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Forum: Fly Swap 03-26-2012, 06:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,443
Posted By chefben4
Re: Saltwater Streamer Fly Swap, Spring 2012

Changed my mind.. Didnt like the quality of marabou I got for the soft hackle streamers. I will be doing Borski's Green Zima. Great all around pattern :thmbup:
Forum: Share Patterns 03-20-2012, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 452
Posted By chefben4
Re: New Material..New Flies

Yes and no.. :rolleyes:

I actually ran out of the orange marabou and creativity. Thats the real story. I will be using this on toothy critters, so it worked out ok. If the fish focuses on eyes or...
Forum: Share Patterns 03-19-2012, 11:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,266
Posted By chefben4
Re: Gartside's Soft Hackle Streamer Variants

Thanks AJ! I keep hearing about more and more ties with 60 degree jig hooks so I wanted to jump on the band wagon before it was cool :icon_mrgr

The small white one was tied specifically for snook...
Forum: Share Patterns 03-19-2012, 11:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 452
Posted By chefben4
New Material..New Flies

Just messing around with some recent fly tying material I purchased!

Hand Carved (cork) Bubblehead Articulating Popper-Floats well!Learned a lot while working on this. CCG coat on top got a little...
Forum: Share Patterns 03-19-2012, 10:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,266
Posted By chefben4
Re: Gartside's Soft Hackle Streamer Variants

Absolutely! This is taken from an article I read online. Just one of many I have came across. To be honest these are my first flies on the jig hook (found them at a fly fishing show, and said what...
Forum: Share Patterns 03-19-2012, 07:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,266
Posted By chefben4
Re: Gartside's Soft Hackle Streamer Variants

You may be surprised at the multitude of species I can catch we these guys. I live in MI and fish them up here for Largemouth/Smallmouth, Pike, hell even trout once in a while. In the salt, they work...
Forum: Share Patterns 03-18-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,266
Posted By chefben4
Gartside's Soft Hackle Streamer Variants

Nursing a St. Pattys day hangover I was only able to kick out a couple flies today before throwing in the towel :wavetowel

I am trying to figure out what pattern I want to tie for the saltwater...
Forum: Share Patterns 03-16-2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 788
Posted By chefben4
Re: Tarpon Toad, Ant Body Saltwater Fly, and 24 K Baitfish

The body of the Toad is mcfly yarn and congo hair. The tail is marabou and cross cut yellow zonker.

Im fishing several places from Boca area all the way down to the 10,000 islands. The guide in...
Forum: Share Patterns 03-16-2012, 09:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 788
Posted By chefben4
Tarpon Toad, Ant Body Saltwater Fly, and 24 K Baitfish

Went to the vise last night and had a little of fly tying "a-d-d". Tied up a couple randoms.

Chartreuse/Yellow Tarpon Toad (per request of the guide I am fishing with)
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Forum: Fly Swap 03-16-2012, 09:05 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,443
Posted By chefben4
Re: Saltwater Streamer Fly Swap, Spring 2012

Thanks for having me! Looking forward to sharing my ties with you guys.

Edit: Decided on my pattern. I will be doing a soft hackle streamer (Jack Gartside pattern).
Forum: The Fly Cast 03-15-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,151
Posted By chefben4
Re: Salt Water fly cast

Thanks AJ. Im thinking its one of those things once you figure it out its like a light bulb goes off. I kept telling my instructor its like asking some to rub their stomach and pat their head! Which...
Forum: The Fly Cast 03-15-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,151
Posted By chefben4
Re: Salt Water fly cast

OK! This makes sense... I am usually fishing with a guide in the salt so I am often on a boat. When I was in the keys I was 30 miles out and had a 15-25 mph wind for half the day. The guide showed me...
Forum: The Fly Cast 03-15-2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,151
Posted By chefben4
Re: Salt Water fly cast

I am new to the saltwater thing and actually take lessons when I arrive before I go on a fishing trip to the salt. My most recent trip was to the keys and of course it was windy. The guide taught me...
Forum: Fly Swap 03-14-2012, 10:21 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,443
Posted By chefben4
Re: Saltwater Streamer Fly Swap, Spring 2012

Although Im new, I participate in swaps on a number of forums...

If you'll have me I am in.

Either with a fire tiger surf candy or possibly a "Spanish Flu" which is a great fly for the toothy...
Forum: Share Patterns 03-13-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By chefben4
Re: Misc Saltwater Flies

I tie the same congo hair shrimp with tan and olive stripes/spots actually! This particular shrimp was my first go at it so I just picked some bizzare colors lol
Forum: Share Patterns 03-13-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By chefben4
Misc Saltwater Flies

New to posting on this site so I thought I would share some of my more recent saltwater ties. Enjoy.

Hairy Down Under

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Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 03-13-2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,986
Posted By chefben4
Re: Show your flies!

Thanks Ard, I appreciate that! :thumbsup:
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 03-12-2012, 10:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,986
Posted By chefben4
Re: Show your flies!

Been lurking around this site for a while. Thought it was time I contributed! Here on some of my recent ties. Mostly for tarpon, however, I use them in MI for pike/musky/bass.

Some Divers. All...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 03-12-2012, 10:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,299
Posted By chefben4
Re: Muskie River Fishing

Here is SE Michigan we are lucky enough to have a LOT of musky. Met someone over the weekend that ties Musky flies locally. I know for sure I want to tie some up!
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 03-12-2012, 10:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,713
Posted By chefben4
Re: Hardcore Tenkara fishing

Pretty wild video. Strength to swing that fish in must be incredible.
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