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We Couldn’t stop at just flies. now carrying everything but the fish!

San Diego Fly Fishing Guide Service and Fly Shop

W e l c o m e  t o   o u r   SAN   DIEGO   F L Y   S H O P  by theflystop.com


 HOME OF THE BEST GUIDE SERVICE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA—AND THE FATHER OF IT ALL CONWAY BOWMAN

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The Fly Stop's new home waters are now the lapping waves of Southern California's Pacific Ocean.  Our flagship San Diego Fly Shop location had become the premire travel destination for San Diego fly fishing, fly fishing events, guiding, and flies for every angler.  It was doing so well we had to expand from our La Jolla location to a new much larger space!  We can get anglers from around the world, or right here at home set up to catch, mako shark, blue shark, corbina, halibut, spotfin, croaker, striper, trout, bass, carp, and more.  

Visit our Mira Mar Location at:   9275 Trade Place Suite E, San Diego 92126  

Monday - Saturday 10AM - 6PM                                

Email:  info@theflystop.com       Phone Number:  858.500.2761 


Head Guides

Captain Alex Cady     mako | inshore | bass | carp

You can pretty much say that Alex was born with a fishing rod in his had. He caught his first fish when he was only two years old with his Grandpa Joe. When Alex was six years old he learned how to fly fish the streams and lakes near Mammoth lakes with his Father. Any chance Alex got to fish he would take it like before school at a local pond for bass or venturing offshore to chase Tuna and Sharks. At the age of 18 moved for Mammoth Lakes and went to the Clearwater Guide School to chase his dream of being a fishing guide. In 2014 he moved back to Southern California  to guide the local inshore and lakes. We are now pround to have Alex  as our head guide and manager of The Fly Stop.

Captain Conway Bowman     mako | inshore | bass | carp

Conway Bowman is the owner/operator of Bowman Bluewater and a native San Diegan. He began fly fishing in Idaho at the age of eight and since then, he's mastered the rivers, lakes and sea. His extensive fishing knowledge literally circumnavigates the globe.  Conway has hosted numerous television shows such as "Fly Fishing the World," on the Sportsman Channel, ESPN's "In Search of Flywater", and "Dollar Wise Fly", on the Versus Network.  He is currently the host of "The Ford Outfitters", airing on the Sportsman Channel. Conway is also the current IGFA world record holder of a Redfish on 10 kg tippet, a 41.65 pound bull.  Among his many fishing achievements,  Conway is most proud of his non-fishing ones.....marrying his wife Michelle, and being the proud father of their son, Max.

Captain Dave Trimble     mako | blue shark | offshore | trout

Dave is hands down one of the most in the knowledgeable shark guides on the ocean. He has ran fishing trips from Alaska to Panama, not only in salt, but in fresh water as well.  He has been a full time charter captain for the last 15 years, with 12 plus years of experience right here in the San Diego area.  With over 2,000 shark fishing charters in his career, his passion, knowledge, and dedication to the sport are virtually unparalleled. (that too could be said for his love affair with the San Diego Chargers) On his off days, which are an extremely rare thing, Dave works with the Marble Canyon Outfitters at Lee's Ferry, conducting electroshocking surveys, and analyzing water samples from the Colorado River system.  Chances are, if Dave doesn't know something about fishing, that's because it probably doesn't exist! 

Captain John D. Hendrickson     carp | bass |surf

Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. He started fly-fishing when he was 16 and now, at the age of 37, has turned his hobby into his carrer. John has fished for everything from Lake Erie Steelhead to Pacific Mako Sharks.  As a matter of fact, if it swims, he's probably caught it on the fly. He even holds a Master Angler Award for a Carp that he caught while living in Colorado.  His addiction for Carp fishing has led him to be featured in a number of tv shows, as well as a variety of books and magazines.  Most recently "The Orvis Guide to Fly Fishing for Carp" published in 2013. John is also the general manager of The Fly Stop online store, where he provides valuable insight on everything fly-fishing, including fly tying and casting instruction. 

          

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  1. Bass Trip

    Bass Trip

    Witness the recent record-setting (and controversial) catch of a 25.1 pound behemoth recently hooked at Dixon Lake. Or better yet, take a look at the list of the Top 25 biggest bass ever caught, and notice where they came from. That's right, 20 of the Top 25 have been right here in Southern California. With that being said, don't think for a minute that this makes bass fishing out here easy. This isn't your grandfather's favorite pond from back East. These fish here are among some of the most educated bass in the world. Sort of like rainbow trout in any tailwater of the Rocky Mountains. With big bass though, comes large numbers of anglers who fish for them.
    $450.00
  2. Carp Trip

    Carp Trip

    For all you die hard bone fisherman and sight fishing fanatics out there, this is the fishery for you! That goes too for all you "Dry Fly Only" trout fisherman. We have a dry fly only policy, well, more like a preference, on two of our local area carp lakes. This trip is an absolute blast! You will be 100% of the time sight fishing, mainly with dry flies, surrounded by our beautiful Southern California countryside. How can it get much better than that???
    $450.00
  3. Kelp/Inshore Trip

    Kelp/Inshore Trip

    Come explore San Diego's kelp/inshore fisheries with our guide Alex Cady. You can catch Yellowtail, Bonito, Calico Bass and so much more all with in a mile of the La Jolla and Point Loma.
    $575.00
  4. Mission Bay Guide Trip

    Mission Bay Guide Trip

    People sometimes associate fly fishing, or fishing in general, mainly as a summer time activity. But that's what makes fishing our bays so special. Whether it's Mission or San Diego Bay, both can provide a wonderful opportunity to catch fish all year round. Winter or summer, it really doesn't matter. In all reality, it's probably the most consistent fishery we have here in San Diego County.
    $450.00
  5. San Diego Bay Guide Trip

    San Diego Bay Guide Trip

    People sometimes associate fly fishing, or fishing in general, mainly as a summer time activity. But that's what makes fishing our bays so special. Whether it's Mission or San Diego Bay, both can provide a wonderful opportunity to catch fish all year round. Winter or summer, it really doesn't matter. In all reality, it's probably the most consistent fishery we have here in San Diego County.
    $500.00
  6. Shark Trip

    Shark Trip

    Welcome to alpha dog fly fishing, The Mako Shark. This is truly one of the biggest and baddest trophy fishing experience that's out there.
    $575.00
  7. Surf Trip

    Surf Trip

    Surf Fly Fishing Trip
    $225.00
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Southern California premier Fly Fishing Guide Service and Fly Shop. Fly Fish Mako Shark, Mission Bay, San Diego Bay, Largemouth Bass, Carp and more. Come see why San Diego California is one of the best places to go fly fishing in both Freshwater and Saltwater.