another fun day in long beach…


Just wanted to thank everyone again for being so giving and kind in joining us in our grass roots effort to perpetuate saltwater fly fishing off our local beaches. The day was filled with great information, talented instructors, enthusiastic participants and volunteers and it was FREE! It was a day of mentoring and hopefully you all made a few new friends and fishing buddies. Can’t say enough about Ken Yoshihara and Chum, Ken’s music was mellow and pretty, and CHUM, well let’s just say they blew the doors off the Long Beach Casting Club. They were awesome! Here’s a few pics to burn into our memories. Hope to see ya’ll on the beach for the One Surf Fly in Huntington Beach on April 27th. Tight Lines! -Al Q

Somes of Dave Valadez's beautifully crafted, epoxy flies. photo by Roy Fukushima

Somes of Dave Valadez’s beautifully crafted, epoxy flies. photo by Roy Fukushima

Al talks about connections and knots. photo by Roy Fukushima

Al talks about connections and knots. photo by Roy Fukushima

Janet, Quinn and Al Q with a family portrait by Roy Fukushima

Janet, Quinn and Al Q with a family portrait by Roy Fukushima

Dave Valadez working the flying tables. photo by Roy Fukushima

Dave Valadez working the flying tables. photo by Roy Fukushima

Adam Perez havin some fun at his first DHB tying session. photo by Roy Fukushima

Adam Perez havin some fun at his first DHB tying session. photo by Roy Fukushima

Jim Solomon working one of the many casting clinics he designed for the day's event. photo by James Dywer

Jim Solomon working one of the many casting clinics he designed for the day’s event. photo by James Dywer

Qman making some DIY fly boxes. photo by James Dwyer

Qman making some DIY fly boxes. photo by James Dwyer

Steve Piper talks about fly fishing on a budget. photo by James Dwywer

Steve Piper talks about fly fishing on a budget. photo by James Dwyer

Tod Suttle discusses proper line management and care. photo by AlQ

Tod Suttle discusses proper line management and care. photo by AlQ

Steve Hollowel tying at his first DHB. photo by Al Q

Steve Hollowel tying at his first DHB. photo by Al Q

Shane, Alex Cady, and Mike Centofani working the crowd. photo by Al Q

Shane, Alex Cady, and David Wratchford working the crowd. photo by Al Q

Rich Kanner, Shane Chung at the tying tables...photo by Al Q

Rich Kanner, Shane Chung & Mike Centofani at the tying tables…photo by Al Q

Fly casting great, John Napoli takes in some sweet ukelele music.

Fly casting great, John Napoli takes in some sweet ukelele music.

Kim Zetterberg & James Dywer discuss the proper techniques in using and construction your own stripping basket. photo by Al Q

Kim Zetterberg & James Dywer discuss the proper techniques in using and construction your own stripping basket. photo by Al Q

Ken Yoshihara plays some beautiful hawaiian music for the Double Haul lunch recess. photo by Al Q

Ken Yoshihara plays some beautiful hawaiian music for the Double Haul lunch recess. photo by Al Q

Big crowd around Joe Libeu's presentation on the Double Haul. photo by Al Q

Big crowd around Joe Libeu’s presentation on the Double Haul. photo by Al Q

Dave Valadez tying flies while Kevin Green shoots the breeze in the bg. phot by Al Q

Dave Valadez tying flies while Kevin Green shoots the breeze in the bg. photo by Al Q

Bob Middo talks about fly lines and shooting head systems. photo by Al Q

Bob Middo talks about fly lines and shooting head systems. photo by Al Q

CHUM, our favorite surf band(Bernard Yin,  Adrien Anthony & Willy B)closes the Double Haul Ball with style. photo by Al Q

CHUM, our favorite surf band (Bernard Yin, Adrien Anthony & Willy B) closeout the Double Haul Ball with style. photo by Al Q

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7 thoughts on “another fun day in long beach…

  1. Awesome turnout and organization. Sorry I could not make it. Congratulations Al!

  2. bonefish27@aol.com

    Q, Was fishing at Will Rodgers in our club surf fishing derby with Wicen. I meet a fly caster who had a Valdez fly stuck in his hat. I asked him and it turns out he was at the show on Sat and was friends with Bernard. He did not catch anything on the fly. Wicen and I scored big time on the sand crabs. I got 4 and he got three perch over 12 inches. My biggest bogaed at 2#9oz. Conditions were tough. I also met a guy and saw his picture of a perch with a lucky craft in its mouth next to a tape that went 17 inches. He got it in Hermosa on Sat morning. Great Double Haul. Had a nice talk with Janet and Quinn. Thanks for putting it together. See you soon.

    Whit

    • ondafly

      That was John Dietch, he used to host his own fly fishing show…

      • kurt vigil

        Al looks like you hosted an amazing event. I wish I had been able to attend.I know many of the attendees and participants. Had to cover the shop Sat. I will make sure to attend next years event. Note: John Dietch was the fly fishing coordinator for the movie “A River Runs Through It”.

        Kurt Vigil
        White River Fly Shop
        Rancho Cucamonga

      • ondafly

        Thanks for your kind words Kurt, I did know about John’s involvement with the film, we have been friends for a while, he is a neat guy…

  3. Jim Solomon

    Al; Your vision and passion ( You Italians!) has created an event that has refreshed this industry. We need to figure out the agenda next year that will keep ” The Mojo Goin”. Each year needs to be a bit different so we do not get stale. A fabulous day with fabulous people and I could not be prouder to be a part. Your friend, Jim

    Jim Solomon President ITI Inc. 6101 W. Centinela Ave. Suite 100 Culver City, Ca. 90230 Office – 310-670-2700 Ext. 1 Cell – 310-926-6991 Fax – 310-670-0000

    • ondafly

      Jim: it was so cool how everyone shared their passion for the sport we love because they care and want our sport to grow…it was truly a group effort, i am very proud of all who participated…:)

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