The hype surrounding fly fishing for permit is legendary. I was in a boat when my pal made a great cast to a feeding permit. The marl bottom was perfect for one short strip, and then leave it and let the fly settle. The little swirling mud trail is all a permit needs to come over and tip on the fly. All that happened, but a hovering tern was watching and dove down and flew off with the crab pattern just as the permit started to tail. That’s not hype, but it feeds the fire.

“The hype surrounding fly fishing for permit is legendary.”

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Brian O’Keefe

UNBELIZABLE was shot at Turneffe Flats Lodge –

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