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Winston Selects Rio Marié as a Winston Preferred Lodge

Posted on October 13 2016

The R.L. Winston Rod Company has announced the selection of Rio Marié Lodge, located in Brazil’s Amazon basin, as the newest fly fishing lodge to be chosen as a Winston Preferred Lodge.

Read more in the press release below.

Winston Selects Rio Marié as a Winston Preferred Lodge

The R.L. Winston Rod Company in Twin Bridges, Montana, leading manufacturer of the world’s finest fly rods utilizing Boron III technology, is extremely pleased to announce Rio Marié Lodge, as the newest fly fishing lodge to be selected as a WINSTON PREFERRED LODGE®.

Rio Marié, in Brazil, is the first and largest fly-fishing-only area located inside an indigenous territory in the Amazon basin. Developed with the cooperation of the Native Communities and South American outfitters, Untamed Angling, Rio Marié encompasses 400 miles of pristine waters, including more than 180 known creeks, 60 lakes, and three major tributaries. Studies have shown the waters of the Rio Marié to be home to some of the largest peacock bass in the world. Untamed Angling’s vision for Rio Marié Lodge is based on partnering with the local indigenous population. Anglers are guided by teams of professional fly fishing experts and local native guides working together.

Guests visiting Rio Marié stay aboard the Untamed Amazon, the most technologically advanced ship in the Amazon. To reduce environmental and social footprint, guest capacity is limited to small groups. Accommodations are modern and comfortable with an experienced staff that provides the perfect mix of local and international dishes accompanied by fine wines. Rio Marié masterfully blends jungle wilderness with the highest expectations in service and accommodations to create a unique and enriching fly fishing experience deep in the heart of the Amazon.

Rodrigo Salles, Untamed Angling,

“Untamed Angling is proud to receive the WINSTON PREFERRED LODGE title for our project in the Amazon – Rio Marié – River of Giants. Our relentless pursuit of the very best fly fishing destinations to be found in the wild side of South America, especially the Amazon Jungle, is opening new doors in fly fishing world. Rio Marié follows the same concept that is our benchmark for developing  flyfishing destinations; working in complete association with Indian communities and the Government Indigenous Institutions. We are committed to offering a new level of service in Peacock Bass fishing in the Amazon and are extremely glad to be selected as a WINSTON PREFERRED LODGE.

The WINSTON PREFERRED LODGE program is a limited program designed to help our customers benefit from our travels and those of our Dealers, Pro Advisors, and Pro Staff as we test Winston rods in amazing fly fishing locations around the world. Upon receiving recommendations, we will consider additional candidates and expect to announce the names of a select number of other exceptional fly fishing lodges who will be invited to become aWINSTON PREFERRED LODGE.

You can learn more about the WINSTON PREFERRED LODGE®  program on the Winston website a or by contacting

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