Fly Fishing Tournament For Permit Approaches

Fly Fishing Tournament For Permit Approaches

Anglers are to target permit and recall the late angling legend Del Brown Sunday through Wednesday, July 17-20. The Del Brown Invitational Permit Tournament honors the inventor of the Del Brown Permit Fly, whose passion for the wily sportfish led him to catch more than 500 permit during his lifetime.

The tournament angler who catches the largest total inches of permit on fly on the flats earns the title of grand champion. Awards also await the grand champion guide, runner-up grand champion and the angler who catches the event?s largest permit. Champions receive original artwork as prizes.

The fly-only Del Brown Invitational Permit Tournament is to begin with a kick-off event and captains meeting at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, July 17, at Azur Restaurant, 425 Grinnell St. in Key West's historic Old Town.

The angling action is scheduled Monday through Wednesday, July 18-20, with an awards ceremony set for approximately 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hurricane Hole Marina.

The entry fee is $1,500 per angler. Professionals and guides are allowed to compete as well.

For a schedule of other upcoming tournaments, click here.

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