RIO’s Permit line has an easy-casting taper that loads at close range. Yet it has a long enough body and rear taper for quick pick ups and 2nd shot casts to moving fish. The front taper and weight distribution easily cast typical crab patterns.
Another great line for the permit fly fisher is RIO’s DirectCore Flats Pro StealthTip. This line features a clear, 6ft long intermediate tip that gives an extra level of stealth to your presentation. In addition, the line is built with RIO’s remarkable low-stretch, low-memory DirectCore – the best tropical core on the market.
Permit are notoriously hard to catch, and extremely fickle when it comes to grabbing a fly. Every thing an angler can do to improve their chance of getting the grab should be done. Using a fluorocarbon leader and tippet, like RIO’s Bonefish/Saltwater Fluoroflex leader, can make the difference.
While many anglers swear by crab flies for permit, a great shrimp imitation is a “must have” on any permit trip. Try a tan colored pattern like this “Big Bone Daddy” on your next trip – you could be pleasantly surprised with the results.
In case you missed it…
This week’s link to the previous RIO Fly Fishing Tip shows how to manage your line on a flats boat, and minimize the chance of tangles. Enjoy…
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