The Avalon Permit Fly is revered for landing many Cuban Permit. As such, it is highlighted in every tackle check list for anglers venturing to Cuba. And the truth is, it is a GREAT fly. That said, it is not the only fly for Permit you need while fishing in Cuba, and in fact, is entirely the wrong fly for several destinations. In this short video, I explain the origins of the Avalon Permit Fly and why those origins also determine where it is best fished. I also give some tips on tying variations to this fly as well as some alternatives patterns that you might consider having.

The Avalon Permit Fly is renowned for the number of Permit it is responsible for fooling in Cuba. That said, it is not the only Permit fly and angler needs, and in some cases, is exactly the wrong fly!