Words can not express the gratitude I have for receiving the prestigious, Ross Allen Merigold award from the Pasadena Flyfishing Club at their annual Holiday Party this year. Words like expert, guru, legend, or master fly tier get tossed around freely these days; I am just a student and will always be! I continue to learn new things from all my friends and fellow fisherman. I have a passion and love for saltwater fly fishing and try to make it fun. I am grateful for all the amazing people in my life as a result of being on this humbling flyfishing journey. Thank you all for helping me be the best i can be. – Al Q Photo by Ramilo Delos Reyes.