Quite possibly the best Permit fly ever tied, and a must if you are going to Cuba
The Avalon Fly is the result of scientific and technical research, which lasted for years. After getting several poor results in the past, and despite the best flies used by Permit fishing experts, it was realized that the instinctive reaction of the permit was first, to run scared when detecting the presence of something not familiar.
It is known that permit are very clever fish. For this reason, improving the presentation and the position of the fly in the water resulted in more strikes.
This fly has been tested both in the sea and in a swimming pool, comparing it to other patterns that were potentially attractive to permit. Viewing it underwater, we realized that some flies were falling face down as they sank, while others began to spin after the first cast and as the fly was being stripped.
The results have been stunning, the reaction of the permit, when the fly has been successfully presented, is to attack and take it without hesitation.
As of 5/17/2016 The Avalon fly has accounted for over 600 Permit caught with the Avalon Cuban Fishing Center