2019 Del Brown Invitational Permit Tournament
July 13-16, 2019 – Key West, FL

Schedule of Events:
July 13, 2019 – 6PM at South of the Seven at the Sugarloaf Lodge MM17

Kick-Off Dinner & Captain’s Meeting
Anglers, Guides & Special Guests are invited to an early evening sit down dinner. 

July 14, 2019 – 6:30AM
Breakfast for anglers & guides
Lunches will be distributed
Boats may leave the dock at 7:15AM to stage in the channel
Boats may leave promptly at 7:30AM
Lines Out – 3:30PM
Food & Drinks upstairs at Hurricane Hole Bar & Grill
Boats must be back to report any catch to the scorekeeper by 4:30PM

July 15, 2019 – 6:30AM
Breakfast for anglers & guides
Lunches will be distributed
Boats may leave the dock at 7:15AM to stage in the channel
Boats may leave promptly at 7:30AM
Lines Out – 3:30PM
Food & Drinks upstairs at Hurricane Hole Bar & Grill
Boats must be back to report any catch to the scorekeeper by 4:30PM

July 16, 2019 – 6:30AM
Breakfast for anglers & guides
Lunches will be distributed
Boats may leave the dock at 7:15AM to stage in the channel
Boats may leave promptly at 7:30AM
Lines Out – 3:30PM
Food & Drinks upstairs at Hurricane Hole Bar & Grill
Boats must be back to report any catch to the scorekeeper by 4:30PM
Awards shortly following last boat in (5PM)

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Del Brown 2018 Begins Tonight

The 2018 Del Brown kicks off tonight at La Trattoria Oceanside! We have 22 teams of angler and guide competing for top honors in the 18th Annual Del Brown Invitational Permit Tournament. Fishing begins Monday, July 16th at 7:30AM from Hurricane Hole Marina. Boats must conclude fishing each day at 3:30PM and be back to the scorekeeper by 4:30PM (or report in). Awards will be on Wednesday around 5:30PM at the upstairs dining room at Hurricane Hole Bar & Grill.

Rich Barnett                         Davie, FL             Capt. Joe Rodriguez

Ivar Bolander                 Santa Rosa, CA       Capt. Steve Friedman

Tim Brune                            Victor, ID               Capt. Bob Paulson

Scott Christian                    Milton, GA          Capt. John Benvenuto

Mike Dawes                       Wilson, WY               Capt. Will Benson

Tom del Bosque             Boca Raton, FL             Capt. Scott Irvine

Robert Dougherty                Dallas, TX                    Capt. Ian Slater

Connor Flanagan              Bozeman, MT            Capt. Brandon Cyr

John Holt                     Summerland Key, FL          Capt. Trevor Luce

Jim Knowles                     Round Hill, VA           Capt. Peter Heydon

Jack Lambrecht                   Stuart, FL                  Capt. Aaron Snell

Nathaniel Linville                Key West, FL            Capt. John O’Hearn

Alan Rivoir                          Denver, CO              Capt. Mike O’Brien

Justin Sexton                   Englewood, FL         Capt. Bear Holeman

Joe Skrumbellos                 Sunrise, FL           Capt. Matt Fitzgerald

Chris Stinnett                    Key Largo, FL            Capt. Rob Kramarz

José Ucan                   Punta Allen, Mexico            Capt. Justin Rea

Kat Vallilee                        Key West, FL         Capt. Drew Delashmit

Peter Vandergrift               Bozeman, MT            Capt. Shane Smith

Mike Ward                        Spokane, WA                Capt. Don Gable

Nick Worswick                  New York, NY            Capt. Mike Bartlett

Ed Young                         Grapevine, TX            Capt. Scott Collins

Del Brown Perpetual Trophy

Del Brown Perpetual Trophy

The new Del Brown Invitational Permit Tournament perpetual trophy is now on display at The Angling Company at 333 Simonton St in downtown Key West. The sculpture was created by Chris Bladen of South Africa specifically for the Del Brown. The base of the trophy is made of solid local mahogany and created by Key West Custom Woodwork.

The perpetual trophy shows 17 years of grand champion anglers and guides.

The 18th Annual Del Brown is scheduled for July 15-18, 2018 here in Key West, FL. The fishing tournament headquarters will be at Hurricane Hole Marina on Stock Island. Boats will leave from and return to Hurricane Hole each fishing day. Lines out are at 3:30PM and all scoring will be completed by 4:30PM each day.

Del Brown Tournament 2018

We are gearing up for a great spring here in the Keys. We’ve had some ups and downs as far as the weather goes but when the fish are cooperating it’s been very good out there on the flats.

The 2018 Del Brown is scheduled for July 15-18 this year. The tournament will be held in Key West again and registration is now open for returning anglers. If you are interested in fishing the Del Brown please feel free to email us or fill out the registration form.

The entry fee this year is $1,250 and all entry fees are due by May 15, 2018 to ensure your spot. The entry fee includes all social events, tournament bag, breakfast and a boxed lunch for guide and angler each fishing day.

We are looking forward to seeing you this July!

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

Patagonia Fly Fish
Saltwater Angler Key West
Florida Keys & Key West
Square Grouper Bar and Grill
Costa del Mar Sunglasses
Yeti Coolers
Hatch Outdoors Premium Fly Fishing Reels & Accessories
Maverick
Trust the Bum
Simms Fishing
The Angling Company 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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