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Bitch Jacks #462168
04/11/13 06:01 AM
04/11/13 06:01 AM
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Marty Offline OP

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Last week I traveled to Southern Belize with all good intentions of fishing for permit and shooting photos in a place I’ve never been. I was able to check both goals off the list, but soon you’ll notice a conspicuous absence of a key component of this trip report. Note that I said, “fishing for permit.”

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Dennis Garbutt and his three brothers Scully, Oliver and Eworth, run a great operation out of Punta Gorda. They treat their anglers like family and their guiding skills are unmatched.
  • Southern Belize offers an amazing variety of habitat: pancake flats, deep creeks, mangrove lagoons, and jungle rivers.
  • Permit aren’t always abundant on bright sunny days with great visibility.
  • Permit are sometimes incredibly abundant when it’s cloudy, raining buckets, or so calm that you can’t get near them.
  • Permit don’t give a squat how many you’ve caught in your life. That slate gets wiped clean daily.
  • When a permit eats your fly and runs right at you: keep stripping and curse/pray loudly.

So here’s a smattering of images from a place that I’m already planning to re-visit.

Yes, honey, I’m doubling down.

Primo permit grounds

Dennis Garbutt: the nicest man in Punta Gorda


Red sky at morning

The ready (for sunlight) position

These were about

Scully Garbutt: this man can fish

And our rods were clean!

Have you seen my papers?

Manfred, may I pluck you a bah-nah-nah?

This taxidermy spoke to me in the night


Re: Bitch Jacks [Re: Marty] #462178
04/11/13 08:56 AM
04/11/13 08:56 AM
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 1,520
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Los photos son increibles...y su informe de Permit? Verdad...todos la verdad

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