thanks to all who attended the 6th one surf fly event in huntington beach, california, and thanks for helping us to support the healing waters chapter of long beach. if it wasn’t for the service of our fine veterans we wouldn’t be enjoying days like this on the beach, we are forever grateful. we raised $2370 in our great raffle for healing waters which many of our sponsors generously supported! i will be posting lots of great pics and the osf recap soon, there were lots of nice fish caught this year, so please come back and visit…
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well the overcast morning and price of gas didn’t seem to discourage a nice turnout for our fifth one surf fly, held on dockweiler state beach in the shadows of los angeles airport. i will be adding more pics and stats to this report once i get the totals in for the fish counts. shane ran off and went fishing with the score cards, LOL! in the mean time i do have the winners noted and will be adding a photo gallery very soon. We would like to thank the fisherman’s spot for being the host fly shop and throwing in a fifty dollar gift card to our fantastic raffle. this years raffle earned $2800 for a wonderful cause. we all supported casting for recovery which helps breast cancer victims through fly fishing. marguerite duncan-abrams from the local los angeles chapter gave a brief presentation about the organization and was present to receive the donation. I want to personally thank all our sponsors: Abel, Buffs, Ross, Orvis, Redington, Fish Skull, Nightwatch Coffee and Olson Visual for making the yearly pledge and supporting us so we can all do great things for the industry and non-profits we support! I would also like to thank all the spotters and volunteers, who take a back seat to help keep the beach safe and record all the catches. a special thanks to everyone who donated to our awesome raffle, we couldn’t have raised the money and support without you and I am sure casting for recovery is very grateful for your kind generosity. we are all very lucky to have a great fraternity of saltwater fly anglers willing to assemble together for one day each year to celebrate our passion and in turn help some of us who need a helping hand. let’s keep this thing rocking, it can only get better! take a kid fishing, they are our future…
cheers…more pics to come!
Stats under slow conditions: out of 65 anglers, 17 angler caught fish,
totals for the morning: 53 barred surf perch, i walleye surf perch & 1 smelt.
First Fish Trophy – Rocky Harris (barred surf perch) 7:05am, using one fly #27
Most Fish Trophy - Rich Hall (barred surf perch) total: 10 fish, using one fly #41
Big Fish Trophy - Waldie Brangham ( barred surf perch) 12 inches, using one fly#30
All winning flies received one year subscription to Fly Fishing the Southwest or Northeast magazine
one fly #27 – first fish (orange rat) submitted by Carl Laski
one fly #41 – most fish (orange rat) submitted by Michael Miller
one fly #30 – big fish (orange rat) submitted by Andy Malove
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!
The OSF is proud to welcome TWO new sponsors that have come onboard with fantastic raffle donations for this year’s OSF5 Dockweiler State Beach event. Redington will be donating a new nine foot, 8wt Predator fly rod, Delta 8/9 reel and a pair of Sonic-Pro waders. Ross & Scientific Anglers will bundle a 690-4s RX fly rod and 6 Mastery Textured Coastal Express 250gr Fly Lines. Please show our sponsors your support by trying these fine products in the field on your next adventure and come out to support our raffle at the Fisherman’s Spot in Van Nuys on April 21st, 2012. All proceeds from this years raffle will benefit Casting For Recovery’s California chapter.
Here is a list of some of our fantastic raffle prizes for OSF5! We will continue to add to this list!
buffs (river camo) / erin duckhorn
1 – abel reel (engraved with the OSF logo / jeff patterson
1 – ross 690 – 4s rx fly rod / darin elmore
6 – mastery textured coastal express 250gr fly lines / darin elmore
1 – redington predator fly rod / jamie & kristen lyle
1- delta reel / jamie & kristen lyle
1 – pair of sonic waders / jamie & kristen lyle
1 – tuffleye #2 kit (core, finish & light) / ashley armbruster
3 – tuffleye top coat finishes / ashley armbruster
2 – tuffleye tubes of flex coat / ashley armbruster
1 – tuffleye pen light / ashley armbruster
1 – buff bugslinger / ashley armbruster
umpqua flies & boxes / bruce olson
1 – orvis 9ft, 7wt access fly rod / david wratchford
2 red & 2 white wine glasses with osf logo / bill matthews
1 – bottle of calico ale & yellowtail ale / bill matthews
1 – six pack trout slayer ale / bill matthews
4 – packs starbucks blonde roast / bill matthews
1 – used sage bass rod & case / bill matthews
2 – folding stripping baskets / bill matthews
1- db dunn chest pack (used) / bill matthews
6 – engraved OSF bamboo fly boxes / bill matthews
1 – pair used orvis neopreme woman’s waders / bill matthews
1 – pair used hodgeeman’s breathable waders (xl) / bill matthews
1 – dozen saltwater flies / russ hampton
1 – dozen surf flies / paul cronin
1 – dozen surf flies / kevin green
1 – all star surf fly box / DHB2
1 – Bar Stock Battenkill III reel / hutch huthinson
1 – Mag & Amp Chest Pack / william joseph
1 – dual rod holder tube / outcast
1 – river lanyard / morningstar
10 – 2012 calendars / angling book supply
1 – day guided trip / orvis guide, Tin Kenny of Toads Guide Shop, CO
15 – bead pads / hareline dubbing
2 – sa fly lines of choice & tee shirts / fly fishing film tour
1 – brekinridge rye whiskey (international whiskey society gold medal) / michael schweit- swfff
1 – simms dry creek day pack / john sherman
2 – medium fly wallets / finsport
2 – large fly wallets / finsport
1 – dz surf flies / mike centofani
3 – c&f fly boxes / wetfly
5 – dz surf flies from umpqua / bruce olson
1 – mexico, blue ribbon fly fishing guide -signed / ken hanley
1 – fly fishing southern baja book – signed / gary graham
1 – guide to flyfishing favorite waters -signed /yvonne graham
1 – custom built fly rod, 10 ft 8 wt / dennis harper
1 – dz surf flies / dave valadez
1 – dz surf flies / gary bulla
1 – dz surf flies / shane chung
1 – OutBound Short Intermediate 8 wt / brian horsley
1 – Striper 250 grain -sink tip / brian horsley
1 – ea. Big Boy DC shooting heads 250, 300, 500 grains / brian horsley
2 – pairs of hoven sunglasses / jorge salas
misc clothing items from fishworks / jorge salas
1 – red truck fly rod, 9 ft, 4 pc. 8wt / george ravel
1 – lost in wyoming book by scott sadil
3 – cf wet fly boxes / kit carlson
2 – airflo tropical ridge lines, wf clear tip 8wt & 9wt / rajeff sports
1 – airflo sniper wf 9# floater, slate grey / rajeff sports
1 – airflo hat / rajeff sports
Met a good fishing buddy and OSF team member, Jeff Priest down at the beach this past Saturday in the early am. I was armed with my Nikon D300, he was armed with a fly rod.
It wasn’t long before his rod started to bounce up and down signaling the first perch of the morning. Turned out to be a fine specimen, around 14 to 15 inches and thick. I left shortly after but I am sure Jeff gave those fish a good run. Dust off those fly rods and get out there, the OSF5 Dockweiler is right around the corner.
Thank you to everyone who came today to fish and spot. We all enjoyed the gift of fishing and camaraderie. Over 50 anglers participated. And through our raffle we gave the Matilija Dam project $1,600 towards their worthy cause. There were many smiling faces as the raffle winners were announced. This would not have been possible without the hard work of Shane Chung, Eric Rangel, Gary Bulla and the OSF Team and Bill Matthews. Special thanks to our sponsors Abel Reels & Buffs, Kristina Kaufman for taking on the duties of official OSF photographer and Rick Olson from Olson Visual for making us a killer banner!
Here are the top standings:
Most Fish: 17
Angler: Brian Hastings
Fly: Red/Black tied by Mark Flo
Largest Fish: 12″ Barred Surf Perch
Angler: Mike Ogden
Fly: Surf Bunny by Tim Church
First Fish: 7:15 a.m.
Angler: Bill Sharp
Fly: Orange Checker Rat by Rich Hall
Paul Jenkins of Surfrider and the Ventura River Ecosytem gave a great presentation on why we should care about the Matilija Dam Project. And Michael Schweit of the Federation of Fly Fishers for his support and explanation of the FFF
Here are a few of Kristina’s beautiful shots…
Eric at The Artful Angler has worked out a deal with The BBQ Company located next door so we can all enjoy lunch together at a discounted rate. There will be a limited choice of menu items for the event.