Sneaky Surf Perch of Laguna Beach

by | Mar 3, 2012 | Uncategorized | 1 comment

March 1 & 2

Sorry for the lag in blogs here folks. The California road trip has taken its toll. It’s been great but finding time for anything other than being prepared for the next show and the variety of presentations I’m doing has been hard. Granny and I snuck in some fishing and relaxed for a whopping 24 hours at our friends Karl and Tina Weber’s down here on Laguna Beach. They have a wonderful house right on the beach. We went out to eat and just had a terrific time with them.

Last year I raked in the surf perch but this year was not the same. I literally caught one minnow. Yes, a minnow. Some sardine looking thing that when he struck I set and unfortunately he flew behind me and slammed into the rocks. That was it. An evening and a morning of casting the 8-weight off the beach with no surf perch at all.

Time to head for the Pasadena Fly Fishing Show. Then we go home!

1 Comment

  1. Erik Moncada

    Ha ha ha, did the fish survive, is it swimming with a limp now?

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I started fly fishing at age 7 in the lakes and ponds of New England cutting my teeth on various sunfish, bass, crappie and stocked trout. I went to Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin, where I graduated with a Naturalist Degree while I discovered new fishing opportunities for pike, muskellunge, walleyes and various salmonids found in Lake Superior and its tributaries.

From there I headed west to work a few years in the Yellowstone region to simply work as much as most people fish and fish as much as most people work. I did just that, only it lasted over 20 years working at the Jack Dennis Fly Shop in Jackson, WY where I departed in 2009. Now it’s time to work for "The Man", working for myself that is.

I pursue my love to paint fish, lecture on every aspect of fly fishing you can imagine and host a few trips to some of the most exotic places you can think of. My ultimate goal is to catch as many species of fish on fly possible from freshwater to saltwater, throughout the world. I presently have taken over 440 species from over 60 countries!