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How do permit and giant trevally compare?

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A few years ago saltwater fishing didn't appeal to me but the more I talk to those who have done it and read about it, I am now greatly intrigued by it. The appeal of bones is a no brainer...but permit and GT don't live together. So it sounds like you need to pick bones as a main quarry with either permit or GT as an incidental catch (yeah, that phrase sounds weird to me too).

So how do the two compare for chasing with fly rods?
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I would agree with Alpinetrout about permit over bones any day, as he said they are very spokey and difficult to get to take a fly, but the fight is better than a bone any day. Incidentals in the Keys, were my parents have a house include Jack's, fight like hell but sharks love them as well.

My personal favorite in the keys is Barrcuda in the flats, you have to be able to strip like a mad man but you see the strike and they fight quite well, within two casts you know you have a player or to keep moving. These fish are over looked by so may people it is amazing to me but that is just MHO!

If you find a good guide or someone with some experience saltwater fly fishing in the tropics is a blast it is well worth a try!
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