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Conway and I will have a very informal presentation on carp behavior and presentation techniques at Lake Hodges on Saturday, May 30th between 9am & noon.
It is sort of a pre throwdown primer to the main event at Henshaw on Saturday, June 13th. I have talked our good friend, Jim Solomon (FFF Master CSI) to be on hand to help anyone with target casting and line management. Hope to see some new carp faces there, its a good opportunity to ask questions and tighten the loops. I will ask the Fly Stop to bring some hot carp flies for you guys to check out or purchase as well…
Last weekend in San Diego was bitter sweet for me personally. On a positive note I feel very blessed and proud of all my fly fishing buddies that rallied and made this crazy event possible to do and sadly because we lost one of our original One Surf Fly cheerleaders, in Shane Chung. Shane loved the One Surf Fly and his infectious laughter bellowed across each beach we landed on. I will no longer be coordinating the One Surf Fly, (The Qman is done!) it has become larger that I can personally handle. This may have been the last curtain call. It was a blast looking back and realizing how far we came in such a short time. When I first came up with this idea, there was nothing happening in Southern California fly fishing scene, it was stagnant. We needed to shake the tree. I wanted to create a fun event that enlisted all my passionate surf fly fishing friends. A non-competitive event that was all about fun, comradery, mentoring and celebration. A surf flyfishing one day of the year holiday, where you could see your old buddies and make new ones! I wanted to support good causes and in turn support our local fly fishing stores by coordinating these events up and down our coast. We were the spark that many in the industry took note of . Its been fun seeing other events popping up in our wake. We did it and I am proud of everyone that came out onto the sand to experience that magic we ALL created together. Thank you so much for allowing me to take part in this. There will be many more fun things in our future including the Double Haul Ball, the CarpThrowDown, etc. and now that I will be free to fish more I may see some of you on your local beaches. Remember the tug may be the drug, but the peel off the reel is the deal…. always remember change can take place, one person at a time…take a kid fishing, and pay what you know forward… visit onesurfly.com for the Mission Beach recap!
peace & love
I asked my long time fly fishing buddy, Jon Nakano to join me on Sunday morning at The Fisherman’s Spot, in Van Nuys to give his insights on our favorite summer sight fishing, surf species, the Corbina. I have had the good fortune to fish alongside Jon for many seasons, he’s like the corbina whisperer. LOL The presentation is only 45 minutes so we will try to jam in as much local knowledge as we can, we hope to see some new faces out there on Sunday morning…there will be a short ten minute video at the end. cheers – Al Q