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armandog 05-23-2013 08:50 PM

Payara on the fly
Its been a long time since I last posted here. Forget my password and time just passed.
Still a fishing maniac, have a blog in spanish about flyfishing here in Colombia were I write about our species and what flyfishing is about.
So here is an article I wrote about payara on The fly wish I translated for You guys, because such incredible fish has to be shown everywhere.


Hope you like it and fish for them sometime.

All The best


Ard 05-23-2013 09:01 PM

Re: Payara on the fly
Hi Armando,


I guess you do not wade for them; look like giant piranha. Rivers look good, all except for the Payara.

Maybe no worse than our pike which are fresh water barracuda.

Nice write up,


armandog 05-23-2013 10:28 PM

Re: Payara on the fly
Hi Hardyreels

There is no problem wading for them, they wont mess with you, if someone gets bitten thats because they made some mistakes while unhooking them. You really have to watch out.
Some rivers are better to fish from the boat, not too safe to wade them, strong currents, stingrays, anacondas, alligators etc.. are things you have to keep an eye on.

Thanks for the comment.

cowger10 05-23-2013 10:35 PM

Re: Payara on the fly
That looks like a crazy fish to fish for. It looks like a lot of fun. Thanks do sharing.

theboz 05-23-2013 10:44 PM

Re: Payara on the fly
Armando they look very cool! Something I have to fish for one day! Awesome article thanks for posting it!

Ard 05-23-2013 10:49 PM

Re: Payara on the fly

Originally Posted by armandog (Post 558965)
stingrays, anacondas, alligators etc..

It makes a few brown bears seem almost a good thing :D

Very interesting post Armando,


nick k 05-24-2013 09:09 AM

Re: Payara on the fly
I think they are also called Vampire Fish or something like that. Jeremy Wade caught a few on River Monsters.

Rip Tide 05-24-2013 09:22 AM

Re: Payara on the fly
I remember you Armando. Both from here and from Reeltime.
Welcome back !

armandog 05-27-2013 04:55 PM

Re: Payara on the fly
Hi Rip Tide

How are you doing, also remember you from the days in reeltime, thats several years ago.
Thanks for your comments on the article, just hope you add payaras into your checking list!

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