Licensed Guide, Fly Fishing Celebrity
Hey Conway, why do you enjoy fly fishing the surf?
“I love fly fishing the surf because it always challenges me to be a better fly angler. The oceans ever changing environment pushes my limits as a caster and a saltwater fisherman.”
Stand-up paddle board fly fisher, surfer, photographer, marine biologist
Hey Michele, why do you enjoy fly fishing the surf?
“I fly fish the surf because it lets me get a line wet for a few hours each day before I have to go sit in an office for 8 hours. It’s convenient. I can go for 30 minutes or 6 hours. I can go by myself or with friends. It takes a minimal amount of gear to have the maximum amount of fun…fly fishing at the beach!”
Licensed guide & photographer
Hey Gary, why do you enjoy fly fishing the surf?
“The rim of the sea and the land forms a dynamic intersection that allows me to be on terra firma and experience the pulse of the ocean, moon and sun, while interacting with the life that inhabits that edge. While fly fishing or simply observing, everything else goes away except the joy of being part of it all.”
Saltwater Flyfishing Adventures, www.garybulla.com
Fly in the Surf Guide Service
Hey Shane, why do you enjoy fly fishing the surf?
It is as Ken Hanley would say, “the most dynamic game in town”. Your environment is constantly shifting, and your prey spices are transient in nature. Sometimes it feels like you are playing a game with a 5 year old who is always changing the rules in order to win. Your mind is constantly at work interpreting the visual clues to just give you an idea of where to start. Then you have to imagine or conceptualize what you fly is doing in the surf to to get the fish to hit. It is a thinking game that is in constant flux day after day. The bikini hatches in the summer are not to shabby either.
Licensed Guide, USCG. Capt.#04706
Salty Fly Guide Service
Hey Vaughn, why do you enjoy fly fishing the surf?
Licensed guide, certified FFF fly casting instructor
Hey Jeff, why do you enjoy fly fishing the surf?
Growing up in Santa Monica and being around the water all my life whether it be surfing with my friends or fishing the local beaches, piers and jetties. There is always that unknown factor of what lies beneath the surf. I enjoy sharing my knowledge of the elements: tides and structure, predator and prey and the techniques used. Hopefully this will help the growth of our sport and ensure the longevity of this precious ecosystem. Give a man a fish you’ll feed him for a day. Teach him how to fly fish and you’ve made a friend for “Life”.
Licensed guide, writer, photographer & One Surf Fly founder.
Hey Q, why do you enjoy fly fishing the surf?
“Fly fishing the surf has to be one of the most difficult ways to fish, and on the other hand, one of the most rewarding. It is angler vs. fish in it’s most purest form! The ocean has many personalities; she can be a wild, untamed monster or as calm as a placid pond. Casting your fly over the crest of an incoming wave, letting it sink into a deep trough, stripping the fly, feeling the take, setting up and not knowing the size of your quarry until it decides to burns line, is an adrenalin rush that will always keep me coming back for more.” one surf fly flies, sand & surf blog!
Certified FFF Master fly casting instructor
Hey Jim, why do you enjoy fly fishing the surf?
“Fly Fishing in the surf is the complete experience for me. It is accessible anytime of the day and is in my backyard. It requires knowledge of the ocean, different casting techniques and stealth. And you never no what you may catch - Corbina, White Sea Bass, Striped Bass, Perch, Croakers, Shark, Halibut, Sargo, etc. I am just as engaged fishing the surf line for Corbina as I would be for a spring creek trout or a Bonefish in the Florida Keys. In fact, I get a little homesick when I know the beans are around!”