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About ondafly

I have met some of the most amazing people through fly fishing. Paying forward all the knowledge and lessons I have acquired over my life is worth sharing. I continue to learn something new every day on the water. Fishing makes me happy and sharing it with good like-minded people is what it's all about. Life is short, smile each day, and have fun, hopefully near water.

puffer art?


Who knew the puffer fish had artistic, mathematical abilities? …and they eat flies. lol

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it’s that time…

A cruising Corbina in shallow water. photo by Al Quattrocchi

With water temps right where they need to be we have seen many nice size fish cruising the shallow surf line this week. With many new anglers out corbina sight casting, scrambling for prime real estate, please be mindful to give others space when casting. I caution the posting of backgrounds on social media, they tend to give away areas we have discovered and been fishing for many more years than the new wave of anglers have. Have fun but please be respectful.




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pic of the week…

Angler and friend Pete Wight, with one of two thirty plus island yellows this past week…

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pics of the week…

Our buddy Ken Harata landed his PB halibut a few days ago on a Qs pink Holy Moley fly cast into a nice deep trough, literally 40 feet off the sand. Photos of Ken by Jim Solomon.

Although we are seeing a bunch of beans landed this week, they are still playing hide and seek, moving slowly along trough edges. The water temps off our local beaches should begin to rise as we near the end of June, look for them to hit that magic 67-68 mark and the corbina should be all over the place.

Dust off you gear, its almost showtime….

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flying fish…

just sharing some fun tarpon footage…

Click Here!

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the complete fly fisherman


This is a beautiful little film from Patagonia about fly fishing and how simple life can really can be! Love this!

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thinking outside the box….

Photo courtesy of Olson Visual

This is a really cool concept by a fellow fly fisherman and friend, Rick Olson of Olson Visual located in Torrance, California. Rick has been working closely with the CDC compliance and came up with a fun solution to help people stay safe at work with this aluminum T3, framed plexi panel that you can attach to your desktop work station. He etched this sample with one of my striped bass illustrations but as you can see, you can use any vector art or company logo to adorn the clear panel. For more info please contact Olson Visual at  Thanks and stay safe…


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say hello…on zoom

Al Quattrocchi is inviting you to a scheduled Flyfishing Chat Zoom meeting tommorrow at 9am

This is a chance to meet Al Q from Flies, Sand & Surf Blog, check in to see how everyone is doing and tell a fish story or two.

Sign up for the zoom app, its free, then enter the meeting id and password. Hope to see some of you tomorrow.



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Meeting ID: 489 501 8743
Password: hightide

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watch fishpeople tonight at 5pm…it’s free

Our friends at Patagonia are always leading the charge on great independent flims about our environment and the natural world.

Fishpeople is a film about the transformative effects of time spent in the ocean—and how we can leave our limitations behind to find deeper meaning in the saltwater wilderness that lies just beyond the shore. Directed by Keith Malloy.

Watch a FREE special screening tonight at 5pm on Facebook.


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beer, fly fishing & food podcast…

I got to speak with two of my good fly fishing friends last week, Alex Ramirez and Dave Schonzeit on their newly launched, Beer, Fly Fishing & Food podcast. It was fun to tell a few stories, have a few laughs and share some old memories together, take a listen!

From Brooklyn to Beach Bugs to Baja!


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