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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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pic of the day!


Fishing some new real estate paid off. A beautiful clean bean, sight casted and landed by our buddy Larry Acord on one of his special corbina flies. Photo by Denny Kaneoka

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overcast bean…

photo by Al Quattrocchi

photo by al quattrocchi


half and half merkin. photo by al quattrocchi

half and half merkin. photo by al quattrocchi

After willing myself to an early rise I found a small group of finicky feeding Corbina this morning. The overcast, poor lighting conditions made positioning the fly a little more challenging since it was hard to see fish until they were literally on the doorstep. This is when you need to be way back on the beach to make a good cast. The corbina were right where I thought they would be, feeding right at the end of the wave foam, sliding over a small crab bed in inches of water. After three solid bumps and a few choice words I finally got one to stick. Glad I sharpened the hooks last night. At first I thought this fish was fouled by the way it fought, I couldn’t turn him. He fought especially hard in shallow water and never ran long, dogging me every time I got him in close. After around ten minutes I surfed him onto the sand and saw my fly under his lip. He was revived and released to fight another battle on another beach. This is the best time to try for corbina with a fly. It is my favorite time of the year…

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new article…

funny email from Jim Solomon

funny email from Jim Solomon on how Corbina make him feel sometimes! 

Check out my new article on sight-casting for corbina in California Fly Fisher on news stands now…it covers all the basics you will need to know to get you into your backing.

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