Permit are loved and hated by fishermen the world over. There is no more a tricky species to catch on a fly than the permit. The Africanus is unique to the Arabian peninsular; to fish for them, you need to be there during a spring tide when the water movements cover the mussels that they love to feed on. If you are wondering why they are so tough to catch, just look at those eyes! In fish terms, they are massive and located very close to their mouths. Any flies crossing their path is going to be closely scrutinized before more often than not being rejected. The key to permit fishing is finding a happy fish!
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You can fly fish for Africanus permit in Oman.
You will want a 9 or 10 weight 9 foot rod paired with a good saltwater reel and a floating tropical line.
The fly selection for permit is simple. A crab, but not just any crab, a crab that looks very much like a local crab. This is the only way you will get your fly past their scrutiny.