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by barkeater
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Who Uses a Net?
Replies: 18
Views: 483

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: 483

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: 533

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: 1785

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: 2687

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: 3949

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: 3079

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: 3187

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: 3587

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: 2035

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: 3935

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: 1437

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: 3333

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: 1960

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...
by barkeater
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Old Claremont TCA facelift
Replies: 12
Views: 2087

Re: Old Claremont TCA facelift

Great to hear. It was in bad shape. Wish somebody would do some restoration on it.
by barkeater
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: South Branch Advise
Replies: 42
Views: 7391

Re: South Branch Advise

"funny looking orange fish" That fish was a Palomino aka; Golden Trout. If you look at Shannon's web site video on the Bubba stocking, you see that they are putting in a few. They don't breed. Finicky so I don't target them however fish right around them because there is usually a rainbow or brown h...
by barkeater
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: South Branch Advise
Replies: 42
Views: 7391

Re: South Branch Advise

You can pretty much fish from the KLG upstream along River Road to Califon. There are some public pull off spots. At Califon, take Bank Street in Califon which runs along the ball fields and becomes Vernoy Road. There are plenty of spots there. Above the Vernoy Bridge there are posted areas although...
by barkeater
Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Rhinehart Brook brown trout removal...
Replies: 23
Views: 3555

Re: Rhinehart Brook brown trout removal...

There is a natural barrier to brown trout migration into the Rhinehart area they are talking about. If I remember correctly there is a falls which was going to be further increased as a barrier by making the area just below more shallow so any fish trying to go upstream could not gain speed in order...
by barkeater
Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Rian
Replies: 11
Views: 1865

Re: Rian

Guys beg for rain to have high flows. Well here it is. Deal with it Lighten up. It was meant as humor other than my struggles with typing which were unintended humor. Actually I'm looking forward to this coming spring and summer to see if we have improved insect hatches given the much improved wate...
by barkeater
Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Rian
Replies: 11
Views: 1865

Re: Rian

barkeater wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:08 pm
Rain" not "Rian". Typing is not one of my strong points. :oops: