Links to useful and relevant web sites...
Questions or Comments Contact:
- Dan Blanton's Outdoor Ventures
The most active message board covering bay area saltwater and striper fly fishing. High quality contents here.
- Department of Fish and Game
General web site
DFG - Fish Identification
- Ernie's Casting Pond in Soquel, CA USA
It used to be a great place to meet other fly fishermen who are interested in local area fly fishing. It closed in 2008. Here's a link to an San Jose Mercury News article about this event:
Ernie's Casting Pond, "a Santa Cruz institution," closing its doors
We will miss the shop, Ernie and Diane and all the chance meeting of fellow fishermen there. Ernie is a veteran trout and steelhead angler and was great source of local area fishing information. His website is still up and they will continue to post updates of their travels so visit it once in a while.
- Gary Bulla's SoCal Surfcast
Focuses on Southern California Surf Fishing. Interesting monthly newsletter. Active message board.
- Jay Murakoshi's Flies Unlimited
Innovative and high quality flies for salt water fishing.
- Ken Hanley's Pacific Extremes
Our leading educator for inshore fly fishing. I took his surf fishing clinic in June 2001 to get started in the surf zone. It was a great way to get started if he is offering them again.
- Knots for Fishing from the NetKnots website
A website by John Sherry that shows how to tie the best knots for fishing.
- The Angler's Choice Tackle Shop in Capitola, CA USA
Has a wide selection of freshwater, saltwater and fly fishing tackle, equipment, rods, reels, accessories, live bait, clothing, literature, maps, art and gifts. I haven't visited the store yet but it is great to have another fly shop since Ernie's closed. Located at 1203 41st Avenue, Capitola, California 95010 831-464-1883
- Fly Fishing Specialties in Sacramento, CA USA
- Water Sports: Fly Fishing Resources
Ms. Brandie Cornett of Cole Memorial Library used this Zen Fly Fishing website as a resource to share with kids during a hobbies and sports celegbraton day. One of the girls in the group, Melanie, found this great resource during computer time and shared it with me. Thank you Melanie!
- Ryan Yoshimoto's music site
My son Ryan wrote a song that is a hit in the European dance genre, Du What U Du. He released the original song. Trentemoller's remix took it up on the charts. He just released a music video. Check it out at:
- The Master's Fruit Tree Pruning
My son Jeffrey started a fruit tree pruning business in Reno, Nevada. Check his website out at:
- Glenn Yoshimoto's BLOG on Playing with Reality
Since I started my break from fishing, I started studying various alternative therapies and related ideas about new models of reality and consciousness. I have been quite preoccupied but now feeling that I need to get back to fishing a little, so you might see me on the beach occasionally. You can read about the ideas here:
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