Tag Archives: fly-fishing for permit

Photos: A Banner Birthday in Belize

Written by: Lance Peterson Arroyo , Belcampo Lodge


Simon and guide Scully celebrate a birthday permit to remember.
Photos courtesy Belcampo Lodge

Feeding a fly to a permit is a test worthy of any fly fisher, regardless of skill level. Considering the challenges involved, it’s no wonder why an angler’s first permit on a fly is a fish etched into. . .

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Mike Dawes Wins 2016 March Merkin Permit Tournament


Written by: Phil Monahan

March Merkin champs Mike Dawes (right) and Capt. Will Benson started strong and held off the competition.
Photo courtesy Mike Dawes

The 9th annual March Merkin Permit Tournament was held last week in the Florida Keys, and at the end of three days of fishing, the winner was Mike Dawes, of WorldCast Anglers. A former. . .

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Tuesday Tips: Top 10 Flies for Bahamas Bonefish

Written by: Joe Buntom, Deep Water Cay


Angler Rory MacKay shows off a 15.44-pound bonefish, a Deep Water Cay Lodge record caught in June 2015.
Photo courtesy Deep Water Cay

Deep Water Cay, located on the east end of Grand Bahama Island, is surrounding by nearly 250 square miles of pristine flats, creeks, and channels that hold some of the biggest bonefish, . . .

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Photos and story: The Benjamin Button of Flats Fishing

Written by: Michael “Misha” Gill


The author with his first-day first permit from the flats of southern Belize.
Photo by Jason Westby

I think I’m the Benjamin Button of flats fishing. It’s like I started at the end and regressed over the course of the day. I mean, who goes flats fishing for the first time and catches a. . .

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Trout Bum of the Week LVIII: Kim Bryant


Written by: Phil Monahan

Kim Bryant ties on a new fly on a small Vermont stream.
Photo by Brian Grossenbacher

Kim Bryant has done many different jobs in the fly-fishing industry: she’s been a shop rat at Concord Outfitters in Massachusetts; a guide at New York’s  Ausable Club and Wyoming’s. . .

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Photo of the Day: Permit? No Problem. . .

Written by: Lance Peterson, Belcampo Belize


David had an incredible two days on the flats of southern Belize.
Photo courtesy Belcampo, Belize

After picking up fly fishing on a trip to the Bahamas, David H. decided to challenge his angling skills by targeting one of the world’s most fickle game fish: permit. Those who hunt the “black-tailed. . .

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Photos and Essay: Chasing Permit and an Authentic Experience in Belize

Written by: Reid Bryant


John Kelley proudly holds a permit he landed with the help of his guide, Yogi.
Photo by Reid Bryant

A few weeks back, my wife, Kim, and I travelled to Punta Gorda, Belize, to serve as hosts on Orvis Adventures hosted Couples Week at Belcampo Lodge. This week was intended to give. . .

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Photo: “Accidental” Permit in Belize

Written by: Sarah Thies, Manager of Orvis Travel


When it comes to permit, landing one of any size is a real accomplishment.
Photo by Sy Traub

Above is a photo of an accidental permit. Darren Traub and his father, Sy (from Allentown, Pennsylvania), have been fly fishing together for years throughout the U.S., including. . .

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Photos: Five Fantastic Days on the Mexican Flats


Written by: Phil Monahan

CG Sipe sends another beautiful permit back home on the flats of Punta Allen.
Photos courtesy World Cast Anglers

Just back from Punta Allen, Mexico, CG Sipe—Outfitting Manger at World Cast Anglers in Victor, Idaho—sent in a short and sweet report along with a few photos. In five days, fellow angler. . .

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