The Quest for Enlightenment

  • All the other dorados have been watching. Like fingers reaching down to him, they descend… their shapes converge like living petals blooming from the stamen of the dead fish. The tiny flower whirls ever deeper, getting smaller and smaller, until it is no more.
     ~Steven Callahan Adrift
April 13, 2011
satori – noun \sè-´tör-é, sä-\: (Zen Buddhism) a state of sudden spiritual enlightenment.


Fly fishing for Permit isn’t something that you wake up one day and say “gee, I think I’ll try and catch a permit on fly today.” It’s something that you’re led to. Like the details of a mystery perpetually unfold, so does the allure of permit fishing. The fascination with Permit evolves from the desire to seek out greater challenge. So, in a sense, it’s really a personal endeavor. But the fish makes it possible… read more here.


  1. WindKnot   April 13, 2011 3:47 pm / Reply

    Yeah, I feel ya. It’s a tough proposition, especially given the dirth of places to chase them.

  2. Bjorn   April 13, 2011 2:35 pm / Reply

    That looks good. After I’ve caught enough bonefish, I’ll start looking for permit. I expect that to happen around 2028.

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