Miami Permit Fishing
Perhaps one of the most difficult and greatest accomplishments in fly fishing is to catch the wily big-eyed Permit. More nervous than the bonefish and nearly as fast, the Permit is exceedingly stronger, bigger, and has significantly better vision. For many years it was thought impossible to take a Permit on fly, but as the years progressed we learned it was indeed quite possible and it has become one of the supreme flats challenges.
The Permit is a unique looking fish with a round, silvery body. Their back and fin edges are a rich deep blue that provides the perfect camouflage and makes them extremely difficult to spot. No matter what type of bottom they are over, the Permit's silvery flanks reflect his surroundings allowing him to seamlessly blend into turtle grass just as easily as white sand.
Fishing for permit with flies and light tackle gear requires perfect presentations but there are few things that are as rewarding as tricking a Florida tailing flats permit in shallow clear water. To sight fish these incredible fish on a slicked out glassy day is just mind boggling as they can school up in fish of 100 or more.