Friday, October 31, 2014

Early meeting this month! November 4th!

The DFf meeting for November is being held a week early due to Veteran's Day be our usual meeting date.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Don at June Lake! Check out those fish!

Went with my brothers on our annual October June Lake trip.  My two best trout (2# and 4#) were on a 3 wt. with a black woolly bugger.  Fishing was great.   A three weight rod on big trout is crazy fun.


Here is a picture from the Sierra Drifters Fish reports on 10/25/14. Still ripping lips at 90 years young! Morton Wakefield, member of Downey Fly Fishers, hit big numbers with his son Don!!! Jerry G. did the netting.

Fishing with Don from two weeks ago....

I am fishing on Fridays now and met Doug U. the master fly fisherman of Long Beach shoreline.  He showed me his floating line with a very long leader set-up and also gave me a Ghost Minnow to copy.  I am in awe of how far he can cast and have attached a picture of him with a loaded rod.    It was so hard to cast the first time out, I only caught one little Halibut but the next Friday I caught 5 halibut and one Yellow Fin Croaker.  I am slowly getting the hang of casting the crazy thing.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Monthly Meeting October 14, 2014

 Join us at 6pm for a fly tying demo, general meeting at 7pm

Alex Ramirez began his fly fishing career on the South Fork of the San Joaquin River at the age of 10 chasing wild trout. This youthful passion soon found him testing his skills for bass at the local lakes and golf course ponds. Alex went off to study biology at Stanislaus State University but you could always find him perfecting his skills on the local waters every weekend. Prior to his residence in San Diego Alex worked for a Northern California fly shop where he shared his passion for the sport by teaching numerous classes on tying, basic fly-fishing and still water tactics. In addition, he guided anglers on the Stanislaus River and was lead instructor for the Boy Scouts of America’s fly-fishing merit badge. With 28 years of experience fishing freshwater Alex shifted gears toward saltwater and became one of So Cal Fly Fishing Outfitters lead instructors for fly-fishing the local surf as well as Mission Bay. He continues to share his passion for the sport as a Rep for some of the major brands in the Industry such as Sage, Redington, RIO, Smith Optics, Outcast Boats, Tibor Reels, Solitude Flies. 

Alex will be showing a short video that takes us through Sage and an informative video about choosing a fly line and understanding line weights. He will follow up by showing us and talking about new products from Sage, Redington, RIO and other companies he reps. 

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Upcoming free DFF Introduction to Fly Tying Class

This is a free six week course given following our 2 weeks Introduction to Fly Fishing class. 
Wednesday Evenings
October 15th through November 19th
6pm to 9pm

This week's adventure with Don

I am still fishing Belmont Shores.  I picked up my smallest halibut ever.  Barely longer than the six inch Doug U. ghost minnow.  I must have copied it correctly because the fish are hitting it.  The water is still warm so the fish are active.

awwww.... isn't it cute!