The permit is one of the most elusive fish that swim the shallow flats of the Florida keys. With it’s deep body and large human like eye they look like they should be out if a SciFi movie not a fishing magazine. These two body characteristics make the permit a difficult but attainable challenge for flats anglers. They find their way from the deep water up on the flats to feed on their favorite food live crabs. permit can be caught on a multitude of baits but live crabs presented on light line will give you your best opportunity. For the angler who has achieved everything else and wants the ultimate challenge tie on a large crab pattern to your favorite ten weight fly rod and step on my bow for sure to be challenging, fun, frustrating, but most of all rewarding fishing when it all comes together.