slipping and sliding…


determined Glen decided to put money in the meager and not leave sliding fish, he was rewarded with a pretty corbina. photo by Glen Ueda.

determined Glen decided to put more money in the parking meter and not leave sliding fish which were all over the place on friday morning.  he was rewarded with a pretty fair-caught corbina that slurped a small pink merkin. photo by Glen Ueda.

saturday morning was had a special surprise lighting up the early morning sky. photo by Al Q

saturday morning greeted us with a special surprise over the early morning sky. photo by Al Q

My buddy Jon Nakano doesn't waste time and sticks what later was revealed as a shovel nose. photo by Al Q

My buddy Jon Nakano doesn’t waste any time and sticks what later was revealed as a shovel nose. love the bent rod over the moon. photo by Al Q

love the morning light and reflections in his shot. Photo by Al Q

love the morning light and reflections in his shot. Photo by Al Q

I had the pleasure of mentoring Nick Blixt on the beach this past weekend.He hooked two fish but we couldn't get them to stick... Photo by Al Q.

I had the pleasure of mentoring Nick Blixt on the beach this past weekend. He hooked two fish but we couldn’t seal the deal… we will get them next time Nick! Photo by Al Q.

the south swell foamed up the flats, making seeing incoming fish difficult but it was easy seeing them leave the flat when the water thinned out. photo by Al Q

the south swell foamed up the flats, making seeing incoming fish difficult but it was easy seeing them bolt off the flat when the water thinned out. photo by Al Q

the mid day sun allowed for some classic sight fishing. photo by Adam Lang.

the mid day sun allowed for some classic sight fishing over this weekend . here’s a cool shot by my friend,  Adam Lang.

Joe Samluk going bendo.  photo by Al Q

Joe Samluk going bendo. photo by Al Q

Joe made a perfect cast into a little seam that held three fish moving right t left, as he striped the fly throughout the kitchen the water exploded and the fish blew off the flat. Unfortunately the fish was fouled, but Joe made a beautiful cast and did everything text book to hook that fish. Photo by Al Q.

Joe made a perfect cast into a little seam that held three fish moving right to left, as he stripped the fly through the kitchen the water exploded and the fish blew off the flat. The fish was unfortunately fouled, but Joe made a beautiful cast and did everything text book to hook that fish and put it on the sand.  Photo by Al Q.

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9 thoughts on “slipping and sliding…

  1. Timm Tews

    Great photos, Al. Thanks.

    Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 19:30:12 +0000 To: timmtews@msn.com

  2. FRED GEREDIEN

    MAKES FOR A BAD ITCH! WHAT BEACH TO GO GET IT ITCHED?

    • ondafly

      Fred: you can get that itch scratched on just about any beach in the Southbay right now!

  3. PK

    Great shots! Keep ’em coming.

  4. Joe S

    Awesome pics Al. Thanks for helping me out!

    Joe

  5. Ryan

    Al, love the site. Started surf fly fishing a few weeks ago and loving it – your site is a great resource (thanks for the Merkin tip! Landed 2 big spotfin croakers on it in San Diego this morning).

    I notice that Glen Ueda, in a addition to being insane good on the fly rod, is not wearing a stripping basket. How does he manage the line?

    Thanks again for the fun and informative site.

    Best,

    Ryan

    • ondafly

      i suggest using a stripping basket if you need to move alot and are just starting out. if you are in one area you can get away without it but I find myself always getting line wrapped around my feet. it is doable, but one thing i rather not be focused on especially if you are just starting out. some of the guys I fish with manage just find without baskets, its a personal choice. i use one 99% of the time.

      • Ryan

        Thanks Al. Yeah, my first few times I tried to manage the line with my hands which half worked and half was a disaster. Next I tried a chalk bag for rock climbing, bad move. The last 2 times I have gone I have used one I made from an Ikea basket and have been able to get the line out 40-50 feet. I love the basket, just curious. Glen is not even more gnarly 🙂

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