Peninsula Fly Fishers

General Meeting with Guest Speakers Ben Byng and Steve Potter

  • October 17, 2013
  • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • HCC
Guest Speakers Ben Byng and Steve Potter Fly Tiers and avid Fishermen.  Speaking on Large Mouth Bass and Beyond.

Ben Byng 
Bio: Fishing has been in Ben’s blood since he was a young boy. His grandfather took him on many journeys from the Great Lakes to the Florida Keys. His father took him on summertime trips to Eastern Idaho for remote small stream fishing and high mountain adventures. These experiences have armed Ben with lessons that would follow him into fly-fishing. Having the California Delta in his backyard, Ben has spent many hours jamming in his boat through this 1200-mile waterway looking for Striped Bass. This is his fly-fishing wintertime playground. Summers are spent helping Andre Puyans with his Fly Fishing Seminars in Eastern Idaho at Elk Creek Ranch. Ben is into his fifth year with Andre and has worked his way to Operations Manager. You can catch Ben tying at the International Sportsmen’s Exops and the Fly-Fishing Shows on the West Coast. If you have time, stop by and see what he is tying.

Steve Potter

Steve Potter
Bio: Steve has been involved with fly fishing since his father presented him with a fly fishing kit purchased overseas in the early 1960’s. About fifteen years ago his wife, Linda, brought him a fly tying kit and he has been tying bass bugs and trout flies ever since. Spinning deer hair is one of his greatest pleasures as it supplies him with a medium to create one of a kind flies as well as established patterns. Billy Munn, Jimmy Nix and Chris Helm have been his mentors through their books, videos and magazine articles. For the last four years, Steve has demonstrated his tying skills in Oregon, Idaho, Montana and California at Federation of Fly Fishing events. He has tied at the International sportsman’s Expositions in Sacramento, San Mateo and Pleasanton, California. Steve has also tied at the Fly Fishing Show in San Rafael, California. Steve enjoys fly fishing the California Delta for Largemouth and Striped Bass. He also takes pleasure in fishing the neighboring Sierra’s for various species of trout. He is a member of the Tracy Fly Fishers, enjoying the club functions, speakers and the camaraderie of its members. He is a proud member of the Daiichi Pro Team.

For more information on Steve Potter check out his website:

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