Cam Sigler Company Abel Reels

Dr. Nick Plays Tug-o-War with a Small Barracuda

Nov. 20, 2008 - Late Fall doesn't mean the fishing's over! This was a great morning of coastal fishing - bonito, barracuda and a couple of yellowtail...


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

Observations and

Notes from the Denver Fly Fishing Retailer Show

Sept., 2008 - It's that time of year!

Be sure to read our notes and observations from the Denver Fly-Fishing Retailers Show...

Just for Site Members:

The Second Beyond The Breakwater History Quiz...

Class is in session! Click HERE to take our second history quiz. Grand prize is a SPOT Satellite Messenger...

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.

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.

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

When Does 1+1 = 5?:

Fishing Limits New Math

When does 1 + 1 = 5? When fishing in Mexico, of course! Click HERE to read why you need to know the "New Math".


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.

Short Fly Rods Offshore:

Does Size Matter?

Short fly rods - good for offshore use?

Fly rods are typically around 9 feet long. In this article, we discuss why "big is not always best". Click HERE to read the full story...

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.

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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