Galvan Fly Reels Fishermen's Spot

Tim Burwell with a Nice OC Kelp Paddy Yellowtail

Caught in a crowd in the waters off Dana Point. Note the "Ocean Skiff Journal" hat, please!Photo by Jon Nakano


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

BTBFF Momentum:

Balboa Angling Club Adds Salt Water Fly Fishing Divisions

SoCal's oldest fishing club has added fly fishing divisions to their club record books. Click HERE to read the full article.

When Does 1+1 = 5?:

Fishing Limits New Math

When does 1 + 1 = 5? When fishing in Mexico, of course! Click HERE to read why you need to know the "New Math".

Fly-Tying Techniques:

The Case for In-line Jaw Vises

There are times and places when an "old fashioned" fly-tying vise works out better. Click HERE to read the full article.

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.

Video Report:

San Diego Offshore - Tuna on the Fly, Summer 2008

Offshore fly-fishing in San Diego
Dec. 12. 2008 - Here's a short video on a tuna trip from the summer of 2008. (You might want to crank up the volume on this one...)

Are the Inmates Running the Asylum?:

Who We Are...

Ever wonder who's running this place? Click HERE to see staff photos and bios.


Getting Started in BTBFF - Part V: Essential Extras

Boga Grip
Part V of our no-nonsense series on getting started in BTBFF reviews some fly-fishing accessories or tools you should have with you when fishing BTB. 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.

Short Fly Rods Offshore:

Does Size Matter?

Short fly rods - good for offshore use?

Fly rods are typically around 9 feet long. In this article, we discuss why "big is not always best". Click HERE to read the full story...


What Really Happens to Recycled Oil?

Recycled Oil
4-stroke engines are more environmentally friendly than 2-strokes, right? Maybe HERE to learn more.

Want to Make Life BTB Easier?

The Most Common Things You Should Work On...

Offshore Vigil
We asked some SoCal BTBFF guides: "What's the most common thing your clients should work on before they go out BTB?" The answer might surprise you...Click HERE to learn more...

Boating Safety:
Here SPOT!

The SPOT satellite messenger promises to be a fun tool which will make you safer offshore. Should you buy one? Click HERE to read more.

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