Posts Tagged With: bobmarriotsflyfishingstore

oh yeah…breaking it down baby!

bucktail-bonanza

This should be a small, informative class based on one of my favorite natural materials, “The Bucktail!”

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filling the fly box…

 

I had five awesome students this past Saturday at Bob Marriotts Fly Fishing store that were ready to conquer six classics flats patterns and we all did it! We got into a few fun techniques like making my original “Pinche Claws”, dubbing fly bodies with synthetics, and making mono eyes, DIY style with Tuffleye Core. I also demoed the classic hand whip finish and connecting your fly to your tippet with a non-slip mono loop! All in all, an info packed, four-hour intermediate class that was lots of fun for me to share. It was my first fly tying series class and there will be more. I hope some of you can get in on the next one. It will be more of an advanced master class with a limit of six fly tiers, we will announce some dates next year. I would like to do one on Popovic’s Big Bucktail streamers (Beast, Bucktail Deceiver, and Bulkhead Deceiver) and maybe one on Crustaceans (red crab, pinche crab and crayfish). I will try my best to up your game and show you many inside tying tricks, so don’t get shut out…happy holidays!
-Al Q

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flies for the flats….

I will be doing an intermediate/beginner fly tying class on some classic saltwater flats patterns that I have personally used with success. The class is on December 15th, right around the corner at Marriotts in Fullerton. (info below)
The class is limited to 6 tiers and unfortunately just sold out…

We will cover 6 classic flats patterns. A modified Enrico Puglisi/Crab, Squimp, McVay/Gotcha, Fernadez/Snapping Shrimp, Ververka/Mantis Shrimp And Nauheim/Crazy Charlie. Also time permitting, I will demo how I make my DIY silicone crab legs and mono eyes…it should be a fun session, I hope to see ya there.

Next year I will try to do two more advanced fly tying classes: one on big saltwater streamers and baits, may throw in the Beast!  …and one on warm water bass flies.
tight lines…   -Al

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Flats Fly selection tied by Al Quattrocchi.

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thank you lefty day…

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Hope to see you all on this fun, tribute to Lefty Kreh, “Thank You Lefty Day” on Saturday, November 17th at Bob Marriotts Fly Fishing Store from 11am to 3 pm. Lefty “Bernard” Kreh was one of the most famous fly fishing personalities and fishing legends in the world. We will have demos in tying Lefty Deceivers, tying Lefty Non-Slip Loop knots, Lefty’s Unique Casting Style with the experts and I will interview Bob Marriott about being a close friend to Lefty and traveling around the world pioneering new fly destinations with him in the early days of saltwater fly fishing. Hope to see ya there…

If anyone is interested in tying deceivers or half & halfs that day, please contact me!

-Al

 

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thanks for the support…

 

Its always fun to see old friends and some new faces when I get to do a tying demonstration, especially when it is in my backyard. I want to personally thank Graham Day and Marriotts Fly Fishing Store for supporting and accommodating this fun idea I had to showcase some of Enrico’s cool fly tying products and tying techniques. I hope you guys enjoyed it as much as I did! Hope to see some of you at the Fly Fair in Glendale next weekend

Cheers!

-Al   🙂

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