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The Rio Tatuagem Experience

Join Pat Dorsey on a once in a lifetime fishing adventure to the jungles of Brazil! This is the very first opportunity to fish Rio Tatuagem.

Obtaining access to this private, exclusive fishery was years in the making for Nomadic Waters. The Rio Tatuagem (pronounced ta-TU-a-ge) is a special fishery with extremely low fishing pressure as it’s only fished a few weeks a year! Clean, clear water allows the opportunity to sight fish to the extremely rare Vazzoleri (pronounced va-zo-ledee) peacock bass. Characterized by its bright yellow body, pitch-black spotted bars, and striking blue dorsal and tail fins, this species is simply stunning. This species of peacock bass is found in only a few watersheds in Brazil. In the Tatuagem river system, they are the predominant peacock bass species, and THEY ARE BIG. These are by far the largest Vazzoleri we have ever seen. Considering the current world record is 17 pounds, it is very possible that the next world record Vazzoleri lives here!

Low human impact in this area means better opportunities to see the exotic birds and mammals that live in these jungles. Countless Macaws, green parrots, and other birds are seen daily.

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This trip is perfect for families, father-son and/or mother-daughters, corporate groups, and fishing buddies who want to share this amazing jungle experience. ​

Live aboard one of our double-occupancy floating cabins. These cabins are extremely comfortable and include individual air conditioning units, private baths with showers, and plenty of storage space for your gear and clothes.

The private chef offers a delicious variety of Brazilian dishes along with classic international dishes. Meals are served in our floating dining cabin that has solar-powered air conditioning.

November 8-17, 2024


Anglers on this trip can plan on arriving to Manaus on November 8, 2024. After overnighting in Manaus, the group will take a charter flight from Manaus on November 9, 2024 where the floating cabins await you. After 6 full days of fishing, the group will leave the floating cabins for Manaus on November 16th. Plan on flying home on November 17 or 18th from Manaus depending on flight schedules.


  • Thursday, November 7th: International travel day
  • Friday, November 8th: Arrive in MAO early morning, rest in Manaus, optional afternoon excursion
  • Saturday, November 9th: Morning charter flight to the Tatuagem river system, potential afternoon fish
  • Sunday November 10th thru Friday November 15th:  FISH!
  • Saturday, November 16th: Afternoon charter back to Manaus, rest, and have dinner in town
  • Sunday, November 17th: International travel day home


  • $6,500 per Angler 


  • • Airport transfers, hosts/translators in Manaus
  • Single occupancy hotel room in Manaus (Both on your way to and from the basecamp)
  • Round trip charter flights into the interior
  • 6 full days of guided fly fishing
  • 7 nights in our deluxe floating cabins
  • Hosts and Translators in Manaus
  • Global Rescue Insurance covers entire trip with Nomadic Waters


  • Round trip airfare to Manaus
  • One lunch and one dinner in Manaus
  • Fly Fishing gear
  • Flies, terminal tackle
  • Alcohol
  • Brazilian Tourist Visa.
  • Gratuities for staff and crew (10% of package price is recommended)
  • Gratuity for host in Manaus ($20 tip recommended)
  • TRIP CANCELATION INSURANCE is highly recommended.
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Ready to Book Your Trip?

Give us a call at (303) 674-4700, or use this form to contact us. Our guide coordinator will contact you with more details and set you up for the trip of a lifetime.