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Peacock Bass in the Rio Negro

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Hidden in the black water of the Rio Negro are “tucunare” (peacock bass) waiting to snap your line and break your rods. In this section of the Amazon, you can catch speckled, black-barred, and butterfly peacocks, but there is little difference between the species. They are some of the most ferocious freshwater fish in the world, and they guarantee a long, tough fight. Although 8 out of 10 of your casts will come back with piranhas, peacocks aren't shy, and they will likely bite your fly plug. Just make sure you use strong thread, or they will swim away with it.

Written by  Tara Fuller.

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