About Jim & Al

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


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 originator of the So-Cal, One Surf Fly, popularized the Double Haul Ball and co-hosts with his pal Conway Bowman, The Carp Throwdown sight fishing event in San Diego. Al was recently awarded the Ross Marigold Complete Angler Award from the Pasadena Fly Fishing Club. He is a two-time IGFA world record holder and a professional fly tier.

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 ( Guide ID 704137) and hosts exotic fly adventures around the world.