Posts Tagged With: Fishermen’s Spot

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!
Haissam
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)

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photo courtesy of Ali’s dad, Haissam

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fly zone recap…

Jim Solomon explaining the lay of the land prior to demonstrationing how to catch a surf perch. photo by Al Q

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

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

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

Don Bell with one of his surf perch. photo by Al Q

 

 

 

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