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Open the window and there they go! A simple tying tip using a plastic hair comb to help keep those pesky synthetic fiber or hair bundles under control!
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#socalflatsfishing #corbinacoach #ghostofthecoast #galvanflyreels #galvantorque #galvanforlife #orvisflyfishing #corbina #corbinaonthefly #corbinapatrol #backyardbones #surfinmerkin #beancounterfly #sightfishing #worsethanpermit #spreadthelove #liveshaka #creationstation
. . Open the window and there they go! A simple tying tip using a plastic hair comb to help keep those pesky synthetic fiber or hair bundles under control! πŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜ ,. #socalflatsfishing  #corbinacoach  #ghostofthecoast  #galvanflyreels  #galvantorque  #galvanforlife  #orvisflyfishing  #corbina  #corbinaonthefly  #corbinapatrol  #backyardbones  #surfinmerkin  #beancounterfly  #sightfishing  #worsethanpermit  #spreadthelove  #liveshaka  #creationstation 
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.........and she sucked it in ever so gently. Feeling the sting, she exploded into an about face, rocketing back towards the gateway, blowing out a pair of her trailing compadres three rod lengths back. Zigzagging around,  against steady side pressure, she finally rode an incoming set wave onto the shell-laden swash zone. Thank you Mother Ocean for making every one of my visits beautiful πŸ™
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#socalflatsfishing #corbinacoach #ghostofthecoast #galvanflyreels #galvantorque #galvanforlife #orvisflyfishing #corbina #corbinaonthefly #corbinapatrol #backyardbones #surfinmerkin #beancounterfly #sightfishing #worsethanpermit #spreadthelove #liveshaka
. . .........and she sucked it in ever so gently. Feeling the sting, she exploded into an about face, rocketing back towards the gateway, blowing out a pair of her trailing compadres three rod lengths back. Zigzagging around, against steady side pressure, she finally rode an incoming set wave onto the shell-laden swash zone. Thank you Mother Ocean for making every one of my visits beautiful πŸ™ ,. #socalflatsfishing  #corbinacoach  #ghostofthecoast  #galvanflyreels  #galvantorque  #galvanforlife  #orvisflyfishing  #corbina  #corbinaonthefly  #corbinapatrol  #backyardbones  #surfinmerkin  #beancounterfly  #sightfishing  #worsethanpermit  #spreadthelove  #liveshaka 
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T E X T B O O K.......
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......structure, an everflowing cut sandwiched between merging flats, all of it culminating in a sweet fish-packed trough, it was right out of the corbina playbook. I looked to my left and @joshholt1 was tight to a solid merkin-eater! So glad I was there to watch it all go down! I got lucky a few minutes later! Saw  a few more, dropped another then it was over. Thank you Mother Nature for helping to start our weekend off right.
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#socalflatsfishing #corbinacoach #ghostofthecoast #galvanflyreels #galvantorque #galvanforlife #orvisflyfishing #corbina #corbinaonthefly #corbinapatrol #backyardbones #surfinmerkin #beancounterfly #sightfishing #worsethanpermit #spreadthelove #liveshaka
. . T E X T B O O K....... . ......structure, an everflowing cut sandwiched between merging flats, all of it culminating in a sweet fish-packed trough, it was right out of the corbina playbook. I looked to my left and @joshholt1 was tight to a solid merkin-eater! So glad I was there to watch it all go down! I got lucky a few minutes later! Saw a few more, dropped another then it was over. Thank you Mother Nature for helping to start our weekend off right. πŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜ ,. #socalflatsfishing  #corbinacoach  #ghostofthecoast  #galvanflyreels  #galvantorque  #galvanforlife  #orvisflyfishing  #corbina  #corbinaonthefly  #corbinapatrol  #backyardbones  #surfinmerkin  #beancounterfly  #sightfishing  #worsethanpermit  #spreadthelove  #liveshaka 
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H O S P I T A L I T Y
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A serene gathering area set amongst the oaks, a warm moist breeze, and a group of lively feathered friends above, the setting was absolute PERFECTION. Thank you to all of the Pasadena Casting Club members, especially President Wenda Payan, for your gracious hospitality. I look forward to collaborating on more projects in the future! Life is great .
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#socalflatsfishing #corbinacoach #ghostofthecoast #galvanflyreels #galvantorque  #galvanforlife #orvisflyfishing #orvisflyrods #orvishelios #helios3 #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re #corbina #corbinaonthefly #corbinapatrol #backyardbones #surfinmerkin #beancounterfly #sightfishing #worsethanpermit #spreadthelove #liveshaka
. . H O S P I T A L I T Y . A serene gathering area set amongst the oaks, a warm moist breeze, and a group of lively feathered friends above, the setting was absolute PERFECTION. Thank you to all of the Pasadena Casting Club members, especially President Wenda Payan, for your gracious hospitality. I look forward to collaborating on more projects in the future! Life is great . πŸ“· @fishshootbrew . πŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜ ,. #socalflatsfishing  #corbinacoach  #ghostofthecoast  #galvanflyreels  #galvantorque  #galvanforlife  #orvisflyfishing  #orvisflyrods  #orvishelios  #helios3  #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re  #corbina  #corbinaonthefly  #corbinapatrol  #backyardbones  #surfinmerkin  #beancounterfly  #sightfishing  #worsethanpermit  #spreadthelove  #liveshaka 
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ONE AND DONE, GREAT FRIDAY FUN ! ! !
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#socalflatsfishing #corbinacoach #ghostofthecoast #galvanflyreels #galvantorqueΒ  #galvanforlife #orvisflyfishing #orvisflyrods #orvishelios #helios3 #orvisreconΒ  #accuracyfromanywh3re #corbina #corbinaonthefly #corbinapatrol #backyardbones #surfinmerkin #beancounterfly #sightfishing #worsethanpermit #spreadthelove #liveshaka @hutchflyfish @galvanflyreels @orvispasadena @orvis @orvisflyfishing @theflystop @fishermensspot @bobmarriottsflyfishingstore @smithoptics @buffusa
. . ONE AND DONE, GREAT FRIDAY FUN ! ! ! πŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜ . #socalflatsfishing  #corbinacoach  #ghostofthecoast  #galvanflyreels  #galvantorque Β  #galvanforlife  #orvisflyfishing  #orvisflyrods  #orvishelios  #helios3  #orvisrecon Β  #accuracyfromanywh3re  #corbina  #corbinaonthefly  #corbinapatrol  #backyardbones  #surfinmerkin  #beancounterfly  #sightfishing  #worsethanpermit  #spreadthelove  #liveshaka  @hutchflyfish @galvanflyreels @orvispasadena @orvis @orvisflyfishing @theflystop @fishermensspot @bobmarriottsflyfishingstore @smithoptics @buffusa
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F U L F I L L M E N T
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So enjoyable, being able to share my passion for fly fishing with so many of my member friends in the Orange County Fly Fishers. Having fresh, hours-old data and strategies from a productive morning session made it all the sweeter. Tons of great questions, a load of laughs, and a fantastic buffet, I greatly appreciate the opportunity to hang with old friends and make new ones. Life is great πŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜
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#socalflatsfishing #corbinacoach #ghostofthecoast #galvanflyreels #galvantorque  #galvanforlife #orvisflyfishing #orvisflyrods #orvishelios #helios3 #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re #corbina #corbinaonthefly #corbinapatrol #backyardbones #surfinmerkin #beancounterfly #sightfishing #worsethanpermit #spreadthelove #liveshaka
. . F U L F I L L M E N T . So enjoyable, being able to share my passion for fly fishing with so many of my member friends in the Orange County Fly Fishers. Having fresh, hours-old data and strategies from a productive morning session made it all the sweeter. Tons of great questions, a load of laughs, and a fantastic buffet, I greatly appreciate the opportunity to hang with old friends and make new ones. Life is great πŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜ ,. #socalflatsfishing  #corbinacoach  #ghostofthecoast  #galvanflyreels  #galvantorque  #galvanforlife  #orvisflyfishing  #orvisflyrods  #orvishelios  #helios3  #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re  #corbina  #corbinaonthefly  #corbinapatrol  #backyardbones  #surfinmerkin  #beancounterfly  #sightfishing  #worsethanpermit  #spreadthelove  #liveshaka 
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#socalflatsfishing #corbinacoach #ghostofthecoast #galvanflyreels #galvantorqueΒ  #galvanforlife #orvisflyfishing #orvisflyrods #orvishelios #helios3 #orvisreconΒ  #accuracyfromanywh3re #corbina #corbinaonthefly #corbinapatrol #backyardbones #surfinmerkin #beancounterfly #sightfishing #worsethanpermit #spreadthelove #liveshaka @hutchflyfish @galvanflyreels @orvispasadena @orvis @orvisflyfishing @theflystop @fishermensspot @bobmarriottsflyfishingstore @smithoptics @buffusa
. . .........FOUR πŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜ . #socalflatsfishing  #corbinacoach  #ghostofthecoast  #galvanflyreels  #galvantorque Β  #galvanforlife  #orvisflyfishing  #orvisflyrods  #orvishelios  #helios3  #orvisrecon Β  #accuracyfromanywh3re  #corbina  #corbinaonthefly  #corbinapatrol  #backyardbones  #surfinmerkin  #beancounterfly  #sightfishing  #worsethanpermit  #spreadthelove  #liveshaka  @hutchflyfish @galvanflyreels @orvispasadena @orvis @orvisflyfishing @theflystop @fishermensspot @bobmarriottsflyfishingstore @smithoptics @buffusa
Ghost sightings on the coast...
#Repost @glenn_ueda
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Twenty-two inches of morning-bronzed perfection, skinny dipping in a little pool. Okay, now I'm pumped to talk GHOST with Santa Barbara Fly Fishers ! ! !
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#socalflatsfishing #corbinacoach #ghostofthecoast #galvanflyreels #galvantorque  #galvanforlife #orvisflyfishing #orvisflyrods #orvishelios #helios3 #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re #corbina #corbinaonthefly #corbinapatrol #backyardbones #surfinmerkin #beancounterfly #sightfishing #worsethanpermit #spreadthelove #liveshaka
Ghost sightings on the coast... #Repost  @glenn_ueda ・・・ . . Twenty-two inches of morning-bronzed perfection, skinny dipping in a little pool. Okay, now I'm pumped to talk GHOST with Santa Barbara Fly Fishers ! ! ! πŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜ ,. #socalflatsfishing  #corbinacoach  #ghostofthecoast  #galvanflyreels  #galvantorque  #galvanforlife  #orvisflyfishing  #orvisflyrods  #orvishelios  #helios3  #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re  #corbina  #corbinaonthefly  #corbinapatrol  #backyardbones  #surfinmerkin  #beancounterfly  #sightfishing  #worsethanpermit  #spreadthelove  #liveshaka 
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#socalflatsfishing #corbinacoach #ghostofthecoast #galvanflyreels #galvantorqueΒ  #galvanforlife #orvisflyfishing #orvisflyrods #orvishelios #helios3 #orvisreconΒ  #accuracyfromanywh3re #corbina #corbinaonthefly #corbinapatrol #backyardbones #surfinmerkin #beancounterfly #sightfishing #worsethanpermit #spreadthelove #liveshaka @hutchflyfish @galvanflyreels @orvispasadena @orvis @orvisflyfishing @theflystop @fishermensspot @bobmarriottsflyfishingstore @smithoptics @buffusa
. . .......THREE ......... πŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜ . #socalflatsfishing  #corbinacoach  #ghostofthecoast  #galvanflyreels  #galvantorque Β  #galvanforlife  #orvisflyfishing  #orvisflyrods  #orvishelios  #helios3  #orvisrecon Β  #accuracyfromanywh3re  #corbina  #corbinaonthefly  #corbinapatrol  #backyardbones  #surfinmerkin  #beancounterfly  #sightfishing  #worsethanpermit  #spreadthelove  #liveshaka  @hutchflyfish @galvanflyreels @orvispasadena @orvis @orvisflyfishing @theflystop @fishermensspot @bobmarriottsflyfishingstore @smithoptics @buffusa
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#socalflatsfishing #corbinacoach #ghostofthecoast #galvanflyreels #galvantorque  #galvanforlife #orvisflyfishing #orvisflyrods #orvishelios #helios3 #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re #corbina #corbinaonthefly #corbinapatrol #backyardbones #surfinmerkin #beancounterfly #sightfishing #worsethanpermit #spreadthelove #liveshaka @hutchflyfish @galvanflyreels @orvispasadena @orvis @orvisflyfishing @theflystop @fishermensspot @bobmarriottsflyfishingstore @smithoptics @buffusa
. . .......TWO ......... πŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜ . #socalflatsfishing  #corbinacoach  #ghostofthecoast  #galvanflyreels  #galvantorque  #galvanforlife  #orvisflyfishing  #orvisflyrods  #orvishelios  #helios3  #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re  #corbina  #corbinaonthefly  #corbinapatrol  #backyardbones  #surfinmerkin  #beancounterfly  #sightfishing  #worsethanpermit  #spreadthelove  #liveshaka  @hutchflyfish @galvanflyreels @orvispasadena @orvis @orvisflyfishing @theflystop @fishermensspot @bobmarriottsflyfishingstore @smithoptics @buffusa
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#socalflatsfishing #corbinacoach #ghostofthecoast #galvanflyreels #galvantorque  #galvanforlife #orvisflyfishing #orvisflyrods #orvishelios #helios3 #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re #corbina #corbinaonthefly #corbinapatrol #backyardbones #surfinmerkin #beancounterfly #creationstation #sightfishing #worsethanpermit #spreadthelove #liveshaka
. . Right PlaceπŸ‘, Wrong TimeπŸ‘Ž πŸŒŠπŸŠβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘§πŸ‘£β˜€οΈπŸ„β€β™‚οΈπŸŠβ€β™‚οΈπŸ˜ . #socalflatsfishing  #corbinacoach  #ghostofthecoast  #galvanflyreels  #galvantorque  #galvanforlife  #orvisflyfishing  #orvisflyrods  #orvishelios  #helios3  #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re  #corbina  #corbinaonthefly  #corbinapatrol  #backyardbones  #surfinmerkin  #beancounterfly  #creationstation  #sightfishing  #worsethanpermit  #spreadthelove  #liveshaka 
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Fresh batch of Bean Counters. Grey, pink, or tan backed, apply with a waterproof pen and go stick your California Corbina of a lifetime ! ! !
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#socalflatsfishing #corbinacoach #ghostofthecoast #galvanflyreels #galvantorque  #galvanforlife #orvisflyfishing #orvisflyrods #orvishelios #helios3 #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re #corbina #corbinaonthefly #corbinapatrol #backyardbones #surfinmerkin #beancounterfly #creationstation #sightfishing #worsethanpermit #spreadthelove #liveshaka
. . Fresh batch of Bean Counters. Grey, pink, or tan backed, apply with a waterproof pen and go stick your California Corbina of a lifetime ! ! ! πŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜ . #socalflatsfishing  #corbinacoach  #ghostofthecoast  #galvanflyreels  #galvantorque  #galvanforlife  #orvisflyfishing  #orvisflyrods  #orvishelios  #helios3  #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re  #corbina  #corbinaonthefly  #corbinapatrol  #backyardbones  #surfinmerkin  #beancounterfly  #creationstation  #sightfishing  #worsethanpermit  #spreadthelove  #liveshaka 
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From Santa Barbara to San Diego, the next two weeks are going to be a BLAST presenting "Ghost" to fly  fishing clubs throughout Southern California. Fly fishing for corbina has been absolutely PHENOMENAL with many of our past attendees landing their first corbina on fly! 
Approaching mid-season, my presentation will be updated to include new images and strategies. All of these FREE seminars are open to the public. Hope to see you there! πŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜
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#socalflatsfishing #corbinacoach #ghostofthecoast #galvanflyreels #galvantorque  #galvanforlife #orvisflyfishing #orvisflyrods #orvishelios #helios3 #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re #corbina #corbinaonthefly #corbinapatrol #backyardbones #surfinmerkin #beancounterfly #sightfishing #worsethanpermit #spreadthelove #liveshaka
. . From Santa Barbara to San Diego, the next two weeks are going to be a BLAST presenting "Ghost" to fly fishing clubs throughout Southern California. Fly fishing for corbina has been absolutely PHENOMENAL with many of our past attendees landing their first corbina on fly! Approaching mid-season, my presentation will be updated to include new images and strategies. All of these FREE seminars are open to the public. Hope to see you there! πŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜ . #socalflatsfishing  #corbinacoach  #ghostofthecoast  #galvanflyreels  #galvantorque  #galvanforlife  #orvisflyfishing  #orvisflyrods  #orvishelios  #helios3  #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re  #corbina  #corbinaonthefly  #corbinapatrol  #backyardbones  #surfinmerkin  #beancounterfly  #sightfishing  #worsethanpermit  #spreadthelove  #liveshaka 
Checking out my local sand, pounding remnants of Hurricane Fabio overlain by a steady 15 knot cappin' westerly. Can't wait to discover all of the new fish-holding structure in the coming days! πŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜
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#socalflatsfishing #corbinacoach #ghostofthecoast #galvanflyreels #galvantorque  #galvanforlife #orvisflyfishing #orvisflyrods #orvishelios #helios3 #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re #corbina #corbinaonthefly #corbinapatrol #backyardbones #surfinmerkin #beancounterfly #sightfishing #worsethanpermit #spreadthelove #liveshaka
Checking out my local sand, pounding remnants of Hurricane Fabio overlain by a steady 15 knot cappin' westerly. Can't wait to discover all of the new fish-holding structure in the coming days! πŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜ . #socalflatsfishing  #corbinacoach  #ghostofthecoast  #galvanflyreels  #galvantorque  #galvanforlife  #orvisflyfishing  #orvisflyrods  #orvishelios  #helios3  #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re  #corbina  #corbinaonthefly  #corbinapatrol  #backyardbones  #surfinmerkin  #beancounterfly  #sightfishing  #worsethanpermit  #spreadthelove  #liveshaka 
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THE BELMAN
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Straight outta Africa, the latest issue of The Mission just hit my inbox and lo and behold, they have their own sweet version of a California Corbina! Seems the author knows about our local beans too! Love the ghost and permit references lol! Anatomically similar even down to the barbel. Hit them up at www.themissionflymag.com to read all about it and whole bunch of other very cool species πŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜
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#socalflatsfishing #corbinacoach #ghostofthecoast #galvanflyreels #galvantorque  #galvanforlife #orvisflyfishing #orvisflyrods #orvishelios #helios3 #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re #corbina #corbinaonthefly #corbinapatrol #backyardbones #surfinmerkin #beancounterfly #sightfishing #worsethanpermit #spreadthelove #liveshaka #themissionflymag
. . THE BELMAN . Straight outta Africa, the latest issue of The Mission just hit my inbox and lo and behold, they have their own sweet version of a California Corbina! Seems the author knows about our local beans too! Love the ghost and permit references lol! Anatomically similar even down to the barbel. Hit them up at www.themissionflymag.com to read all about it and whole bunch of other very cool species πŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜ . #socalflatsfishing  #corbinacoach  #ghostofthecoast  #galvanflyreels  #galvantorque  #galvanforlife  #orvisflyfishing  #orvisflyrods  #orvishelios  #helios3  #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re  #corbina  #corbinaonthefly  #corbinapatrol  #backyardbones  #surfinmerkin  #beancounterfly  #sightfishing  #worsethanpermit  #spreadthelove  #liveshaka  #themissionflymag 
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And about when the tide turned, Mister Sun decided to light the fuse, igniting the sky like a Fourth of July celebration. Completely different than yesterday, this stretch of coast is notoriously technical as packs of ghosts fire up onto the shallow angled ledge wobbling as they feed momentarily in the pushing surge then gliding back down with the receding wash back into the waist deep trough...... all in less than it takes to say California Corbina.
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Now completely out of sight, if you can moonwalk while judging their pace and trajectory, you might have multiple shots. I managed to get things right three times; breaking off the first one, a real giant when the leader loop broke at the fly line. Yeah, that was me cursing three hours ago.....
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Twenty minutes and multiple packs later, I stuck the second but a quick head shake and lip flare and she spit the bug right back at me.
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With crowds of beachgoers now arriving en masse and stomping into the day's favorite section, I went west thinking the ghosts might be avoiding the pressure and sure enough a pair came to visit and BLAM it was game on! Terrific run towards deep water, I set the hook a few times, and knew it was going to be a tough time landing her in the shore pound.....but we managed. To the young lady wearing the stars and stripes patterned one-piece, thank you for capturing the moment on this special day. .
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Happy Independence Day to all of my fellow Americans.
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#socalflatsfishing #corbinacoach #ghostofthecoast #galvanflyreels #galvantorque  #galvanforlife #orvisflyfishing #orvisflyrods #orvishelios #helios3 #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re #corbina #corbinaonthefly #corbinapatrol #backyardbones #surfinmerkin #beancounterfly #sightfishing #worsethanpermit #spreadthelove #liveshaka
. . S P A R K L E R S . And about when the tide turned, Mister Sun decided to light the fuse, igniting the sky like a Fourth of July celebration. Completely different than yesterday, this stretch of coast is notoriously technical as packs of ghosts fire up onto the shallow angled ledge wobbling as they feed momentarily in the pushing surge then gliding back down with the receding wash back into the waist deep trough...... all in less than it takes to say California Corbina. . Now completely out of sight, if you can moonwalk while judging their pace and trajectory, you might have multiple shots. I managed to get things right three times; breaking off the first one, a real giant when the leader loop broke at the fly line. Yeah, that was me cursing three hours ago..... . Twenty minutes and multiple packs later, I stuck the second but a quick head shake and lip flare and she spit the bug right back at me. . With crowds of beachgoers now arriving en masse and stomping into the day's favorite section, I went west thinking the ghosts might be avoiding the pressure and sure enough a pair came to visit and BLAM it was game on! Terrific run towards deep water, I set the hook a few times, and knew it was going to be a tough time landing her in the shore pound.....but we managed. To the young lady wearing the stars and stripes patterned one-piece, thank you for capturing the moment on this special day. . . Happy Independence Day to all of my fellow Americans. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜ . #socalflatsfishing  #corbinacoach  #ghostofthecoast  #galvanflyreels  #galvantorque  #galvanforlife  #orvisflyfishing  #orvisflyrods  #orvishelios  #helios3  #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re  #corbina  #corbinaonthefly  #corbinapatrol  #backyardbones  #surfinmerkin  #beancounterfly  #sightfishing  #worsethanpermit  #spreadthelove  #liveshaka 
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Third one from yesterday's amazing session! Hope they're happy again this morning ....
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#socalflatsfishing #corbinacoach #ghostofthecoast #galvanflyreels #galvantorque  #galvanforlife #orvisflyfishing #orvisflyrods #orvishelios #helios3 #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re #corbina #corbinaonthefly #corbinapatrol #backyardbones #surfinmerkin #beancounterfly #sightfishing #worsethanpermit #spreadthelove #liveshaka @hutchflyfish @galvanflyreels @orvispasadena @orvis @orvisflyfishing @theflystop @fishermensspot @bobmarriottsflyfishingstore @smithoptics @buffusa
. . Third one from yesterday's amazing session! Hope they're happy again this morning .... πŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜ . #socalflatsfishing  #corbinacoach  #ghostofthecoast  #galvanflyreels  #galvantorque  #galvanforlife  #orvisflyfishing  #orvisflyrods  #orvishelios  #helios3  #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re  #corbina  #corbinaonthefly  #corbinapatrol  #backyardbones  #surfinmerkin  #beancounterfly  #sightfishing  #worsethanpermit  #spreadthelove  #liveshaka  @hutchflyfish @galvanflyreels @orvispasadena @orvis @orvisflyfishing @theflystop @fishermensspot @bobmarriottsflyfishingstore @smithoptics @buffusa
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FULL HOUSE (cont)
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...............With the area going dry, the nearest rip was the best option so some searching casts were in order and rewarded with pair of small wiggly yellowfin croaker. COOL! The next bean, another feisty adolescent, spit the hook as it was coming ashore, so NO TOUCH = NO COUNT, in my book. Capped things off with an epic eat tight to the bank just as the sun peaked through the coastal haze, yet another chunky backyard bone. Out of time, with fish still showing, I was more than happy having been dealt a fine full house on a beautiful Tuesday morning.
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#socalflatsfishing #corbinacoach #ghostofthecoast #galvanflyreels #galvantorque  #galvanforlife #orvisflyfishing #orvisflyrods #orvishelios #helios3 #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re #corbina #corbinaonthefly #corbinapatrol #backyardbones #surfinmerkin #beancounterfly #sightfishing #worsethanpermit #spreadthelove #liveshaka
. . FULL HOUSE (cont) . ...............With the area going dry, the nearest rip was the best option so some searching casts were in order and rewarded with pair of small wiggly yellowfin croaker. COOL! The next bean, another feisty adolescent, spit the hook as it was coming ashore, so NO TOUCH = NO COUNT, in my book. Capped things off with an epic eat tight to the bank just as the sun peaked through the coastal haze, yet another chunky backyard bone. Out of time, with fish still showing, I was more than happy having been dealt a fine full house on a beautiful Tuesday morning. πŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜ . #socalflatsfishing  #corbinacoach  #ghostofthecoast  #galvanflyreels  #galvantorque  #galvanforlife  #orvisflyfishing  #orvisflyrods  #orvishelios  #helios3  #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re  #corbina  #corbinaonthefly  #corbinapatrol  #backyardbones  #surfinmerkin  #beancounterfly  #sightfishing  #worsethanpermit  #spreadthelove  #liveshaka 
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FULL HOUSE
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A bean clam carpeted tidal zone, a truckload of neoprened wrapped surfers, and  an eighth of a mile of prime corbina real estate, the balmy morn was off to a fine start. Got things rocking when a slight wake pushing eastward into the falling tide turned into the first eat, a clean teen bean just full of piss and vinegar. .
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With a couple others blowing up the pool during the battle, I left and the hunt resumed in the still grey, with the next section, a wide shallow swale, revealing the back of a GOOD one as it crawled over a sand bar to get to the soon to be closing buffet. Aired out a big loop and let the fish approach, and though I lost sight of this beauty, I began the strip and BOING, everything got real tight then came an explosive run ZZZZZZZZZZZZ - ZZZZZZZZZZZZ - ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ across the shallows. Three nice runs and she came ashore for pics.................
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#socalflatsfishing #corbinacoach #ghostofthecoast #galvanflyreels #galvantorque  #galvanforlife #orvisflyfishing #orvisflyrods #orvishelios #helios3 #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re #corbina #corbinaonthefly #corbinapatrol #backyardbones #surfinmerkin #beancounterfly #sightfishing #worsethanpermit #spreadthelove #liveshaka
. . FULL HOUSE . A bean clam carpeted tidal zone, a truckload of neoprened wrapped surfers, and an eighth of a mile of prime corbina real estate, the balmy morn was off to a fine start. Got things rocking when a slight wake pushing eastward into the falling tide turned into the first eat, a clean teen bean just full of piss and vinegar. . . With a couple others blowing up the pool during the battle, I left and the hunt resumed in the still grey, with the next section, a wide shallow swale, revealing the back of a GOOD one as it crawled over a sand bar to get to the soon to be closing buffet. Aired out a big loop and let the fish approach, and though I lost sight of this beauty, I began the strip and BOING, everything got real tight then came an explosive run ZZZZZZZZZZZZ - ZZZZZZZZZZZZ - ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ across the shallows. Three nice runs and she came ashore for pics................. πŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜ . #socalflatsfishing  #corbinacoach  #ghostofthecoast  #galvanflyreels  #galvantorque  #galvanforlife  #orvisflyfishing  #orvisflyrods  #orvishelios  #helios3  #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re  #corbina  #corbinaonthefly  #corbinapatrol  #backyardbones  #surfinmerkin  #beancounterfly  #sightfishing  #worsethanpermit  #spreadthelove  #liveshaka 
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Love our backyard bones! Second one today, full blow-by-blow of the entire session coming in a few.....
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#socalflatsfishing #corbinacoach #ghostofthecoast #galvanflyreels #galvantorque  #galvanforlife #orvisflyfishing #orvisflyrods #orvishelios #helios3 #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re #corbina #corbinaonthefly #corbinapatrol #backyardbones #surfinmerkin #beancounterfly #sightfishing #worsethanpermit #spreadthelove #liveshaka @hutchflyfish @galvanflyreels @orvispasadena @orvis @orvisflyfishing @theflystop @fishermensspot @bobmarriottsflyfishingstore @smithoptics @buffusa
. . Love our backyard bones! Second one today, full blow-by-blow of the entire session coming in a few..... πŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜ . #socalflatsfishing  #corbinacoach  #ghostofthecoast  #galvanflyreels  #galvantorque  #galvanforlife  #orvisflyfishing  #orvisflyrods  #orvishelios  #helios3  #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re  #corbina  #corbinaonthefly  #corbinapatrol  #backyardbones  #surfinmerkin  #beancounterfly  #sightfishing  #worsethanpermit  #spreadthelove  #liveshaka  @hutchflyfish @galvanflyreels @orvispasadena @orvis @orvisflyfishing @theflystop @fishermensspot @bobmarriottsflyfishingstore @smithoptics @buffusa
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Dark, flat light, big surf, tight windows, it all adds up to a tough "sightfishing" session.... so look for sign where you can see. Here are a pair of corbina carefully pushing west in an inches deep receding flow where it meets an incoming wave. They gave me the snub as did the other ones I saw LOL πŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜
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#socalflatsfishing #corbinacoach #ghostofthecoast #galvanflyreels #galvantorque  #galvanforlife #orvisflyfishing #orvisflyrods #orvishelios #helios3 #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re #corbina #corbinaonthefly #corbinapatrol #backyardbones #surfinmerkin #beancounterfly #sightfishing #worsethanpermit #spreadthelove #liveshaka
. . Dark, flat light, big surf, tight windows, it all adds up to a tough "sightfishing" session.... so look for sign where you can see. Here are a pair of corbina carefully pushing west in an inches deep receding flow where it meets an incoming wave. They gave me the snub as did the other ones I saw LOL πŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜ . #socalflatsfishing  #corbinacoach  #ghostofthecoast  #galvanflyreels  #galvantorque  #galvanforlife  #orvisflyfishing  #orvisflyrods  #orvishelios  #helios3  #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re  #corbina  #corbinaonthefly  #corbinapatrol  #backyardbones  #surfinmerkin  #beancounterfly  #sightfishing  #worsethanpermit  #spreadthelove  #liveshaka 
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20 MINUTES
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Having arrived in the dark, I found last week's "cut and trough" had vanished, replaced by a much different piece of structure, a shallow swale, some distance away. With nothing else worth staking out, the wait began and just as the sky became a lighter shade of grey, I spotted a VERY slight push from a feeding corbina as it surfed up and through the six foot wide glassy section between shore and the next wave. Going with my back up today, the Recon flipped the fly up onto the crab bed, the swash covered it and with a slow strip we were ON! A gallant splashy fight this teen bean had little to work with in the way of depth having sacrificed hunger for safety and so with a little side pressure, she slid up the sand. At the far east end, that section was filling in as well, and right on cue here comes another push but that one gave me the 'ol "bit and spit" and that was the extant of the morning. 20 minutes is about all the time there was before the south swell overwhelmed the shallow pool in which the couple were feeding. I'll take one for two any day of the week.
πŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜
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#socalflatsfishing #corbinacoach #ghostofthecoast #galvanflyreels #galvantorque  #galvanforlife #orvisflyfishing #orvisflyrods #orvishelios #helios3 #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re #corbina #corbinaonthefly #corbinapatrol #backyardbones #surfinmerkin #beancounterfly #sightfishing #worsethanpermit #spreadthelove #liveshaka
. . 20 MINUTES . Having arrived in the dark, I found last week's "cut and trough" had vanished, replaced by a much different piece of structure, a shallow swale, some distance away. With nothing else worth staking out, the wait began and just as the sky became a lighter shade of grey, I spotted a VERY slight push from a feeding corbina as it surfed up and through the six foot wide glassy section between shore and the next wave. Going with my back up today, the Recon flipped the fly up onto the crab bed, the swash covered it and with a slow strip we were ON! A gallant splashy fight this teen bean had little to work with in the way of depth having sacrificed hunger for safety and so with a little side pressure, she slid up the sand. At the far east end, that section was filling in as well, and right on cue here comes another push but that one gave me the 'ol "bit and spit" and that was the extant of the morning. 20 minutes is about all the time there was before the south swell overwhelmed the shallow pool in which the couple were feeding. I'll take one for two any day of the week. πŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜ . #socalflatsfishing  #corbinacoach  #ghostofthecoast  #galvanflyreels  #galvantorque  #galvanforlife  #orvisflyfishing  #orvisflyrods  #orvishelios  #helios3  #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re  #corbina  #corbinaonthefly  #corbinapatrol  #backyardbones  #surfinmerkin  #beancounterfly  #sightfishing  #worsethanpermit  #spreadthelove  #liveshaka 
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Love it when aΒ GREAT three year old memoryΒ pops up on the other site!

SMOKE ON THE WATER 
We all came out to Horseshoe
Off the California Coastline
To stroke yellows with the long rod...
Love to hear our drags whine
Aaron Graham and the Others
Were scanning their way around
But some stupid with a Bass Boat
Made the yellows bail without a sound 
Smoke on the water, yellows on my mind .
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They boiled up around the skiff
The terns squawked an awful sound 
Mitch and Mike were driving in and out 
Pulling out all the stops
When it all was over
They had to find another place
Cuz fishing time was running out
And with yellows they couldn't keep the pace 
Smoke on the water, yellows on our minds .
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We ended up near the sculpin grounds 
The place with too many boats 
But with the tide change thing right on time
The 'chovies came up to float
With a few strong runs and a few quick kicks 
The fish made me sweat
No matter what I catch after this 
I know I'll never forget
Smoke on the water, yellow on the fly πŸ˜†πŸŸπŸ”₯πŸŽ―πŸ‘ŠπŸ’₯
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#socalflatsfishing #galvanflyreels #galvantorque #galvanforlife #orvisflyfishing #orvisflyrods #helios3 #scientificanglersflylines #pelagicsonthefly #screamingdrags #yellowtailonthefly #yellowtailfood #hamachi #yellowtail #150spot #loveelnino #2015 #liveshaka
. . Love it when aΒ GREAT three year old memoryΒ pops up on the other site! SMOKE ON THE WATER We all came out to Horseshoe Off the California Coastline To stroke yellows with the long rod... Love to hear our drags whine Aaron Graham and the Others Were scanning their way around But some stupid with a Bass Boat Made the yellows bail without a sound Smoke on the water, yellows on my mind . . They boiled up around the skiff The terns squawked an awful sound Mitch and Mike were driving in and out Pulling out all the stops When it all was over They had to find another place Cuz fishing time was running out And with yellows they couldn't keep the pace Smoke on the water, yellows on our minds . . We ended up near the sculpin grounds The place with too many boats But with the tide change thing right on time The 'chovies came up to float With a few strong runs and a few quick kicks The fish made me sweat No matter what I catch after this I know I'll never forget Smoke on the water, yellow on the fly πŸ˜†πŸŸπŸ”₯πŸŽ―πŸ‘ŠπŸ’₯ . #socalflatsfishing  #galvanflyreels  #galvantorque  #galvanforlife  #orvisflyfishing  #orvisflyrods  #helios3  #scientificanglersflylines  #pelagicsonthefly  #screamingdrags  #yellowtailonthefly  #yellowtailfood  #hamachi  #yellowtail  #150spot  #loveelnino  #2015  #liveshaka 
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B E A N 🐟  C O U N T E R
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Here's a new fly that I've been massaging over the past couple of seasons. This year it has already accounted for a bunch of beautiful corbina. Seeking a tie that would complement my own versions of master tier Paul Cronin's Surfin' Merkin, this pattern includes some different features and triggers that corbina seem to like. A contrasting fluffy synthetic-fibered body, swimming silicone clawed legs, contrasting mono eyes, front and back ultra chenille walking legs, and a bright hot spot tail to create a target and increase the fly's sandy "smoke trail" as it chugs along the bottom.
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The hot spot is a small custom powder-coated @flymenfishingco Fish-Skull Shrimp & Cray Tail attached in a position reversed from that suggested by the manufacturer.
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The body is constructed of white @epflies Tarantula then enhanced with light grey marker to mimic the natural grey top/white belly of the natural.
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Taking a cue from a successful gear fishermen I know that makes regular catches of corbina on an all-white swimbait, I sought to add movement and vibration. The little "clawed" legs create a nice wiggle effect when stripped.
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Medium black brass eyes, minimize tumbling by keeping the front end anchored.
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Whether used as an early morning searching pattern in a deep rip or a sightfished offering on a shallow flat, it might just add a few more beans to your tally this season. Give the "Bean Counter" a try!
πŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜
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#socalflatsfishing #corbinacoach #ghostofthecoast #galvanflyreels #galvantorque  #galvanforlife #orvisflyfishing #orvisflyrods #orvishelios #helios3 #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re #corbina #corbinaonthefly #corbinapatrol #backyardbones #surfinmerkin #beancounterfly #creationstation #sightfishing #worsethanpermit #spreadthelove #liveshaka
. . B E A N 🐟 C O U N T E R . Here's a new fly that I've been massaging over the past couple of seasons. This year it has already accounted for a bunch of beautiful corbina. Seeking a tie that would complement my own versions of master tier Paul Cronin's Surfin' Merkin, this pattern includes some different features and triggers that corbina seem to like. A contrasting fluffy synthetic-fibered body, swimming silicone clawed legs, contrasting mono eyes, front and back ultra chenille walking legs, and a bright hot spot tail to create a target and increase the fly's sandy "smoke trail" as it chugs along the bottom. .. The hot spot is a small custom powder-coated @flymenfishingco Fish-Skull Shrimp & Cray Tail attached in a position reversed from that suggested by the manufacturer. . The body is constructed of white @epflies Tarantula then enhanced with light grey marker to mimic the natural grey top/white belly of the natural. . Taking a cue from a successful gear fishermen I know that makes regular catches of corbina on an all-white swimbait, I sought to add movement and vibration. The little "clawed" legs create a nice wiggle effect when stripped. . Medium black brass eyes, minimize tumbling by keeping the front end anchored. . Whether used as an early morning searching pattern in a deep rip or a sightfished offering on a shallow flat, it might just add a few more beans to your tally this season. Give the "Bean Counter" a try! πŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜ . #socalflatsfishing  #corbinacoach  #ghostofthecoast  #galvanflyreels  #galvantorque  #galvanforlife  #orvisflyfishing  #orvisflyrods  #orvishelios  #helios3  #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re  #corbina  #corbinaonthefly  #corbinapatrol  #backyardbones  #surfinmerkin  #beancounterfly  #creationstation  #sightfishing  #worsethanpermit  #spreadthelove  #liveshaka 
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E N D L E S S 🐟 S U M M E R .
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Are you ready for an extended season of bean stalking? Though just a shiny  lil' dude this was last year's closer way late on October 4th. So excited as weather models are already indicating the likelihood of another El Nino this fall. With an already stellar corbina season underway, this could be one for the record books! WOO-HOO!
πŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜
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#socalflatsfishing #corbinacoach #ghostofthecoast #galvanflyreels #galvantorque  #galvanforlife #orvisflyfishing #orvisflyrods #orvishelios #helios3 #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re #corbina #corbinaonthefly #corbinapatrol #backyardbones #surfinmerkin #beancounterfly #sightfishing #worsethanpermit #spreadthelove #liveshaka
. . E N D L E S S 🐟 S U M M E R . . Are you ready for an extended season of bean stalking? Though just a shiny lil' dude this was last year's closer way late on October 4th. So excited as weather models are already indicating the likelihood of another El Nino this fall. With an already stellar corbina season underway, this could be one for the record books! WOO-HOO! πŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜ . #socalflatsfishing  #corbinacoach  #ghostofthecoast  #galvanflyreels  #galvantorque  #galvanforlife  #orvisflyfishing  #orvisflyrods  #orvishelios  #helios3  #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re  #corbina  #corbinaonthefly  #corbinapatrol  #backyardbones  #surfinmerkin  #beancounterfly  #sightfishing  #worsethanpermit  #spreadthelove  #liveshaka 
Beach season is in full swing but @glenn_ueda continues to produce. Those with patience and a good set of eyes can do the same. .....
#Repost @glenn_ueda
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OVER 60
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..........inches of pure ghostly goodness this morning. Had to dodge moms and dads and the little ones too once the structure filled in. With those conditions came extra spookiness, necessitating long leading shots but even then there were plenty of blow ups. Missed one when it shook its head and another when its white lips double pumped, both rejecting the fake offerings. But we got it done, the first feisty girthy and dark, the next slim and banded with a crazy huge dorsal, and the last almost like a powerful silvery beige football. So cool! This season keeps getting better and better. Let's all hope that it goes into October like last year! Have a GREAT humpday everyone!
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#socalflatsfishing #corbinacoach #ghostofthecoast #galvanflyreels #galvantorque  #galvanforlife #orvisflyfishing #orvisflyrods #orvishelios #helios3 #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re #corbina #corbinaonthefly #corbinapatrol #backyardbones #surfinmerkin #sightfishing #worsethanpermit #spreadthelove #liveshaka
Beach season is in full swing but @glenn_ueda continues to produce. Those with patience and a good set of eyes can do the same. ..... #Repost  @glenn_ueda ・・・ . . OVER 60 . ..........inches of pure ghostly goodness this morning. Had to dodge moms and dads and the little ones too once the structure filled in. With those conditions came extra spookiness, necessitating long leading shots but even then there were plenty of blow ups. Missed one when it shook its head and another when its white lips double pumped, both rejecting the fake offerings. But we got it done, the first feisty girthy and dark, the next slim and banded with a crazy huge dorsal, and the last almost like a powerful silvery beige football. So cool! This season keeps getting better and better. Let's all hope that it goes into October like last year! Have a GREAT humpday everyone! πŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜ . #socalflatsfishing  #corbinacoach  #ghostofthecoast  #galvanflyreels  #galvantorque  #galvanforlife  #orvisflyfishing  #orvisflyrods  #orvishelios  #helios3  #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re  #corbina  #corbinaonthefly  #corbinapatrol  #backyardbones  #surfinmerkin  #sightfishing  #worsethanpermit  #spreadthelove  #liveshaka 
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T R A N S F O R M A T I O N
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Exactly six short years ago to the day, the ONE that ignited my deep passion and pursuit of a wonderfully challenging species. During that summer of '13, I made exactly thirty-six trips and landed only three corbina, and though I don't gamble, I thought I had hit the lotto. Yeah, it was like that. I would occasionally find them and cast....then watch them swim away. Determined, I have since stalked hundreds of miles of shoreline annually, observing, and striving to be just a little better each time I stepped onto sand. With still so much to learn, the results of that journey are chronicled in my seminars. The only thing that I love more than sightfishing for corbina is inspiring others to do the same. Mid-circuit complete, I want to thank all of the fly fishing clubs and stores for providing a learning environment in which to share. These are the remaining seminars for 2018. Please come out and share your experiences. I would be honored to meet you.

July 10 Santa Barbara Fly Fishers

July 11 Fly Fishers of Orange County

July 12 Pasadena Casting Club

July 16 Golden State Flycasters (San Diego)

July 17 Wilderness Fly Fishers (Santa Monica) / Sierra Pacific (Encino)

July 18 Sespe Fly Fishers (Ventura)

Sept 12 Conejo Valley Fly Fishers πŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜
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#socalflatsfishing #corbinacoach #ghostofthecoast #galvanflyreels #galvantorque  #galvanforlife #orvisflyfishing #orvisflyrods #orvishelios #helios3 #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re #corbina #corbinaonthefly #corbinapatrol #backyardbones #surfinmerkin #beancounterfly #sightfishing #worsethanpermit #spreadthelove #liveshaka
. . T R A N S F O R M A T I O N . Exactly six short years ago to the day, the ONE that ignited my deep passion and pursuit of a wonderfully challenging species. During that summer of '13, I made exactly thirty-six trips and landed only three corbina, and though I don't gamble, I thought I had hit the lotto. Yeah, it was like that. I would occasionally find them and cast....then watch them swim away. Determined, I have since stalked hundreds of miles of shoreline annually, observing, and striving to be just a little better each time I stepped onto sand. With still so much to learn, the results of that journey are chronicled in my seminars. The only thing that I love more than sightfishing for corbina is inspiring others to do the same. Mid-circuit complete, I want to thank all of the fly fishing clubs and stores for providing a learning environment in which to share. These are the remaining seminars for 2018. Please come out and share your experiences. I would be honored to meet you. July 10 Santa Barbara Fly Fishers July 11 Fly Fishers of Orange County July 12 Pasadena Casting Club July 16 Golden State Flycasters (San Diego) July 17 Wilderness Fly Fishers (Santa Monica) / Sierra Pacific (Encino) July 18 Sespe Fly Fishers (Ventura) Sept 12 Conejo Valley Fly Fishers πŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜ . #socalflatsfishing  #corbinacoach  #ghostofthecoast  #galvanflyreels  #galvantorque  #galvanforlife  #orvisflyfishing  #orvisflyrods  #orvishelios  #helios3  #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re  #corbina  #corbinaonthefly  #corbinapatrol  #backyardbones  #surfinmerkin  #beancounterfly  #sightfishing  #worsethanpermit  #spreadthelove  #liveshaka 
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A fine example of "reductive" structure that might hold feeding corbina. Forever changing, find this on a low tide, be patient, and watch for them to glide in as the tide fills in.....
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#socalflatsfishing #corbinacoach #ghostofthecoast #galvanflyreels #galvantorque  #galvanforlife #orvisflyfishing #orvisflyrods #orvishelios #helios3 #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re #corbina #corbinaonthefly #corbinapatrol #backyardbones #surfinmerkin #beancounterfly #sightfishing #worsethanpermit #spreadthelove #liveshaka @hutchflyfish @galvanflyreels @orvispasadena @orvis @orvisflyfishing @theflystop @fishermensspot @bobmarriottsflyfishingstore @smithoptics @buffusa
. . A fine example of "reductive" structure that might hold feeding corbina. Forever changing, find this on a low tide, be patient, and watch for them to glide in as the tide fills in..... πŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜ . #socalflatsfishing  #corbinacoach  #ghostofthecoast  #galvanflyreels  #galvantorque  #galvanforlife  #orvisflyfishing  #orvisflyrods  #orvishelios  #helios3  #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re  #corbina  #corbinaonthefly  #corbinapatrol  #backyardbones  #surfinmerkin  #beancounterfly  #sightfishing  #worsethanpermit  #spreadthelove  #liveshaka  @hutchflyfish @galvanflyreels @orvispasadena @orvis @orvisflyfishing @theflystop @fishermensspot @bobmarriottsflyfishingstore @smithoptics @buffusa
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Second Of Three. Love this game!
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#socalflatsfishing #corbinacoach #ghostofthecoast #galvanflyreels #galvantorque  #galvanforlife #orvisflyfishing #orvisflyrods #orvishelios #helios3 #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re #corbina #corbinaonthefly #corbinapatrol #backyardbones #surfinmerkin #beancounterfly #sightfishing #worsethanpermit #spreadthelove #liveshaka @hutchflyfish @galvanflyreels @orvispasadena @orvis @orvisflyfishing @theflystop @fishermensspot @bobmarriottsflyfishingstore @smithoptics @#buffusa
. . Second Of Three. Love this game! πŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜ . #socalflatsfishing  #corbinacoach  #ghostofthecoast  #galvanflyreels  #galvantorque  #galvanforlife  #orvisflyfishing  #orvisflyrods  #orvishelios  #helios3  #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re  #corbina  #corbinaonthefly  #corbinapatrol  #backyardbones  #surfinmerkin  #beancounterfly  #sightfishing  #worsethanpermit  #spreadthelove  #liveshaka  @hutchflyfish @galvanflyreels @orvispasadena @orvis @orvisflyfishing @theflystop @fishermensspot @bobmarriottsflyfishingstore @smithoptics @#buffusa 
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OVER 60
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..........inches of pure ghostly goodness this morning. Had to dodge moms and dads and the little ones too once the structure filled in. With those conditions came extra spookiness, necessitating long leading shots but even then there were plenty of blow ups. Missed one when it shook its head and another when its white lips double pumped, both rejecting the fake offerings. But we got it done, the first feisty girthy and dark, the next slim and banded with a crazy huge dorsal, and the last almost like a powerful silvery beige football. So cool! This season keeps getting better and better. Let's all hope that it goes into October like last year! Have a GREAT humpday everyone!
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#socalflatsfishing #corbinacoach #ghostofthecoast #galvanflyreels #galvantorque  #galvanforlife #orvisflyfishing #orvisflyrods #orvishelios #helios3 #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re #corbina #corbinaonthefly #corbinapatrol #backyardbones #surfinmerkin #beancounterfly #sightfishing #worsethanpermit #spreadthelove #liveshaka
. . OVER 60 . ..........inches of pure ghostly goodness this morning. Had to dodge moms and dads and the little ones too once the structure filled in. With those conditions came extra spookiness, necessitating long leading shots but even then there were plenty of blow ups. Missed one when it shook its head and another when its white lips double pumped, both rejecting the fake offerings. But we got it done, the first feisty girthy and dark, the next slim and banded with a crazy huge dorsal, and the last almost like a powerful silvery beige football. So cool! This season keeps getting better and better. Let's all hope that it goes into October like last year! Have a GREAT humpday everyone! πŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜ . #socalflatsfishing  #corbinacoach  #ghostofthecoast  #galvanflyreels  #galvantorque  #galvanforlife  #orvisflyfishing  #orvisflyrods  #orvishelios  #helios3  #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re  #corbina  #corbinaonthefly  #corbinapatrol  #backyardbones  #surfinmerkin  #beancounterfly  #sightfishing  #worsethanpermit  #spreadthelove  #liveshaka 
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WHY NOT.......
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......it's Father's Day. A five hour wait following a drizzly arrival, the cut FINALLY filled in and they slid in and turned right at the kelp clump. Let them settle into their new accommodations then watched as they glided back out but returned, three turning into five targets. A long lead and BLAM but a sideways blast then violent handshake and the bug came flying at me. Rude. A short break and soon a smaller pair pushed in and TAILED. Moved upstream and the downstream flick did the trick. Thanks dad for not letting me quit.πŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜
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#socalflatsfishing #corbinacoach #ghostofthecoast #galvanflyreels #galvantorque  #galvanforlife #orvisflyfishing #orvisflyrods #orvishelios #helios3 #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re #corbina #corbinaonthefly #corbinapatrol #backyardbones #surfinmerkin #beancounterfly #sightfishing #worsethanpermit #spreadthelove #liveshaka
. . WHY NOT....... . . ......it's Father's Day. A five hour wait following a drizzly arrival, the cut FINALLY filled in and they slid in and turned right at the kelp clump. Let them settle into their new accommodations then watched as they glided back out but returned, three turning into five targets. A long lead and BLAM but a sideways blast then violent handshake and the bug came flying at me. Rude. A short break and soon a smaller pair pushed in and TAILED. Moved upstream and the downstream flick did the trick. Thanks dad for not letting me quit.πŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜ . #socalflatsfishing  #corbinacoach  #ghostofthecoast  #galvanflyreels  #galvantorque  #galvanforlife  #orvisflyfishing  #orvisflyrods  #orvishelios  #helios3  #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re  #corbina  #corbinaonthefly  #corbinapatrol  #backyardbones  #surfinmerkin  #beancounterfly  #sightfishing  #worsethanpermit  #spreadthelove  #liveshaka 
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You can sight fish these cool yellowfin croaker too. Just a little golden icing on today's corbina cake πŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜
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#socalflatsfishing #corbinacoach #ghostofthecoast #galvanflyreels #galvantorque  #galvanforlife #orvisflyfishing #orvisflyrods #orvishelios #helios3 #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re #yellowfincroaker #yellowfincroakeronthefly #corbina #corbinaonthefly #corbinapatrol #backyardbones #surfinmerkin #beancounterfly #sightfishing #worsethanpermit #spreadthelove #liveshaka
. . You can sight fish these cool yellowfin croaker too. Just a little golden icing on today's corbina cake πŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜ . #socalflatsfishing  #corbinacoach  #ghostofthecoast  #galvanflyreels  #galvantorque  #galvanforlife  #orvisflyfishing  #orvisflyrods  #orvishelios  #helios3  #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re  #yellowfincroaker  #yellowfincroakeronthefly  #corbina  #corbinaonthefly  #corbinapatrol  #backyardbones  #surfinmerkin  #beancounterfly  #sightfishing  #worsethanpermit  #spreadthelove  #liveshaka 
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B A C K Y A R D 🐟 B O N E S 
Thick haziness couldn't mask the entry point and soon enough, the tide filled in and the welcoming party arrived. Looking more like a winged grey skateboard, an absolute monster rolled in and ATE then did something that left me stunned in utter amazement. Now, these critters are down right smart as you may have guessed, but, how smart? More clever than your basic spooky bonefish, yup. On par with the ever wily permit, uh huh. Way beyond most carp I've met, without a doubt. Now hooked, this beast acts like a mossback yellow and runs straight for the ONLY mass of kelp on the flat and soon one of the strands slides down to the hook and it pops free.......UGH. All of the meditating in the world couldn't stop me from belting out a couple of choice expletives.
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Helping to flush the sting, the tide soon rushed in, as did a couple handfuls of smaller grade, each pod giving up a sweet teen bean on either end of a shallow trough, with the grey bug enticing the first and pink the next. Capped it all off when a fast moving gang of yellowfin showed up with the pack leader grabbing a new bug I've been testing. I sure love summertime surf sightfishing.
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#socalflatsfishing #corbinacoach #ghostofthecoast #galvanflyreels #galvantorque  #galvanforlife #orvisflyfishing #orvisflyrods #orvishelios #helios3 #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re #corbina #corbinaonthefly #corbinapatrol #backyardbones #surfinmerkin #beancounterfly #sightfishing #worsethanpermit #spreadthelove #liveshaka
. . B A C K Y A R D 🐟 B O N E S Thick haziness couldn't mask the entry point and soon enough, the tide filled in and the welcoming party arrived. Looking more like a winged grey skateboard, an absolute monster rolled in and ATE then did something that left me stunned in utter amazement. Now, these critters are down right smart as you may have guessed, but, how smart? More clever than your basic spooky bonefish, yup. On par with the ever wily permit, uh huh. Way beyond most carp I've met, without a doubt. Now hooked, this beast acts like a mossback yellow and runs straight for the ONLY mass of kelp on the flat and soon one of the strands slides down to the hook and it pops free.......UGH. All of the meditating in the world couldn't stop me from belting out a couple of choice expletives. . Helping to flush the sting, the tide soon rushed in, as did a couple handfuls of smaller grade, each pod giving up a sweet teen bean on either end of a shallow trough, with the grey bug enticing the first and pink the next. Capped it all off when a fast moving gang of yellowfin showed up with the pack leader grabbing a new bug I've been testing. I sure love summertime surf sightfishing. πŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜ . #socalflatsfishing  #corbinacoach  #ghostofthecoast  #galvanflyreels  #galvantorque  #galvanforlife  #orvisflyfishing  #orvisflyrods  #orvishelios  #helios3  #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re  #corbina  #corbinaonthefly  #corbinapatrol  #backyardbones  #surfinmerkin  #beancounterfly  #sightfishing  #worsethanpermit  #spreadthelove  #liveshaka 
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BETTER LUCKY THAN GOOD
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Swellmagnet's forecast was again correct as the area of operation got pummeled by angry walls of water, each producing a leopard-spotted blanket of cottonball-like whiteness across the sand-churning shallow. With barely a clear window, today's hunt would be relegated to spotting surface swirls, pushes, and tails, so that's what I did for the next three hours. A mile plus double-covered, led to only a few pushes and one tail, a barely perceptible "tick" which didn't bother to stick. With the tide bottomed, finally observed a headstanding silver tail in a receding wave directly over a healthy tailgate-sized crab bed. Quickly flipped a short cast off to the right side and let the fly sink out so that I'd have the correct length of line extended for a follow up cast. But I never had the chance as that furry morsel resting on the bottom got SLAMMED, the H3 suddenly loaded up and fly line just flying off the little violet reel! Just sitting on the bottom and BOOM! A great tussle, this season's 20th bean wasn't a giant but I'll take these brain-twisting eye-burning butterballs all day, every day.
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#socalflatsfishing #corbinacoach #ghostofthecoast #galvanflyreels #galvantorque  #galvanforlife #orvisflyfishing #orvisflyrods #orvishelios #helios3 #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re #corbina #corbinaonthefly #corbinapatrol #backyardbones #surfinmerkin #beancounterfly #sightfishing #worsethanpermit #spreadthelove #liveshaka
. . BETTER LUCKY THAN GOOD . Swellmagnet's forecast was again correct as the area of operation got pummeled by angry walls of water, each producing a leopard-spotted blanket of cottonball-like whiteness across the sand-churning shallow. With barely a clear window, today's hunt would be relegated to spotting surface swirls, pushes, and tails, so that's what I did for the next three hours. A mile plus double-covered, led to only a few pushes and one tail, a barely perceptible "tick" which didn't bother to stick. With the tide bottomed, finally observed a headstanding silver tail in a receding wave directly over a healthy tailgate-sized crab bed. Quickly flipped a short cast off to the right side and let the fly sink out so that I'd have the correct length of line extended for a follow up cast. But I never had the chance as that furry morsel resting on the bottom got SLAMMED, the H3 suddenly loaded up and fly line just flying off the little violet reel! Just sitting on the bottom and BOOM! A great tussle, this season's 20th bean wasn't a giant but I'll take these brain-twisting eye-burning butterballs all day, every day. πŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜ . #socalflatsfishing  #corbinacoach  #ghostofthecoast  #galvanflyreels  #galvantorque  #galvanforlife  #orvisflyfishing  #orvisflyrods  #orvishelios  #helios3  #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re  #corbina  #corbinaonthefly  #corbinapatrol  #backyardbones  #surfinmerkin  #beancounterfly  #sightfishing  #worsethanpermit  #spreadthelove  #liveshaka 
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Bright Sunday stalking
Between splashing teens
Spooky ghost targets
Loving my beans
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@socalflatsfishing #corbinacoach #ghostofthecoast #galvanflyreels #galvantorque  #galvanforlife #orvisflyfishing #orvisflyrods #orvishelios #helios3 #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re #corbina #corbinaonthefly #corbinapatrol #backyardbones #surfinmerkin #beancounterfly #sightfishing #worsethanpermit #spreadthelove #liveshaka @hutchflyfish @galvanflyreels @orvis @orvisflyfishing @orvispasadena @theflystop @fishermensspot @bobmarriottsflyfishingstore @smithoptics @buffusa
. Bright Sunday stalking Between splashing teens Spooky ghost targets Loving my beans πŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜ . @socalflatsfishing #corbinacoach  #ghostofthecoast  #galvanflyreels  #galvantorque  #galvanforlife  #orvisflyfishing  #orvisflyrods  #orvishelios  #helios3  #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re  #corbina  #corbinaonthefly  #corbinapatrol  #backyardbones  #surfinmerkin  #beancounterfly  #sightfishing  #worsethanpermit  #spreadthelove  #liveshaka  @hutchflyfish @galvanflyreels @orvis @orvisflyfishing @orvispasadena @theflystop @fishermensspot @bobmarriottsflyfishingstore @smithoptics @buffusa
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ROCK YOU LIKE A HURRICANE
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The first of the season, Hurricane Alleta tacked west sending sizable aquatic vibrations northward overnight and a major surfer hatch ensued. Being a Sunday to boot, it was going to compound an already challenging task but we were there and we were going fishing BIG surf or not. Hopscotching groups of beachgoers, the lengthy morning stroll featured a few lazy targets barely glimpsed here and there, drifting about as the structure eventually went dry. A quick lunch and back to the best section of sand as the tide turned and whaddya know its void of trough stompers. NICE. The rising push swept way up the beach but there were small workable windows. And that's when a beautiful chrome-clad pair cruised straight in, then caromed westward. Ran down to the edge, dropped down, and fired a cast mostly parallel to shore, and with one long strip ............ ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ- ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ- ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ! Another sizable critter, this went a chunky 22". I don't often fish weekends, but when I do, I prefer that they end up like this.πŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜
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#socalflatsfishing #corbinacoach #ghostofthecoast #galvanflyreels #galvantorque  #galvanforlife #orvisflyfishing #orvisflyrods #orvishelios #helios3 #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re #corbina #corbinaonthefly #corbinapatrol #backyardbones #surfinmerkin #beancounterfly #sightfishing #worsethanpermit #spreadthelove #liveshaka
. . ROCK YOU LIKE A HURRICANE . The first of the season, Hurricane Alleta tacked west sending sizable aquatic vibrations northward overnight and a major surfer hatch ensued. Being a Sunday to boot, it was going to compound an already challenging task but we were there and we were going fishing BIG surf or not. Hopscotching groups of beachgoers, the lengthy morning stroll featured a few lazy targets barely glimpsed here and there, drifting about as the structure eventually went dry. A quick lunch and back to the best section of sand as the tide turned and whaddya know its void of trough stompers. NICE. The rising push swept way up the beach but there were small workable windows. And that's when a beautiful chrome-clad pair cruised straight in, then caromed westward. Ran down to the edge, dropped down, and fired a cast mostly parallel to shore, and with one long strip ............ ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ- ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ- ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ! Another sizable critter, this went a chunky 22". I don't often fish weekends, but when I do, I prefer that they end up like this.πŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜ . #socalflatsfishing  #corbinacoach  #ghostofthecoast  #galvanflyreels  #galvantorque  #galvanforlife  #orvisflyfishing  #orvisflyrods  #orvishelios  #helios3  #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re  #corbina  #corbinaonthefly  #corbinapatrol  #backyardbones  #surfinmerkin  #beancounterfly  #sightfishing  #worsethanpermit  #spreadthelove  #liveshaka 
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Strip-strip-strip, I've now lost sight of the bug and about the time the fly line is leaving the water's edge, she pulls in behind and EATS. Big white maw, line jumping out of the stripping basket, she's on the reel in a blink and into the backing bonefish-style. Four solid runs later I slide her up and no doubt, the largest of the early season so far. A young lady from a gathering audience did the honors, followed by nothing but cheers as this beautiful creature paddled off. Stoked. πŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜
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#socalflatsfishing #corbinacoach #ghostofthecoast #galvanflyreels #galvantorque  #galvanforlife #orvisflyfishing #orvisflyrods #orvishelios #helios3 #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re #corbina #corbinaonthefly #corbinapatrol #backyardbones #surfinmerkin #beancounterfly #sightfishing #worsethanpermit #spreadthelove #liveshaka @hutchflyfish @galvanflyreels @orvis @orvisflyfishing @orvispasadena @theflystop @fishermensspot @bobmarriottsflyfishingstore @smithoptics @buffusa
. . ONE . Strip-strip-strip, I've now lost sight of the bug and about the time the fly line is leaving the water's edge, she pulls in behind and EATS. Big white maw, line jumping out of the stripping basket, she's on the reel in a blink and into the backing bonefish-style. Four solid runs later I slide her up and no doubt, the largest of the early season so far. A young lady from a gathering audience did the honors, followed by nothing but cheers as this beautiful creature paddled off. Stoked. πŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜ . #socalflatsfishing  #corbinacoach  #ghostofthecoast  #galvanflyreels  #galvantorque  #galvanforlife  #orvisflyfishing  #orvisflyrods  #orvishelios  #helios3  #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re  #corbina  #corbinaonthefly  #corbinapatrol  #backyardbones  #surfinmerkin  #beancounterfly  #sightfishing  #worsethanpermit  #spreadthelove  #liveshaka  @hutchflyfish @galvanflyreels @orvis @orvisflyfishing @orvispasadena @theflystop @fishermensspot @bobmarriottsflyfishingstore @smithoptics @buffusa
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Patrolling my section of beach and with the window quickly closing, this absolute jumbo surfs up and out a depression forty feet distant and the little grey merkin goes airborne
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#socalflatsfishing #corbinacoach #ghostofthecoast #galvanflyreels #galvantorque  #galvanforlife #orvisflyfishing #orvisflyrods #orvishelios #helios3 #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re #corbina #corbinaonthefly #corbinapatrol #backyardbones #surfinmerkin #beancounterfly #sightfishing #worsethanpermit #spreadthelove #liveshaka
. . ONE . Patrolling my section of beach and with the window quickly closing, this absolute jumbo surfs up and out a depression forty feet distant and the little grey merkin goes airborne πŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜ . #socalflatsfishing  #corbinacoach  #ghostofthecoast  #galvanflyreels  #galvantorque  #galvanforlife  #orvisflyfishing  #orvisflyrods  #orvishelios  #helios3  #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re  #corbina  #corbinaonthefly  #corbinapatrol  #backyardbones  #surfinmerkin  #beancounterfly  #sightfishing  #worsethanpermit  #spreadthelove  #liveshaka 
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All of this talk about hoppers got me flashing back to last July in beautiful Big Sky Country. Nothing better when chasing carp, straight 10-15# grade surface pushing in a foot of water. We left them biting πŸ˜†πŸŽ£πŸ‘πŸŒ§πŸ‘ŠπŸ’₯
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#socalflatsfishing #locomocofly #galvanflyreels #galvantorque #galvanforlife #orvisflyfishing #orvisflyrods #helios3 #accuracyfromanywh3re #buffusa #smithoptics #carpflies #carpfly #thetrashhatch #flycarpin #carpcollective #socalcarpin #sightfishing #liveshaka
. . All of this talk about hoppers got me flashing back to last July in beautiful Big Sky Country. Nothing better when chasing carp, straight 10-15# grade surface pushing in a foot of water. We left them biting πŸ˜†πŸŽ£πŸ‘πŸŒ§πŸ‘ŠπŸ’₯ .. #socalflatsfishing  #locomocofly  #galvanflyreels  #galvantorque  #galvanforlife  #orvisflyfishing  #orvisflyrods  #helios3  #accuracyfromanywh3re  #buffusa  #smithoptics  #carpflies  #carpfly  #thetrashhatch  #flycarpin  #carpcollective  #socalcarpin  #sightfishing  #liveshaka 
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W I D E L O A D 🐑  W E D N E S D A Y
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A displeasing omen of sorts, I could hear the crunching surf before I stepped onto the sand. Ugh. Bundled up, headed into the chilly breeze and knew it was going to be a tough session. As far I could see, outside breakers rushed in creating a surging blanket of foam, coating the inner zone. Ahead, ran into the best fishermen on the beach busy dismantling his beachside breakfast, while a gang of gull onlookers cackled with envy. Donning my inner osprey, I found yesterday's rip had shuffled west and within it a swirling mass of rag kelp playing grab ass....and this is where they were.....all three of them cruising haplessly about. It took the better part of two hours for the tide to change their attitudes but when it did they surfed into the steep edge to dine and just as quickly they would ride the reverb back out to the safe zone. Somehow picked the right set wave, and right on cue, she angled her girthy self into the grainy swash zone, and the little grey merkin airborne above alighted perfectly, an adjusting drop and.....ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ- ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ-  ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ! A blur of violet, she had the little Galvan spinning wildly, the H3 throbbing with joy. Geez, I love this stuff. πŸ™ŒπŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜
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#socalflatsfishing #corbinacoach #ghostofthecoast #galvanflyreels #galvantorque  #galvanforlife #orvisflyfishing #orvisflyrods #orvishelios #helios3 #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re #corbina #corbinaonthefly #corbinapatrol #backyardbones #surfinmerkin #beancounterfly #sightfishing #worsethanpermit #spreadthelove #liveshaka
. . W I D E L O A D 🐑 W E D N E S D A Y . A displeasing omen of sorts, I could hear the crunching surf before I stepped onto the sand. Ugh. Bundled up, headed into the chilly breeze and knew it was going to be a tough session. As far I could see, outside breakers rushed in creating a surging blanket of foam, coating the inner zone. Ahead, ran into the best fishermen on the beach busy dismantling his beachside breakfast, while a gang of gull onlookers cackled with envy. Donning my inner osprey, I found yesterday's rip had shuffled west and within it a swirling mass of rag kelp playing grab ass....and this is where they were.....all three of them cruising haplessly about. It took the better part of two hours for the tide to change their attitudes but when it did they surfed into the steep edge to dine and just as quickly they would ride the reverb back out to the safe zone. Somehow picked the right set wave, and right on cue, she angled her girthy self into the grainy swash zone, and the little grey merkin airborne above alighted perfectly, an adjusting drop and.....ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ- ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ- ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ! A blur of violet, she had the little Galvan spinning wildly, the H3 throbbing with joy. Geez, I love this stuff. πŸ™ŒπŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜ . #socalflatsfishing  #corbinacoach  #ghostofthecoast  #galvanflyreels  #galvantorque  #galvanforlife  #orvisflyfishing  #orvisflyrods  #orvishelios  #helios3  #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re  #corbina  #corbinaonthefly  #corbinapatrol  #backyardbones  #surfinmerkin  #beancounterfly  #sightfishing  #worsethanpermit  #spreadthelove  #liveshaka 
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THREE BEAN SALAD
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Probably the darkest start of this early season, it pretty much stayed that way until the tide bottomed. Took a few minutes for the ol' pupils to recalibrate and the stalking began. Started at yesterday's cut and the first bean rolled up, acted right, and ate. Left it so it could hopefully reload and a shallow bowl offered a big one but it spooked but its accompaniment musta been starving cuz it charged from five feet away and voila another teen bean! Kept hunting and found this sucking rip that would on occasion fill in. Thought I saw a JUMBO gliding by with its pecs flared, angled off a cast and got SMOKED, breaking off on the eat.......Not even this morning's sadhana could level my nerves after that one but a quick check of the earlier cut softened the blow as bean number three came into my life, quickly pouncing on the new bug. Tide turned and the heavy salad rolled in and blocking any further hopes of making a clean cast. So STOKED with the first trifecta of this early season!
πŸ™ŒπŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜
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#socalflatsfishing #corbinacoach #ghostofthecoast #galvanflyreels #galvantorque  #galvanforlife #orvisflyfishing #orvisflyrods #orvishelios #helios3 #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re #corbina #corbinaonthefly #corbinapatrol #backyardbones #surfinmerkin #beancounterfly #sightfishing #worsethanpermit #spreadthelove #liveshaka
. . THREE BEAN SALAD . Probably the darkest start of this early season, it pretty much stayed that way until the tide bottomed. Took a few minutes for the ol' pupils to recalibrate and the stalking began. Started at yesterday's cut and the first bean rolled up, acted right, and ate. Left it so it could hopefully reload and a shallow bowl offered a big one but it spooked but its accompaniment musta been starving cuz it charged from five feet away and voila another teen bean! Kept hunting and found this sucking rip that would on occasion fill in. Thought I saw a JUMBO gliding by with its pecs flared, angled off a cast and got SMOKED, breaking off on the eat.......Not even this morning's sadhana could level my nerves after that one but a quick check of the earlier cut softened the blow as bean number three came into my life, quickly pouncing on the new bug. Tide turned and the heavy salad rolled in and blocking any further hopes of making a clean cast. So STOKED with the first trifecta of this early season! πŸ™ŒπŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜ . #socalflatsfishing  #corbinacoach  #ghostofthecoast  #galvanflyreels  #galvantorque  #galvanforlife  #orvisflyfishing  #orvisflyrods  #orvishelios  #helios3  #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re  #corbina  #corbinaonthefly  #corbinapatrol  #backyardbones  #surfinmerkin  #beancounterfly  #sightfishing  #worsethanpermit  #spreadthelove  #liveshaka 
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Mondays are great
Water was smooth
Corbina were there 
Somehow hooked two
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New beach presented a few shots and managed to convert them into a pair of solid grabs both right up on the skinny hissing edge. The warm suds really has them tugging hard each racing for the outer bar, unfortunately the tanker that ran into the backing fell off. No biggie,  I'll take ONE stunning backyard bone any day of the week! πŸ™ŒπŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜
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#socalflatsfishing #corbinacoach #ghostofthecoast #galvanflyreels #galvantorque  #galvanforlife #orvisflyfishing #orvisflyrods #orvishelios #helios3 #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re #corbina #corbinaonthefly #corbinapatrol #backyardbones #surfinmerkin #beancounterfly #sightfishing #worsethanpermit #spreadthelove #liveshaka
. . Mondays are great Water was smooth Corbina were there Somehow hooked two . New beach presented a few shots and managed to convert them into a pair of solid grabs both right up on the skinny hissing edge. The warm suds really has them tugging hard each racing for the outer bar, unfortunately the tanker that ran into the backing fell off. No biggie, I'll take ONE stunning backyard bone any day of the week! πŸ™ŒπŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜ . #socalflatsfishing  #corbinacoach  #ghostofthecoast  #galvanflyreels  #galvantorque  #galvanforlife  #orvisflyfishing  #orvisflyrods  #orvishelios  #helios3  #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re  #corbina  #corbinaonthefly  #corbinapatrol  #backyardbones  #surfinmerkin  #beancounterfly  #sightfishing  #worsethanpermit  #spreadthelove  #liveshaka 
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PASSION
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It's been enjoyably hectic the last few days with three "Ghost Of The Coast" seminars in four days. From the Inland Empire to the LBC to the Valley, it's been so much fun chatting with others about one of my favorite species! .

Wednesday was a day filled with corbina! After landing a stunning specimen early in the day, a quick nap then it was off to Riverside to have dinner and present to the members of the Deep Creek Fly Fishers in their beautiful lakeside clubhouse. Thank you to every one of you for making me feel so welcome. .

Having the chance to stand in front of the members of world-famous Long Beach Casting Club gave me shivers. Exactly FIFTY years prior, it was here that I began my fly fishing career as then club president Jerry Nakasuji, a cousin of my dad's business partner and relative of buddy Zino Nakasuji, would pick up this then fourth-grader on a Tuesday eve in April to learn basic rollcasting and the ever popular "pick up and lay down" with a my first fly rod a wobbly Daiwa fiberglass Daiwa 6wt. I can even remember tying a "Snake Fly" when those classes started. I appreciate the invite and look forward to more projects with your club again! .

It's one thing to talk the talk but ya gotta "walk the walk" too, right"? Snuck back out yesterday afternoon to do a little more "presentation prep" and after getting schooled by a couple of monsters, I fooled svelt teen bean.

Always a blast, closed out the week with the boys at Fishermen's Spot in Van Nuys today. Their events always well-promoted and this one was no different. So stoked to meet some great anglers, @jh_camacho @utahflyguy and @ericlovejoy. Big thank you to Steve Ellis, Ted Fukuhara, Dean Endress and the rest of Team Spot for organizing another fun event!
πŸ™ŒπŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜
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#socalflatsfishing #corbinacoach #ghostofthecoast #galvanflyreels #galvantorque  #galvanforlife #orvisflyfishing #orvisflyrods #orvishelios #helios3 #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re #corbina #corbinaonthefly #corbinapatrol #backyardbones #surfinmerkin #beancounterfly #sightfishing #worsethanpermit #spreadthelove #liveshaka
. . PASSION . It's been enjoyably hectic the last few days with three "Ghost Of The Coast" seminars in four days. From the Inland Empire to the LBC to the Valley, it's been so much fun chatting with others about one of my favorite species! . Wednesday was a day filled with corbina! After landing a stunning specimen early in the day, a quick nap then it was off to Riverside to have dinner and present to the members of the Deep Creek Fly Fishers in their beautiful lakeside clubhouse. Thank you to every one of you for making me feel so welcome. . Having the chance to stand in front of the members of world-famous Long Beach Casting Club gave me shivers. Exactly FIFTY years prior, it was here that I began my fly fishing career as then club president Jerry Nakasuji, a cousin of my dad's business partner and relative of buddy Zino Nakasuji, would pick up this then fourth-grader on a Tuesday eve in April to learn basic rollcasting and the ever popular "pick up and lay down" with a my first fly rod a wobbly Daiwa fiberglass Daiwa 6wt. I can even remember tying a "Snake Fly" when those classes started. I appreciate the invite and look forward to more projects with your club again! . It's one thing to talk the talk but ya gotta "walk the walk" too, right"? Snuck back out yesterday afternoon to do a little more "presentation prep" and after getting schooled by a couple of monsters, I fooled svelt teen bean. Always a blast, closed out the week with the boys at Fishermen's Spot in Van Nuys today. Their events always well-promoted and this one was no different. So stoked to meet some great anglers, @jh_camacho @utahflyguy and @ericlovejoy. Big thank you to Steve Ellis, Ted Fukuhara, Dean Endress and the rest of Team Spot for organizing another fun event! πŸ™ŒπŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜ . #socalflatsfishing  #corbinacoach  #ghostofthecoast  #galvanflyreels  #galvantorque  #galvanforlife  #orvisflyfishing  #orvisflyrods  #orvishelios  #helios3  #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re  #corbina  #corbinaonthefly  #corbinapatrol  #backyardbones  #surfinmerkin  #beancounterfly  #sightfishing  #worsethanpermit  #spreadthelove  #liveshaka 
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Gotta "Walk the Talk" right"? Following a wonderful seminar with the esteemed Long Beach Casting Club the eve before, I snuck back out on Friday afternoon and after getting schooled by a couple of monsters, fooled a middlin' backyard bone in falling tide-generated wind-chapping sand crab-covered shallows. Great tides this weekend folks. Go get 'em.
πŸ™ŒπŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜
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#socalflatsfishing #corbinacoach #ghostofthecoast #galvanflyreels #galvantorque  #galvanforlife #orvisflyfishing #orvisflyrods #orvishelios #helios3 #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re #corbina #corbinaonthefly #corbinapatrol #backyardbones #surfinmerkin #beancounterfly #sightfishing #sightfishing #sightfishing #worsethanpermit #spreadthelove #liveshaka
. . Gotta "Walk the Talk" right"? Following a wonderful seminar with the esteemed Long Beach Casting Club the eve before, I snuck back out on Friday afternoon and after getting schooled by a couple of monsters, fooled a middlin' backyard bone in falling tide-generated wind-chapping sand crab-covered shallows. Great tides this weekend folks. Go get 'em. πŸ™ŒπŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜ . #socalflatsfishing  #corbinacoach  #ghostofthecoast  #galvanflyreels  #galvantorque  #galvanforlife  #orvisflyfishing  #orvisflyrods  #orvishelios  #helios3  #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re  #corbina  #corbinaonthefly  #corbinapatrol  #backyardbones  #surfinmerkin  #beancounterfly  #sightfishing  #sightfishing  #sightfishing  #worsethanpermit  #spreadthelove  #liveshaka 
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SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE .
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Quite a change from only twenty-fours earlier, I stepped onto cold damp sand and immediately thought, man, back in the day we'd call this "albacore weather". You know, brisk, breezy, and choppy. Pulled down my hood and started the trek. Not the only surprise, a whole lotta chopping musta gone on as the swash and tideline was just carpeted with brown cilantro-like kelp, the kind that absolutely LOVES fouling hooks. Tried to find a fishable zone and finally came upon a nicely tapered pool but it was empty as was most of the morning, simply devoid of yesterday's kind of corbina activity. It wasn't until the last fifteen minutes, just as the rising tide pushed over the outer bar into the inner trough that I saw a pair of approaching backs but soon lost sight of them in all that churning foam. My only real shot, left to right current noted, rolled the dice guessing their trajectory, and launched a reaching cast. Tip down on the sand, within three short twitches I felt a solid TICK, and with a long slow strip the H3 loaded up and the Torque began spinning! Almost making it to the backing, I gently fought her through the kelp, and another simply irresistible specimen slid ashore
πŸ™ŒπŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜
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#socalflatsfishing #corbinacoach #ghostofthecoast #galvanflyreels #galvantorque  #galvanforlife #orvisflyfishing #orvisflyrods #orvishelios #helios3 #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re #corbina #corbinaonthefly #corbinapatrol #backyardbones #surfinmerkin #beancounterfly #sightfishing #worsethanpermit #spreadthelove #liveshaka
. . SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE . . Quite a change from only twenty-fours earlier, I stepped onto cold damp sand and immediately thought, man, back in the day we'd call this "albacore weather". You know, brisk, breezy, and choppy. Pulled down my hood and started the trek. Not the only surprise, a whole lotta chopping musta gone on as the swash and tideline was just carpeted with brown cilantro-like kelp, the kind that absolutely LOVES fouling hooks. Tried to find a fishable zone and finally came upon a nicely tapered pool but it was empty as was most of the morning, simply devoid of yesterday's kind of corbina activity. It wasn't until the last fifteen minutes, just as the rising tide pushed over the outer bar into the inner trough that I saw a pair of approaching backs but soon lost sight of them in all that churning foam. My only real shot, left to right current noted, rolled the dice guessing their trajectory, and launched a reaching cast. Tip down on the sand, within three short twitches I felt a solid TICK, and with a long slow strip the H3 loaded up and the Torque began spinning! Almost making it to the backing, I gently fought her through the kelp, and another simply irresistible specimen slid ashore πŸ™ŒπŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜ . #socalflatsfishing  #corbinacoach  #ghostofthecoast  #galvanflyreels  #galvantorque  #galvanforlife  #orvisflyfishing  #orvisflyrods  #orvishelios  #helios3  #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re  #corbina  #corbinaonthefly  #corbinapatrol  #backyardbones  #surfinmerkin  #beancounterfly  #sightfishing  #worsethanpermit  #spreadthelove  #liveshaka 
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Just about ready for her pboto shoot, still taking drag in the ankle-deep surge.
πŸ™ŒπŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜
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#socalflatsfishing #corbinacoach #ghostofthecoast #galvanflyreels #galvantorque  #galvanforlife #orvisflyfishing #orvisflyrods #orvishelios #helios3 #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re #corbina #corbinaonthefly #corbinapatrol #backyardbones #surfinmerkin #beancounter #sightfishing #worsethanpermit #spreadthelove #liveshaka
. . Just about ready for her pboto shoot, still taking drag in the ankle-deep surge. πŸ™ŒπŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜ . #socalflatsfishing  #corbinacoach  #ghostofthecoast  #galvanflyreels  #galvantorque  #galvanforlife  #orvisflyfishing  #orvisflyrods  #orvishelios  #helios3  #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re  #corbina  #corbinaonthefly  #corbinapatrol  #backyardbones  #surfinmerkin  #beancounter  #sightfishing  #worsethanpermit  #spreadthelove  #liveshaka 
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9, 10, DO IT AGAIN

With a bit of workable light, continued stalking downhill and at the end of a shallow yet rushing trough, here comes a murky shadow gliding along stealthily forward with perhaps an inch of water covering its broad grey back. Slowly backpedalled away to create space, low rod angle and a slow looping cast measuring four rod lengths ensured a soft entry. A bit of sink time, a long adjusting strip, then drop and an electrifying TAP in my line hand. Feeling the sting, she launches towards the sand bar and blows up at least five more that I never saw! Like a runaway car, this beautiful chunk put on a clinic, racing around with bonefish speed and carp-like determination. Special thanks to this season's corbina number ten! You've helped make this a memorable May. πŸ™ŒπŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜
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#socalflatsfishing #corbinacoach #ghostofthecoast #galvanflyreels #galvantorque  #galvanforlife #orvisflyfishing #orvisflyrods #orvishelios #helios3 #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re #corbina #corbinaonthefly #corbinapatrol #backyardbones #surfinmerkin #beancounterfly #sightfishing #worsethanpermit #spreadthelove #liveshaka
. . 9, 10, DO IT AGAIN With a bit of workable light, continued stalking downhill and at the end of a shallow yet rushing trough, here comes a murky shadow gliding along stealthily forward with perhaps an inch of water covering its broad grey back. Slowly backpedalled away to create space, low rod angle and a slow looping cast measuring four rod lengths ensured a soft entry. A bit of sink time, a long adjusting strip, then drop and an electrifying TAP in my line hand. Feeling the sting, she launches towards the sand bar and blows up at least five more that I never saw! Like a runaway car, this beautiful chunk put on a clinic, racing around with bonefish speed and carp-like determination. Special thanks to this season's corbina number ten! You've helped make this a memorable May. πŸ™ŒπŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜ . #socalflatsfishing  #corbinacoach  #ghostofthecoast  #galvanflyreels  #galvantorque  #galvanforlife  #orvisflyfishing  #orvisflyrods  #orvishelios  #helios3  #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re  #corbina  #corbinaonthefly  #corbinapatrol  #backyardbones  #surfinmerkin  #beancounterfly  #sightfishing  #worsethanpermit  #spreadthelove  #liveshaka 
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FOOD
TEMPERATURE
POSITION
ANGLE
SPEED
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#socalflatsfishing #corbinacoach #ghostofthecoast #galvanflyreels #galvantorque  #galvanforlife #orvisflyfishing #orvisflyrods #orvishelios #helios3 #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re #corbina #corbinaonthefly #corbinapatrol #backyardbones #surfinmerkin #beancounterfly #sightfishing #worsethanpermit #spreadthelove #liveshaka @hutchflyfish  @galvanflyreels, @orvis @orvisflyfishing @orvispasadena @theflystop @fishermensspot @bobmarriottsflyfishingstore @smithoptics @buffusa
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. . TIDE STRUCTURE CURRENT DEPTH CLARITY FOOD TEMPERATURE POSITION ANGLE SPEED FEED . #socalflatsfishing  #corbinacoach  #ghostofthecoast  #galvanflyreels  #galvantorque  #galvanforlife  #orvisflyfishing  #orvisflyrods  #orvishelios  #helios3  #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re  #corbina  #corbinaonthefly  #corbinapatrol  #backyardbones  #surfinmerkin  #beancounterfly  #sightfishing  #worsethanpermit  #spreadthelove  #liveshaka  @hutchflyfish @galvanflyreels, @orvis @orvisflyfishing @orvispasadena @theflystop @fishermensspot @bobmarriottsflyfishingstore @smithoptics @buffusa πŸ™ŒπŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜
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D O S 🐟 F R I J O L E S
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Looking for a change of scenery, headed over to a fresh beach, one that I had not yet checked in '18.  Made it to the water's edge, and even in the early grey, the set up was clearly visible with multiple cuts each burbling with promise .......... and two surface pushes about a foot apart cruising headlong into the beach. The ankle biter drew back sucking the area dry and with it they slid back not wanting to be stranded, leaving only the door mat-sized crab bed fully exposed. A deep breath, on the next gently rolling push I took my shot, starting the little strips just as the zone got submerged. Strip - strip - strip - then this bulge of water appears right where the leader enters. Easily the eat of the year, that chunk came in hot whipping back and forth like a migrating salmon, tail working overtime against the receding wave. I stopped the fly and the no-stretch line went BOING, a crazy boil, then ZZZZZZZZZZZZ-ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ-ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ on the reel! .
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With a bit of workable light, continued working downhill and at the end of a skinny trough, here comes a murky shadow...........
πŸ™ŒπŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜
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#socalflatsfishing #corbinacoach #ghostofthecoast #galvanflyreels #galvantorque  #galvanforlife #orvisflyfishing #orvisflyrods #orvishelios #helios3 #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re #corbina #corbinaonthefly #corbinapatrol #backyardbones #surfinmerkin #beancounterfly #sightfishing #worsethanpermit #spreadthelove #liveshaka
. . D O S 🐟 F R I J O L E S . Looking for a change of scenery, headed over to a fresh beach, one that I had not yet checked in '18. Made it to the water's edge, and even in the early grey, the set up was clearly visible with multiple cuts each burbling with promise .......... and two surface pushes about a foot apart cruising headlong into the beach. The ankle biter drew back sucking the area dry and with it they slid back not wanting to be stranded, leaving only the door mat-sized crab bed fully exposed. A deep breath, on the next gently rolling push I took my shot, starting the little strips just as the zone got submerged. Strip - strip - strip - then this bulge of water appears right where the leader enters. Easily the eat of the year, that chunk came in hot whipping back and forth like a migrating salmon, tail working overtime against the receding wave. I stopped the fly and the no-stretch line went BOING, a crazy boil, then ZZZZZZZZZZZZ-ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ-ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ on the reel! . . With a bit of workable light, continued working downhill and at the end of a skinny trough, here comes a murky shadow........... πŸ™ŒπŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜ . #socalflatsfishing  #corbinacoach  #ghostofthecoast  #galvanflyreels  #galvantorque  #galvanforlife  #orvisflyfishing  #orvisflyrods  #orvishelios  #helios3  #orvisrecon  #accuracyfromanywh3re  #corbina  #corbinaonthefly  #corbinapatrol  #backyardbones  #surfinmerkin  #beancounterfly  #sightfishing  #worsethanpermit  #spreadthelove  #liveshaka 
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No stalking today so why not dream a little? One of those hair-pulling fancy jacks from only 14 days back
πŸ‡§πŸ‡ΏπŸŒ§πŸŒ΄πŸŽ£πŸŸπŸŒŠπŸ¦€πŸ¦ŽπŸΊπŸ˜†
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#socalflatsfishing #galvanflyreels #galvantorque #galvangrip #galvanforlife #orvis #orvisflyrods #orvishelios #helios2 #helios3 #accuracyfromanywh3re #smithoptics #fancyjack #permitonthefly #forktaileddevil #tarpononthefly #silverking #bonefishonthefly #greyghost #grandslam  #belizeflyfishing #bruceleslie #sundownerlodge #sundownerguideservice #liveshaka
. . No stalking today so why not dream a little? One of those hair-pulling fancy jacks from only 14 days back πŸ‡§πŸ‡ΏπŸŒ§πŸŒ΄πŸŽ£πŸŸπŸŒŠπŸ¦€πŸ¦ŽπŸΊπŸ˜† . #socalflatsfishing  #galvanflyreels  #galvantorque  #galvangrip  #galvanforlife  #orvis  #orvisflyrods  #orvishelios  #helios2  #helios3  #accuracyfromanywh3re  #smithoptics  #fancyjack  #permitonthefly  #forktaileddevil  #tarpononthefly  #silverking  #bonefishonthefly  #greyghost  #grandslam  #belizeflyfishing  #bruceleslie  #sundownerlodge  #sundownerguideservice  #liveshaka 
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H E Y 🐟  N I N E T E E N .
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A pre-low tide start, beach numero uno looked really doable as the skinny began to develop but with the exception of a couple round rays, things weren't exactly looking up. Covered the better part of 3/4 mile of hardpack and finally spooked one that I never saw. Those light-colored teen beans are the masters of camouflage. Checked another beach and it was the dead sea, though the water was again a very fishable clean 63 degrees. Off to the final piece of coastline and just as the tide turned, here they come, couple casts into it, a solid eat, fish screaming away then OFF. Frick. 20 minutes later bust a good one off on the eat. Seriously? A football field later, feed a.chunk with its back showing but it spits coming at me before I can come tight. You gotta be kidding! Clock running down with gnarly shorepound pushing in over the trough, see a bright one doing a headstand on top of a crab bed, with only the leader wet, the little bug drifts onto the plate...........BINGO! A couple of snappy hooksets to make sure and she is running for the outer sandbar. With only her feelings hurt, this sweet nineteen incher bolted away, ready to start her weekend.
πŸ™ŒπŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜
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#socalflatsfishing #corbinacoach #ghostofthecoast #galvanflyreels #galvantorque  #galvanforlife #orvisflyfishing #orvisflyrods #orvishelios #helios3 #accuracyfromanywh3re #corbina #corbinaonthefly #corbinapatrol #backyardbones #surfinmerkin #beancounterfly #sightfishing #worsethanpermit #spreadthelove #liveshaka
. . H E Y 🐟 N I N E T E E N . . A pre-low tide start, beach numero uno looked really doable as the skinny began to develop but with the exception of a couple round rays, things weren't exactly looking up. Covered the better part of 3/4 mile of hardpack and finally spooked one that I never saw. Those light-colored teen beans are the masters of camouflage. Checked another beach and it was the dead sea, though the water was again a very fishable clean 63 degrees. Off to the final piece of coastline and just as the tide turned, here they come, couple casts into it, a solid eat, fish screaming away then OFF. Frick. 20 minutes later bust a good one off on the eat. Seriously? A football field later, feed a.chunk with its back showing but it spits coming at me before I can come tight. You gotta be kidding! Clock running down with gnarly shorepound pushing in over the trough, see a bright one doing a headstand on top of a crab bed, with only the leader wet, the little bug drifts onto the plate...........BINGO! A couple of snappy hooksets to make sure and she is running for the outer sandbar. With only her feelings hurt, this sweet nineteen incher bolted away, ready to start her weekend. πŸ™ŒπŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜ . #socalflatsfishing  #corbinacoach  #ghostofthecoast  #galvanflyreels  #galvantorque  #galvanforlife  #orvisflyfishing  #orvisflyrods  #orvishelios  #helios3  #accuracyfromanywh3re  #corbina  #corbinaonthefly  #corbinapatrol  #backyardbones  #surfinmerkin  #beancounterfly  #sightfishing  #worsethanpermit  #spreadthelove  #liveshaka 
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Throwin' back to my pb yellow on fly. Smoked the 10wt gear then sagged the Boga to 27 pounds before being released healthy πŸ˜†πŸŸπŸ”₯πŸŽ―πŸ‘ŠπŸ’₯
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#socalflatsfishing #galvanflyreels #galvantorque #galvanforlife #orvisflyfishing #orvisflyrods #helios3 #scientificanglersflylines #pelagicsonthefly #screamingdrags #yellowtailonthefly #yellowtailfood #hamachi #yellowtail #150spot #loveelnino #2016 #liveshaka
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Whaddya do when there's a carp gutter on the way home from the dentist? Dumb question. Needed to cover shoreline so kept moving, finally caved and took a couple shots at some pigs, dumping one and sticking the other a few minutes later. She eventually found the gunite after some insane 6wt wracking, backing stretching runs. πŸ˜†πŸŽ£πŸ‘πŸŒ§πŸ‘ŠπŸ’₯
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#socalflatsfishing #locomocofly #galvanflyreels #galvantorque #galvanforlife #orvisflyfishing #orvisflyrods #helios3 #accuracyfromanywh3re #buffusa #smithoptics #carpflies #carpfly #thetrashhatch #flycarpin #carpcollective #socalcarpin #sightfishing #liveshaka
. . Whaddya do when there's a carp gutter on the way home from the dentist? Dumb question. Needed to cover shoreline so kept moving, finally caved and took a couple shots at some pigs, dumping one and sticking the other a few minutes later. She eventually found the gunite after some insane 6wt wracking, backing stretching runs. πŸ˜†πŸŽ£πŸ‘πŸŒ§πŸ‘ŠπŸ’₯ .. #socalflatsfishing  #locomocofly  #galvanflyreels  #galvantorque  #galvanforlife  #orvisflyfishing  #orvisflyrods  #helios3  #accuracyfromanywh3re  #buffusa  #smithoptics  #carpflies  #carpfly  #thetrashhatch  #flycarpin  #carpcollective  #socalcarpin  #sightfishing  #liveshaka 
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ROLLIN'
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It always amazing to me how quickly our beaches can transform themselves in a little as a few hours. And so it was, yesterday's hotspot had become a shallow lifeless depression attracting little more than a few scraps of jagged rag kelp but a beautiful newly-formed trough complete with a slotted gateway nearby provided a large serving of renewed hope. Right on cue, the tide pushed in and with it came a couple of the target species. I assume they were as all I saw under the overcast were two robust swirls right on the shallow shelf. Kept pace with the current and before long a good one glided in close and I dropped to my knees side-arming a flip cast above it and before I could strip it was on the reel! ZZZZZZZZZZZ-ZZZZZZZZZ-ZZZZZZZZ! She totally shredded the skinny, zig-zagging around like her tail was on fire. Another stunning specimen, I don't know that I've landed one more perfectly proportioned.
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#socalflatsfishing #corbinacoach #ghostofthecoast #galvanflyreels #galvantorque  #galvanforlife #orvisflyfishing #orvisflyrods #orvishelios #helios3 #accuracyfromanywh3re #corbina #corbinaonthefly #corbinapatrol #backyardbones #surfinmerkin #beancounterfly #sightfishing #worsethanpermit #spreadthelove #liveshaka
. . ROLLIN' . It always amazing to me how quickly our beaches can transform themselves in a little as a few hours. And so it was, yesterday's hotspot had become a shallow lifeless depression attracting little more than a few scraps of jagged rag kelp but a beautiful newly-formed trough complete with a slotted gateway nearby provided a large serving of renewed hope. Right on cue, the tide pushed in and with it came a couple of the target species. I assume they were as all I saw under the overcast were two robust swirls right on the shallow shelf. Kept pace with the current and before long a good one glided in close and I dropped to my knees side-arming a flip cast above it and before I could strip it was on the reel! ZZZZZZZZZZZ-ZZZZZZZZZ-ZZZZZZZZ! She totally shredded the skinny, zig-zagging around like her tail was on fire. Another stunning specimen, I don't know that I've landed one more perfectly proportioned. πŸ™ŒπŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜ . #socalflatsfishing  #corbinacoach  #ghostofthecoast  #galvanflyreels  #galvantorque  #galvanforlife  #orvisflyfishing  #orvisflyrods  #orvishelios  #helios3  #accuracyfromanywh3re  #corbina  #corbinaonthefly  #corbinapatrol  #backyardbones  #surfinmerkin  #beancounterfly  #sightfishing  #worsethanpermit  #spreadthelove  #liveshaka 
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RAIN OR SHINE, SO DIVINE
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Bare feet punching thru wet sand crust, the shorebreak was backing down in the early darkness. Found the shallowest stretch a quarter mile later and a little surface push into the receding wavelet gave her away. Took a couple of measuring casts before she eventually said okay. A cool little teen bean, she never made it onto the reel, instead saving that kind of thing for her older sister. Tide bottomed and whaddya know out comes Mr. Sun just as I pull up to the pool of the day, a svelte beauty feeding tight to the foamy edge. An anxious first cast with a bad feed angle almost blew it but a pick up and lay down while backpedaling got it done. Wish every week could start like this.
πŸ™ŒπŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜
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#socalflatsfishing #corbinacoach #ghostofthecoast #galvanflyreels #galvantorque  #galvanforlife #orvisflyfishing #orvisflyrods #orvishelios #helios3 #accuracyfromanywh3re #corbina #corbinaonthefly #corbinapatrol #backyardbones #surfinmerkin #beancounterfly #sightfishing #worsethanpermit #spreadthelove #liveshaka
. . RAIN OR SHINE, SO DIVINE . Bare feet punching thru wet sand crust, the shorebreak was backing down in the early darkness. Found the shallowest stretch a quarter mile later and a little surface push into the receding wavelet gave her away. Took a couple of measuring casts before she eventually said okay. A cool little teen bean, she never made it onto the reel, instead saving that kind of thing for her older sister. Tide bottomed and whaddya know out comes Mr. Sun just as I pull up to the pool of the day, a svelte beauty feeding tight to the foamy edge. An anxious first cast with a bad feed angle almost blew it but a pick up and lay down while backpedaling got it done. Wish every week could start like this. πŸ™ŒπŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜ . #socalflatsfishing  #corbinacoach  #ghostofthecoast  #galvanflyreels  #galvantorque  #galvanforlife  #orvisflyfishing  #orvisflyrods  #orvishelios  #helios3  #accuracyfromanywh3re  #corbina  #corbinaonthefly  #corbinapatrol  #backyardbones  #surfinmerkin  #beancounterfly  #sightfishing  #worsethanpermit  #spreadthelove  #liveshaka 
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SUNDAY FUNDAY
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A textbook "cut" with a softly tapered portside edge feeding into incoming tide and the stage was set. Took the better part of 45 minutes before the depth got right and soon enough, right where the suds meets clear flow she swung into view. I took the shot. With the eastbound current I needed to shuffle accordingly to keep the offering in the zone but with a slow pulling strip, she pulled in behind the bug like she was running a license plate and.........WHAM! ZZZZZZZZ-ZZZZZZZZZ-ZZZZZZZ! Give and take, back and forth, twenty-one inches of silvery goodness slipped ashore for pics and released healthy headed in the direction of Catalina πŸ™ŒπŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜
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#socalflatsfishing  #corbinacoach #ghostofthecoast #galvanflyreels #galvantorque  #galvanforlife #orvisflyfishing #orvisflyrods #orvishelios #helios3 #accuracyfromanywh3re #corbina #corbinaonthefly #corbinapatrol #backyardbones #surfinmerkin #beancounterfly #sightfishing #worsethanpermit #spreadthelove #carpflies #carpfly #thetrashhatch #flycarpin #carpcollective #liveshaka
. . SUNDAY FUNDAY . A textbook "cut" with a softly tapered portside edge feeding into incoming tide and the stage was set. Took the better part of 45 minutes before the depth got right and soon enough, right where the suds meets clear flow she swung into view. I took the shot. With the eastbound current I needed to shuffle accordingly to keep the offering in the zone but with a slow pulling strip, she pulled in behind the bug like she was running a license plate and.........WHAM! ZZZZZZZZ-ZZZZZZZZZ-ZZZZZZZ! Give and take, back and forth, twenty-one inches of silvery goodness slipped ashore for pics and released healthy headed in the direction of Catalina πŸ™ŒπŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜ . #socalflatsfishing  #corbinacoach  #ghostofthecoast  #galvanflyreels  #galvantorque  #galvanforlife  #orvisflyfishing  #orvisflyrods  #orvishelios  #helios3  #accuracyfromanywh3re  #corbina  #corbinaonthefly  #corbinapatrol  #backyardbones  #surfinmerkin  #beancounterfly  #sightfishing  #worsethanpermit  #spreadthelove  #carpflies  #carpfly  #thetrashhatch  #flycarpin  #carpcollective  #liveshaka 
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GREAT MAY GRAY FRIDAY .
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Found large pushing surf. dark skies, and a stiff southerly breeze this morning but managed to put together an approach that connected up with another sweet California Corbina! What an aggressive eat and surging battle! If you are interested in stalking our "backyard bones" in these typical "less-than-optimum" early season conditions, come out to the following FREE events: .
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Deep Creek Fly Fishers in Riverside Wednesday @ 5pm on May 30, 2018

Long Beach Casting Club Thursday @ 6pm on May 31, 2018 .
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Fishermen's Spot in Van Nuys Saturday @ 11am on June 2, 2018

I hope to see you all there!
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#socalflatsfishing  #corbinacoach #ghostofthecoast #galvanflyreels #galvantorque  #galvanforlife #orvisflyfishing #orvisflyrods #orvishelios #helios3 #accuracyfromanywh3re #corbina #corbinaonthefly #corbinapatrol #backyardbones #surfinmerkin #beancounterfly #sightfishing #worsethanpermit #spreadthelove #carpflies #carpfly #thetrashhatch #flycarpin #carpcollective #liveshaka
. . GREAT MAY GRAY FRIDAY . . Found large pushing surf. dark skies, and a stiff southerly breeze this morning but managed to put together an approach that connected up with another sweet California Corbina! What an aggressive eat and surging battle! If you are interested in stalking our "backyard bones" in these typical "less-than-optimum" early season conditions, come out to the following FREE events: . . Deep Creek Fly Fishers in Riverside Wednesday @ 5pm on May 30, 2018 Long Beach Casting Club Thursday @ 6pm on May 31, 2018 . . Fishermen's Spot in Van Nuys Saturday @ 11am on June 2, 2018 I hope to see you all there! πŸ™ŒπŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜ . #socalflatsfishing  #corbinacoach  #ghostofthecoast  #galvanflyreels  #galvantorque  #galvanforlife  #orvisflyfishing  #orvisflyrods  #orvishelios  #helios3  #accuracyfromanywh3re  #corbina  #corbinaonthefly  #corbinapatrol  #backyardbones  #surfinmerkin  #beancounterfly  #sightfishing  #worsethanpermit  #spreadthelove  #carpflies  #carpfly  #thetrashhatch  #flycarpin  #carpcollective  #liveshaka 
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Bending on the fork-tailed devil. Either the riskiest or dumbest shot I've ever taken given how difficult it is to stick one, but had to give praise to @galvanflyreels and @orvisflyfishing, the stuff that never lets me down! πŸ‡§πŸ‡ΏπŸŒ§πŸŒ΄πŸŽ£πŸŸπŸŒŠπŸ¦€πŸ¦ŽπŸΊπŸ˜†
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#socalflatsfishing #galvanflyreels #galvantorque #galvangrip #galvanforlife #orvis #orvisflyrods #orvishelios #helios2 #helios3 #accuracyfromanywh3re #smithoptics #fancyjack #permitonthefly #forktaileddevil #tarpononthefly #silverking #bonefishonthefly #greyghost #grandslam  #belizeflyfishing #bruceleslie #sundownerlodge #sundownerguideservice #liveshaka
. . Bending on the fork-tailed devil. Either the riskiest or dumbest shot I've ever taken given how difficult it is to stick one, but had to give praise to @galvanflyreels and @orvisflyfishing, the stuff that never lets me down! πŸ‡§πŸ‡ΏπŸŒ§πŸŒ΄πŸŽ£πŸŸπŸŒŠπŸ¦€πŸ¦ŽπŸΊπŸ˜† . #socalflatsfishing  #galvanflyreels  #galvantorque  #galvangrip  #galvanforlife  #orvis  #orvisflyrods  #orvishelios  #helios2  #helios3  #accuracyfromanywh3re  #smithoptics  #fancyjack  #permitonthefly  #forktaileddevil  #tarpononthefly  #silverking  #bonefishonthefly  #greyghost  #grandslam  #belizeflyfishing  #bruceleslie  #sundownerlodge  #sundownerguideservice  #liveshaka 
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MON/day🐟 RE/play
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Smack dead center, downhill flow, shallow clear area, where she'd show. Few minutes like that, soon weedy junk, glad to stick one, avoid the skunk πŸ™ŒπŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜
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#socalflatsfishing  #corbinacoach #ghostofthecoast #galvanflyreels #galvantorque  #galvanforlife #orvisflyfishing #orvisflyrods #orvishelios #helios3 #accuracyfromanywh3re #corbina #corbinaonthefly #corbinapatrol #backyardbones #surfinmerkin #beancounterfly #sightfishing #worsethanpermit #spreadthelove #carpflies #carpfly #thetrashhatch #flycarpin #carpcollective #liveshaka
. . MON/day🐟 RE/play . Smack dead center, downhill flow, shallow clear area, where she'd show. Few minutes like that, soon weedy junk, glad to stick one, avoid the skunk πŸ™ŒπŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜ . #socalflatsfishing  #corbinacoach  #ghostofthecoast  #galvanflyreels  #galvantorque  #galvanforlife  #orvisflyfishing  #orvisflyrods  #orvishelios  #helios3  #accuracyfromanywh3re  #corbina  #corbinaonthefly  #corbinapatrol  #backyardbones  #surfinmerkin  #beancounterfly  #sightfishing  #worsethanpermit  #spreadthelove  #carpflies  #carpfly  #thetrashhatch  #flycarpin  #carpcollective  #liveshaka 
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20 PLUS in 20 PLUS
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Blowing like a mutha but managed anotha. Tight casting window as this beauty slid in with the rising tide, speedy haul and shoot, a quick twitch and ZZZZZZ-zzzzzz-ZZZZZZZ! Nice to be back on the sand.
πŸ™ŒπŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜
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#socalflatsfishing  #corbinacoach #ghostofthecoast #galvanflyreels #galvantorque  #galvanforlife #orvisflyfishing #orvisflyrods #orvishelios #helios3 #accuracyfromanywh3re #corbina #corbinaonthefly #corbinapatrol #backyardbones #surfinmerkin #beancounterfly #sightfishing #worsethanpermit #spreadthelove #carpflies #carpfly #thetrashhatch #flycarpin #carpcollective #liveshaka
. . 20 PLUS in 20 PLUS . Blowing like a mutha but managed anotha. Tight casting window as this beauty slid in with the rising tide, speedy haul and shoot, a quick twitch and ZZZZZZ-zzzzzz-ZZZZZZZ! Nice to be back on the sand. πŸ™ŒπŸŒŠπŸŽ£πŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ˜ . #socalflatsfishing  #corbinacoach  #ghostofthecoast  #galvanflyreels  #galvantorque  #galvanforlife  #orvisflyfishing  #orvisflyrods  #orvishelios  #helios3  #accuracyfromanywh3re  #corbina  #corbinaonthefly  #corbinapatrol  #backyardbones  #surfinmerkin  #beancounterfly  #sightfishing  #worsethanpermit  #spreadthelove  #carpflies  #carpfly  #thetrashhatch  #flycarpin  #carpcollective  #liveshaka 
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Dinner is served! Scrumptious firey coconut curry shrimp and conch served by lovely Dawn herselfπŸ‡§πŸ‡ΏπŸŒ§πŸŒ΄πŸŽ£πŸŸπŸŒŠπŸ¦€πŸ¦ŽπŸΊπŸ˜†
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#socalflatsfishing #galvanflyreels #galvantorque #galvangrip #galvanforlife #orvis #orvisflyrods #orvishelios #helios2 #helios3 #accuracyfromanywh3re #smithoptics #fancyjack #permitonthefly #forktaileddevil #tarpononthefly #silverking #bonefishonthefly #greyghost #grandslam  #belizeflyfishing #bruceleslie #sundownerlodge #sundownerguideservice #liveshaka
. . Dinner is served! Scrumptious firey coconut curry shrimp and conch served by lovely Dawn herselfπŸ‡§πŸ‡ΏπŸŒ§πŸŒ΄πŸŽ£πŸŸπŸŒŠπŸ¦€πŸ¦ŽπŸΊπŸ˜† . #socalflatsfishing  #galvanflyreels  #galvantorque  #galvangrip  #galvanforlife  #orvis  #orvisflyrods  #orvishelios  #helios2  #helios3  #accuracyfromanywh3re  #smithoptics  #fancyjack  #permitonthefly  #forktaileddevil  #tarpononthefly  #silverking  #bonefishonthefly  #greyghost  #grandslam  #belizeflyfishing  #bruceleslie  #sundownerlodge  #sundownerguideservice  #liveshaka 
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BIG OR SMALLER, THEY'LL MAKE YA HOLLER

Amazingly tough
they rob your pockets
But stalking you must 
burning eye sockets

Looking nonstop 
dawn until blind
Gotta keep focus
don't lose your mind

Finally a shot
target so fleeting
She swam right by
without even eating

Then finally the one
ate with a thump
Rod loaded up
end loop went bump

Such a fun tussle 
zig-zagging sizzle
These fancy jacks
plate-shaped missiles

Ride to the dock
Not at all smooth
But smile on faces
we're back in the groove
πŸ‡§πŸ‡ΏπŸŒ§πŸŒ΄πŸŽ£πŸŸπŸŒŠπŸ¦€πŸ¦ŽπŸΊπŸ˜†
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#socalflatsfishing #galvanflyreels #galvantorque #galvangrip #galvanforlife #orvis #orvisflyrods #orvishelios #helios2 #helios3 #accuracyfromanywh3re #smithoptics #fancyjack #permitonthefly #forktaileddevil #tarpononthefly #silverking #bonefishonthefly #greyghost #grandslam  #belizeflyfishing #bruceleslie #sundownerlodge #sundownerguideservice #liveshaka
. . BIG OR SMALLER, THEY'LL MAKE YA HOLLER Amazingly tough they rob your pockets But stalking you must burning eye sockets Looking nonstop dawn until blind Gotta keep focus don't lose your mind Finally a shot target so fleeting She swam right by without even eating Then finally the one ate with a thump Rod loaded up end loop went bump Such a fun tussle zig-zagging sizzle These fancy jacks plate-shaped missiles Ride to the dock Not at all smooth But smile on faces we're back in the groove πŸ‡§πŸ‡ΏπŸŒ§πŸŒ΄πŸŽ£πŸŸπŸŒŠπŸ¦€πŸ¦ŽπŸΊπŸ˜† . #socalflatsfishing  #galvanflyreels  #galvantorque  #galvangrip  #galvanforlife  #orvis  #orvisflyrods  #orvishelios  #helios2  #helios3  #accuracyfromanywh3re  #smithoptics  #fancyjack  #permitonthefly  #forktaileddevil  #tarpononthefly  #silverking  #bonefishonthefly  #greyghost  #grandslam  #belizeflyfishing  #bruceleslie  #sundownerlodge  #sundownerguideservice  #liveshaka