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Brazil: All that bites is not bad for you

Brazil: All that bites is not bad for you

Brazil: All that bites is not bad for you By Pete Robbins

I’d been to the Amazon basin twice before, both times to the Rio Negro to chase peacock bass, so I had no excuses. I should have known that everything there, whether it appears menacing or innocent, will bite.

During my first trip, as our guide employed a machete for an hour to enter a backwater lagoon, I grabbed onto what appeared to be a benign plant, only to find out the hard way that the leaves were razor-sharp. The following year, I put my fingers too far into a peacock’s gill while posing for a photo and did more damage to my other hand. Our jigs received “haircuts” from omnipresent...

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