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WR Class White Sea Bass, caught by Tim Burwell

Caught in 2005, on the Tijuana Flats south of San Diego. Tim was fishing for barracuda with a 6 wt. rod at the time. Photo courtesy of Randy Norris.


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.

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...

Some Great YouTube® Videos:

3Bs Prizes at Work

Johnny Ceviche fly-fishing La Jolla
Johnny Ceviche (John Dumlao) cleaned up with some great prizes at the 3Bs Tournament June 27. In these videos from YouTube, you can see how he puts them to work. Click HERE to check them out

Results and Analysis:

2009 TYD Tournament

Steve Petit with the winning fish

The 2009 TYD Tournament is history... Twelve contestants and five vessels endured unsettled conditions and sketchy fishing to take a shot at bringing home the bacon. Click HERE to read the full story.

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.

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...

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.

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.

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...


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.

A Primer:

Fly-fishing for SoCal Offshore Sharks

Mako and blue sharks represent a BTB angler's best shot at tackling a fish over 50 pounds on fly gear. In this Shark fishing primer, we talk about how to get started, plus a little more...

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