Del Brown Invitational Permit Tournament – Key West, FL
July 13-16, 2014

Tournament News

  • Del Brown Final Results
    Congrats to all our anglers and guides! The tournament was a great success and the we were blessed with good weather. Overall there were 15 permit released during the three day event. Grand Champion Nathaniel Linville of Key West Captain Aaron Snell 800 points total and 5 […]...
  • Day 2 of the Del Brown Permit Tournament
    Day two started out beautiful! The clouds moved in and a few thunderstorms in the afternoon making the fishing a little more difficult. In the end there were two permit caught by two different boats. Tony Nobregas and Capt. Rob Fordyce caught one permit measuring 26 1/2 […]...
  • A Phenomenal Day 1 of the Del Brown
    One of the best days of tournament permit fishing I’ve seen in a long time! Wow, ten fish caught today on 7 of the 15 boats participating. Nathaniel Linville released 3 fish, the largest being 29 1/4″. Greg Vincent released 2 fish, largest being 25 1/2. Five other boats […]...
  • Del Brown Tournament Begins
    The 14th Annual Del Brown Permit Tournament kicked off last evening with a sit down dinner at LaTrattoria Oceanside. This morning 15 boats left for fishing for a 7:30am start. Fishing lines out at 3:30 and all scores have to be in by 4:30 at Hurricane Hole […]...
  • Upcoming Del Brown Tournament
    The kick off dinner for the Del Brown Permit Tournament is just over a week away! There have been permit swimming the flats this past week and several caught on fly. A little bit of a breeze would be killer for this event. Permit fishing in July […]...

Del Brown 2014 Schedule

Sunday, July 13
6PM - LaTrattoria Oceanside
Kick-Off Dinner & Rules

Monday, July 14
6:30AM - Breakfast Upstairs at Hurricane Hole Bar & Grill
7:30AM - Boats leave for fishing
3:30PM - Lines Out
4:30PM - All Scoresheets Returned to Scorekeeper, Appetizers & Cash Bar

Tuesday, July 15
6:30AM - Breakfast Upstairs at Hurricane Hole Bar & Grill
7:30AM - Boats leave for fishing
3:30PM - Lines Out
4:30PM - All Scoresheets Returned to Scorekeeper, Appetizers & Cash Bar

Wednesday, July 16
6:30AM - Breakfast Upstairs at Hurricane Hole Bar & Grill
7:30AM - Boats leave for fishing
3:30PM - Lines Out
4:30PM - All Scoresheets Returned to Scorekeeper, Appetizers & Cash Bar
5:00PM - Awards following last boat in.

For more info on the Del Brown visit http://www.delbrown.com. For info on permit research or to make a donation visit www.tarbone.org.

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Del Brown Trophy

The Grand Champion and Guide to Grand Champion 2013 Trophies by Chris Bladen of South Africa. Bladen is a noted wild fish sculptor who resides in Kalk Bay near Cape Town. You may visit his website at www.ChrisBladen.com.

About Del Brown

The late Del Brown is currently the only angler in history to have caught more than 500 permit on his fly rod. The Del Brown Permit Tournament is dedicated to the sport of fly fishing for permit which Brown helped make famous here in the Florida Keys. Brown tied a fly called the “Merkin” that was a close enough representation of a crab that permit rushed to eat it. Today there are many styles of the Merkin fly, most of them are a representation of Brown’s crab.

Sponsors

The Del Brown Permit Tournament is committed to preserving the fishery here in the Florida Keys. Proceeds from the 2014 Tournament (after expenses) will be donated to Bonefish Tarpon Trust to the Jon Ain Memorial Fund for their continued research of permit in our Florida Keys fishery.

If you would like to become a sponsor of the Del Brown Permit Tournament please contact us today!

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