A Yellow Permit Hangover

by | May 28, 2018 | golden trevally

photo by Gerhard Laubscher – FlyCastaway

After today it’s obvious the bonefish gods are mad at me.  I’m being punished for passing up easy opportunities to catch bones when I was hot on the yellow permit pursuit.  I’m definitely suffering from a permit hangover.  In 48 hours I haven’t caught a single bonefish here at St. Branon’s Atoll – possibly the greatest bonefish destination on earth!


photo by Russell de la Harpe – FlyCastaway

I had some bonefish chances.  I hooked four in fact.  I got broke off on coral by two of them and the other two came undone.  One of these was especially dreadful because the bonefish looked significantly bigger than my 11-pounder earlier this week.


Most of our afternoon was in pursuit of giant trevally.  St. Brandon’s Atoll has some huge ones and Tim and Gerhard fished hard for them in the afternoon.  The scenery at some of Tim’s GT hotspots is ridiculous!  We had no luck though.  The only catch was this stout little brown-marbled grouper.


photo by FlyCastaway

There was a great fish caught by one of the other guests, Rich Carlson.  This is a magnificently colored golden trevally taken on the flat.  This beauty was swimming in with a school of bonefish.


photo by FlyCastaway

Rich also caught a species not yet on my list.  This cute little fish is a butterfly flounder.


That’s it for today.  I promise, tomorrow this permit hangover comes to an end!


If you want to go to St Brandon’s Atoll feel free to contact me or my friends at Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures.

Jeff Currier Global Fly Fishing


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I started fly fishing at age 7 in the lakes and ponds of New England cutting my teeth on various sunfish, bass, crappie and stocked trout. I went to Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin, where I graduated with a Naturalist Degree while I discovered new fishing opportunities for pike, muskellunge, walleyes and various salmonids found in Lake Superior and its tributaries.

From there I headed west to work a few years in the Yellowstone region to simply work as much as most people fish and fish as much as most people work. I did just that, only it lasted over 20 years working at the Jack Dennis Fly Shop in Jackson, WY where I departed in 2009. Now it’s time to work for "The Man", working for myself that is.

I pursue my love to paint fish, lecture on every aspect of fly fishing you can imagine and host a few trips to some of the most exotic places you can think of. My ultimate goal is to catch as many species of fish on fly possible from freshwater to saltwater, throughout the world. I presently have taken over 440 species from over 60 countries!