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by barkeater
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: WTS 1/30
Replies: 65
Views: 1995

Re: WTS 1/30

Agree with Rusty. I've caught many a 20+ inch trout including both rainbows and browns on flies including tiny ones.
by barkeater
Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Little Black Stoneflies
Replies: 27
Views: 1399

Re: Little Black Stoneflies

They're here. Fished lbs nymph today for the first time this year. Trout were taking them with aggressive hits.
by barkeater
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Little Black Stoneflies
Replies: 27
Views: 1399

Re: Little Black Stoneflies

In 2018 my first catch on a lbs nymph was 1/22 and 2019 it was 1/27 so they should be starting any time if they have not already.
by barkeater
Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Little Black Stoneflies
Replies: 27
Views: 1399

Re: Little Black Stoneflies

The adult scitters along the surface as they lay their eggs. I suspect this is when the adults are fed on. I have seen them do this on the South Branch.
by barkeater
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Little Black Stoneflies
Replies: 27
Views: 1399

Re: Little Black Stoneflies

I should have mentioned that you fish the lbs as a nymph as they crawl out on the bank instead of emerging through the water column. I do carry a few dries same size 18 and they work to rising trout fairly well. Most rises this time of year will be for midges.
by barkeater
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Little Black Stoneflies
Replies: 27
Views: 1399

Re: Little Black Stoneflies

I tie all my Little Black Stones in a size 18 and do well every year.
by barkeater
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Who Uses a Net?
Replies: 18
Views: 1014

Re: Who Uses a Net?

Ive been using the same orange kayak net ive found on the banks of the raritan for more than a year now.
Hey, I want my net back. :lol:
by barkeater
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Who Uses a Net?
Replies: 18
Views: 1014

Re: Who Uses a Net?

I use a net fly fishing all the time unless I catch a wild trout which is to small for the net. I catch and release 100% of my trout and the net allows me to keep the fish in the water with as little trauma as possible.
by barkeater
Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Happy Holidays too all!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 849

Re: Happy Holidays too all!!!

Yes, Happy Holidays to all and tight lines.
by barkeater
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Fly storage
Replies: 10
Views: 1969

Re: Fly storage

I use the multicompartment Plano boxes or equivalent which besides the stores noted are also carried by Dicks in their tackle section. I'm not a fan of Dicks but they do carry them. Some have uniform size compartments and some don't. I find that if I keep dry flies in my dry fly box the hackle gets ...
by barkeater
Fri May 10, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: First trifecta of my life
Replies: 12
Views: 2887

Re: First trifecta of my life

Congratulations. It is really special to be able to catch all 3 species in one day.
by barkeater
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Who Wears A Vest?
Replies: 33
Views: 4303

Re: Who Wears A Vest?

I haven't worn a vest in years. I use an Orvis waterproof sling pack. I agree with the prior comment that they are stiffer than non waterproof ones and the zipper is harder to pull. They are however completely water proof. I spilled a bottle of orange juice in mine and did not lose a drop. :D
by barkeater
Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Anyone Hit A No Kill Stretch This Weekend?
Replies: 20
Views: 3292

Re: Anyone Hit A No Kill Stretch This Weekend?

Fished Point Mountain Friday and it has been stocked. A lot of 9-11 inchers but they did put some bigger fish in.
by barkeater
Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Conservation Issues, Groups and Projects
Topic: TU's Lopatcong Creek restoration project
Replies: 12
Views: 3530

Re: TU's Lopatcong Creek restoration project

Looks like it really needs some help. Looking forward to seeing what you can do.
by barkeater
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Stocking
Replies: 31
Views: 3877

Re: Stocking

Glad that stocking is coming. I'm getting tired of catching the same old trout. :D
by barkeater
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Fly Tying and Entomology
Topic: Red Ants
Replies: 7
Views: 2258

Re: Red Ants

They would fool me.
by barkeater
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Next on your purchase list
Replies: 29
Views: 4199

Re: Next on your purchase list

You did not give length or purpose nymph vs. dry or all around. Look at the Cortland Competition if you need a nymphing rod. I have had my eye on that one since I saw the winner of the one fly in 2017 use it. Shannons carries it if you want to check it out. About $250 if I remember correctly. Just b...
by barkeater
Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Fly Tying and Entomology
Topic: TU March Madness Fly Tying Event - March 24th at Pequest
Replies: 3
Views: 1591

Re: TU March Madness Fly Tying Event - March 24th at Pequest

For those that have not attended previously, this is a great event and a fun day. You can tie whatever you want. All levels are welcome. The idea is to tie a lot of flies. I do two simple flies I can crank out quickly. The food is great and the raffles are a bonus with some really nice prizes. I hig...
by barkeater
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Edison Fly Fishing Show this weekend
Replies: 26
Views: 3572

Re: Edison Fly Fishing Show this weekend

I enjoyed the show again and said hello to friends. Got some info but did not have a need right now for more equipment. Next year I'm going to get a "Taxi" sign for my truck and charge $2 to take people to their cars. :lol:
by barkeater
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Guides icing up
Replies: 12
Views: 2099

Guides icing up

Looking at the weather forecast, it looks like we will have some days where we'll be fighting ice build up in our line guides. So far this winter it has not been a problem for me but I do try to go out on the warmer days. I post this just as a reminder to everyone that just like your rod's guides, a...