Fishwest is Headed to Bolivia in 2025!

There are fishing adventures, and then there are EPIC fishing adventures that you’ll remember for a lifetime! The newest hosted trip offering from Fishwest Fly Shop falls squarely into the latter category: Bolivia for Golden Dorado with Untamed Angling.

In this blog post, we’ll take you on a virtual journey to this remote and captivating destination, showcasing what makes it a must-experience for anglers seeking thrilling encounters with one of the most formidable freshwater predators in the world—the Golden Dorado.

Our first trip is completely full, 6 anglers are headed Tsimane Pluma Lodge with Untamed Angling in July 2025! We want to book out our next trip for 2026. That’s why we are enticing you now!

The Details

  • Total Price: $8,270 ($7,600 Lodge & Transfer+$120 Park Fee+$550 Native Fee)
  • Total Nights: 9 , 2 of which are in Santa Cruz
  • Friday, Arrival: Upon your arrival at Viru – Viru International Airport in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, you will be warmly greeted by out Untamed Angling host, Mr. Zoltan Locsey, he will escort us to the exquisite Los Tajibos Hotel, where your reservation is seamlessly included in your fishing package, providing you with comfortable single-room accommodation.*
  • Saturday, Flying to Tsimane: We will be picked up from the hotel after breakfast and transported to “El Trompillo” Domestic Airport for a charter flight to the Oromomo native community, the starting point for our adventure to Pluma Lodge. Upon arrival, we will embark on an exciting dug-out canoe journey upstream to the lodge. After settling in, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy some local fishing during the afternoon at the lodge’s home fishing pool.
  • Sunday to Friday, The Pluma Lodge Regular Fishing Program: Your fishing adventure officially begins. Each day, following a delightful breakfast, you will be paired with another angler and accompanied by an English-speaking guide and two skilled natives. Together, you will explore various fishing spots throughout the week. You can expect to return to the lodge at approximately 5 p.m. each day after an exciting day of angling. Shared accommodations at Pluma Lodge.
  • Typical Daily Schedule:
    • 6:00 AM – 8:00 AM: Wake up, Coffee & Breakfast
    • 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Fishing 
    • 12:00PM – 1:00 PM: Lunch 
    • 1:00PM – 5:00PM: Fishing
    • 5:00PM – 8:00PM: Back to lodge, Personal time, Snacks & Cocktails
    • 8:00PM: More Cocktails & Dinner – Sleep & Repeat
  • Saturday, Return to Santa Cruz: After enjoying a satisfying breakfast, we’ll load up in the dugout canoes and ride down river, back to Oromomo airstrip. From there, we will fly back to Santa Cruz de la Sierra, landing at “El Trompillo” airport. Upon arrival, Mr. Zoltan Locsey will be there to welcome us once again and accompany us to Los Tajibos Hotel, where we will will sleep and wake up to a yummy breakfast. 
  • Sunday, Departure: On this day, a pre-arranged transfer will ensure that you reach Viru-Viru International Airport in time for your departing flight. Your journey has come to an end, and we trust that you’ve had an unforgettable experience in Bolivia.
  • Included in the price: 7 nights at Pluma Lodge in a double room, shared. All meals and drinks. 2 nights at a 5 star Santa Cruz Hotel in a double room, breakfast included. Transfers and round trips in Santa Cruz. Transfers in and out of Viru Viru International Airport in Santa Cruz. English-speaking guide, natives guides, native’s fees, national park fees,, and laundry, Wi-Fi
  • Not Included in the price: Airfare to/from Santa Cruz, Bolivia (VVI International Airport), VISA, Tips for guides, Tips for lodge staff, lunch, dinner and drinks in Santa Cruz, fly fishing gear & Tackle.

Unleash the Beast: The Golden Dorado

The Golden Dorado, often referred to as the “Tiger of the River,” is a true apex predator in South American waters. With its striking golden hue and formidable size, it’s a dream catch for fly anglers seeking heart-pounding action. Found in the rivers and streams of Bolivia, this species offers anglers the challenge and excitement they crave.

Bolivia: A Fly Fishing Paradise

Bolivia is a hidden gem in the fly fishing world. It’s pristine rivers wind through lush rainforests and provide the perfect habitat for Golden Dorado. But it’s not just about the fishing; Bolivia offers a mesmerizing blend of natural beauty, culture, and adventure. From remote indigenous villages to breathtaking landscapes, this destination will immerse you in a world like no other.

Fishwest Hosted Trips: Expert Guidance and Unforgettable Experiences

When you embark on our Bolivia for Golden Dorado adventure, you’ll benefit from the expertise of seasoned guides we work with, who know these waters intimately, and they will lead you to the best spots for Golden Dorado encounters. They’ll ensure you’re safe and successful on your adventure. Fishwest will ensure all the logistics are figured out, equip you the right gear, so that you just have to pack and show up.

The Thrill of the Catch: Golden Dorado on the Fly

Golden Dorado are known for their explosive strikes and acrobatic battles. Anglers can expect heart-stopping moments as these powerful fish attack flies on the surface. Whether you’re a seasoned fly angler or new to the sport, the thrill of battling a Dorado on the fly is an experience that will keep you coming back for more.

Preserving the Pristine Waters

At Fishwest Fly Shops, we believe in responsible angling and protecting the environments we explore. Our Bolivia for Golden Dorado trips emphasize catch-and-release practices and support local conservation efforts to ensure that these remarkable waters and their inhabitants are preserved for future generations.

Conclusion: Your Next Adventure Awaits

Bolivia for Golden Dorado is more than just a fishing trip; it’s a chance to immerse yourself in a world of adventure, challenge, and awe-inspiring beauty. At Fishwest Fly Shop, we’re excited to introduce you to this remarkable destination, where you’ll create memories that will last a lifetime. Join us on this epic journey, and let’s make your dream of hooking a Golden Dorado a reality. Book your spot today by calling 435.783.6791 and get ready for the fishing adventure of a lifetime!