Lane Forrer takes us to Columbia and Ecuador as we talk about how to catch peacock bass on the fly. We hear about how he found himself setting up this program in this part of the world and how you can put together a trip to the jungle.
What’s the difference between catching a regular bass versus a peacock bass? Lane describes it all today. We also discover why Columbia is actually a great fly-fishing destination – tropical weather and Spanish-speaking species!
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Show Notes with Lane Forrer
05:00 – Lane usually uses a 7-wt fly rod for either fresh or saltwater.
05:55 – Lane’s wife is from Ecuador. They’ve been living there for more than 15 years now.
12:00 – Columbia is a popular fly fishing spot in South America.
24:00 – Fer de Lance is a very venomous snake that can be found in South America.
29:00 – We touch on peacocks on the fly. Lane describes it as “every man’s fish of the jungle”.
32:45 – Flatwing bait fish fly looks like a deceiver.
39:30 – Orinoco is the main river that drains most of the rivers in South America.
42:20 – The temensis peacock bass gets really big.
43:45 – Payaras have scary teeth!
44:30 – We noted the red-tailed catfish.
46:40 – Lane breaks down the steps in getting to Bogota from the US.
You can find Lane on Instagram @laneforrerphotography
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