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Long Beach Calico

Capt. Bill Matthews with a nice winter Calico Bass caught on a Clouser Minnow


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

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...

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.

Fly Patterns:

The Tuna Kahuna

The Tuna Kahuna
Check out Floyd Spark's Tuna Kahuna - tough, easy to tie and cast, and it catches fish! Click HERE to see the details...

Video Report:

A Good Day of Fishing at La Jolla

Late fall fly-fishing in La Jolla
Nov. 24, 2008 - We had a great day of fly-fishing at the La Jolla Kelp on Nov. 20. Click HERE to see the video report!


Why Isn't Salt Water Fly Fishing More Popular in SoCal?

After 33+ years, coastal and offshore salt water fly fishing still hasn't become very popular in Southern California. Why is that? Too hard? Too effeminate? And is there anything that can be done about it? Click HERE to hear more opinions...

Winter Projects:

Pimp My (Boat) Ride

Got some spare time and money? How about fixing up your boat to be more "fly-friendly"? Click HERE to read more...


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 Shooting Head Primer

Shooting Head Loop
Shooting heads are an essential part of West Coast saltwater fly-fishing. Click HERE to read Nick Curcione's article.


What Really Happens to Recycled Oil?

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

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