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Old 09-10-2003, 06:59 AM
mcutchin mcutchin is offline
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Jim,

Although I fish for permit with a 9-weight mostly, I would recommend a 10-weight for most anglers. The reason is that most good permit flies are large enough to require the extra line weight to throw long distances. For example, this spring I took a good angler fishing in Key West and he fished with a 9-weight; problem was, the fish were very spooky and a 50-60 foot cast wouldn't do the the job; with a 10-weight he could've gotten the fly to the fish easily.

Marshall
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