Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Good luck follows bad:


An afternoon playing hide and seek with the ever elusive permit, Jonathan Tomlinson and I reached an all time low.  First up, two positive follows from sizable fish saw them snub my crab pattern by turning away at the last moment.  Three uneventful hours passed before we eventually dropped on a shoal of more active permit.  Jonathan stepped up and promptly hooked one of the better fish which seconds later came unstuck.  Inspecting the fly (right) pretty much speaks for itself… With poor light stopping play, he was on the hunt the following morning and first chuck latched into this magnificent specimen below (estimate 35lb).  Some three hours later the guide eventually tailed this dustbin lid, which gives you some idea of their sheer power and tenacity!

…35lb of pure muscle and power…