Lee has been fishing the surf for over 40 years, in this book he breaks the sport down to the basics. Finding beach structure; surf species; flies & fishing techniques; gear for all fishing styles, conditions, and budgets— you’ll find it all. Whether you live near the beach, or plan on visiting one, Fly-Fish the Surf will bring you success out on the wet sand.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Lee Baermann's love of fishing began at an early age when his maternal grandfather showed him how to catch musky in the lakes of Northern Wisconsin. After his family moved from Milwaukee to Oxnard, California in the early 60's, that love continued, not only at the local lakes in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, but on the beach, where he grew up.
Lee fishes the So. California surf at least 300 days per year; whether guiding for his business, 'FLY FISH THE SURF' or just for fun, Lee has caught barred surf perch, corbina, halibut, leopard shark, striped bass and all of the other surf species. When Lee is not fishing in salt water, you can find him in the local canals guiding for carp.
Lee also spends at least 4 or more weeks per year in Baja California fly fishing in the waters of the Sea of Cortez. On most Fridays, Lee can be found at Eric's Tackle in Ventura, California tying flies and spreading the word on the ease of fly-fishing from the beach. He is also on the pro staff with Rajeff Sports and Waterworks-Lamson Fly Reels.
Lee is a full-time surf fly-fishing guide, living in Oxnard, California with his wife, Karen, and their Akita dog, Nana.