Last weekend, I participated in the One Surf Fly Beach Classic at Rincon Beach between Santa Barbara and Ventura. There were 70 anglers, which is a record turnout for the annual event.
About 170 fish were caught in two hours. Then came the BBQ, awards, and raffle. It was an awesome event. I had no idea there were so many bug chuckers around here!
To enter the event, all you had to do was show up with a fly. The fly was logged in and placed in a bag with the other 69 flies. Each participant randomly drew a fly from the bag, and that was all you could use for the event. If you lost your fly, you were done.
Prizes were given out for first fish caught, biggest fish caught, and most fish caught. The raffle was huge, and raised $3,200 for the Santa Barbara Land Trust, a local charity that purchases and preserves coastal land.
Here's the group shot:
For more pics of the event, check out One Surf Fly Beach Classic... just one! | official site and updates