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Permit are considered to be one of the most difficult and prized saltwater sportfish to catch, especially on a fly rod. They are categorized as rare, elusive and temperamental. Permit have deep, round bodies, a blunt snout, are silvery gray in color often with a circular black patch on the side. They are extremely spooky fish that often travel alone or in very small groups. Permit are found inshore on grass flats, sand flats and in channels or in deeper water schooling just off wrecks. With a range from Massachusetts to Brazil, some of the largest Permit are found in south Florida. However, Belize and the Yucatan Peninsula are also very popular destinations to target them. Like bonefish, Permit are often seen tailing in shallow water and typically range between 10 and 30 pounds.
  • Permit
    Trachinotus falcatus

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