Pirá Pitá Fish
In northern Argentina there are two fish species belonging to the Brycon genus, both of them known in mainstream fishing culture as “Pirá Pitá”. Like Dorado, they’re part of the Characidae Family and, among fly anglers, they are distinguished by color: Pirá Pitá Plateado or Blanco (silver or white) and Pirá Pitá Amarillo (yellow). The former is Brycon orbignyanus (Piracanjuba) and the latter is Brycon hilarii (Piraputanga). From a fishing standpoint, the balance between behavior, strength and physical characteristics make them two of the most interesting gamefish in South America.