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EP day with Al Q…

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thank you Pasadena Orvis…

I really didn’t expect many people at last Saturday’s Orvis Pasadena EP tying day due to Memorial Day weekend, but I was pleasantly surprised to have around 30-35 enthusiastic fly anglers willing to keep me company. We spent three hours going over some tips and tricks and I ended up getting through five, actually six different fly patterns all highlighting EP products. Thanks for all who attended, Thanks to the Pasadena Fly Fishing club for coming out to always support me, and to Jacob and staff at the Pasadena Orvis Store for graciously hosting me and being so awesome….and thanks to Enrico Puglisi for letting me do this.

Cheers

-Al Q

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come fly with me…

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Al Q working the beach. Photo by Jon Nakano.

I will be speaking tonight at the Long beach Fly Casting Club and doing a basic presentation on Surf Flyfishing the Beach, plus some shooting head casting techniques (The Tango), which can be used for fly fishing off a boat as well and I will be tying my “Qs Beach Bug” surf pattern. Hope to see ya tonight!

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Al Q with a bull redfish from a recent trip to Louisiana a few weeks ago. Photo by Al Quattrocchi.

Also I will be on “Lets Talk Hookup” Sunday morning on the Mighty 1090AM out of San Diego to talk shop with Pete Gray about Saltwater Flyfishing. Tune in if your up early from 7am to 9am.

-Al

 

 

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Qs thin lizzy…one of my go-tos

the original recipe….published in Fly Fishing in SaltWaters…this pattern was developed after my friend Zino told me about the large bonefish in Hawaii that were feeding on lizardfish. He needed a fly that would imitate them. I went to work on the vice and after talking back and forth, I came up with this pattern called the “the thin lizzy”  named after one of my favorite bands, LOL. It was intended to freeze on the flat once cast and let drop in the hopes the bonefish would discover the fly.

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here’s the thin lizzy in action, note the proper weighting system that allows this fly to do a head stand and remain motionless as long as theres’s not too much current …video by Zino Nakasuji.

 

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a nice Hawaiian bonefish landed on a Qs thin lizzy, photographed by my friend and fellow angler Zino Nakasuji

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weedless and beefed up version for calicos, redfish and other species…photo and tied by by al quattrocchi

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Save the date…the Qman is coming to a beach near you!

 

We are going to the big pond! I will be doing the Southern California fly fishing club circuit this summer. For those of you that might want to try your hand in some saltwater beach fly fishing, I will try to take the pain out of it and break it down so you can be safe and understand all you need to know to DIY it and have fun…hope to see some new faces! 🙂 I will also have my new fly design, “Come Fly With Me” long sleeve shirts available for purchase, supplies are limited…

Club Dates:

Santa Barbara Fly Fishers: Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Fly Fishing Club of Orange County: Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Pasadena Casting Club: Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Golden State Flycasters: Monday, July 17th, 2017

Wilderness Fly Fishers & Sierra Pacific Flyfishers: Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Sespe Fly Fishers: Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

tight lines…

-Al Q

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happy holidays everybody….

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