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thank you san diego!

May 5, 2015
photo by Jorge Salas

photo by Jorge Salas

Well it was a great weekend in San Diego for the eighth One Surf Fly held in Mission Beach. We kicked off the friday night at the Fly Stop in La Jolla where Matt & Corey hosted a bunch of anglers with cold beers and big smiles. WE all had a great time hang in out. The next day we were on the beach at 5:30 am where our friend,  Alex Ramirez and company helped checked in 60 fly anglers.

 

photo by Jorge Salas

photo by Jorge Salas

Photo by Peter Piconi.

Photo by Peter Piconi.

Photo by Jorge Salas.

Photo by Jorge Salas.

photo by Peter Piconi. Analiza and Peter preparing the scorecards and lanyards.

photo by Peter Piconi. Analiza and Peter preparing the scorecards and lanyards.

The bell sounded at 7:15am and Kristen Kile charged into the surf and nailing the first fish of the morning (7:27am) on a Cinnamon Girl fly submitted by Mark Johnson which we later found out she tied with Dave Smith (7:27am) Dave got a fly box and Kristen was awarded the trophy.

the winning cards. Photo by Al Q

the winning cards. Photo by Al Q

Photo by Jorge Salas.

Photo by Jorge Salas.

photo by Jorge Salas

photo by Jorge Salas

Big fish was awarded to William Happy (a 21 inch corbina) and he landed it on a Qs Beach Bug submitted by Stephen Walsh.

William and his Qs Beach Bug. Photo by Jorge Salas

William and his Qs Beach Bug. Photo by Jorge Salas

Photo by Jorge Salas

Photo by Jorge Salas

Most fish was award to Joel Dorfan ( total of five barred surf perch) all caught on the Crabby Paddy submitted by Ryan Kuehne. We made a mistake on the fly submission so Ryan will be getting a fly box! Sorry Ryan!

Joel receives his award from six year old Quinn. Photo by Jorge Salas

Joel receives his award from six year old Quinn. Photo by Jorge Salas

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Here’s an interesting stat, out of all the flies submitted these were the favorites: there were 10 clousers, 10 surf rat variations, 8 Qs Beach Bugs and 8 Krabby Pattys submitted by anglers this year. The Q Beach Bug got big fish and Kevin Green’s KP got most fish.

Qs Beach Bug. photo by Al Q

Qs Beach Bug. photo by Al Q

Krabby Patty by Kevin Green

Krabby Patty by Kevin Green

The fishing was pretty slow compared to last year. There were only 35 fish caught in total. 30 barred surf perch, 4 walleye perch and one corbina. The most fish last year landed by just ONE angler was 23! What lacked in catching was trumped by spirit and kinship. I want to thank all of our spotters who sacrificed the rod for the ruler and Steve Piper for keeping the boys in a straight line! Spotters: Paul Cronin, Rich Kanner, James Dwyer, Tim Michaels, Travis Mack, Brett Bowen, Nick Blixt, Mike Frye, Alan Thompson, Mark Turner, Alex Cady, Tim Hunt, Steve Hollowell, John Whitaker, Wayne “Floyd” Johnson, Jeff Patterson, Jim Solomon & Bob Middo.  Here’s some pics to enjoy! See ya on the beach…

-Al Q

getting things started. photo by Al Q

getting things started. photo by Al Q

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photo by Jorge Salas

photo by Jorge Salas

Jm Solomon and Mike Centofani photo by Jorge Salas

Jm Solomon and Mike Centofani photo by Jorge Salas

Photo by Jorge Salas.

Photo by Jorge Salas.

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Piper working the list of spotters. Photo by Jorge Salas.

 

Photo by Jorge Salas.

Photo by Jorge Salas.

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Photo by Jorge Salas.

 

Photo by Jorge Salas.

Photo by Jorge Salas.

The pick. Photo by Jorge Salas.

The pick. Photo by Jorge Salas.

Photo by Jorge Salas.

Photo by Jorge Salas.

Photo by Jorge Salas.

Photo by Jorge Salas.

Photo by Jorge Salas.

Photo by Jorge Salas.

Photo by Jorge Salas.

Photo by Jorge Salas.

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Photo by Jorge Salas.

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Photo by Jorge Salas.

 

Photo by Jorge Salas.

Photo by Jorge Salas.

Peter Koga, Jim Solomon, Bob Middo. Photo by Jorge Salas.

Peter Koga, Jim Solomon, Bob Middo. Photo by Jorge Salas.

Some of the Southbay Fly Fishing gang. Photo by Jorge Salas.

Some of the Southbay Fly Fishing gang. Photo by Jorge Salas.

Al Q & Peter Piconi. Photo by Peter Piconi

Photo by Jorge Salas.

Photo by Jorge Salas.

Photo by Jorge Salas.

Photo by Jorge Salas.

Marcela, Peter and Bob Middo. Photo by Jorge Salas.

Marcela, Peter and Bob Middo. Photo by Jorge Salas.

Nicolas Vu getting some style points. Photo by Michael Schweit

Nicolas Vu getting some style points. Photo by Michael Schweit

Photo by Jorge Salas.

Photo by Jorge Salas.

photo by Al Q

photo by Al Q

Lee Ann Swanson. photo by Al Q.

Lee Ann Swanson. photo by Al Q.

Kesley Gallagher. photo by Al Q

Kesley Gallagher. photo by Al Q

Brian Jackson. Photo by Jorge Salas.

Brian jackson. Photo by Jorge Salas.

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Photo by Jorge Salas.

 

Tim Michaels recording the catch. Photo by Jorge Salas.

Tim Michaels recording the catch. Photo by Jorge Salas.

Photo by Jorge Salas.

Photo by Jorge Salas.

Photo by Jorge Salas.

Photo by Jorge Salas.

Jeff Patterson. Photo by Jorge Salas.

Jeff Patterson. Photo by Jorge Salas.

photo by Al Q

photo by Al Q

Back at So Cal for the ceremony and awards. photo by Al Q

Back at So Cal Fly Shop for the ceremony and awards. photo by Al Q

photo by Al Q

Great raffle prizes by all out our wonderful sponsors! photo by Al Q

Photo by Al Q

Photo by Al Q

Photo by Jorge Salas.

Photo by Jorge Salas.

Photo by Jorge Salas.

Photo by Jorge Salas.

Photo by Jorge Salas.

Photo by Jorge Salas.

Photo by Jorge Salas.

Photo by Jorge Salas.

Our friends at Flymen Co. had a give away pack for all contestants. Photo by Jorge Salas.

Our friends at Flymen had a give away pack for all contestants. Photo by Jorge Salas.

Photo by Jorge Salas.

Photo by Jorge Salas.

Q gets a little emotional when talking about Shane. Photo by Jorge Salas.

Q gets a little emotional when talking about Shane. Photo by Jorge Salas.

Al Q & Jim Solomon. Photo by Janet Chang Quattrocchi

Al Q & Jim Solomon. Photo by Janet Chang Quattrocchi

Jorge shows us how to buy raffle tickets. Photo by Michael Schweit

Jorge shows us how to buy raffle tickets. Photo by Michael Schweit

Quinn gets into the act. Photo by Jorge Salas.

Quinn gets into the act. Photo by Jorge Salas.

Quinn is told NOT to give John Whitaker his prize! Photo by Jorge Salas.

Quinn is told NOT to give John Whitaker his prize! Photo by Jorge Salas.

Jorge scores the Abel custom reel. Photo by Jorge Salas.

Jorge scores the Abel custom reel. Photo by Jorge Salas.

The Southbay Fly fishers conquer the raffle. photo by Michael Schweit

The Southbay Fly fishers came down in force! photo by Michael Schweit

The Southbay Fly fishers conquer the raffle. photo by Michael Schweit

The Southbay Fly fishers conquer the raffle. photo by Michael Schweit

cool fly pack. photo by Jorge Salas

cool fly pack. photo by Jorge Salas

the Pasadena fly girls winning some great prizes. photo by Michael Schweit

the Pasadena fly girls showing girl power by winning some great prizes. photo by Michael Schweit

Mike Centofani wins Shanes Winston bamboo rod. Photo by Jorge Salas.

Mike Centofani wins Shanes Winston bamboo rod. Photo by Jorge Salas.

Kicking it. Photo by Peter Piconi.

Kicking it. Photo by Peter Piconi.

good eats and cold beers courtesy of So Cal Fly Shop. Photo by Peter Piconi.

good eats and cold beers. Photo by Peter Piconi.

The Fly Girls of Pasadena. Photo by Jorge Salas.

The Fly Girls of Pasadena, excluding Mr Jackson to the right, grin Photo by Jorge Salas.

hook up. Photo by Jorge Salas

hook up. Photo by Jorge Salas

Q working the crowd. Photo by Peter Piconi.

Q working the crowd. Photo by Peter Piconi.

Qman Photo by James Dywer

Qman Photo by James Dywer

 

 

 

 

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Thanks to all our friends…

April 28, 2015
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Please forgive me if I left anyone out that contributed to our amazing raffle. You need to be present to collect prizes. Let’s raise the roof this Saturday for our buddy Shane’s family. You guys are the best…  -Al Q

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Help support our cause this year…

April 23, 2015
Ken Hanley & the late Shane Chung hanging out with the Corbina Patrol. Photo by Al Q

Ken Hanley & the late Shane Chung hanging out with the Corbina Patrol. Photo by Al Q

For those of you that can’t make this years’ One Surf Fly and would still like to support our raffle for Shane’s son Devon, here’s your chance.
The Southwest Council Federation of Flyfishers is doing an ebay auction for Devon’s college fund. We will pool this money together with our raffle money from the One Surf Fly and combine it with the You Caring balance to make one large contribution. Please feel free to check it out, there are some great items up for sale. If you click on my bonefish print, they grouped all my stuff together, so click through to see the other items included…it a good deal.
Click here!

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osf meet and greet at the fly stop in la jolla…

April 22, 2015

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The Fly Stop in La Jolla will host our meet and greet at their fly shop between 5 and 6:30 pm on Friday night, May 1st. Drop by for a cold one, there will be some fly tying and lying and we will have lots of fun discussing surf fly fishing. Then we will walk across the street and grab a bite to eat at the Bird Rock Oyster & Sushi Bar between 6:30 and 9pm.
Hope to see some of you out of towers out there… MAP!

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Last call to order your 2015 OSF long sleeve tees…

April 17, 2015

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We will close all preorders on tee shirts, Sunday night. If you do not preorder a shirt you are not guaranteed getting one at the event. I will have a couple on hand but they usually get gobbled up… We will have your shirts rolled up with your name attached for you either on Friday night at The Fly Stop, or Saturday mooring at Mission Beach or they will be left at SO CAL Flyfishing Shop directly after we leave the beach.

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Order your NEW 2015 OSF shirts online…

April 7, 2015
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The new 2015 Mission Beach design on long sleeve tees:

  • Heavyweight 6.1-ounce,
  • 100% soft spun cotton
  • Cover-seamed neck
  • Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
  • Rib knit cuffs
  • Double-needle hem
  • 90/10 cotton/poly

Prices are $25 for sizes: Small, Medium, Large and XLarge, $28 for XXL & XXXL
If you pre-order your shirt, we will have it for you at the event, we will be at The Fly Stop in La Jolla on Friday night’s meet & greet, or the morning of the OSF at Mission Beach or back at The So Cal Flyfishing Outfitters after the event. If for some reason you miss us, your shirts will remain at So Cal Flyfishing Outfitters till you pick them up. You can also have them delivered to you door but they will unfortunately arrive after May 3rd.

IMPORTANT: CUTOFF ON ALL PREORDERS WAS SUNDAY, APRIL 19TH! NO LONGER ACCEPTING ORDERS!

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2015 One Surf Fly at Mission Beach this Saturday at 6am

December 8, 2014

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We will be meeting in the parking lot on the south side of the roller coaster. The Roller coaster is at the end of W. Mission Bay Drive! CHECK IN STARTS AT 6AM! The faster we check in, the faster we start fishing. We will fish roughly from 7am to 9am, then all meet back at Peter’s shop, The SoCal Flyishing Outfitters.
Should be a fun morning. Our raffle will be off the hook, no pun intended! Map to Peter’s Shop!

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