Peninsula Fly Fishers

Learning to Fly Fish the Surf -- Mini Fishout, August 2, 2019

  • August 02, 2019
  • 6:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • San Gregorio State Beach, San Gregorio, CA
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Learning to Fly Fish the Surf -- Mini Fishout, August 2, 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 has kindly offered to lead surf “mini” fishouts, which will be limited to maximum four (4) attendees.  This is so Mark can provide individualized and personalized instruction.  These are open to any current PFF member.  Our goal is allow any PFF who wants to learn to fly fish the surf to attend one of these mini fishouts, so priority will be given to members who have not yet attended a mini fishout. 

Many PFF members (including the fishmaster) have caught their first adult stripers in the surf after attending one of our regular or mini surf fishouts this year!

DATE AND TIME:  Friday August 2, meet 6 am.  Fish until late morning.

LOCATION: San Gregorio State Beach Park, San Gregorio, CA (11 miles south of Half Moon Bay)

Because the state beach parking lot doesn't open until 8 am, we will meet in a small parking area near the intersection of Highway 1 and La Honda Road (Highway 84), red arrow.

COST: $15/person  (Given short lead time, payment required at registration.)

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: Minimum 2 and maximum 4 participants. 


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, please review the surf mini fishout details document.

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

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