Fly fishing in a tropical environment involves interaction with all kind of exotic species and not all of them fish! For me, such sightings only add to the excitement when it’s possible to catch critters bearing teeth without even using rod and line (below). Honestly, some outings unfold amidst the day to day drama of live and death when apex predator like sharks or crocs mercilessly hound unfortunate creatures. Of course, sometimes you might come across more sinister signs, like the tracks of a prowling jaguar on the fringes of a mangrove forest…proper Tarzan stuff! As far as I’m concerned these distractions make flats fishing a rich and varied pastime.
~Pugmarks of a large jaguar stretch along the shoreline~