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Stop by the Spot for an action packed day in support of Project Healing Waters as they help make a difference in the lives of our nation’s disabled veterans!

- FREE Presentation     – Fly Tying Classes*     – Chili Dog Lunch* 

*100% of the proceeds Donated to the local Healing Waters Chapter!


11:00 am:  Fly Fishing the Surf in Winter – with Lee Baermann

FLY TYING CLASSES: ($35 donation to Healing Waters)

The BEST Fly Tyers around will be at the Spot supporting a Great Cause! Sign up for one of their 3-hour classes with all proceeds going to Project Healing Waters!

9:30 am – 12:30 pm:  Steven Fernandez – Tying his Tutti Frutti Ben Franklin Fly
9:30 am – 12:30 pm:  Naomi Okamoto – Tips and Tricks working with CDC
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm:  Lee Baermann – Tying Surf Fishing Flies
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm:  John VanDerhoof – Flies for Western Tailwater Fisheries

Cost:  $35 – with ALL proceeds going to Healing Waters
Limited to:  6
Call or Email the shop to sign-up:  818.785.7306

$5 gets you a Chili Dog, Chips and Drink with ALL Proceeds going to Project Healing Waters!



11:00 am:  Fly Fishing the Surf In Winter – with Lee Baermann

Lee BaermannWe may not have pristine trout waters in Southern California but we are blessed with miles of beautiful beaches fishable year-round! This incredible Fly Fishing fishery is right at your doorstep and Surf Fly Fishing Guide Lee Baermann will be at the Spot sharing his vast knowledge of this incredible fishery and explain what you need to know about the difference in the tides, surf and gear to make winter surf fly fishing fun.


Steven Fernandez – Tying his Tutti Frutti Ben Franklin Fly!

Tutti Frutti Ben Franklin9:30 am – 12:30 pm

The Tutti Frutti Ben Franklin is a fly I conceived in the late 80’s or early 90’s as a response to these requirements:

  1. To create an all-purpose dry fly that did not require expensive genetic hackle.
  2. To have a fly that I could see under almost any condition and in almost any type of water, especially in the white water of pocket water streams and plunge pools, where I do the majority of my fishing.
  3. To have a fly that would be nearly impossible to sink, be rugged, and be able to hang a dropper the size of a kitchen sink off of it, if necessary.

This fly is to me, what a Humpy or Royal Wulff is to general use. Early versions of the fly lacked the multi-color top, and were of limited visibility in the suds of riffles, hence the addition of the Venice Beach hairstyle to the fly. Even though the fly is an all-around searching pattern, it can become a caddis, stonefly, hopper, cricket, or steelhead skater simply by changing the body and wing colors and hook size to suit your needs. It has been a very successful and economical pattern for me; I generally tie it in sizes 12, 14 and 16.  Please bring your vise, tools and lamp

Naomi Okamoto – Tips and Tricks Working With CDC

9:30 am – 12:30 pm

IMG_1077 copyNaomi will teach you a few tricks and secrets to tying with CDC feathers! Simple, quick to tye and very productive!  Please bring your vise and tools that you normally use when tying, 8/0 yellow, black, gray and olive thread, Tiemco 2488 or eqvalant hook in size 16, standard dry hook of your choice in size 16-20 and CDC feathers in yellow, olive, gray and black.  I am looking forward to seeing you in class, it will be fun!

Lee Baermann – Tying Surf Fishing Flies

Screen Shot 2019-09-14 at 10.28.40 PM1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Come and sit with Lee for a good cause and he’ll teach you how to tie two of his popular surf flies, a red checkerboard and a soft shell sand crab. Both are easy to tie and if time allows, he’ll tie a third fly.  Please bring your vise, tools and lamp

John VanDerhoof – Flies for Western Tailwater Fisheries

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

John's-23-4-smThe more I tie, the more people either ask me to tie steelhead flies or trout flies for places that I fish which, as it turns out, is the same places they fish, soooooooo that’s what I’m going to show you how to tie this session. Every year I go up to tie at the East Idaho Show and either on the way up or back I fish for a week on the Green. I also fish the Lower ‘O’ in the winter and have been for about 50 years and both of these are fabled tailwaters.

I have been preparing a list of patterns and I will likely have one or two more patterns to tie then we will have time to tie but the selection will include nymphs, emergers, dries and possibly a soft hackle. There will be at least one of each (again maybe a soft hackle). I’m thinking from 4 to 6 flies total. This might be a bit over the top but I occasionally like flying close to the sun. Also, I really want the session to be something that you feel a part of. I will provide the materials and all you need to bring are a vice, tools, light, etc. A sense of humor may be appropriate as well…


We have lined up some of the finest local tyers who will be sharing the expertise on a wide variety of flies. Don’t miss the chance to learn from these experts for FREE at these events.

They will be tying in the shop on select Sundays from 11am – 2pm (See Dates below).

Flyfishing Expo

Sundays from 11am – 2pm…  Guests and Dates TBD..