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by cappy
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Trout consumption
Replies: 11
Views: 439

Re: Trout consumption

I prefer fish over meat, we'll go to a great steakhouse and I order fish. That being said I keep a few trout early season from a put and take stream, everything after that goes back, never keep wild fish. I prefer salt species over fresh.

Is the second picture the Delaware?
by cappy
Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Gunpowder River Maryland-tailwater fishery
Replies: 15
Views: 522

Re: Gunpowder River Maryland-tailwater fishery

Try a YouTube search, might find some helpful videos.
by cappy
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: A new honey hole for me on the Musky
Replies: 25
Views: 1305

Re: A new honey hole for me on the Musky

The Musky is 42 miles long from the Lake Hopatcong dam to the Delaware River. You can fish about 30 + of those miles without issue on either public lands or private lands that allow public access. There are so many spots just like the one you are showing here that are NEVER fished that it blows my ...
by cappy
Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Nymph and Streamer Leader
Replies: 4
Views: 417

Re: Nymph and Streamer Leader

Good point Brian about one size does not fit all. I was looking for something that may come close, always looking to see if I can cut back on what I carry when fishing. I was also thinking if needed it's easy enough to cut a foot or two off the 20lb test line and retie the ring or swivel and tippet ...
by cappy
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Nymph and Streamer Leader
Replies: 4
Views: 417

Nymph and Streamer Leader

Just looking for what others use, and start a new topic. I've been using furled leaders for the years, and they are great. I just started to us the following with my 4, 5 and 7 weight, and has been working well with each. I use Seaguar line for tippet material, buy in bulk huge savings. Five feet of...
by cappy
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Pequannock river
Replies: 16
Views: 952

Re: Pequannock river

I've noticed a significant drop in the past couple of years. Managed two small ones today in a stretch I would of picked up a dozen or so a couple of years ago. I find myself fishing it less and less, it's really become disheartening.
by cappy
Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Upstate NY
Replies: 23
Views: 1059

Re: Upstate NY

I was up at the WBA this past Friday thru Sunday. Friday the WB except for the extreme upper section and main were unfishable, they got hammered with multiple storms in the morning. Water was to muddy until the evening, and even then it was very cloudy. Didn't fish much, just relaxed (beers) and wa...
by cappy
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Upstate NY
Replies: 23
Views: 1059

Re: Upstate NY

I was up at the WBA this past Friday thru Sunday. Friday the WB except for the extreme upper section and main were unfishable, they got hammered with multiple storms in the morning. Water was to muddy until the evening, and even then it was very cloudy. Didn't fish much, just relaxed (beers) and wat...
by cappy
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: fishing nets
Replies: 19
Views: 976

Re: fishing nets

Nice fish and net. Which net is that? e-bay special :lol: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rudder-Fly-Fishing-Landing-Net-Rubber-Trout-Catch-and-Release-Net-Light-Weight/264703010065?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=564515266024&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649 I'm not one to buy a custom or high end off the ...
by cappy
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: fishing nets
Replies: 19
Views: 976

Re: fishing nets

Nice fish and net. Which net is that?
by cappy
Sun May 31, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Extra large trout
Replies: 9
Views: 895

Re: Extra large trout

I heard it was up in the Delaware, not sure if WB or Main.
by cappy
Thu May 28, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Tippet rings - thoughts?
Replies: 5
Views: 564

Re: Tippet rings - thoughts?

I love them. As stated most furled leaders come with them. I tie them into my Tenkara level lines. I also use micro-swivels on my streamer leaders.
by cappy
Wed May 27, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Euro Nymph Techniques
Replies: 14
Views: 864

Re: Euro Nymph Techniques

I don't euro nymph, however I do primarily use a tenkara rod in NJ and while using a nymph the technique is almost identical. Use flouro leader to help get the fly down, weight as needed, want to be sure your on the bottom, however not so much weight that your always getting stuck. You also want to ...
by cappy
Sat May 23, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Barbless Regulations and Their Pointlessness
Replies: 57
Views: 2828

Re: Barbless Regulations and Their Pointlessness

Without getting into details of why, or the merits of barbed or barbless - I prefer and purchase flies tied on barbless hooks. If barbed I pinch them down.
by cappy
Thu May 21, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Help
Replies: 13
Views: 984

Re: Help

Thanks for sharing, great story.
by cappy
Mon May 18, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Better fishing on the no frill brand water now
Replies: 21
Views: 1898

Re: Better fishing on the no frill brand water now

I've been up to the Beaverkill twice so far. Turned down an invite from Rick Axt whom many know to float the upper East, but only because I had committed to fishing with Agust (whom many also know) and my old HS English teacher on the B-kill. Next week I'm hoping for low enough flows to hit the Hen...
by cappy
Sat May 16, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Nymphin' The Black, 5/13/2020
Replies: 36
Views: 2648

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

So, for Twism and Cappy, what was the issue when you lost a large fish on a Tenkara? I made the mistake of dropping the tip, putting stress on the tippet when the fish bolted, should of kept it high and let the rod absorb the stress of the run. Did that yesterday and all went well. Yeah, not much s...
by cappy
Sat May 16, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Nymphin' The Black, 5/13/2020
Replies: 36
Views: 2648

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

garden hackle wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 8:09 am
So, for Twism and Cappy, what was the issue when you lost a large fish on a Tenkara?
I made the mistake of dropping the tip, putting stress on the tippet when the fish bolted, should of kept it high and let the rod absorb the stress of the run. Did that yesterday and all went well.
by cappy
Sat May 16, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Nymphin' The Black, 5/13/2020
Replies: 36
Views: 2648

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

How come no indicator needed with the Tenkara? It can be very much like euro-nymphing. No floating line laying on the water. Exactly. If you cant reach a spot where a traditional cast and drift would be necessary, you cant fish it with Tenkara. I havent busted mine out in a while, ever since I lost...
by cappy
Sat May 16, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Better fishing on the no frill brand water now
Replies: 21
Views: 1898

Re: Better fishing on the no frill brand water now

I hear that! I have never in my life seen rivers and even smaller streams as packed with anglers as this year. For obvious reasons of course. But some rivers like the upper D are seeing just the opposite because guides were largely off the river through April and into May which means no drift boats...