• Passport
  • Airline Tickets
  • Fishing shoes such as Tevas or water shoes
  • Shoes for camp
  • Shorts
  • Swimsuit
  • Shirts – long sleeve for fishing, short sleeve for camp
  • Tropical travel clothes
  • Raincoat
  • Waterproof bag for the boat
  • Camera gear
  • Sun gloves
  • Toiletries
  • Reading glasses
  • Portuguese dictionary
  • Bug repellent
  • Sunscreen & chap-stick
  • Binoculars
  • Polarized sunglasses- 2 pairs
  • Two or three 8/9 weight rods are recommended for peacock bass. We suggest a large arbor reel with a great drag for your reel. (Loaner rod and reels are available at the lodge)
  • Tropical lines work best in the heat. We recommend the Rio Outbound Floating
  • Rio Tropical F/I Intermediate Line 10 or 15 feet clear tip
  • 200 or 300 grain sink tip
  • Tippet: Between .022 – .027 / 30-40 pounds hard mono
  • Hook sharpener
  • Pliers
  • Fishing hat, make sure it has good sun protection
  • Sturdy rod case (preferably one that you can carry on)
  • Line nippers
  • Stripping glove or sleeve
  • Boga Grip (Guides usually have, but as the season wears on, they can be scarce)

Peacock Bass Flies:

We sell flies at the camp that are specifically designed for the Agua Boa so you may want to consider having us provide your flies. Bring roughly 3 dozen total flies. Sweetwater Fly Shop will be happy to send a sample package if you are a fly tyer. Fly List from The Sweetwater Fly Shop Phone: (406) 222-9393

Streamers (Size 2/0 or 3/0, in a variety of colors):

  • Half & Half
  • Peacock Deception
  • Peacock Agitator
  • Peacock Reducer
  • Flashtail Whistler
  • Flashtail Whistler Jighead
  • Big Fish Deceiver
  • Sea Habit Bucktail
  • Super Mushy
  • Flashfire Mushy
  • Cruiser
  • Big Eye Baitfish
  • Spot On Baitfish


  • Banger
  • Pearly Popper

Need gear for your trip?

Please call 406-222-9393 at our fly shop to speak with Dan Gigone or email dan@sweetwaterflyshop.com. Dan has extensive experience at this destination and can answer any questions you might have relating to equipment needed. When ordering gear please be sure to mention that you are booked with the lodge. As a thank you for your business, Sweetwater Travel Company will pay 10% of your final bill for any gear purchased for this trip. Visit SweetwaterFlyShop.com for the latest gear for your trip.