payara are known to reach more than 20 pounds. Additionally, Rio Xingu’s clear waters are ideal for fly anglers who want to target payara with a range of fly fishing techniques and also target additional species such as peacock bass, wolf fish, and more.
Untamed Angling is currently undergoing an exploratory season and working on a new lodge in preparation of their 2020 season. Xingu Lodge has easy travel logistics, and accommodations will include comfortable double occupancy wood cabins with box spring beds, en suite bathrooms, hot water, electricity, satellite WIFI, and delicious food. The camp is located on the banks of the Rio Xingu and looks out over a gorgeous rapid and pool.
About Untamed Angling:
Founded in 2001 by Marcelo Pérez, Untamed Angling takes a unique approach to destination fly fishing by combining fly fishing in exclusive areas with a significant social benefit to local populations and the preservation of natural resources. This model project allows Untamed Angling to explore the best areas for fishing while supporting local communities, cultures, and ecosystems. For more information about Untamed Angling, please visit their website. Also, learn more about Xingu Lodge on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
There are unique fishing destinations in the world – wild locations where getting there is half the adventure and one can experience life-changing angling experiences.
At Untamed Angling we dream about these waters, and pursue the most remote and difficult-to-operate angling destinations in the world, undeterred by the distances, difficulties, obstacles, and the naysayers. We are wholly driven by legends, myths, and the spirit of adventure.
It’s the unknown that drives us each and every day in creating and developing the most exotic, remote and spectacular angling odysseys that have ever been made available to the fly fishing industry.
It’s the soul of our being: venturing deep into nature.