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pampano-cebaco-bay-tuna-coast-mariato-panama-fishingEl Rio Negro Sport Fishing Lodge is located in Veraguas, Panama. Tired sportsmen can rest here after a long day of fishing in Panama. The location of El Rio Negro Sport Fishing Lodge permits access to various famous spots for fishing in Panama, including Cerra Hoya and the Aguja reef. Cebaco Island, Coiba Island and Hannibal Banks are also an Angler’s must do while fishing in Panama. El Rio Negro Sport Fishing Lodge offers a unique experience to guests. In order to make each stay as personal as possible, only eight guests are allowed to visit at one time to enjoy fishing in Central America to the fullest.

We would not be where we are today with fishing in Panama without the support of our wonderful fishing sponsors. All our sponsors offer reliable and well-made fishing products suitable to catching the fish of a lifetime. We extend our sincere appreciation to all our sponsors for helping out our fishing season each and every year. We invite you to check out all the products they provide to the world for fishing in Panama, Central America and all over the world.



The word AFTCO stands for American Fishing Tackle Company. AFTCO was established in 1958 by J.C. Axelson, a pioneer in big-game tackle development. The company was purchased by Milt and Peggie Shedd in 1973. In 1989, their son Bill started the clothing division of AFTCO with the introduction of what would become the world’s finest fishing shorts. For more than 50 years now, the AFTCO name has continued to mean high quality and dependability for fishing Panama. AFTCO donates more than $350,000 each year to multiple marine resources and fishing communities.
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In 1921, a visionary named Shozaburo Shimano declared that he “aimed to make Shimano’s products the best in Kansai, then the best in Japan, and finally the best in the world.” His dream became a reality. The Shimano name has come to represent some of the finest fishing products in existence today. For more than 90 years, Shimano has continued its mission with precision engineering. Products include clothing, fishing rods and lures.


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Penn Fishing
Otto Henze founded the PENN Fishing Tackle Company in 1932. Since then, Penn has been at the cutting edge of modern reel design and production. Anglers from around the globe use Penn products to make catches worthy of headlines. As of 2004, Penn models hold more than 1,400 IGFA awards and over 70 years of fishing tackle superiority. We use Penn for fishing in Panama.


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Yo-Zuri has been in the business of creating high-quality fishing lures, lines and leaders for more than 50 years. Located in Japan, the company ships its legendary products around the world. The high-quality Yo-Zuri products have stood the test of time and are sought after more than many other brands. The Yo-Zuri hard baits have become one of the top-rated brands in the world with their realistic appearance and their stellar actions, the Yo-Zuri hard baits have become one of the top-rated brands in the world.


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Rapala began with a hungry Finnish guy and a carving knife. Lauri Rapala spent many hours rowing the waters of Lake Paijanne watching the minnows. He observed that predator fish would dart into a school of minnows and attack the one swimming with a slightly off-center wobble. Lauri reasoned that if a lure could be designed to mimic the actions of a wounded minnow, he could catch more fish. He was right. His first successful minnow lure was completed from pine bark in 1936. This lure was the father of the legendary Original Floating ® Rapala and many others used to this day.


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Diamond Fishing Products
Diamond Fishing Products is dedicated to providing anglers with the materials they need to succeed. Diamond monofilaments are called the finest in the world based on their high performance and proven results. The use of extrusion technology and engineered tackle play a huge part in the success of products by Diamond.


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In 1832, a steel mill was built in Gjovik, Norway. This steel mill became the birthplace of the first factory-made fishhook. The Mustad fishhook is named after the man who invented this factory-produced fishhook. He took his hooks around the world to sell them to various tribes and nations. To this day, the word used by the Yanomami tribe of South America for fishhook is “Mustad.” The Mustad fishhook has become the best-selling hook on the planet.


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