PERMIT (Trachinotus falcatus, Trachinotus blochii, Trachinotus africanus, Trachinotus anak )
There are four types of Permit. The Atlantic permit (Trachinotus falcatus), Indo-Pacific permit (Trachinotus blochii), African permit (Trachinotus africanus ) and Australian permit (Trachinotus anak). They can be found on all warm tropical reef environments. They can grow up to 48 inches (122 cm) and can weight up to 80lb (36kg).
There main diet are crabs, and shrimps. Known good Permit locations worldwide are: Mexico, Belize, Cuba, Seychelles, Australia, Honduras, Oman, Bahamas, Venezuela, Mauritius and Maldives. Permit it the fly fishing world is considerate one of the most difficult fish species to catch due to its shy nature when feeding in the flats.
A lot of thought goes into fishing for permit, since they more often refuse the fly then take. Making them one of most challenging fish species on the flat. For that reason flies also changed threw time from simple shrimp flies to realistic Flexo crabs and shrimps.
For Permit Most universal would be 8 to 10wt with floating line. Leader would taper from 40lb to last section 16lb. Distance and accurate presentation is key.