Starting in January there will be more updates on some of these fine events. They are all FREE! The San Diego OSF should be a fun one, we look forward to working with Michelle and Conway. We will be donating most of the proceeds to the Devon Chung Memorial Fund… click here for details! See ya next year!
Good old Bob Semerau, (WON staff writer), participated in this year’s One Surf Fly up in Carpinteria and wrote a nice article in the Western Outdoor News. Thanks for the ink Bob!
All money raised from this Sunday’s, Pints n Flies event with support the Shane Chung memorial fund to help his 9 yr old son Devon get an education… Please bring your fly tying stuff to add to our fly boxes and any raffle items you may have to help raise funds. Consider this a white elephant sale, any stuff you have sitting around that can go to a good cause bring down, one man’s junk is another man’s treasure. All proceeds for our raffle will go to this fund! Thanks for your support! Click Here!
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Please pass this along. Thursday the 15th is the burial at Holy Sepulcher in Orange at 10am. Friday the 16th is the big one at Saddleback in Lake Forest at 10am in tent 2. Thursday will be usual service attire but Friday is going to be more like Hawaiian shirts/shorts or slacks type of thing. The Saddleback Church is the large one in Rancho Santa Margarita!
yesterday for those that already do not know we lost our brother and fellow fly fisherman, Shane Chung at 46 years young to what seems like a massive heart attack. He leaves behind a beautiful wife Kim and son Devin. He was a loving father and husband, a great fly tier, teacher and ambassador to our wonderful sport of fly fishing. He always had a big smile and loved to joke around. He was bigger than life, always sharing and willing to help other anglers. He was a great part of the One Surf Fly and a close friend, we worked together from the very first one back in Dockweiler, seven years ago. I spoke to Shane the night before this terrible tragedy and he seemed in good spirits, we were going to get together after Mother’s Day to discuss the next OSF. I posted a few pics of Shane below to hopefully paint a picture of his larger than life personality. The last picture is one that is familiar to all who attended any One Surf Fly, Shane checking in everyone in the morning, nose to the grind stone. He will be missed dearly. As Billy Joel says, “only the good die young” We wish our prayers and condolences to his family and friends. We would like to have a get together to memorialize Shane for all to attend. Details are being worked out. Once I get the funeral arrangements I will post them as well. Rest in peace pal, keep an open spot for me at that deep trough in heaven… -Al Q
A celebration of Shane’s life will be held on Friday, May 16th at 10:00 am at Saddleback Church, 1 Saddleback Parkway, Lake Forest, CA 92630, Tent #2. Shane collapsed due to a brain aneurysm.
Well all I can say is that I am still smiling at the great turnout at Rincon Beach Park / Bates Road. It was our 7th OSF to date and a major group effort! We broke all OSF record attendance with 70 registered anglers. Shane Chung and the boys knocked out the check-in and fly picks in 45 minutes. Gary Bulla lead the 15 volunteer spotters down to the beach and we were rocking by 7:15 am. We ended at 9:15am. Thanks to all the volunteers for helping set up, spotting and scoring cards. There was a flurry of activity with many perch recorded. I will add totals soon! As you know we award a trophy in three categories: FIRST FISH caught was by Sam Michael at 7:16am using Julio’s Surf Rat fly submitted and tied by Julio Nuno, BIG FISH was awarded to Andy Malouos ( a 15.75 inch barred surf perch) on a Crabby Paddy fly submitted and tied by Kevin Green, MOST FISH was awarded to Southbay Flyfisher, Steve Hollowell (total 23 perch) on a Cento Crab fly submitted by John Kingsley, tied by Mike Centofani.
As always a big shout out to the passionate One Surf Fly team: Shane Chung (raffle master), Gary Bulla, Jim Solomon, Alex Ramirez, Conway Bowman & Michelle Bowman! Special Thanks to all of our main sponsors: Loop, Abel, Redington, Sage, Orvis, Flymen Fishing Co, Olson Visual ( banners and graphics), Enrico Puglusi, Dennis Harper, Bowman Bluewater & Simms and everyone else that donated great stuff and have supported us this year and past years! Thanks to Eric Rangel for hooking us up at The Barbeque Place to hold the raffle/award ceremony. Our epic raffle benefitted the Land Trust of Santa Barbara County. We awarded Ken Marshall from the LTSBC with $3265! Thanks to Jorge Salas and Kristina Kaufman for taking great pictures and always being there for us and to Michael Schweit and the Southwest Council for having our back.
Hope to see ya on new beach next year!
the knucklehead that started this crazy thing!