Our permit sculptures capture the elusiveness and golden shimmer of these prized gamefish that are permit only to an elite few anglers.

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Our permit sculptures capture the elusiveness and golden shimmer of these prized gamefish that are permit only to an elite few anglers. Often called “golden bones” for their yellow-bronze sheen, I sketch each design to showcase their distinct concave head profile, forked tail, and vivid colors.

Every permit gets meticulously cut from durable 316 stainless steel before artful hand shaping and extreme fire coloring permanently sets regal shades of gold, black, and yellowfin tuna-like metallic hues flowing across their forms. No two sculptures are identical, echoing how each permit uniquely tests an angler’s patience and skill.

Finished permit sculptures are fitted by hand with rugged wooden bases or sturdy mounting brackets perfect for the lodge or boathouse. Though built to withstand coastal conditions, fittings should be checked when installed near the flats and channels permit prowl.

For interior decoration or to finally “go permit” on your trophy wall, these one-of-a-kind sculptures encapsulate the achievement of hooking one of the most challenging and rare catches in the ocean that often outsmarts even seasoned anglers. Crafted in tribute to the permit’s mercurial nature and golden aura.

*All of our sculptures come with stainless steel brackets and hardware for mounting.

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18", 25", 36", 45"


Armando R. Hevia, a passionate artist and sport fisherman enthusiast, was born in Havana, Cuba, but moved to the U.S. as a young child. He has lived Orlando, Florida since 1972. Fortunately, Florida is a premier destination for fishing, and the open seas have given him a wide realm of both observation and discernment, fueling his creativity to replicate sea life in his own vision.

Armando has always loved to draw, and studied both Commercial Art and Welding at Mid-Florida Tech in Orlando. His welding knowledge prompted him to experiment with creating his first metal sculpture over 20 years ago. What began as a hobby has turned into much more, and he has methodically developed his stainless steel sculptures depicting sea life. All sculptures begin with a hand drawn design before the metal is cut to the proper specifications of each fish. He then grinds each piece to add depth and dimension into each piece. The array of colors is achieved by controlled heat, a process known as fire color. The colors are not painted on, but rather drawn out of the metal by different temperatures of heat. The colors are then embedded into the steel permanently. Each piece is original, and no two pieces are alike.

Armando not only has a passion for, but takes pride in each piece of art he creates. It is clear he has an innate, intuitive gift for art, and is willing and able to create anything the mind can imagine.