Mark your calendars. Conway and me will be holding a little carp seminar entitled, Sharpen Your Carpin” at Lake Hodges on Saturday, May 3oth at 9am as a prelude to the Carp Throwdown at Lake Henshaw on Saturday, June 13th. Check in with the boys at The FlyStop in La Jolla for more details. It will be free and it should be a great way to get your game on for the Carp Throwdown at Lake Henshaw which can be a finicky, technical fishery if those hoppers aren’t hopping. LOL
I highly recommend coming out this june to the hodaddy of all carparandum, the bowman/q carp throwdown. this is a feel good, fun event held at lake henshaw. we have partnered up with the fly stop this year so please stop by their shop and show some love. barbecue and live music on the friday day night before. camp out or rent a bungalow. great prizes. this will be our forth one. we try to time it right around the famous hopper hatch, when grasshoppers literally get blown into the lake and are gorged upon by acres of carp. the event is a fly only tournament, and most of the fish are caught believe it or not on dry flies on the surface. wade or boat, it’s sick, it defies logic but it all happens in june, join us! it’s on! www.carpthrowdown.com registration should be up on the fly stop website soon.
Come out to meet some of the top fly tiers in southern california and help support the southwest council fff this saturday, January 31st from 9am to 4pm at the historic long beach casting club. There are lots of great prizes to win in this year’s raffle.
Casting lessons from Federation Certified and Master Certified Casting Instructors will be available for $1 per minute (15 minute minimum).
Tell us which item raffle # bucket you want your tickets put into, and we’ll make sure you get a chance to win some great prizes for showing your support for the fly fishing community and helping out Shane Chung’s son. As a lot of you know, Shane, who was a great supporter of the fly fishing community, and a brilliant fly tyer, tragically passed away way too early last year leaving a wife and a young son.