That's A Lot of Permit


  • By: Fly Rod and Reel

KEY WEST, Florida Keys -- Greg Vincent of Grand Bahama Island caught seven permit on fly to win the 2009 Del Brown Invitational Permit Tournament honoring the late angling legend.

Vincent earned the title of grand champion angler fishing with Captain Justin Rea of Sugarloaf Key, Fla. Rea was named the tournament's grand champion guide.

Vincent's permit ranged from 18 inches to 30 inches, with a total of 166.25 inches of fish. The 30-incher was the tournament's largest permit.

Mike Allen of Key West was named the 2009 runner-up grand champion. He caught six permit, for a total of 137.75 inches, while fishing with Captain Will Benson of Key West.

Next in the standings was the team of Scott Crippen of Port St. Lucie, Fla., and Captain Geoff Quatraro of Fort Pierce, Fla. The duo captured four permit measuring a total of 75.5 inches.

Crippen was named the tournament's best new angler.

Anglers on 16 boats caught 27 permit in the tournament named for Brown. The internationally acclaimed angler, who died in 2003, caught more than 500 permit during his lifetime.