Quick mends: Local angler profiled in California Fly Fisher

ALL SMILES: Kesley Gallagher hoists an LA River carp in 2014. (Kesley Gallagher)

ALL SMILES: Kesley Gallagher hoists an LA River carp in 2014. (Kesley Gallagher)

If you’ve spent any time on Facebook looking for fellow finny fanatics (who hasn’t?), you may have seen Kesley Gallagher’s smiling face. My favorite shot was one taken in her wedding dress, fly rod in hand. Now comes an extended profile of the So Cal resident in the monthly California Confluences column in California Fly Fisher magazine. I’d link, but it’s print only.

As Gallagher recounts to Bud Bynack, the column’s author:

“I fly fish all the time, both at home and abroad. I live on a lake and kayak with a fly rod for largemouth bass after work. I fish fish the Los Angeles River for carp, and I love pursuing corbina and halibut in the surf. My friend, Al Quattrocchi, and I joke that we need a new tournament here in L.A. called the ‘Fly Fishing Freeway Challenge,’ where an angler has to land a corbina, carp, and halibut on a fly all in one day.”

Now there’s an idea!

See you on the river, Jim Burns

 

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