The Ghost Whisper
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The Ghost Whisper: a ghost shrimp imitation I created to target many inshore and back bay species such as corbina, spotfin croaker, spotted bay bass, and california bonefish. Click Here!
The Thin Lizzy
The Thin Lizzy: is a fly that my friend Zino and I created to imitate small lizard fish that fall prey to large bonefish in Oahu, Hawaii. The pattern works well on local Calico Bass, Spotted Bay Bass and Sand Bass if you add a little orange wool in the belly as well. Click Here!
The Minty Mac
The Minty Mac: A larger profile fly I developed to represent the local california mackerel that are preyed on by larger calico and sand bass, white sea bass and yellowtail. this pattern works well tied in a clouser version as well. I since have modified this pattern to a clouser style fly which we have seen great success on juvenile white sea bass along the kelp lines.
The Electric Deceiver pays homage to the great Lefty Kreh deceiver fly and is created by tying tube mylar over the shank in various descending lengths as you work towards the head of the fly. This creates a 360 degree tie when cinched down and pulled back resulting in a sculpted flashy head that can be trimmed and colored to imitate any baitfish. Tying Instruction!
Qs Deer Hair Sand Crab
Qs Electric Deceiver
Sand Crab: when tied in the Ned Grey style, this pattern tends to roll, like a dislodged crab when the waves are retreating. A good fly to have when corbina are feeding right on the edge of the incoming waves. The deer hair can be coated with Tuffleye Flex which cures into a durable soft coating similar to a soft-shell sand crab.
the salty sculpin
Qs Salty Sculpin: this fly pays homage to Tim Borski’s slider in style, but tied beefy with an orange underbelly and heavy eyes to get down and dirty. target species: calico bass in jetties or rockpiles.
Qs Corbina Candy: small sand crab imitation tied in a clouser, hook style style to help get a positive hook set when sight fishing corbina.
Qs Beach Bug: this fly is an attractor pattern used to imitate a shrimpy, buggy crustacean. Barred Perch love em. Click Here!
The Solly Clouser is a great all around surf pattern. Jim Solomon has caught everything on this fly, from our surf exotics like white sea bass, sargo, spotfin croaker, striped bass to perch and halibut. I would say it’s his go to fly in the surf. I good one to have in your arsenal. Solly Clouser Tying Instruct!
The Surfing Merkin by Paul Cronin.
The Surfin Merkin is in my humble opinion our go-to fly for sight fishing corbina in shallow water. It lands softy and creates a v wake in the sand like a fleeing mole crab. Created by my fellow “corbina patrol” fishing buddy, Paul Cronin.
Here are some of my patterns in 360 view. scroll to al quattrocchi and use your mouse to rotate the fly. Click Here!
Qs Corbina Candy
Qs Beach Bug
soft shell sand crabs courtesy of tuffleye flex. photo by Al Q
the surfin merkin, werkin! a popular sight casting pattern in skinny water developed by my friend, Paul Cronin. photo by Al Q
The Solly Clouser, tied by Jim Solomon. photo by Jim Solomon.
pink is the new grey! surfin merkin by Paul Cronin. photo by Paul Cronin
The Minty Mac Clouser, great pattern around our local kelp patties for white sea bass.
Qs Glass Minno Fly. a great small bait imitation.
BigMo offshore monsta fly, double hook, wired and crimped, constructed of wig hair and long holiday tinsel. TIED ON A 5/0 MUSTAD.
Qs Beach Bug with palmered red chenille
The Electric Deceiver in all white ready to light em up!
Qs Jetty Rat, large sculpin with wire weed guard. a Kalico Killa
EP blended sardinas, weighted on a gama s17 tarpon hook. tied for tuna
offshore large baits tied with wig hair and random rigged with stinger
offshore big boys and Qs calamari squid
early version of my silly crab, which is made by cutting a mold out of woodblock and hand pouring the legs with silicone
larger stocker trout fly tied with wig hair.
black bend back
various color combos of sf blended baits
SF blended sardine
Q mullet with ep fibers
Q wigglers tied with hand cut black rubber bands
Q sculpin fly with fish skull heads
Qs version of Bob Popovic’s Ultra Shrimp with Flymen Shrimp Tail
The Minty Mac Clouser, tying directions. A great pattern for Calicos and White Sea bass
The Mango Tango, flies tied to represent Mangrove shrimp
The Qs BendUp Deep Minnow based on the famous, Clouser Minnow but tied in a hi-tie fashion with all the materials tied on top of the shank between the dazzle eye and the eye of the hook.This allows the fly to dive deep. Don’t forget to use a loop knot. Also a little bend in the hook like a bend back or even a longer shank will help to insure a good hook set. Give it a try.
Craft hair shrimp with Flymen shrimp tail.
Qs Pinche Crab, a great permit pattern for yucatan permit.
Qs Rattle Dines tied on jig hooks. The bull red fish loved these in brown/white with orange bellies.
Qs Red Crab flies with custom claws. East to tie and deadly.
Qs interpretation of one of the greatest saltwater flies of all time, The Lefty’s Deceiver
My version of a Bluegill, tied with EP fibers, EP Sparkle, ostrich herl for the tail. Finished off with some water proof marker. With the high profile sometimes its a good idea to wrap a few turns of lead wire around the bottom of the hook bend to keep the fly on keel.
Qs Night Slider with craft foam head, keep fly in the surface film and throws surface wake, great pattern fished slow for nighttime stripers.
Qs Calamari Flies, articulated and tied with EP Brush, ostrich, EP Fibers and marking pens…