Galvan Fly Reels Fishermen's Spot

Dana Point Bonito

Late Summer, 2007 - Ted Hall with a 6lb bonito. Small Clousers were the key! Guided by Capt. Bryan Webb, Pacific Coast Fly Fishing Photo courtesy Bryan Webb


Industry News:

TFO Announces Custom Rod Shop

TFO fly rods
Temple Fork Outfitters announce the opening of its custom rod shop, which features custom cosmetics, as well as blueprinted rod blanks for the ultimate in performance. Click HERE to learn more.

February 8, 2013:

SCFFO to Host San Diego F3T 2013

SoCal Fly Fishing Outfitters will be hosting the San Diego showing of F3T 2013. Click HERE to learn more.

Industry News:

Abel Unveils New Super 9/10N

Abel 9/10N reel

CAMARILLO, Calif. – Abel reel announces their new Super 9/10N (for narrow) reel. It's a lightweight, large arbor reel that designed to handle blistering runs and retrieve line quickly. Click HERE

New Product Announcement:

TFO Launches 12wt BVK

TFO BVK reel seat

Temple Fork Outfitters announces the release of a 12wt version of their popular new BVK fly rods. This could be a winner for BTB fly-fishermen looking for an easier-casting alternative in a heavy rod.

Click HERE to

Fishing News:

Pending WR White Seabass Caught at Channel Islands

Michael Schweit with pending 8lb tippet record White Seabass

August 1, 2011: Michael Schweit, president of the Southwest Council of the Federation of Fly Fishermen, caught a pending white seabass world record at Santa Cruz Island in mid-July. Click HERE to find out more…

Features, Columns & Events


Fishing Both Coasts

Contributing Editor Nick Curcione reflects on a life spent fishing both coasts. Click HERE to read the full story

Fit Meets Function:

Oakley Asian Fit Sunglasses

A closer look at Oakley's Asian Fit sunglasses. Nose-bridge impaired? Click HERE to read the full story.

February 2009, Fishing La Jolla

Squid Float!

La Jolla Squid Float
February, 2009 - A brief video of a full-on squid float in the La Jolla Canyon. Video provided by Floyd Sparks, courtesy Dan Hume. Click HERE to see the video.

Results and Analysis:

2010 TYD Tournament

James Dwyer with the winning fish

The 2010 TYD Tournament is history... Ten contestants and four teams endured large crowds and sketchy fishing to take a shot at bringing home the bacon. Click HERE to read the full story.

Results & Analysis:

2010 3Bs Tournament

Team Zugbug41 off Point Loma

The 2010 3Bs Tournament is over... Wind and water conditions made fishing tough, but in the end, it turned out to be a lot of fun. Click HERE to read the full story.

Video Tour:

A Quick Tour of So Cal Fly Fishing Outfitters

So Cal Fly Fishing Outfitters
Nov. 27, 2008 - Here's a quick tour of So Cal Fly Fishing Outfitters, San Diego's newest fly shop. Click HERE to see the video.


Getting Started in BTBFF - Part III: What's in the Fly Box?

Crease Fly
Part III of our series on getting started in BTBFF talks about putting together that starter fly box. Click HERE to read the full story.

Fishing Techniques:

Dive Right In

Sinking lines are a fact of life when fishing BTB. But for many people, casting a sinking line is an exercise in frustration. Click HERE to read an article by Dr. Nick on the art of casting a sinking line...


Getting Started in BTB Fly Fishing - Part II: Getting Connected

You've bought the gear. Now it's time to get everything connected. Here are how some of our guides do it, along with some observations and tips. Click HERE to read the full article.


Getting Started in BTBFF - Part IV: What to Wear

Cabelas Packable Parker
Part IV of our no-nonsense series on getting started in BTBFF has some suggestions for apparel. If you haven't fished our coastal waters much, or are new to fly-fishing, you need to check this out. Click HERE to read the full story.

Fishing Techniques:

A Trolling Primer - Part I

What every fly-fisherman needs to know about the fine art of offshore trolling. Part I covers basic gear for you and the boat. Part II covers how to use all the stuff. Click HERE to read Part I...

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