Yes I was out with a guide. He happens to be a friend of mine. We went out for a full day and got one. Then went out another day and got 2 that morning. Caught them on my 10 wt Asquith. Biggest was 100 lb. For a novice saltwater angler I was happy with how the rod handled them.
Poor man’s permit on an EP spawning shrimp following a mudding ray in the lower Keys. Polled my buddy onto a good permit which turned on his fly and then immediately spooked. Found a couple of sleepy reds and saw a few bruiser lower keys bones but never connected. Try again tomorrow.