Temple Fork Outfitters Abel Reels

Yowza! Now That's a Sand Bass!

July, 2009 - Capt. Bill Matthews of FlyTime guide service caught this beautiful "grump" sand bass on a large Borski Slider in Santa Monica Bay. The fish weighed 7.5 lbs!


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.

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.


Fishing Both Coasts

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

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...

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 & Analysis:

2009 3Bs Tournament

Bill Calhoun with Calico Bass

The 2009 3Bs Tournament is over... With 25 contestants and 14 vessels, it turned out to be a big success. Click HERE to read the full story.


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.

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:
What the Heck is DSC?

Courtesy ICOM

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


What Really Happens to Recycled Oil?

Recycled Oil
4-stroke engines are more environmentally friendly than 2-strokes, right? Maybe not...click HERE to learn more.

Fishing Techniques:

A Trolling Primer - Part II

Part II of what every fly-fisherman needs to know about offshore trolling.

In Part II, we cover how to use all the stuff you got after reading Part I.

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