Golden Dorado


Wading, Fly Fishing

About Your Guide

Federico Marancenbaum and Patrick F. Taendler have accomplished what Spanish Conquistadors and European explorers failed at for centuries: they found El Dorado.

Join them in their never-ending adventure to explore the secluded and wild Golden Dorado fishery of Amazonian Bolivia. Traverse uncharted terrain and immerse yourself in the pinnacle of off-the-grid explorative fly fishing.

Having explored together all over the most remote reaches of Bolivia, Patrick and Federico have developed a tried and tested relationship and a seamlessly professional work product. Their extensive knowledge of this unparalleled ecosystem, unrelenting commitment to safety, and passion for catching and releasing apex Golden Dorado establish their excursions as bona fide trips of a lifetime.

Patrick is originally from Santa Cruz del la Sierra, Bolivia and attended Texas A&M. He applied his degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Management (with an emphasis on Conservation and Ecology) to the Bolivian Amazon with resounding commitment. He has over 12 years of experience organizing and leading jungle expeditions in the Bolivian Amazon, granting him extensive understanding of the local flora and fauna, ecology, and biology of the region.

He is also an experienced angler, specifically in the fishing methods and strategies (fly fishing, spin casting, bait casting, lure casting) used in the local jungle rivers for native Golden Dorado, Tabarana (Silver Dorado), Yatorana, Pacu, Surubi (Striped Catfish), Muturo (Jao), and Sabalo.

Federico, also a proud Bolivian from Santa Cruz de la Sierra, attended University of Texas at Dallas, majoring in Political Science and Government. Federico's proudly earned 15+ years of experience leading fishing expeditions through Amazonian Bolivia for Golden Dorado and other native species.

Check out our "About Your Trip" section for more details on these life-defining experiences in the Amazon, and fill in date, party size, trip duration, and start time above to book and get out there with Angling Frontiers and Captain Experiences!

Amenities and Information

Water Type


Skill Levels



All rods, reels, and tackle are included.


Yes, Included




This trip has multiple pickup locations.


You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.

Fish Cleaning

No cleaning service provided.


No beer allowed.

Boat Restroom

No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.

Gear & Packing


You will be responsible for your own gear.

At an Additional Rate

Additional assortment of Flies, Hooks and Tackle (limited supply): Although we will provide you with some tackle, we will have extra tackle available for purchase. We also have some flies for sale at camp that have been specifically tied for trophy golden dorado.

Recommended Packing

Nothing required, we always recommend sunglasses, sunscreen, water, and weather-appropriate clothing.

Required Items

-Guests MUST bring their own light-weight sleeping bag and travel pillow -Health Insurance: Proof of some sort of insurance will be required in advance before beginning your adventure with us. Please visit https://www.globalrescue.com/partner/anglingfrontiers to view our highly recommended insurance plan. -Commercial International Air Travel: Anglers will be responsible for the purchase of their roundtrip airfare ticket. -Visa Expenses: Click here for information regarding how to apply for a tourist visa for U.S. citizens: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/Bolivia.html -Fees and Permits: Angling Frontiers has partnered with the indigenous communities and their leaders to ensure our clients the exclusive privilege of entering their territory as special guests. The exclusive permits are purchased at $550.00 per visitor, money that will be re-distributed by the indigenous leaders to all communities participating in the project. (These are the $550 charged for Indigenous Territory fees) With this income, the communities can purchase essential supplies, medical supplies, clothes, tools and other items of necessity. This form of income represents the incentive they need to protect this unique fishery for generations to enjoy. It is also good to know that this money is helping these people achieve a better standard of living in their own homes, doing what they know best.

Things to Keep in Mind

Payment & Tipping

After paying the deposit, a QR Code will be emailed to you. On the day of the trip, your guide will scan your QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is for a customary tip (we recommend 20%).

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Yes, cancel for free up to 60 days before the trip.

Where to Buy a Fishing License

Find a license for your state here.

Start Location

Viru Viru International Airport, Avenida G77, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia