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by Bubba Zinetti
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: Fly Tying and Entomology
Topic: Am I slow, or is this normal
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Re: Am I slow, or is this normal

I have been busy and I didn't see the response that Matt sent. Thanks Matt. I have been slowly getting faster. I changed up from tying for an hour to tying at least 3 flies a session. On Sunday, I tied 7 flies (all Klinkhammers) in one session. It turns out that it is kind of fun and relaxing.
by Bubba Zinetti
Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: Fly Tying and Entomology
Topic: Am I slow, or is this normal
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Re: Am I slow, or is this normal

Bubba, take a Sunday (free) class at Shannon's once that opens back up after Covid runs its course. Parachutes are slower to tie, but you should be able to crank one out in about five minutes, possibly more if struggling with the post or wrapping the hackle around the post which is where most strug...
by Bubba Zinetti
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: Fly Tying and Entomology
Topic: Am I slow, or is this normal
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Am I slow, or is this normal

Greetings fellow anglers. I am in the process of cleaning out and renewing my fly boxes. There are quite a bit of flies that I need to tie, and I have set aside an hour a day, 3 days a week and a few hours on the weekend. I have found that if I am careful, and I try to make a good fly I can tie abou...
by Bubba Zinetti
Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: How has the KLG been recently?
Replies: 10
Views: 2577

Re: How has the KLG been recently?

To quote Yogi Berra " Nobody goes there anymore, it's too crowded"
by Bubba Zinetti
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Report: Clairmont Stretch 13 June 2020. No Trespassing???
Replies: 13
Views: 5133

Re: Report: Clairmont Stretch 13 June 2020. No Trespassing???

Looks like a Land Use Regulation violation of dumping boulders along the bank without a permit................just saying. No fill in the floodplain without a Freshwater Wetlands permit from DEP. I have a bias here, this is one of our favorite spots. That said, would calling the DEP escalate the si...
by Bubba Zinetti
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Report: Clairmont Stretch 13 June 2020. No Trespassing???
Replies: 13
Views: 5133

Re: Report: Clairmont Stretch 13 June 2020. No Trespassing???

That rope swing has been there forever and was just recently taken down. There is a small stretch on the side of the river that the rope swing was on of private land that starts below where electric brook flows in but the other side is public. Not only did they take the swing down but they cut the ...
by Bubba Zinetti
Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Report: Clairmont Stretch 13 June 2020. No Trespassing???
Replies: 13
Views: 5133

Report: Clairmont Stretch 13 June 2020. No Trespassing???

Greetings. We hit the water around 08:30 right at the lower bridge, just above the pool where there was (notice I said was) a rope swing. We brought 4 nice browns about 8-10 inches to hand with a copper John size 16. The water became pretty shallow about halfway to the bridge before the big pool, an...
by Bubba Zinetti
Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: fishing nets
Replies: 19
Views: 7997

Re: fishing nets

I finally bought a net when I caught a very large rainbow on the S. Branch. If I had a net I would have landed it, instead it flipped out of my hands multiple times as I tried to remove the hook. I also like the nets from Brodin. I have the Firehole model and my wife carries the Gallatin. If the fi...
by Bubba Zinetti
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: fishing nets
Replies: 19
Views: 7997

Re: fishing nets

I finally bought a net when I caught a very large rainbow on the S. Branch. If I had a net I would have landed it, instead it flipped out of my hands multiple times as I tried to remove the hook. I also like the nets from Brodin. I have the Firehole model and my wife carries the Gallatin. If the fis...
by Bubba Zinetti
Tue May 26, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Barbless Regulations and Their Pointlessness
Replies: 57
Views: 11343

Re: Barbless Regulations and Their Pointlessness

For those looking for scholarly articles about mortality with barbed v barbless, don't waste your time. There is nothing conclusive whatsoever, a fact mentioned by Division biologists when they adopted the barbless rules based on angler preferences. Gee thanks Rusty, I could have used that informat...
by Bubba Zinetti
Mon May 25, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Barbless Regulations and Their Pointlessness
Replies: 57
Views: 11343

Re: Barbless Regulations and Their Pointlessness

Hey Twism, and everyone else. New to the thread and I finished the publications linked. There are some problems with the data, the first is that the publications are 20 years old or older. I haven't had the time,yet, to look for more recent analysis. I also haven't had the time to look at other publ...
by Bubba Zinetti
Thu May 14, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Nymphin' The Black, 5/13/2020
Replies: 36
Views: 7927

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

I concur on the use of an indicator that doesn't put a kink in the line. A big fish can break off at the indicator. I have been using biostrike for a few years now and I like it. Sure it has flaws, but it is easily repositioned, easy to put on, and relatively inexpensive. Cool story time: On our fir...
by Bubba Zinetti
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: All state and county parks closed!
Replies: 49
Views: 13930

Re: All state and county parks closed!

Njpatbee, sucks to hear about your spouse. Rusty, thanks for your perspective. Something I think about is "I don't want to be the one who gave covid-19 to my mother" You could substitute pretty much anyone you care about for mother.
by Bubba Zinetti
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Fly show!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 3844

Re: Fly show!!!

We'll be going on Saturday, early, when the show opens.
by Bubba Zinetti
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: New Mexico
Replies: 2
Views: 5242

New Mexico

Greetings, we are planning a trip to New Mexico this year in September. We are renting a small class B RV, and will be staying in state and federal campgrounds. We will be staying mostly in the Santa Fe/Taos area. Do you have any info and advice that you would like to give. Have at it! Note: I have ...
by Bubba Zinetti
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: India Brook mischeif
Replies: 34
Views: 13586

Re: India Brook mischeif

Thanks Rusty. I cannot stress enough how important it is to report this stuff. Please insert a string of insults and curses to the person(s) who did this and another string of curses hoping that they pay for it.
by Bubba Zinetti
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Traveling with Fly Fishing Gear
Replies: 19
Views: 13315

Re: Traveling with Fly Fishing Gear

Quick follow up. Our travels with of fly fishing gear in checked luggage was uneventful. Nothing was stolen. So that's nice.
by Bubba Zinetti
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Wader recomendations
Replies: 22
Views: 7758

Re: Wader recomendations

Hey Robtf, Alcohol applied over the inside. Pinholes will show up as a darkened, or wet looking spot. Apply a slight smear of aquel or aquaseal or whatever wader repair stuff you use to the spot on the inside(no need to wait for the alcohol to dry). Let it dry and cure, and voila! Our friends who fi...
by Bubba Zinetti
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Wader recomendations
Replies: 22
Views: 7758

Re: Wader recomendations

Rusty is right. Pinhole leaks are easy to repair. He is also right that if you pay up and get more layers they will last longer. That has been my experience.
by Bubba Zinetti
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Traveling with Fly Fishing Gear
Replies: 19
Views: 13315

Re: Traveling with Fly Fishing Gear

Hey Garden Hackle. Thanx for ruining my day :D . From the United website:United is not liable for damage to fishing equipment. Our stuff is pretty well protected, and this statement also applies if it is damaged in the overhead compartment. Like with everything else there are risks that need to be e...