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Fly Fishing Permit
Lefty Kreh
Join an elite group of fly fishermen and take to the flats in search of permit.
Lefty Kreh

Fly fishing for permit can be frustrating, challenging and difficult because they are probably one of the hardest fish in the world to catch on a fly. Yet, that is also why a dedicated group of fishermen pursue them and if you're lucky enough to get a hook into a hard-fighting permit, you'll understand why. Although you fish the flats for permits similar to the way you do bonefish, you'll find they spook more easily than bones so you must make long, precise casts with 9-weight line using different versions of crab flies. Even if you make the perfect cast, you'll find them to be very picky. Saltwater outfits in 8/9 will work in most situations but if you expect to catch a lot of permits over 20 pounds a 10/11 rod will be better. March to June in the lower Florida Keys is the ideal time to take the challenge of fly fishing for permit.

Legendary flyfisherman Lefty Kreh is a member of the Offshore Angler Pro Staff


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