Anglers whose passion is permit can pursue the wily sport fish in the name of the late angling legend Del Brown Monday through Thursday, July 17-20.
The Del Brown Invitational Permit Tournament honors the man who invented the Del Brown Permit Fly and caught more than 500 permit during his lifetime.
The angler who catches the largest number of permit while fly-fishing on the flats earns the title of tournament grand champion. The tournament also is to recognize the grand champion guide, runner-up grand champion and angler who catches the largest permit. Champions are to receive original artwork commemorating their victory.
The fly-only Del Brown Invitational Permit Tournament is to begin with a kick-off event and captains meeting starting at 6 p.m. Monday, July 17, at Hurricane Hole Marina, 5130 Overseas Highway on Stock Island.
Lines are to be in the water from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, July 18-20. Daily dockside parties are to follow the angling action 3-5 p.m., and the tournament’s awards ceremony is set for 5 p.m. Thursday at Hurricane Hole Marina.
The entry fee is $1,500 per angler. Professionals and guides are allowed to compete in the permit challenge.
For more information and registration forms, call (305) 664-2444 or e-mail [email protected].
For lodging information in Key West, contact the Key West Chamber of Commerce at 1-800-LAST-KEY (800-527-8539), or visit the Florida Keys Web site at www.fla-keys.com.