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.

07:30 – We had Javier Guevara from Ecuador in episode 249 where we talked about arapaima fishing in the Galapagos Islands.

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.

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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.

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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.

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43:45 – Payaras have scary teeth!

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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

Related Podcast Episodes

WFS 249 – Fly Fishing Ecuador with Javier Guevara – Arapaima, Galapagos Fishing

WFS 340 – Fly Fishing in Costa Rica with Tom Enderlin

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  1. Hi Dave,

    I have been listening to your podcasts and really enjoy the content. I was wondering if you had an email address for Lane Forrer. I went to his web page and used the email provided there but he has not responded. Therefore, I am wondering if he has a different email, or it might be he is just out of internet service at this time. keep up the good work.