For aircraft safety purposes, please pack in medium-size soft duffel bags. The weight in the charter plane must be distributed in the various compartments of the plane. There is a strictly enforced 35-pound weight restriction on luggage (including checked luggage, rods, reels, lures and any small carryon). The camp has daily laundry service, so lots of clothes are not necessary.
- Boga Grip scale (certified—if you are trying for a world record)
- Tape measure
- Hook sharpener
- Small fishing pliers, pocket knife, clippers
- Reel lubricant
- Fly box
- Rod case
- Polarized sunglasses
- 40– to 50-pound leader material (fly-fishermen)
- Optional stripping finger sock (fly-fishermen)
- Adhesive tape to protect fingers
- Line cleaner
CLOTHING & PERSONAL ITEMS
- Passport and Xerox of photo page
- Airline tickets
- Personal medications
- 2 Long-sleeved tropical-weight shirts
- 2 Tropical-weight pants/shorts
- Light-weight socks
- Swimsuit or shorts
- Fishing Shoes/Water Shoes
- Casual travel clothes
- Fishing hat
- Quality lightweight raincoat
- Lightweight fishing gloves
- Chapstick with sunscreen
- Water resistant bug repellent with DEET
- Small flashlight
- Camera & batteries
- Waterproof pack or gear bag
- Cash for tipping
Daily laundry service is available at the camp.
Benadryl in a spray bottle comes in handy for the occasional insect bite or sting.
Get to the airport plenty early on your day of departure. You will have spent a lot of money on the trip, so start off on the right foot. Carry some bills in small denominations for tips, airport meters, snacks, etc.
Check the expiration date on your passport. Brazil requires that your passport be valid for six months past the dates of your travel. And, as mentioned earlier, take a photocopy of the photo page of the passport, in case you lose the original. The copy will greatly facilitate the process of securing a new one.
Plan for rain. Always take a raincoat and always take it with you on each outing. It’s amazing how many wet anglers have a nice dry raincoat in their guestroom at the camp. If it doesn’t rain, they make an excellent outer shell for cool mornings. Pack sensibly. Use soft-sided luggage and take only as much clothing as you will need. Always take your passport, airline tickets, medications, camera equipment and valuables in a carry-on such as a backpack or small valise.
Bandannas protect your neck against the sun, and they work well as an emergency head cover if you misplace your hat and need to protect your slightly balding head. Bring two pairs of sunglasses.