Sunday, February 16, 2014

Fly Fishing the Surf: Day 1

Got to finally meet Geoff (happy bday Jota) at around 10:00. Got down to business right away. He took a look at my reel/rod combo and decided to set me up w/ 23 feet (I think) of the dense, fast-sink fly line. Then we went out to the casting lawn and he gauged my technique. This was part of it:

Before this clip starts, my casting/double haul was validated, and it felt pretty good!
I've essentially learned from one lesson with Pastor and a book. The main things I need to work on are stopping at 10 o'clock to let the line shoot, and to use more

Friday, February 14, 2014

On the cusp of Fly Fishing the Surf

So I've talked with Geoff Malloway of Central Coast Fly Fishing, and will finally meet him tomorrow to set up my 9' 8wt. fly rod for fishing the surf.

We're going to try the Carmel Beach tomorrow to see what we can see. Richard Gilliam's been doing well lately, so it'll be fun to try a new beach.

I finally get to meet Geoff and patronize his store!

Pastor's been a great help as well. Today, he lent me his stripping basket with Hilltop's design. I'll try it out to see if the 18 qt. is too large, or if I can get away with fishing with the 12 qt.

Time will tell!

Stripers and perch or bust!!!

I Won the Panther Martin Photo Contest!!!

Took the pics and thought I had a winner.
I did.
: )


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