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the Del Brown Permit Tournament

The Del Brown Permit Tournament occurs in Key West, Florida every July.

The Del Brown Permit Tournament is dedicated to the man who made permit fishing with a fly rod famous, the late Del Brown.
Del Brown caught 513 permit on a fly rod in his lifetime.
Brown created a fly called the "Merkin Crab" that was a close enough representation of a real crab that permit rushed to eat it. Today there are many styles of the Merkin fly, most of them are derivatives of Del Brown's original.