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Fly Fishing for Dinosaurs in Guyana

Hooking a monstrous arapaima in the wilds of southern Guyana is fly fishing's next great challenge and ecotourism's new frontier
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A hefty arapaima is successfully landed in Kumaka Lagoon

photo: Rob Howard

Marty Arostegui cradles his prize catch from Simon Pond

photo: Rob Howard

Giant lily pads in one of the many lagoons near the village of Rewa

photo: Rob Howard

Oliver White and Alvin take a much-needed break after besting a big arapaima

photo: Rob Howard

A freshly caught piranha

photo: Rob Howard

photo: Rob Howard

photo: Rob Howard

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An elder from Rewa with handmade bow and arrows

photo: Rob Howard

Marty Arostegui casts toward a big arapaima

photo: Rob Howard

Rovin Alvin and Al Perkinson scan for fish in the Kumaka Lagoon

photo: Rob Howard

A guide drags a canoe between the river and a nearby lagoon

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One of Oliver White’s arapaima flies

photo: Rob Howard

photo: Rob Howard

photo: Rob Howard

photo: Rob Howard

photo: Rob Howard

photo: Rob Howard

photo: Rob Howard

photo: Rob Howard

photo: Rob Howard

photo: Rob Howard

photo: Rob Howard

photo: Rob Howard

photo: Rob Howard

photo: Rob Howard

photo: Rob Howard

photo: Rob Howard

photo: Rob Howard

photo: Rob Howard

photo: Rob Howard

photo: Rob Howard

photo: Rob Howard

photo: Rob Howard

photo: Rob Howard

photo: Rob Howard

photo: Rob Howard