here’s a little check list for those who have never attended the One Surf Fly.
this is really not a competition, it is a feel good, fun morning to make new friends, meet old ones, get a little fishing in and hopefully learn how to fish a fly you may never fished. winning a trophy for first fish, biggest fish and most fish is really just a bonus. plus winning fly in each category will get year subscription to northwest or southwest fly fisherman magazine.( you must be at the fisherman’s spot to receive trophies and subscriptions)
parking: dockweiler state beach parking lot opens at 6am, do not park up on the hill before 6am or you might get towed. check the map on exactly where we will be setting up. if you click on the map it will enlarge! weekend parking fee is $7 last I checked. PLEASE BRING EXACT SINGLES TO SPEED THINGS UP!
what to bring: valid CA fishing license, hat, sunglasses or safety glasses, fly rod & reel, waders, stripping basket, and a smile.
beach check in: we will have a table set up in the parking lot, look for the OSF banner. you need to bring ONE surf fly (sizes #6 to #2). We will have waivers and score cards on site or you can get your waiver at the Fisherman’s Spot prior to the morning’s event. once everyone is signed in, we would like to get a group photo before we begin. We will all walk down, spotters and anglers and spread out, when we are at the water’s edge, we will blow a whistle or wave a flag to begin the event. We should begin around 7:15 and go till 9:15am.
osf spotters: geno centofani, mike centofani, alex cady, john whitaker, dave wratchford, jim solomon, ken lindsay, rick olson, bill matthews, gary bulla, steve piper, jeff priest, randy norris, tim postel, bryan ida, darrel h. your fish is only valid if recorded and measured by a spotter! lose your fly and you are out.
after event: turn in your scorecards to a spotter, all spotters will return the cards for us to tally the winners. we will then all drive to The fisherman’s spot (van nuys) for the award ceremony, casting for recovery presentation and raffle from 10am to 1pm. you must be present to win any items in the raffle. tickets will $5 each or five for $20. the raffle will begin around noon. we will also like to dedicate this year’s osf to zack solomon, who just passed away. we will have a large poster of zack which I would love for everyone to sign for his dad, jim solomon (osf member) Have fun and be safe out there!