‘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. *Most programs will be made available on our “On Deman (View Full Event Description Here: https://earthx.org/event/ep-6-coastal-concerns/)
some fly plate post-it art i will submit to the giant robot show featuring over 300 artists and thousands of post-its. photo by al q
This coming Saturday night, our friends Esther Pearl Watson and husband Mark Todd are curating this fun art show at Giant Robot 2 on Sawtelle blvd, just north of Olympic. The post-it show celebrates it’s 9th year! It will open this coming Saturday night, December 7th and run through Sunday, December 15th. If anybody out in cyber land is around or in town, it would be worth checking out. I am just flattered to be invited, there should be some amazing art for sale. All post-its are for sale and $25 each. For more info click here!
Jim Solomon explaining the lay of the land prior to demonstrating how to catch a surf perch. photo by Al Q
a couple of cast later, the proof of a well presented fly. photo by Al Q
Me and Jim Solomon conducted our first fly fishing the surf series at the Fisherman’s Spot this past Saturday and Sunday. We had six very enthusiastic anglers ready to soak up some salty knowledge and hopefully continuing their passion for fly fishing the surf. This form of fly fishing is one of the hardest to perfect but with the proper basics and a little practice is very rewarding and is easily accessible to those living near our blue pacific shores. Me and Jim agree, it is always great sharing knowledge and seeing an angler land their first surf fish on the fly. Hope to see some new faces when we do our next Surf Zone! Special thanks to Ken and Steve at the Fishermen’s Spot for being our gracious hosts and allowing us to use their shop!
Howard Schecter is all grins after landing a surf perch on a beautiful Sunday morning near LAX. photo by Al Q
Don Bell with one of his surf perch. photo by Al Q
If there are any anglers out there wanting to hone their surf fly fishing skills, me and my buddy, Jim Solomon will be doing a two-day surf boot camp over Labor Day weekend.
Please give the Fisherman’s Spot in Van Nuys a call at 818-785-7306, there are still a few spots open… there is one prerequisite, you need to know how to cast, it is not a beginners class.
I just sent out a few of my Sili-Crabs to a good buddy back east to target permit on the flats. These crabs legs are hand crafted out of a artist woodcut block, sprayed with release and then poured with a fast cure silicon. I can color them silicone pigments or after they cure with water-proof markers. Once the legs are made the rest of the fly is pretty easy to finish. I will try to put up a tying sequence soon. My inspiration for these realistic crabs were the Hiromi crabs which set the bar for crab flies a few years back. Hiromi hand cut the legs for his crabs individually out of rubber gloves. My tend to be a little more production style. When I do the article on these I will show how these can be weighted in various ways.