I finally got a chance to get out of the house and go do a little Fly Fishing today. I decide to drive up to Piru Creek at Frenchman’s Flat outside of the town of Castaic. I arrived at the creek at about 7:30a.m. It was really cold outside, The thermostat on my car said 42, and the wind was kicking up to about 20mph. I hiked along the Creek, and did not see but a couple of fish. I managed to land two small Rainbows one a hold over from the DFG Stalking and one a Native. Unfortunately because of the wind, my leg, (still a little bruised from my accident),and the tight spots that I was fishing I only barely got a picture of one as it was falling out of my hand. I would definitely recommend going here when it warms up a little, and bring waders. There is not alot of room to fish from the bank. This is not an easy access body of water like West Fork or some others, so be very careful when scaling down to the stream ( I was told that there are alot of Rattle Snakes there when it warms up). If you want info on how to get there check out my link under the locations portion of the main blog page.
The Long Beach Fly Casting Club is a Nationally and Internationally known Fly Casting Club. They have over 515 members which makes then one of the largest clubs in the country. They also provide Casting, Tying, and Rod Building classes along with a Casting Pool all of which are free to the public. They have 11 members who are Master certified casting instructors, and another 14 members that are FFF certified casting instructors. So if you are looking to join a club or just want to improve your skills look them up. They are located at 5201 E. 7th St. Long Beach, CA 90808 and their Website Long Beach Casting Club.
If you have not yet seen “The Trout Zone” Fly Fishing Blog by David Knapp then you have got to check this link out at The Trout Zone. This blog has some of the best Trout pics that I have ever seen, and the content is great. So go and scope it out and see for yourself. The link is also listed in our Blogroll Section.
One of my favorite sites on the Internet is the Friends of the LA River site at FOLAR. This group is one of the many groups out there raising awareness about the LA River, and trying to get it protected by the California Clean Water Act. Not very many people know that the LA River is a great place to Fly Fish for Carp. If you want more info check out my Link under the locations section of the main blog page, or my video on my YouTube or Hook.tv channels. If anyone is interested in helping clean up the La River FOLAR is having a river clean up event on May 9th from 9:00a.m. to 12:00pm.
If you have not already seen the DVD Soulfish by Burl Productions, I recommend that you pick up a copy. It’s a great fast paced Fly Fishing Video packed with some great footage. Check it out at Burl Productions.
The Fly Fishing Show is coming to the Pasadena Center on February 21 & 22. It’s $15 for adults for one day or $25 for both days. If you have a chance go and check it out, they are going to have some really good seminars. They also have a great line up of Fly Fishing Celebrities and Fly Tyers, and don’t forget about the awesome door prizes that they will be giving away on both days. The link is Fly Fishing Show, and you can download the brochure right from the site.