We are very pleased to announce that a new film about Kendjam is now live online. “Kendjam — Heart of the Amazon” from Todd Moen and Catch Magazine is available to watch in its entirety on YouTube. The film highlights the range of species at Kendjam while also highlighting important ecological issues and the rich culture found among the Kayapó people. Enjoy!
Untamed Angling’s Marcelo Perez is featured on an episode of the WAYPOINTS podcast with Jim Klug. Learn more about the origins of Untamed Angling and the exciting fishing that’s found at Tsimane in this episode.
To listen to the podcast, please click here.
Untamed Angling is committed to reducing our environmental impact at every opportunity. We are now proudly using reusable cards for keeping track of research and fish data at our lodges. This change alone eliminates the use of more than ten thousand sheets of paper per lodge per season.
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.
Untamed Angling is pleased to be featured on the cover of the new issue of In the Loop!
Rodrigo Salles’ feature article, “Whispers in the Night” about an experience of fly fishing for big payara on the Rio Xingu in Brazil, earned the cover shot. It’s great to see so much coverage of Xingu Lodge recently. The world is quickly discovering how special this fly fishing destination is.
Read the new issue of In the Loop by clicking HERE.
Fly Fisherman Magazine editor and publisher Ross Purnell is a longtime friend of Untamed Angling who has visited several Untamed Angling destinations over the years. In a new episode of the Orvis Fly-Fishing Podcast, Purnell discusses his experiences of fly fishing in the Amazon. Click HERE to listen.
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.
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.