Peninsula Fly Fishers

Learning to Fly Fish the Surf -- April 12, 2019

  • April 12, 2019
  • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • UPDATED: Sunset State Beach, Watsonville, CA
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  • Registration deadline -- Thurs April 4, 2019

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Learning to Fly Fish the Surf -- April 12, 2019

Have you ever wanted to learn how to fly fish the "world’s largest stillwater", which is right in our backyard?  PFF is fortunate to have teamed up with expert surf fly fisher Mark Won, who has a deep passion for fly fishing the surf.  Mark will lead two PFF fishouts — one on a Friday and another on a weekend — on one of our local beaches and will provide hands-on instruction.

Mark will also join our April 4 PFF monthly workshop to provide an overview for fishout attendees.

Here are the specifics for this weekday fishout:

DATE AND TIME: UPDATED!  Friday April 12, meet 8 am.  Fish until ~12 pm.


Sunset State Beach, Watsonville, CA (See the surf fishout details document for parking instructions and directions.  Carpooling is encouraged.)

Given that there’s an abundance of striped bass at the beaches, we will focus on them and not on surf perch. 

COST: $15/person

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: Minimum 3 and maximum 10 participants.  Because Mark provides hands-on instruction, we are limiting each fishout to 10 people.


FISHMASTER: Bill Uyeki / / Mobile (650) 483-0772


Any member interested in fly fishing the surf is encouraged to attend.  You should be able to fly cast full sinking lines 30-60 feet with minimal false casts.  

You must be in good enough physical condition to wade into the surf up to your knees, and be able to stay on your feet during both incoming (which may raise the water level to your waist and possibly higher) and outgoing waves.  SAFETY FIRST! If you have any doubts about your ability, then this is probably not a good fit for you.  Additionally, we will likely walk up to 2 miles of the beach while Mark points out structures and potential holding areas.

MORE INFO: For details on what to wear, what gear, flies, leaders and other equipment to bring, and parking instructions and directions, please review the surf fishout details document.

Mark Won with one of his prized catches on a local beach.

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