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Jon Olch

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Jon Olch

Jon Olch




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Jonathan Olch is the author of the comprehensive and highly acclaimed new book A Passion For Permit. You can learn about the book on the dedicated website: www.apassionforpermit.com. Over a thirty-year period Jonathan has hooked or caught hundreds of Atlantic permit, along with several other prized Trachinotus species, in such oases as Belize, Florida, Cuba, the Bahamas, Mexico, Honduras, Seychelles, Australia, Oman, Turks & Caicos and Venezuela. Olch is the holder of the current IGFA 20-pound tippet class world-record Atlantic permit, a fish caught and released on the flats of Key West.

As a freelance writer, Jonathan’s articles have previously appeared in such publications as Fly Fisherman, Fly Rod & Reel, Salt Water Sportsman, TAIL Magazine, Fly Tyer, The Angling Report, The Orvis News, Flyfishing, and The Flyfisher.

An innovative fly tier, Olch became one of Umpqua Feather Merchants original contract fly tiers in 1983. His fly pattern designs have appeared in a number of fly tying books over the years including: Salt Water Fly Patterns (Kreh), Bonefishing With A Fly (Kaufmann), Saltwater Flies (Meyer), Fly Tyer Pattern Bible (Surette), Perrault’s Standard Dictionary of Fishing Flies, Fly Patterns of Umpqua Feather Merchants (Kaufmann).

Years ago, Olch was a guest lecturer on saltwater flats fishing at the FFF Annual Conclave and ISE Sportsman's Expositions and also appeared as a guest angler on ESPN’s “The Fishin’ Hole.”

Jonathan grew up in New England where he learned to ski and explore the trout streams of New Hampshire. Moving west, he competed briefly as a ski racer for the University of Colorado and later on western regional professional tours. Physical issues plagued him, so he turned his need for speed to auto racing, where he raced professionally for seven years in multiple IMSA-sanctioned sports car series, highlighted, perhaps, by a top finish at the 24 Hours of Daytona. Around that time, Jonathan immersed himself in the real estate brokerage and development business around Park City, Utah, allowing him to pursue his passion for saltwater flats fishing with a vengeance.

For vast chunks of the past decade, Jonathan has obsessively chased permit with a fly rod and camera while based aboard his personal catamaran, primarily in Belize, Honduras and Florida. Now, in his latest quest, he has redirected his catamaran to explore for permit in obscure and remote parts of the Caribbean.

When not hunting the flats, Olch enjoys flying his Cessna 206 around the western states dropping in on obscure trout and steelhead haunts. Jonathan makes his home in the mountains outside of Park City, Utah.



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