This past One Surf Fly was the last One Surf Fly for Al Quattrocchi
Well, I am going to say it was a privilege and honor to have created such a well received fly fishing event. It was grass roots, for the people by the people. We raised over $25,000 for many non-profits all of which either help support our mother ocean or helped those less fortunate experience the experience of fly fishing. This was the ninth OSF event I put together with many of my friends. This event originated right at Dockweiler and it was fitting to have the last one right back we we began. I want to thank the SW council for helping me this year, it was much needed due to my tight schedule and family issues. I want to thank all my sponsors over the years. They will all be getting personal letter from me. This goes to show you that anything is possible, and we can all do good things for the sport, we are so passionate about.
When I started the One Surf Fly, there was nothing fun going on in our local fly fishing scene. I am glad to see this event sparked others in our industry to follow suit. The OSF was created to bring people together to share experiences, make new friendships and help people. I believe we all accomplished this together. There are many new challenges ahead, and I plan to be involved in more cool flyfishing things like the Carp Throwdown and The Double Haul Ball.
The Double Hall Ball and fly fishing education are areas I am very interested in building. We have a great core of guys and gals that work with us each year. Some of the best casting instructors in the world. I hope my sponsors will help us grow these events and help us make a difference in our fly fishing community through generous contributions.
To all of those who experienced the One Surf Fly first hand, I want to personally thank you for being part of something very special. I will never forget the days we spent on the sand.
Cheers and tight lines, but not too tight…