About Jim & Al

Jim Solomon and Al Quattrocchi have collectively over 65 years of fly fishing experience they are willing to share with you! 

“After 60 years of fly fishing; you would think I had our sport figured out. Not by a long shot! The Fly Zone Team of Al and Jim gave me the knowledge to get my first corbina, to tune up my casting after being humbled on a tarpon outing, to get my gear in order for a rainbow bucket list trip to Argentina. You can always learn, but it takes great teachers to produce real results in a short amount of time. The Fly Zone has been a smart use of my time and money. If only I had been able to receive their counsel over the years, I might not have the mismatched rods, reels, lines, flies, gathering cobwebs in
my garage.” –

“I sat for a year with a fly rod and reel, not really knowing how to use them. I was smart enough to know I needed some pointers, and fortunate enough to meet Al Q at a casting seminar. The Fly Zone provides the experience and knowledge of Jim Solomon and Al Q,
two innovative and fun fly fishing experts, to anyone interested in learning, refining, or focusing their fly fishing experience.”  –


JIM SOLOMON is a FFF master casting instructor, fly tying instructor and accomplished angler. Jim has over forty years specializing in flyfishing tactics for streams, lakes and still waters. Jim was one of the first instructors to teach Trout in the Classroom. When Jim is not flyfishing a cold mountain stream he can be found along our sunny California coast fly fishing the local surf or sight casting along one of our inland concrete rivers for carp. Licensed Guide ID 0011708


AL QUATTROCCHI, “Al Q” has been an advocate of saltwater fly fishing on the west coast for over twenty five years. He is was the original founder of the Southern California, One Surf Fly, popularized the Double Haul Ball and co-hosts with his pal Conway Bowman, the carp sight fishing tournament entitled The Carp Throwdown in San Diego. Al was recently awarded the Ross Marigold Complete Angle Award from the Pasadena Fly Fishing Club. He is a two-time IGFA world record holder.

Al is an accomplished angler and fly tier specializing primarily in inshore saltwater flyfishing. He is an outdoor writer, photographer, artist, and passionate teacher of fly fishing. He speaks in many local clubs and fly shops across California. Al is a licensed guide and host exotic fly adventures around the world. Guide ID 704137.