Q Flies

save the dates! first one is coming up

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I will be doing a series of Fly Shop fly tying dates this year on behalf of my good friend Enrico Puglisi and his wonderful fly tying materials, which I will use to demo five basic baits we use in Southern California. I will be doing a altered version of the surfin merkin (sand crab), a squid, anchovy or sardine, bluegill and shad. Hope you can come by and heckle me, lol. This is the first of four dates. The dates are below:

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Saturday, May 26th at the Orvis Pasadena Fly Shop from noon to 3pm
Saturday, June 23rd at the Fly Stop, San Diego from noon to 3pm
Sunday September 16th ate The Fisherman’s Spot, from 12 to 3pm
Saturday, October 13th at Marriotts Flyfishing from noon to 3pm

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the blue floating crab…prototype, lol

Ok, this is a little crazy, but our guide in Louisiana just requested a floating crab the size of my hand. So I made a soft shell blue crab ready to fry and throw into a PoBoy. This is the prototype, the first one, and I am not quite there, but it floats really well, its a little heavy and casts about as aerodynamic as a tennis racquet. I tried casting it with an 11 weight and floating line and can throw it around forty feet without blowing out my arm, the emphasis on toss, not cast. LOL. I used clear silicone to hold this sucker together and I hand cut the legs and claws out of thin craft foam. I used markers to color the crab. Its pretty easy to make once you got all the pieces. I will give you guys a report on the performance of this floater once I get back from my trip next month, I really hope something eats it just for the hell of it.   -Al Q

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bugging it in kiribati…

 

 

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photos courtesy of Steve Horgan

all photos courtesy of Steve Horgan

Last year I had the good fortune of running into fellow fly angler, Steve Horgan at the airport in Oahu prior to flying to Christmas Island. Steve prides himself on going after multi-species on fly. Steve just returned from another epic journey and slammed many exotic species on my “Beach Bug” fly pattern. Thanks for letting me share these great pics Steve! I hope to join you someday, Beach Bugs on me,  grin…

 

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pic of the day…

photo courtesy of Dustin Sergent

photo courtesy of Dustin Sergent

Fly fishing the surf this morning out of Oceanside, our good friend Dustin Sergent nailed his PB halibut from the surf on one of my surf fly patterns, the Qs Beach Bug. Way to go Dustin!. “The halibut hit on the third cast into a lateral trough. Slammed it!”

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yucatan adventure…

Local angler and fishing buddy, John Whitaker lands a nice baby tarpon on one of my new Pinched Crab prototypes a few weeks ago in the southern Yucatan.

Local angler and fishing buddy, John Whitaker lands a nice baby tarpon on one of my new Pinche crab prototypes a few weeks ago in the southern Yucatan. Seemed like this tarpon liked it. Click to enlarge. Photo courtesy  of John Whitaker.

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As soon as I am comfortable with how this fly swims I will post a step by step. Still working out the kinks… 🙂

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the mighty shad…

 

varoius mighty shads tied by Al Q using ep fibers, ostrich and sf blend. I usually weight them with a few turns of lead in the front part of the shank.

Various mighty shad flies tied by Al Q using ep fibers, ostrich and sf blend. I usually weight them with a few turns of lead in the front part of the shank. I like to tie these on a strong gamma or mustad #2 tarpon hook

Local angler, John Whitaker with a nice Mexican largemouth bass landed on a Q Mighty Shad Fly last week. He was fishing some mysterious lake south of Puerto Vallarta.

Local angler, John Whitaker with a nice Mexican largemouth bass landed on a Q Mighty Shad Fly last week. He was fishing Agua Milpas south of Puerto Vallarta.

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