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by njcatchrelease
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: 1st River Trip of the 2019 Trout Season
Replies: 5
Views: 432

Re: 1st River Trip of the 2019 Trout Season

Nice fish. I fished the FB Saturday morning. Water was brown and moving, wasn't expecting it to be so high, must of received more rain then projected. Managed six, a couple were nice size. When the sun came out late morning I saw a few Hendrickson coming off. Not enough surface activity to switch f...
by njcatchrelease
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: 1st River Trip of the 2019 Trout Season
Replies: 5
Views: 432

Re: 1st River Trip of the 2019 Trout Season

I seed that fish on instagram....how are the frog's toggs working out? :D I'm really liking the Frogg Toggs. They seem real durable but yet light weight. The neoprene boots seem to be a little smaller in terms of width/height not length than other waders I have had which means less bunched up mater...
by njcatchrelease
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: 1st River Trip of the 2019 Trout Season
Replies: 5
Views: 432

1st River Trip of the 2019 Trout Season

I finally got a chance to hit a river since trout season opened. Water flow was excellent and the river was very clear. Only saw one other guy fishing downstream of me. There was a hatch of what looked to me like small stone flies coming off the river right before dark. I'm not 100% sure if that is ...
by njcatchrelease
Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: I Need Some New Waders
Replies: 15
Views: 570

Re: I Need Some New Waders

I have used the Redington Sonic Pro for 4 years. No complaints, had gotten them back then from Shannon's. Great zip-up waders, and a good value. Highly Recommended. They come in a good selection of sizes. Pocket's are good as well. Those look pretty nice, I also noticed they have an HD version that...
by njcatchrelease
Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: First Brook trout
Replies: 10
Views: 676

Re: First Brook trout

Congrats on your 1st brookie!

Fishing those WTS are a ton of fun.
by njcatchrelease
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Waders
Replies: 0
Views: 118

Waders

As you may have read in an earlier post of mine I am probably going to have to purchase some new waders. Does anyone have any experience with DRYFT waders? https://dryftfishing.com/shop/s14-adrenaline-wader/ This look nice, have great reviews. I like the fact that the are made with 5 layer lowers wh...
by njcatchrelease
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: I Need Some New Waders
Replies: 15
Views: 570

Re: I Need Some New Waders

I was impressed with the high end Chota waders I saw at the show in Edison, and they won't break the bank. The Hodgeman H4 and H5 waders were also nice with reasonable prices, especially if you shop online and know the size you need. The new Orvis lightweight waders were also nice, higher price but...
by njcatchrelease
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: stuck in a rut
Replies: 6
Views: 368

Re: stuck in a rut

Except for the last brown I caught I have noticed that the trout have been only taking my flies when fished on the bottom and extremely slow. I checked the water temp on Saturday and saw 42 at the bottom about 4' down but closer to 38/39 near the surface. I think the snow melt is causing the upper t...
by njcatchrelease
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: I Need Some New Waders
Replies: 15
Views: 570

Re: I Need Some New Waders

CheeseburgerFly wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:53 am
I am very happy with my pair of Redington sonic pros that I got them from back country during a 40% off sale. I try to support local as much as I can, but that was money I could not leave on the table.
I'm not familiar with those, I'll have to check them out.

Thanks
by njcatchrelease
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: I Need Some New Waders
Replies: 15
Views: 570

Re: I Need Some New Waders

https://i.imgur.com/UvwkKIT.jpg Cant beat a pair of Simms G4 zip ups. Ive had these for a few years. Not 1 leak. No sweating in the summer. I layer these up with some 5.0 UnderArmour in the Winter When I go for Steel heads up in Pulaki NY. Toasty warmer then Neoprene. I would love to get a pair of ...
by njcatchrelease
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: I Need Some New Waders
Replies: 15
Views: 570

Re: I Need Some New Waders

No reason you can't repair those, even with a 4" tear. Cut a patch at least 5" long by maybe 2" wide and use Aqua Seal. I once tore about a 3" gash in what at the time was a brand new pair of Simms G3s on a Hyde driftboat anchor cleat getting out quickly to fight a big brown that took my line under...
by njcatchrelease
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: I Need Some New Waders
Replies: 15
Views: 570

I Need Some New Waders

I was lucky enough to learn about a new location from a friend so I headed out in search of wild browns. As I was hiking into the river I was happy to see that the only trail was a not so used deer trail. The feeling of being able to fish a river that doesn't get a lot of pressure was awesome. I got...
by njcatchrelease
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Looking for Help
Replies: 10
Views: 841

Re: Looking for Help

That sucks, I don't fish that area too often but I will definitely keep an eye out.
by njcatchrelease
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: POLY LEADERS
Replies: 3
Views: 459

Re: POLY LEADERS

WHEN TO USE A SINKING POLYLEADER VS. A SINK-TIP Although polyleaders come in sinking densities, as noted they don’t have as much mass as a level “T” sink-tip (for example: T-10). Consequently, they work great for small to medium size flies that are un-weighted or lightly weighted. That being said, ...
by njcatchrelease
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: POLY LEADERS
Replies: 3
Views: 459

POLY LEADERS

Anyone out there use Poly Leaders instead of sink tip fly line to get down deep? I've been hearing a lot of talk about them lately and was wondering if they are a better solution then purchasing a sink tip fly line and another spool for my Ross reel. Just wondering what the Pros & Cons would be. I'm...
by njcatchrelease
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Wild Trout
Replies: 6
Views: 717

Re: Wild Trout

Rusty Spinner wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:17 am
They all look fat and healthy which is always a great sign in winter.
All the trout I catch in that stream especially the rainbows are all on the chunky side for their size.

Here is another from a previous trip.
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by njcatchrelease
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Wild Trout
Replies: 6
Views: 717

Re: Wild Trout

Caught them on a size 20 midge, eh? Beautiful fish, but I think you're a bit shy of the 20/20 club :lol: I usually don't use smaller than a size 16--just can't see the hook eye, and the magnifying glasses don't help me much. I know the feeling, I have to bring a pair of magnifying glasses with me o...
by njcatchrelease
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Wild Trout
Replies: 6
Views: 717

Wild Trout

I figured with the rain we got last week the local rivers would be running high and stained so on Saturday I decided to hit a small wild trout stream instead. I was rewarded with a few rainbows and brookies. All of them we caught on a size 20 Zebra midge and we released. Here are a few photos from t...
by njcatchrelease
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Next on your purchase list
Replies: 29
Views: 1557

Re: Next on your purchase list

Mines a toss up between a new 2wt rod & reel for fishing small streams or a really good pair of wading boots. I am really getting tired of having to replace lost studs in my current Cabelas boots!
by njcatchrelease
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: 1st Trip of 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1053

Re: 1st Trip of 2019

The hare's ear rules! Hare's ear and a pheasant tail nymph are all you need. I'm typically a PT guy myself when I have to dredge the depths. But it always fascinates me how some days a pheasant tail won't work well, but tie on a fuzzy hare's ear and you can't keep them off your line. They really do...