Al Quattrocchi (aka Al Q) has been fly fishing and tying saltwater flies for over thirty years. He was recently awarded the Ross Allen Merigold Complete Angler Memorial Award by the historic Pasadena Fly Fishing Club in California. On May 14th, 2016 he became a two time, IGFA world record holder, on two different species in one morning. His articles, photography and flies have been published in many fly fishing magazines over the years. Al is a licensed surf guide and founded the One Surf Fly event in SoCal, which lasted nine seasons and raised thousands of dollars for fly fishing non-profits, promoting saltwater fly fishing up and down the California coast. Al and his buddy, Conway Bowman host the Carp Throwdown, catch & release, flyfishing tournament in each June in San Diego.
Al “Q” currently is on the Sage, Rio, Redington, Simms, EP flies, Diiaichi and Tuffleye pro staffs. His saltwater fly patterns have traveled the world and are responsible for two current IGFA world records. He continues to create exciting events to support and expand the fly fishing community in Southern California.
Al Q resides in Westchester, CA with his wife Janet and daughter Quinn.