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by Vance
Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Fall 2020 trout Stocking?
Replies: 16
Views: 2511

Re: Fall 2020 trout Stocking?

46er, Boy I hope your right about the rain. I would like to see a nice steady rain for two or three days so it soaks into the ground. But any thing would help. Bill the mailman
by Vance
Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Fall 2020 trout Stocking?
Replies: 16
Views: 2511

Re: Fall 2020 trout Stocking?

Hello, I took a ride up to the Catskills to look at the leaves with my wife. We left Manahawkin,NJ on Monday morning about 10:30. We stayed at the Hampton Inn just outside of Milford,Pa. Went up to the Catskills on Tuesday AM. Took route 97 up to Hancock then quick way towards Roscoe. The leaves wer...
by Vance
Sat Aug 29, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: What Bluegill Can Tell Us About the Future
Replies: 2
Views: 598

Re: What Bluegill Can Tell Us About the Future

Hello, boy you wrote the truth about kids now a days. I have six grandkids from 21 down to 8. If they did not have there phones they would be lost. They have to have the fastest thumbs in the world. They are always texting or playing games on there phones. I took my one grandson to the shore to go f...
by Vance
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Catfishing from the Bank
Replies: 16
Views: 3508

Re: Catfishing from the Bank

Hi, Fish Greenwood Lake. Rent or take your boat or whatever and bottom fish with a piece of hotdog on your hook. We did it this way back in the fifties. Either fish Jersey side or New York side doesn’t matter they are through out the lake and quite large. Vance
by Vance
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Gunpowder River Maryland-tailwater fishery
Replies: 16
Views: 4969

Re: Gunpowder River Maryland-tailwater fishery

I fished it years ago when my daughter lived in Md. I took Rt. 83 north for a few miles then cut towards the river. I for get the names of the road I took to the river. I actually fished it twice and both times never saw another person all day. It was in May that I fished it and caught a few on a ca...
by Vance
Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Nymph and Streamer Leader
Replies: 4
Views: 1927

Re: Nymph and Streamer Leader

Hi, Lightenup, I do the same. Go to Ramsey Outdoor and buy my leaders in 71/2 or 9 foot leaders then tie either 5x or 6x tippet to the leader and I still catch trout or sunfish or chubbs. I use a 30 inch or more tippet. Bill the mailman
by Vance
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: How Many Others
Replies: 5
Views: 1659

How Many Others

Hello, Just a quick question. Fished the Ramapo last evening. Got there around 4:00 PM and the place was packed with cars at the Glen Grey bridge. So I waited around and finally started fishing around 6:30 or so and there was a hatch starting and the fish were feeding on top and by 7:30 or so they t...
by Vance
Sat May 30, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Extra large trout
Replies: 9
Views: 2227

Extra large trout

On another site sparse grey matter a guy caught a extra large trout on a dry fly. Scroll down to the mighty trout. And see the picture He probably caught it in the Musky around Hackettestown Yeah, Right. But take a look you will be impressed. Vance
by Vance
Sat May 30, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Is this your car on the WTS?
Replies: 15
Views: 4802

Re: Is this your car on the WTS?

Hi, You do not have to have a front plate on your car now a days in Jersey. New cars do not need them. I hope that’s a standard shift with four on the floor with a 429 engine in it. I can see in the picture that his trunk lid is open so he had to be close by. Bill the mailman
by Vance
Fri May 29, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Upstate NY
Replies: 23
Views: 6879

Re: Upstate NY

Hi, March Browns are on the B’kill and the Willo also Gray Foxes. They are also on the East Branch below the quick way bridge. Park at the rest area and fish behind and down stream from the rest area. Vance
by Vance
Thu May 21, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Barbless Regulations and Their Pointlessness
Replies: 57
Views: 8827

Re: Barbless Regulations and Their Pointlessness

Hi, I always fish barbless because as the one person went to the emergency room I wound up at a doctors office with a treble hook in my thumb and it had a barb on the hook it was in so deep even the doctor had a hard time getting it out. Many times I have had a fly caught in the back of my neck bein...
by Vance
Sat May 16, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Nymphin' The Black, 5/13/2020
Replies: 36
Views: 6104

Re: Nymphin' The Black, 5/13/2020

Hello, My first time out since last year. My wife had me in lock down but finally said I could go fishing. I was a pain at home. Well went to the Musky on Thursday and did OK not great just OK what I mean by OK is that I only lost4 flies which to me is great. Oh by the way if it wasn’t for a strike ...
by Vance
Tue May 12, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Fished a new stretch to me on the Ramapo River
Replies: 4
Views: 1255

Re: Fished a new stretch to me on the Ramapo River

Hey Troutman, I know where you were fishing. I started fishing that area back in 1954 when I got my drivers license that is a great area to fish. Walk through the woods an fish down to the bridge. This is the time to fish a Grayfox in the evening. About four years go I had that whole area to my self...
by Vance
Fri May 08, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: upper wanaque
Replies: 8
Views: 2191

Re: upper wanaque

Hi, It’s funny when you talk about the Wanaque River. This is where I caught my first trout on a fly back in 1952 or 1953. I was 14 or 15 at the time fishing with my dad. I had a ratty looking fly on my patch of sheep skin and I saw some trout rising and taking flies off of the surface. So put on th...
by Vance
Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Fly Tying and Entomology
Topic: 4/15
Replies: 5
Views: 4568

Re: 4/15

Hi, It looks like the two top pictures are Quill Gordon’s because they have two tails but the bottom looks like a Red Quill with three tails the tail on the right you can just about see,but if you look close you can make it out as it curves to the right. Aren’t May Flies pretty. Vance
by Vance
Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: All state and county parks closed!
Replies: 49
Views: 11814

Re: All state and county parks closed!

Hello, Is the Gorge part of the state or county park system? I have not left the house or my property for the last 30 days. I am now getting stir crazy. How much yard work can you do and how many flies can you tie in 30 days. A lot of flies that for sure. Just for some things to do I stripped all of...
by Vance
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Dry fly floatant
Replies: 16
Views: 10443

Re: Dry fly floatant

Hi, One of the best floatants you can buy is at a drug store. It is Abolene that your mom put on your butt back in the 40’s or 50’s. Go to Walgreens or CVS and get the unscented. You can get a 14 ounce can for about 5 bucks and it will last you a life time. I started using it back in the 80’s. Just ...
by Vance
Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Shad Fishing
Replies: 28
Views: 14961

Re: Shad Fishing

Hi, If I remember right back many years ago when I lived just outside of Milford,Pa. I tied up some shad flies. Tail was a hot pink, hackle also hot pink (wet style) and body was silver tinsel on a size 8 or size 6 nymph hook. Another was bright yellow hackle and tail with a silver body on a 4,6,or ...
by Vance
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Dry fly fishing
Replies: 11
Views: 7036

Re: Dry fly fishing

Hello, The worst thing is on your back cast you realize that darn tree moved to catch your fly. The trout are bouncing all over the place and your fly is in a tree 10 feet up. What to do, pull until the tippet breaks and then by the time you get your line back minus a good portion of your tippet the...
by Vance
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: bows
Replies: 36
Views: 16333

Re: bows

Very nice looking bows. Can not wait for April. Bill the mailman