Posts Tagged With: #ondafly

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! ūüôā 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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save the date…june 3rd

The 9th Annual Carp Throwdown brought to you by Conway Bowman and me is happening Saturday, June 3rd 2017 at Carp Headquarters, Lake Henshaw in San Diego. If you have never participated in this event, it is a blast and one of my favorite fishing events of the year. Its the place that the best carp fisherman all converge to highlight their skills and get drunk, LOL. Only kidding! Some of the best people I have ever met are at the CTD for sure, great group of guys and girls. There will be music and popcorn on Friday night and we have an amazing raffle to help support our good friends at Healing Waters. Thanks to all of our wonderful sponsors that help make this possible. Hope to see some new faces this year. Cheers

-Al Q

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culver city art walk, this saturday…

I hope some of you guys at this Saturday’s,¬†Culver City Arts District’s Art Walk¬†from 2pm to 6pm.¬†I will be selling some of my fly fishing artwork and fly creations. I will have a few Gyotaku prints from my 12# line class world record calico bass (largest to date caught on fly) for sale.

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I will also do some of my original colored pencil hand fly sketches (5×7 printed card stock, suitable for framing)

…and a few hand tied anchovies and squids¬†in sardine cans…first come, ¬†limited supply (couldn’t eat enough sardines to make a lot more! LOL)

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Click here for more info: http://tornadocreative.com/events/
Participating Artists:
Caroline Beghin-Kircher
Kevin Bradley
Jerolyn Crute Sackman
Ruth Katzenstein Souza
Diana Mausser
Nancy Nimoy
Al Quattrocchi 
Chris Rohloff
Jeff Smith
Gary Steinborn
Joni Takeshita
Alison Wright

The event will take place in the new Helms Design Center, on the Washington Boulevard side of the historic Helms Bakery complex. 8745 Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232
Free parking at the Metro Station and in the Venice lot at the Helms Bakery.

There will be drinks and light snacks available and rockin’ live music from Par Avion. (our favorite surf band!)

Please invite your friends and share this event on social media. We look forward to this artistic collaboration and hope to see you all there!

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