July 10 – 13, 2022
Sugarloaf Key, Florida

Tournament Results

The 2021 Del Brown Invitational Permit Tournament hosted 22 boats with an outstanding field of anglers and guides. The three day fishing event was hosted at South of the Seven restaurant in Sugarloaf Key.

Totals for the field include 15 permit released and 28 bonefish. Although this is primarily a permit tournament we have a fun division for bonefish.

Grand Champions
Clint Packo of Littleton, CO
Capt. Simon Becker of Cudjoe Key, FL
5 Permit Released – 700 points total

First Runner-Up
Nathaniel Linville of Key West
Capt. John O’Hearn of Key West
2 Permit Released – 300 points total – 48.25 total inches

Runner-Up
Wes Smith of Dallas, TX
Capt. Nick LaBadie of Key West, FL
2 Permit Released – 300 points total – 48 total inches

Largest Permit
Clint Packo & Capt Simon Becker
29.5″

Most Bonefish Releases
Jose Ucan of Punta Allen, Mexico
Capt. Justin Rea of Sugarloaf Key, FL
16 bonefish released

Del Brown 2021 – July 18-21

The 2021 Del Brown Permit Tournament will be held July 18th through 21st in Sugarloaf Key. The tournament for 2021 is full but please email us if you wish to be put on the waiting list for future events.

July 18th
Kick-off Dinner
South of the Seven Restaurant – Sugarloaf Key
5:30PM

July 19th
Fishing Day
Depart Sugarloaf at 7:30AM – Lines out at 3:30PM
Scoring until 4:30PM at South of the Seven Restaurant

July 20th
Fishing Day
Depart Sugarloaf at 7:30AM – Lines out at 3:30PM
Scoring until 4:30PM at South of the Seven Restaurant

July 21st
Fishing Day
Depart Sugarloaf at 7:30AM – Lines out at 3:30PM
Scoring until 4:30PM at South of the Seven Restaurant
Awards immediately following at 5PM

Sugarloaf Marina will be open early for use of the ramp, ice, drinks and snacks.

Breakfast to go will be available and lunch. Drinks and food after fishing at South of the Seven.

Many thanks to all the supporters of the Del Brown, both past and present. We appreciate your generosity greatly!

Patagonia Fly Fish
Chittum Skiffs - The world's most technologically advanced composite flats skiff.
Square Grouper Bar and Grill
Square Grouper Islamorada
Sunset Lounge
Yeti Coolers
Papa's Pilar
Saltwater Angler Key West
Thomas & Thomas
Trust the Bum
Simms Fishing
The Angling Company Key West
Florida Keys & Key West

About Del Brown

The Del Brown Permit Tournament is dedicated to the man who made permit fishing with a fly rod famous, the late Del Brown. Brown caught 513 permit on a fly rod in his lifetime. 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. The Del Brown Permit Tournament was established in 2001 and continues to honor the late Del Brown with this annual event in July. The Del Brown makes a contribution to Bonefish Tarpon Trust annually to the Jon Ain Memorial Fund for continued permit research.
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