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About ondafly

I have met some of the most amazing people through fly fishing. Paying forward all the knowledge and lessons I have acquired over my life is worth sharing. I continue to learn something new every day on the water. Fishing makes me happy and sharing it with good like-minded people is what it's all about. Life is short, smile each day, and have fun, hopefully near water.

first book signing at the spot!

It turned out to be a beautiful, warm, sunny Saturday here in Los Angeles which I believe helped our turnout at my first book signing at the Fishermen’s Spot in Van Nuys. It was short and sweet, running from 11am to 1 pm. It was fun trying to guess who everyone was wearing masks. LOL I got to join some old friends and made some new ones. Thanks to everyone who came out. We were all watching each others safety being outdoors, wearing masks, social distancing and using hand sanitizer. Also special thanks to my bud, Larry Acord for parking his red hummer with fly rods and flying the Corbina Patrol flags as a killer backdrop. Special thanks to The Fishermen’s Spot and Gerard Burkhart for the beautiful photos. I can not wait for this crazy year to end. There is light and the end of this tunnel with new vaccines on the way. Let’s all stay positive and I hope to see you all on a beach next summer… happy holidays!


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The Articulated Fly podcast with Marvin Cash & Al Q…

It was an honor and pleasure to have been asked to be on The Articulated Podcast with my new friend, Marvin Cash all the way from the east coast. Marvin was gracious to help promote my new book, The Corbina Diaries and speak with me about my animated journey into fly fishing. Take a listen, I hope you enjoy it… 🙂

The Articulated Podcast with Marvin Cash and Al Q

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book signing this saturday!

I will be safely signing books outside in the parking lot of the Fisherman’s Spot in Van Nuys this coming Saturday, December 12th between 11am and 1pm. Please bring your mask! Its a great opportunity to pick up a signed copy of the Corbina Diaries. My first self-published book on DIY beach sight casting. I will have some coasters and corbina patrol decals for sale as well. Hope to see some of my friends and fellow fly fishers out there. Happy Holidays!

-Al Q

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Chaos Group podcast with Al Q

I met Chris this past year on the sand, corbina fly fishing and we instantly became friends having both worked in the movie industry. Chris is a very talented CGI developer that has worked on many fun projects such as Tron: Legacy, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, iRobot and Maleficent to name a few. We chatted about film, design and fly fishing…hope you enjoy!


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cortland black friday…

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The Corbina Diaries book has finally arrived!

Finally some good news! The Corbina Diaries books arrived last Wednesday in San Pedro. I just got a call this morning that the books made it through customs and will be trucked to me by tomorrow afternoon. This means we will begin shipping on Friday of this week. All books will go out in the order they were received, so they will be on there way people. Thanks for all the support over the years, I hope you enjoy my first self published book as much as I enjoyed putting it together. Please feel free to leave any comments, good or bad. Have a safe and healthy holiday.

Al Q

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everyone in between…

This is a film everyone who loves the great outdoors and wild places should watch. We need to all feel we can make a difference by fighting for the things in life that are most important, together we CAN move mountains.

-Al Q

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in the old days…

What a great historic photograph! This photo was taken November 10, 1927 off a party boat out of Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn where I grew up as a child. I graduated Sheepshead Bay High school, where I first joined the Striped Bass fishing club, took marine biology and oceanography as electives and spent many days fishing the piers and party boats. It was a great place to grow up and eat fresh seafood.

Sheepshead Bay was once home to the largest commercial party boat fleet in the world and only a train ride south from the bustling populated borough of Manhattan. It was very common in the winter months to bottom fish and catch cod, pollack, blackfish, seabass and ling on a 1/2 day boat. The gentleman holding up the double is the “Bambino”, aka Babe Ruth and his fishing partner to his right is the Iron Horse, or great Yankee first basemen, Lou Gehrig who played 17 seasons in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees. The Babe loved to fish as much as he loved to hit the long ball. How cool would it have been to run into these guys on a fishing trip. LOL

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round the campfire…

Check this out next week on EarthX TV

Round the Fire – Episode 6: Coastal Concerns – What are the Biggest Conservation Challenges for our Saltwater Fisheries?
Streaming on Live 1 – Duration: 30 min

Wednesday, November 4 | 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM CDT (1:30 PM – 2:00 PM EDT)
Program Overview: ‘Round the Fire focuses on important conservation and environmental issues from a fishing & hunting perspective. The show offers viewers a “sitting around the campfire” vibe, where there’s room for both important environmental/conservation topics and personal stories. Most hunters & anglers care deeply about the outdoors, while sportsmen and women are important allies in America’s ongoing efforts to protect its landscapes and waters.
Host(s): Kirk Deeter, Vice President and Editor-in-Chief, Trout Media
Participant(s): Conway Bowman & Al Quattrocchi
*Program may start a few minutes before or after the scheduled air time. 
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holiday coasters anyone?

I just made some coasters for the holidays. check the store for more info…


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