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Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing Yesterday, 03:08 PM
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Posted By ben664
Re: Steelhead season on the Salmon River ?

Last year I've been there from Oct 18 th to Oct 31th. Frist days was very crowded. Fair weather don't help. Last 2 days was nice.

I don't care about salmon, but steelhead !

This year, with...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 09-26-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 223
Posted By ben664
Re: Steelhead season on the Salmon River ?

Nice !

Thanks for replies guys, Hope you're right Randy ;)
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 09-25-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 223
Posted By ben664
Steelhead season on the Salmon River ?

Hi guys !

I'm looking every day for reports from Pulaski, and it seems this season start is very low.

Someone says "No major Salmon run this year"

Is the lak of salmons will impact...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 09-14-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 801
Posted By ben664
Re: First morning in Michigan.

Nothing compare to the Salmon River zoo....

I'm not familiar to PM, but I'd like to plan a trip next year for steelhead.

For the Salmon River or the Oak NY, the "big" run usally start end of...
Forum: General Discussion 09-14-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 707
Posted By ben664
Re: Davy Knot and Double Davy Knot

Nice thread !

Here a video test with the doble Davy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBnuYu9P6yU

Anybody is using this knot for steelhead ?
Forum: General Discussion 08-24-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,595
Posted By ben664
Re: Snake...update...

Hi JP !

It's look like a "couleuvre vipérine" La couleuvre vipérine, Natrix maura (http://serpent.cheloniophilie.com/Fiches/Couleuvre-viperine.php)

I see a lot in the Pyrenees. As olds mens...
Forum: General Discussion 08-24-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,035
Posted By ben664
Re: What should I buy ? Simms Headwater or Orvis Sonic Guide Waders ??

The real test for me will be this fall on the Salmon River waters .....
Forum: Spey Fly Lines and other Spey Tackle 07-27-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 378
Posted By ben664
Re: Floating tip?

This year I tried a new toy. Switch rod (11'3 7 wt) with a Rio Switch Chucker line, without the shooting head/running line connection.

Impressed with the results, and how easy is to cast.

I...
Forum: General Discussion 07-27-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 306
Posted By ben664
Re: 2 videos on Fly flyfishing in Basque Country

Sure T Moen is the master lol

I watched this video (Heads or tail) like 10 times...

Your video is nice too, more "classic" shots. By the way, it looks like Slovenia he ?? :D
Forum: General Discussion 07-26-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 306
Posted By ben664
Re: 2 videos on Fly flyfishing in Basque Country

Nice.

Any exemple of what you're talking about ? I'de like to see a video

It's always good to learn about people who know !
Forum: General Discussion 07-26-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 306
Posted By ben664
Re: 2 videos on Fly flyfishing in Basque Country

Ok, I can understand. Now the big deal is: Or keeping fishing with a Gopro on my chest pack, or only filming with a real camera....

I'm not a pro
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 07-26-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By ben664
Re: From Salmon River NY to Pere Marquette MI

Nice.

Thanks for replys guys.

Also on the Salmon River, when the water is hight, it's almost impossible wading more than 60 yards.

The reason I ask, is because on almost every videos of the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-26-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,911
Posted By ben664
Re: How long does it take from your home to the water?

Here in France,

5 min to the river. But I prefer driving 1 hour and have better succes.

next trip will be 7h plane + 3h drive (Pulaski).
Forum: General Discussion 07-24-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 306
Posted By ben664
2 videos on Fly flyfishing in Basque Country

Hey guys

Here videos I recently made of fly fishing in basque country.

The 2nd one mostly with switch rod.

Part 1 https://vimeo.com/98108527
Part 2 https://vimeo.com/101561779
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 07-24-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By ben664
Re: From Salmon River NY to Pere Marquette MI

Well, I think you'll be hooked ! Be prepared for good and also bad fishing days. Some days you can have more than 20 hook ups, and others 0.
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 07-24-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By ben664
From Salmon River NY to Pere Marquette MI

Hi !

Last fall, I tried the Salmon River during almost 2 weeks, late Oct. I really liked this fishery, the atmosphere of the place, steelhead, ect...

This year, I will be back there with my...
Forum: Great Lakes Region 07-23-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 262
Posted By ben664
Re: 2014 Steelhead highlights

Nice job ! great landscapes and fish, congrats ;)
Forum: General Discussion 07-18-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 433
Posted By ben664
Re: Back from Austria (part 1)

Very nice JP , as usual !

By the way, do you have many clients refering to your fishing guide job ?
Forum: General Discussion 07-17-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,035
Posted By ben664
Re: What should I buy ? Simms Headwater or Orvis Sonic Guide Waders ??

Just receive my new wader.

Finally, I choose the Headwaters. Impressed by the quality of the product, look very good, and though, much better than the Freestone (neoprene quality, and Gore Tex)
...
Forum: General Discussion 07-02-2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,035
Posted By ben664
Re: What should I buy ? Simms Headwater or Orvis Sonic Guide Waders ??

Thanks for replies guys.

It's true, nothing is better than Gore Tex. But I found that 3 layers is no enought, and I saw bad comments on the Headwaters, on the Simms internet page.

According...
Forum: General Discussion 06-30-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,035
Posted By ben664
What should I buy ? Simms Headwater or Orvis Sonic Guide Waders ??

Hi guys !

Big dilemmas :

Stillwater fly shop have a Simms Headwater waders for $250 ($307 for me with shipping cost to France) .... Interesting !

BUT, if I purchase for $400, it's free...
Forum: How to Spey Cast - Technique and Advice 05-11-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 624
Posted By ben664
Re: Switch rod cast for indicator fishing ?

Thanks for the answers guys, I was not around lately :)
Forum: How to Spey Cast - Technique and Advice 04-26-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 624
Posted By ben664
Switch rod cast for indicator fishing ?

Hi,

For tube and streamer casting with switch rod, no problems. Snap T, double spey, ect...

How do you cast with switch rod (and switch line) for nymph indi. fishing ? Spey, double spey ? Any...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 03-23-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 245
Posted By ben664
About Salmon River NY: Losing Public Access from Altmar to Ellis North Side of River

LOTAC received an email from a credible person with knowledge of the situation and we may lose public access on the north side of the river just like we lost the south side.

His email more a less...
Forum: General Discussion 03-18-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 129
Posted By ben664
Re: Share your own videos

Oh sure Ard ! sorry, haven't see it !! Thanks :)
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