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Speaker: Glenn Ueda

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Last Update: 05/16/2024


Beyond The Bucket List

With international travel back in full swing, now is the time to consider making that trip of a lifetime! Please join me as I will be sharing my recent experiences searching for some of South America's most badass fly rod species, including:


Explosive Brazilian Peacock Bass


Argentina’s razor-toothed Golden Dorado aka "River Tiger"


Vampire fish, voracious Colombian Payara 


Covering travel and lodging options, this interactive presentation will include important packing, tackle, and techniques essential when traveling to these remote destinations.  

Glenn's Bio

A native of Southern California, Glenn was introduced to surf fishing as a child by his father. Every Sunday, from Morro Bay down to San Onofre, they caught their own bait and targeted everything from striped bass to barred perch to corbina. Reading about fly fishing in Field and Stream, Glenn soon learned basic fly casting and tying at world famous Long Beach Casting Club, he was ten. A local pond provided endless joy fooling bluegill, crappie and bass. Almost five decades later following a rewarding career as an architect, he sought new challenges.


Taking all of those cherished surf and freshwater lessons he built a very successful business “So Cal Flats Fishing Guide Service” teaching fly anglers the art of sightfishing in shallow surf for one of the world’s most challenging species, the California Corbina. Guiding highly skilled anglers from all over the globe, many agree after a day’ of stalking that they our “Ghost of the Coast” is as difficult if not worse than the very popular and highly coveted flats permit. Loving all things fishing.


Glenn also enjoys sharing his passion for our sport, filling his annual calendar with presentations and tying demonstrations to many of the fly fishing stores serving Southern California including Fishermen’s Spot, Bob Marriott’s Fly Fishing Store, Orvis Pasadena, and The Fly Stop. Those presentations, whether in person or via Zoom, “Ghost of the Coast – Sightfishing for California Corbina”, “Midnight Madness – The Hunt for Trophy Calico Bass” and “Planet Carp - Fly Fishing for the World’s Popular Fish” have been well received by virtually every fly fishing club from Santa Barbara to San Diego too.


An extension of his teachings, Glenn has written and collaborated on a number of feature articles for such notable publications as Fly Fisherman, Fly Fusion, Sport Fishing, Saltwater Sportsman, California Fly Fisher, Pacific Sportfishing Magazine, and Western Outdoor News. Borne from an affinity for sightfishing, he has ventured abroad for exotic species such as Baja Mexico roosterfish dorado and tuna, Belizean permit tarpon and bonefish, Christmas Island giant trevally triggerfish and milkfish, Amazon peacock bass wolffish and arowana, Argentinian golden dorado pacu and pira pita, and most recently Colombian “vampire fish” aka payara. Fishing over 150 days annually.


Glenn also enjoys the challenge of stalking finicky hard-fighting carp in metropolitan Los Angeles to massive Montana impoundments to the narrow canals of Japan. Developed specifically for pursuing thes“golden bones” in all conditions, his extremely popular Loco Moco carp fly has followers in virtually every state that contains carp as well throughout Asia, Europe, and Australia.


With a background in long range big game fishing, he also enjoys venturing well offshore, seeking hard-fighting pelagic and coastal species, all from his 20’ Edgewater center console. An immense aquatic resource, his coastal stretch of the Eastern Pacific Ocean supports a very healthy population of California Yellowtail, Pacific Bonito, Kelp Bass (aka calico bass), and Pacific Barracuda, as well as seasonal visitors such as yellowfin tuna and dorado, all eager to slam a well-presented fly.


Having landed 129 species on fly to date during his aforementioned international and domestic travels, he is perhaps most proud of his IGFA Fly Rod World Records for California Corbina on 4#, 12# and 16# tippet, all captured and released on his local beach. When not fishing, Glenn and his wife of 38 years, Mona, enjoy traveling to Japan to visit their son Randy and family, spending time outdoors with their dog Mac, and strolling the sand near their coastal home in Huntington Beach.​​


WHEN: Tue June 4, 2024 @6:30 PM

WHERE: Live at the Southwestern Yacht Club

Door Prize: 

We’re excited to share THE CATCH OF A LIFETIME, a collection of evocative stories on the joys of flyfishing and the memories of those special catches that stand out above all others.🎣📚✨


This book by longtime New York Times outdoors columnist Peter Kaminsky (@PeterKaminsky1) gathers flyfishing memories into a passionate collection. Those who dedicate themselves to fishing are familiar with that singular thrill of hooking a fish—the rush of that telltale tug on your line, that jolt of knowing you have a catch on the other end. And there are catches that stay with us, a forever memory of a particularly legendary day out on the water.

Discount for SDFF: 20%

Product: The Catch of a Lifetime


Promo Code: FLYFISH20

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