Abel Reels Galvan Fly Reels

East End, SCI

Winter 2007 - Kind of makes you feel insignificant, eh?


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

Them ain't mackerels, boy!

Stranger in a Strange Land - a BTBFF Inland Odyssey

Owens River

What were we thinking? We take a side trip to Bishop, California, in the heart of the Eastern Sierra Nevadas, for a business conference and a little fishing. Click HERE to learn more...

A New Version of the Shady Lady:
The Split Shot Squid

The Split-
Shot Squid
Nick's Split Shot Squid is a new way of tying an existing favorite: Bob Popovics' Shady Lady Squid. Click HERE to see the details...

Pacific Barracuda World Record:

The Incidental Record Holder

Steve Mras talks about his recent 12lb tippet WR Pacific Barracuda. It was almost incidental to his efforts in pursuing a different award. Click HERE to read the full story.

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.


What is "Beyond The Breakwater"?

SoCal Dorado
courtesy Marc Bisharat
Beyond The Breakwater is a website dedicated to coastal and offshore salt water fly fishing in Southern California. What do we mean by "coastal"? "Offshore"? or "Southern California" for that matter?! Click HERE to find out...

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 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.

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...

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...

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...


Connecting with Kelp Paddies

Dream Kelp Paddy
Summertime is Kelp Paddy time in Southern California. If you're a fly fisherman unfamiliar with this type of fishing, or a gear fisherman looking for a new challenge, click HERE to learn more.

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