Stalking Permit in Belize

April 25, 2010 By: Marshall Cutchin

Chris Santella is, like Susan Cocking, a writer who can’t seem to shake the need to land a fly-caught permit. In The New York Times, he offers a brief history of the pursuit and describes his recent trip to the inner lagoons of the Turneffe islands.
“Until a few decades ago, the popular perception was that permit could not be caught on a fly with any regularity. In the early 1980s, several anglers in the Florida Keys — the guide Steve Huff and Del Brown among them — began building flies with epoxy to imitate the small crabs that are a staple of the permit’s diet.”