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Permit - Indo-Pacific

About Indo-Pacific Permit

Permit are loved and hated by fishermen the world over and the Indo-Pacific is considered to be the holy grail of flats species. 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 they are located very close to their mouths. Any fly crossing their path is going to be closely scrutinised before more often than not being rejected. The key to permit fishing is finding a happy fish!

How Frontiers can help your dream Permit Indo-Pacific 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 one of 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 experts on saltwater fishing. 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 direct from a lodge.  We have 50 years of experience in doing this!
  • 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 Indo-Pacific permit in the Seychelles, Mauritius and Oman.

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 like a local crab. This is the only way you will get your fly past their scrutiny. 

Ask The Expert


UK Managing Director


Department Manager

Specializes in saltwater fishing and big game hunting.

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