Anyone have interest in saltwater flies?

Ken Jones

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The wife of my deceased fishing buddy Mike has been selling fishing flies through her EBay account for some time with good results. The quality is very good and her prices are far less than most stores. I told her there isn't much use of flies by pier fishermen but I have seen anglers fishing the surf for surfperch with flies. Apparently she sells a lot of saltwater flies to people in Florida. And, of course, she sells many freshwater flies. If anyone is interested, drop me a line at kenjones@pierfishing.com, I will send you her address. I've also discussed having a merchandise page with her flies being listed on such a page but I'm not sure it makes sense given the things you can already order on the Internet.
 

Ken Jones

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I think Mike got the original saltwater flies to go with the typical bonito splasher but she's added on more flies. I'll call you.
 

Red Fish

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Some of the flies like the clouser are used in SF Bay for striped bass. Also, some larger flies can be used for rockfish.
 
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Ken Jones

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Leslie said you can go direct to google and enter Bargains by Leslie. When it opens, the site at the top should say Fishing 4 Bargains by Leslie eBay Stores. Open that and on the left side there are various categories and choose Fly Fishing. I think there are 66 different flies.
 

Mahigeer

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I tie my own flies, but I ordered some flies to see the quality.
A good selection of flies are offered.
 
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I tie my own flies, but I ordered some flies to see the quality.
A good selection of flies are offered.

The ones I wanted for bonito were a bit pricy at about $9.00 each!
I think it comes in a set of 3. Kinda confusing though. I tie my own flies and jigs. I have so many in my stock, it will last me at least a year.
 

Mahigeer

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I think it comes in a set of 3. Kinda confusing though. I tie my own flies and jigs. I have so many in my stock, it will last me at least a year.
Yes you are correct. I must have missed it. They do come in sets of three, or more. Best to read the description carefully.

I have enough freshwater flies to last me a liftime.
 

Mahigeer

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Just received the flies. They are very well built. After use in Catalina, I will know more.

It was very easy and quick transaction and shipping.

Very happy with the whole process.
 

Red Fish

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Ken, I want to take the opportunity to honor the memory of Mike Granat here whose birthday was the 28th of August.
If we (UPSAC/PFIC) ever by chance start doing events again when Berkeley Pier opens back up, I would want to hold the sturgeon derby again in December. I see why Brian Linebarger wanted to adopt this get-together as his birthday and Rich’s were both on Dec. 14th. The idea of just a holiday get-together was nice (even sans sturgeon). We hit a few nice piers in the years we did it: San Leandro Marina; Vallejo Waterfront (both of my brothers showed up with their kids); Point Pinole Pier (Ken Jones there); Dumbarton Pier; Oyster Point Pier; and finally Eckley Pier.

I kind of noticed a misplaced reference in my writing here, but it is okay! I didn’t necessarily mean hold a sturgeon event at Berkeley Pier in December. More like starting back events with the commencement of its opening. But, actually not a bad idea to have a sturgeon derby there (and 7 gill) right before the sturgeon closure (utilizing some herring). Bob (StripedSideChaser) Griffin and I used to meet at the end and Bob would make some hot things to eat (like chili) as we fished in the cold during the holiday break!
 
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Mahigeer

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I guess I have to wait till the Mole opens again to try my new flies.

Actually I can use them from kayak or boat as well.

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