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osf 2016 recap & pics…

April 25, 2016
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OSF group shot courtesy of Titano Cruz. Thanks to all who attended and help make this year’s event special! – Al Q

Bluebird skies, an fine 11 am incoming 3.85 high tide, 46 excited anglers checked in, great fish holding structure along the beach, but where were the fish this year at the One Surf Fly. This year’s event was held on Dockweiler State Beach just west of LAX where the original event started back on May 9th, 2009. There were a total of 8 Barred Surf Perch and 1 Walleye Surf Perch landed in approximately one hour and forty five minutes. There was one 21 inch corbina foul hooked, no count! What? Only nine fish for 46 anglers, that is insane! In past eight events prior I think the lowest count has been around thirty five fish.

I truly believe the warm el nino weather patterns and unusually warm currents have stunned our beach fishing the past year or so. I knew the fishing was going to be tough, but not that tough. All that given, we still had a great turnout and a beautiful morning on the beach before heading up to SEAlab in Redondo Beach for our great OSF raffle. Thanks to all the fine spotters that volunteered this year, we couldn’t pull this off without you!

Again I want to thank all our raffle contributors and sponsors: Abel, Redington, Rio, Sage, AFTCO, Rajeff Sports, Flymen Fishing Company, Scientific Anglers, Costa, Smith Optics. Montana Fly Company, Hatch, Orvis, Vedavoo, Buff, Umpqua, Cortland, Simms, Tuffleye, Rexfly, Promar Nets, The Flyzone, Fisherman’s Spot, Marriotts and The Fly Stop. Our raffle yielded a check for Alagalita.org and Capt. Charlie Moore for $2500 and a donation of $500 will be made to SEAlab. Special thanks to John Whitaker for securing SEAlab and for bringing King Harbor Brewing to the party. Special thanks to my wife and daughter Quinn for bring the pre-ordered breakfast burritos. Also thanks to the Southwest Council FFF for helping with the people power and all their volunteers at check-in and at the raffle.

This year’s winners: Michael Grosvenor of Southbay Fly Fishers took two categories: First Fish, a Barred Surf perch at 7:13am and Most fish with 4. He was using a red checkerboard pattern submitted by Jason Jones. Big Fish went to Tom Camp with a 9.25 inch Barred Surf Perch caught on a Krabby Patty variation submitted by Southbay Fly Club’s Jim Kuehne. Below are some great pics by Titano Cruz, who is an old friend and great photographer Me and my wife Janet have a few in there too. Hope everyone enjoyed themselves, we all helped fuel a great cause… enjoy the pics….. – Al Q

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Jim Kuehne, Michael Grosvenor, Al Q , and Tom Camp. photo by Titano Cruz

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Michael Grosvenor, Al Q and Jason Jones. photo by Titano Cruz

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Al Q establishing the fishable borders. Photo by Titano Cruz

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Tom Camp with a rare, LOL, barred surf perch. Photo by Titano Cruz

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Southwest Council FFF president, Michael Schweit trying to catch that helicopter.

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Rich Kanner sporting purple, he must have talked the the guys at Abel.

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SEAlab in Redondo Beach was the perfect back drop for our get together. Check the monster calicos in the saltwater pond.

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The “purple rain” custom Abel reel, which by coincidence had a completely different meaning after hearing the news of Prince’s passing…

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Fun after party and raffle held at the SEAlab in Redondo Beach.

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Dr. John Whitaker making sure that tap is working!

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Al Q, Michael Schweit and Dr. John Whitaker toasting the fishing gods… Photo by Titano Cruz

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Al Q thanking Abel’s Jeff Patterson for being a loyal supporter and attending every one of our events

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Some hand etched glasses with the One Surf Fly and King Harbor Brewery logo. plus some special hand-drawn flies for the people who submitted the winning flies courtesy of Al Quattrocchi

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Al Q hands Capt. Charlie Moore a check for $2500! Photo courtesy of Titano Cruz

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The raffle was off the hook, no pun intended!

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Al Q and Jim Salazar of Promar Nets

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Beer glasses engraved for the three winning categories. Special thanks to King Harbor Brewery Photo by Al Q

 

 

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pic of the day…

May 12, 2016

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Mark Flo sporting his vintage OSF buff on the Green River! Thanks for the pic!
“Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.”

 

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won press

May 12, 2016

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Thanks to our friend Bob Semerau and Gary C. Graham from Bloody Decks we got a little press in Western Outdoor News…

Western Outdoor News

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special offer for all OSF participants from our friends at Rex Fly!

April 26, 2016

Rex Huang, owner of Rex Fly has offered to give you guys a 20% discount on all Rex Fly products if you use promo code “onesurffly” upon checkout. Rex displayed his innovative product for us at our raffle and I think it has very good applications for kayak, float tube or wading the surf. Click here for his video!  or check out the website directly at Rex Fly!

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cheers…

April 19, 2016

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photo by Al Quattrocchi

The 2016 OSF winners will receive a special edition beer glass and we will toast their achievements with a cold one courtesy of King Harbor brewery (21 and older) The winners of the fly category will also receive a special prize (TBD) The OSF raffle is once again, no pun intended, off the hook. Thanks to all our fine sponsors: Abel, Redington, Rio, Sage, Scientific Anglers, Enrico Puglisi,  Tuffleye, Smith Optics, AFTCO, Costa, Flymen Fishing Company and Olson Visual. Others that contributed are: Montana Fly Co, Hatch, Vedavoo, Buff, Orvis, Umpqua, Cortland, Simms, Marriotts, Hatch, Fisherman’s Spot and The Fly Stop. Hope to see you all bright and early on the sand! This all takes place after the beach at the SEAlab in Redondo Beach starting at 10am, free parking across the street. The winners ceremony will begin at 11:30, and raffle at 12 noon! Stay thirsty my friends…

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where’s check-in and where do I park?

April 18, 2016
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Dockweiler State Beach, click for more info! Check-in begins as soon as we set up, gates open at 6am, parking is $8. Any questions or concerns, email me: ondafly@icloud.com

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tune in tomorrow at 7am, 1090am, let’s talk hookup!

April 16, 2016

 

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Photo by Jorge Salas

Me and Jim Solomon will be chatting it up tomorrow on surf fishing, fly casting and the One Surf Fly tomorrow morning between 7am and 9am on the mighty 1090am, “Let’s Talk Hookup” with Pete Gray….tune in

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