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August 2010 - Ryan O'Connor with a nice barracuda taken while fishing with Capt. Bryan Webb (Pacific Coast Fly Fishing). Photo courtesy Capt. Bryan Webb.


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.

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.


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...

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...

Video How-To:

How to Pull Start an E-TEC 90

Pull Starting an E-TEC 90
Nov. 5, 2010 - The Evinrude E-TEC 90 is one of the largest motors you can pull start, and supposedly one of the easiest. We couldn't do it when we tried a few years back, but we think we figured out what we did wrong, and try it again...

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.

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...

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.

Fishing Techniques:

Fighting Big Fish on Fly

Hang on!
Nick Curcione offers some thoughts on fighting big fish on fly. Click HERE to read 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.


Getting Started in BTB Fly Fishing - Part I: Gearing Up

Fly fishing "beyond the breakwater" is just like other salt water fly fishing...Or is it? In this multi-part article we go over recommendations for getting started in coastal and offshore fly fishing in Southern California. This is NOT a basic SWFF "How-To", it's a discussion of what's different or unique about SoCal BTBFF. Up first: Part I: Gearing Up. Click HERE to read the article.

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