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by Bubba Zinetti
Tue Apr 20, 2021 9:25 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Ken Lockwood
Replies: 20
Views: 343

Re: Ken Lockwood

I repeat what I have said in the past about KLG: To quote Yogi Berra "Nobody goes there anymore, it's too crowded"
by Bubba Zinetti
Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: I'm officially a chest guy
Replies: 11
Views: 407

Re: I'm officially a chest guy

As an official fat guy, I did not like the chest pack. I got a small one and found it annoying. I dislike vests, but I see their usefulness, they were never comfortable for me, and I tended to load them up with everything. Additionally vests don't have a good spot to keep a water bottle. I switched ...
by Bubba Zinetti
Wed Mar 24, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Van Campens restoration project.
Replies: 36
Views: 2341

Re: Van Campens restoration project.

I think we agree-people shouldnt crap up the environment-I am just saying that the issue doesnt need to be unnecessarily infused with ethnic/racial animus as different waves of people have grappled and continue to grapple with how to best enjoy public areas together in balance. Thus enforcement of ...
by Bubba Zinetti
Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Montana or Northern New Mexico?
Replies: 13
Views: 1476

Re: Montana or Northern New Mexico?

BiggerThomas, so true. A favorite quote of mine is: Nobody on their deathbed has ever said "I wish I had spent more time at the office".
by Bubba Zinetti
Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Montana or Northern New Mexico?
Replies: 13
Views: 1476

Re: Montana or Northern New Mexico?

Good point Rusty, My friends in WY (4th and 5th generation) look down quite hard on all those who have only lived there for 20 years or so. In my experience, we have lived in NJ for 20+ years and are still considered newcomers. A big work around this is to get involved in civic groups, volunteer for...
by Bubba Zinetti
Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Montana or Northern New Mexico?
Replies: 13
Views: 1476

Re: Montana or Northern New Mexico?

Some other things to consider: Coal mines closing in Montana and Wyoming, oil and gas revenues are way down in both states. Those things are the primary source of income for those states. New Mexico also has a large input from fossil fuels and extractive industry. Then there is the Federal governmen...
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: 1420

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: 1420

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: 1420

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: 3473

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: 5891

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: 5891

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: 5891

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: 8983

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: 8983

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: 14269

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: 14269

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: 9907

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: 16526

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: 4280

Re: Fly show!!!

We'll be going on Saturday, early, when the show opens.