November 17, 2020
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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