for the love of carp…

I just wanted to thank my buddies Trevor Tanner, Dustin Sergent, Jon Nakano, and Jim Solomon for taking the time to spend a few hours up at the Fishermens’s Spot with me to share their knowledge and help to change lives. This is the best story that came out of our Carp Town Hall this past weekend. A young boy named Ali and his dad, Haissam were glued watching us tie some carp flies and asking great questions about carp on the fly.  Trevor spent time with him making sure he was on point. Ali sat and soaked up all the nuggets of great information in Trevor and Dustin’s presentations. The next day Ali wanted to catch his first fish on the fly and he wanted it to be a carp! So Frank from the Spot took him down to the LA River and they hooked two and landed one beauty. Look at that kid’s smile! That is what it is all about folks, the torch has been past and I am sure Ali will become a great steward and example of fly fishing to his generation. As lefty alway said: “Pass Knowledge forward”

This was the email I received from Ali’s dad last night!

Hi Al,
I know you saw Ali got his first fish on the fly and got his wish for that fish to be a Carp.  It was a pretty sweet fight to watch go down and this beauty took more than a few runs.
You asked for a pic, so here’s one from my camera that hasn’t been posted yet.  

Ali says “Hooked up with a Carp before this one with one of the flies you gave me (you=Al Q) but it managed to escape, thank you very much.”  end of Ali quote

Thanks for the workshop yesterday!
From one generation to the next, anglers take notes while dreaming of that big fish to come. (Jim Burns)

From one generation to the next, anglers take notes while dreaming of that big fish to come. (photo: Jim Burns)


photo courtesy of Ali’s dad, Haissam

Categories: Uncategorized | Tags: , , | 4 Comments

Post navigation

4 thoughts on “for the love of carp…

  1. This IS WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT! Passing the torch to keep this sport alive and well. Great carp seminar from the best. Loved It!

  2. Justin Carroll

    Awesome Al. You guys are doing good work.

    • ondafly

      Thanks pal, we didn’t have a big crowd but it’s stories like these that make a difference and keep ya going…the guys gave out some really great inside information and helped the learning curve 10x on trying to catch a carp on the fly. I was happy.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at

%d bloggers like this: