Jay Murakoshi, Largemouth Bass
I have been in the fly fishing industry for the past 39 years and also a commerical fly tyer
for 38 years, having tied for such notables as Lefty Kreh, Trey Combs. At one time or
another, I have tied for most of California’s fly shops. My patterns have been featured in
Fly Fishing in Salt Waters, California Fly Fisher, Western Outdoors, North and
SouthWest Fly Fishing. I am one of the West Coast contributing writers for FFSW
I have developed a few top water bass patterns as well as salt water patterns that havebeen featured in a number of periodicals and I also sell them through my web site www.fliesunlimited.com. They are the CB Diver, “Wiggy Airhead” bait fish pattern, Wig Hair Bill Fish Fly. There are also tying instructions that can be found on www.vimeo.com under my name.
As a speaker, I have been doing seminars and clinics since the early 80’s. I have spoken to thousands of people at events like the International Sportsman’s Expo, The Fly Fishing Show, Renzetti Fly Fishing Fair, sports pro shops, fly fishing clubs and conclaves. I’m also on pro staff for TFO, Galvan Reels, RIO products, SmithAction, Angler’s Sports Group (Dai Ichi Hooks), Gamakatsu, Flymenfishing Company. I also run my own travel business taking people south of the border to the La Paz area of BCS. We fish the waters of La Ventana/ Cerralvo Island. I spend 3 to 4 months fishing the waters and know them quite well. You can find me at www.bajaflyfishingadventures.com. We also arrange trips to Guatamala, Turneffe Flats, Australia and Christmas Island. My latest adventure is filming and producing fly fishing and fly tying video’s.