Fishermen's Spot Temple Fork Outfitters

Inside SCI East End

Winter, 2007 - Matt and Randy fishing boiler rocks at San Clemente Island


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

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.

Hot Patterns:
Tomaso's Jetty Fly

Tomaso's Jetty Fly

Tomaso's Jetty Fly is a promising new pattern for taking calico, sand and spotted bass, as well as barracuda and white seabass. Designed initially to mimic the popular Trix Jetty Worm, the result is something with its own unique action and characterisitics, and most importantly, catches fish! Click HERE to see the details...

Results & Analysis

BTB 3Bs Trial Tournament

We now have the results and analysis from our 3Bs Trial Tournament, held Sept. 27, 2008.

Click HERE to see the whole story...

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.

Fly Patterns:

The Borski Bonefish Slider

The Borski Bonefish Slider
What's a bonefish fly doing on the pages of BTBFF?? Click HERE to see the details...


Fishing Both Coasts

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

Product Review:

Sea Level Fly Fishing's Bluewater Extreme Fly Rods

Sea Level Fly Fishing Extreme fly rod

What would a purpose-built BTB fly rod look like? Click HERE to read more about Sea Level Fly Fishing's Bluewater Extreme fly rods.

Pursuing an Inshore Favorite:

A Calico Primer

by Craig Smith

Calico bass strike like a ton of bricks, fight hard, and are readily available. What's not to love? Click HERE to read a primer about catching them on fly...

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...

Boating Safety:
What the Heck is DSC?

Courtesy ICOM

What is DSC? And why should you care? Click HERE to learn more...

Private Boating in Mexico?

Hablamos la Pesca

Using your private boat in Mexican waters is no big deal, but you should make sure you have your paperwork in order. This brief article talks about what you need in order to take your boat into Mexican waters, and perhaps just as important, what to expect when you come back! Click HERE to learn more.

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