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North Island, Coronados

Scott Leon and Nick Curcione wokring the boiler rocks on the south end of North Island


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...

Are the Inmates Running the Asylum?:

Who We Are...

Ever wonder who's running this place? Click HERE to see staff photos and bios.

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.


Fishing Both Coasts

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

Fly Tying:
The Electric Deceiver

Electric Deceiver

Al Quattrocchi's version of Lefty's Deceiver combines some interesting features and tying techniques to produce a lifelike and effective baitfish imitation. Click HERE for the full story.

Results & Analysis:

2010 3Bs Tournament

Team Zugbug41 off Point Loma

The 2010 3Bs Tournament is over... Wind and water conditions made fishing tough, but in the end, it turned out to be a lot of fun. Click HERE to read the full story.


Getting Started in BTBFF - Part V: Essential Extras

Boga Grip
Part V of our no-nonsense series on getting started in BTBFF reviews some fly-fishing accessories or tools you should have with you when fishing BTB. 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.

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.


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.

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