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Permit

Fishing for Permit

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. They form the pinnacle of the trilogy of grand slam flats fishing, with the other species being the bonefish and the tarpon. 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 are going to be closely scrutinized before more often than not being rejected. The key to permit fishing is finding a happy fish!

How Frontiers Can Help Your Dream Permit Become a Reality. 

We have five decades of experience and our services are free. There are no surcharges for our efforts and advice. So why not give our team a call! Remember, we want to speak to you so we can best advise you! Below you will find a list of our fishing experts. Contact one of our consultants and they will do the following for you:

  • Talk you through the options and provide you with impartial advice that you will not receive directly from a lodge. We have 50 years of sporting travel experience!
  • If you like what you hear, we will book your trip and assist with all preparations.
  • Frontiers will provide you with our industry leading pre-trip prior to your departure, which will tell you what to pack and how things will work.
  • If you need equipment, we will put you in touch with some of the most knowledgeable people in the business. They will provide you with exactly what you need.
  • While you travel, Frontiers provides 24-hour emergency contact.

Where can you fish for Permit?

You can fly fish for permit in Mexico, Belize, Bahamas and Cuba.

Fishing Tackle for Permit

You will want a 9 or 10 weight 9 foot rod paired with a good saltwater reel and a floating tropical line. 

Fishing flies for Permit

The fly selection for permit is simple. A crab, but not just any crab, but a crab that looks very much like a local crab. This is the only way you will get your fly past their scrutiny. 

Ask The Expert


Program Manager

Specializes in Central America and Venezuela saltwater fishing programs


Senior Program Manager

Specializes in Seychelles and Mexico's Yucatan fishing programs.


Department Manager

Specializes in saltwater fishing and big game hunting.


Senior Program Manager

Specializes in Bahamas and Christmas Island fishing, and United States wingshooting programs.


Senior Program Manager

Specializes in Belize, Cabo San Lucas and American West fishing programs.


Sporting Travel Specialist


UK Managing Director


Sporting Travel Specialist

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Andros South

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Playa Blanca Lodge

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El Pescador Resort

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Long Caye Island Resort

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Grand Slam Fishing Lodge

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Bahia Honda

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Eleven Angling Andros Mothership

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Accommodating anglers on the banks of Olde Belize River for over 55 years!

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Delphi Club

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Copal Tree Lodge

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North Riding Point Club

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