Posts Tagged With: carp

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

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Should be a fun Carp Open House this Saturday, May 5th at the Fishermen’s Spot in Van Nuys with me, Trevor Tanner and Dustin Sergent. Fly tying at 11am, Presentation at Noon! Also my good friend Darin Elmore will be on hand to discuss and test cast Scientific Angler‘s newest fly lines. We will tie a few flies, do a Q & A, discuss carp tactics. I will show a few Carp Throw Down slides and the boys may do some casting techniques in the parking lot. Bring lots of questions, plan on having fun and learning some new things, I know I will! LOL

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june 8th, lake henshaw, throwdown


Twelve pounds of golden goodness, John Hendrickson of the San Diego Fly Shop displays a fine carp recently landed on a fly at Lake Henshaw, which will be our host lake for the Carp Throw Down on June 8th….

For more information on the Carp Throwdown please visit our website! Last year’s tournament found us in a wild hopper hatch with many fish caught on the surface. Can’t wait!



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here's another logo I recently created for the carp throw down to be held on lake henshaw on june 23rd. it is a sight fishing only tournament. this should be a fun day!

visit for more information!

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