For most of us, fly fishing for permit is more an obsession than it is a sport. There's just something alluring and magical about this animal. Maybe that's why we go to great lengths to travel to exotic destinations, ignoring other sporting fish in search of only permit. With big, doll-like eyes and a nervous spirit, getting a permit to eat a fly is far from guaranteed. To hedge your bet for success, it's a good idea to arrive prepared with a practiced cast and the right fly rod.
Scott S4S 9' #10 fly rod is just such a fly rod. Most people might think a #9 fly rod is a good choice. At Leland, we've found that a #10 (specifically this #10) fly rod more accurately delivers the clunky crab flies that permit seem to love. With controlled distance, accuracy and a subtle presentation, your odds of going tight to a permit get much better. And when you do finally hook a permit, you'll be happy that you have just a bit more fish-fighting power in the butt section of this fly rod. Of course, this Scott fly rod is appointed with only the best, saltwater-safe components and is artfully finished with tight thread wrappings and clean epoxy work. Add it all up and this is your new favorite permit fly rod.
Leland on the Scott S4S 9010/4 Fly
Line Size: 10
Rod Length: 9’0”
Reel Seat: Uplocking REC aluminum, type 3 matte anodize
Stripping Guides: Silicon Carbide hoops in titanium frames