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by rollcast
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Nice chainsider....
Replies: 4
Views: 282

Re: Nice chainsider....

Very nice! Here's an ugly story about my largest pick. When I was young and stupid, I fished lake Hopatcong in a canoe with three friends. Two to a canoe. I managed a 22" pick, and as I was letting him go, my friend asked to keep him. His dad would love it. I did. When we got home that evening, he d...
by rollcast
Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Shenandoah mountains of Virginia/Catoctin mountains of Maryland
Replies: 3
Views: 305

Re: Shenandoah mountains of Virginia/Catoctin mountains of Maryland

I was thinking the same as I read this excellent report. Fishing the same areas in the spring would be an absolute blast! I used to vacation in Vermont, and springtime fishing was SO MUCH better than the autumn. Welcome back to the states!. I haven't fished the Shenandoah streams in decades but to b...
by rollcast
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Fly storage
Replies: 10
Views: 1224

Re: Fly storage

Just floated the Beaverhead a couple of weeks with a guide. He had a very simple solution: a Maxwell House Coffee Can for his nymphs, all ten thousand of them... Made things really easy! I am adopting the the same system, for my nyphs, just on a smaller scale. No more putting them all inn order unt...
by rollcast
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Summer Time Fishing
Replies: 23
Views: 2631

Re: Summer Time Fishing

cappy wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:53 pm
Time to throw lead down range.
Yeeee HAH!
by rollcast
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Natirar smallmouth fishing
Replies: 6
Views: 1223

Re: Natirar smallmouth fishing

Fished this spot on the north branch Sunday looking for some smallies. Got a few little guys and a bigger one further downstream. Expected more action but the water was pretty shallow. Great flows and clarity though. Fish caught on a tan clouser. Bob, sounds about right for that water. We electro s...
by rollcast
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Summer Time Fishing
Replies: 23
Views: 2631

Re: Summer Time Fishing

Try fishing the lower SB Raritan, and the upper main stem for smallies. Good fun.

Dave
by rollcast
Wed May 15, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Fly Tying and Entomology
Topic: Sulphur
Replies: 2
Views: 1034

Re: Sulphur

Isn't that a golden stonefly? Or is it just an odd angle making it look like one?
by rollcast
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: SBRR the premier trout stream?
Replies: 14
Views: 2075

SBRR the premier trout stream?

Admittedly I haven't followed trout stream regulations much since i'm 100% C&R, but reading the compendium this year I noticed the SBRR regulations on the upper section. Has this river become the premier trout fishing river in NJ? I've fished upstream from High Bridge the most in the last fifteen ye...
by rollcast
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Stocking
Replies: 31
Views: 3082

Re: Stocking

So, I believe stocking starts next week....I know Rusty follows the truck around to find fish catchable for him, who else here is a stocking truck chaser....My grand-dad used to chase it in PA, because grandma loved trout!!! I think they taste like shit!!!! If I see it I'll take pictures to let all...
by rollcast
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Next on your purchase list
Replies: 29
Views: 3445

Re: Next on your purchase list

Drossi wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:40 pm
Twism86 wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:27 am
I could fall asleep to the lovely sounds of that Mitchell!
They sound nice but got nothing on a Hardy. :lol:
The sweet sound of the pawl and gear...
by rollcast
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: First Brook trout
Replies: 10
Views: 1480

Re: First Brook trout

Congratulations! I caught my first wild brookie over 50 years ago and I now spend the majority of my fishing time chasing them. 40 years ago I spent a week in Vermont chasing brookies, my first trip up there. It carried through til now, I'm so infatuated with them. I still get a thrill when I hook ...
by rollcast
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Next on your purchase list
Replies: 29
Views: 3445

Re: Next on your purchase list

A fishing license and trout stamp. I haven't gone fishing in 5 years...
by rollcast
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: South Branch Advise
Replies: 42
Views: 6524

Re: South Branch Advise

last trout I ever killed on purpose....that was 33 years ago.... Not trout, but... The last fish I almost killed, I took two bluegills out of the canal many years ago. Walked the fifteen minutes to the car, drove ten minutes home and put them in a bucket filled with water while I took a shower. Fif...
by rollcast
Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Black River Road
Replies: 7
Views: 1444

Black River Road

I was driving north on Black River Road from Fairmount Rd today, very scenic and fun. I was wondering who or what organization owns the posted lands up to Hacklebarney. Looks like fun water to fish. Even if you can't fish it, it looks like great hiking.

Dave
by rollcast
Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Rhinehart Brook brown trout removal...
Replies: 23
Views: 3187

Re: Rhinehart Brook brown trout removal...

I have no issues with restoring native species to their original habitat. If I could have my way, I would eradicate all invasives from our environment. Brown trout, rainbow trout, smallmouth bass, european starlings, house sparrows, pigeons, as well as feral cats, as well as many other fish and bird...
by rollcast
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Raritan river 11/9/18:
Replies: 9
Views: 2083

Re: Raritan river 11/9/18:

I once took two bluegills home that I caught in the canal near Millstone. They were bigger than my hand! When I got home, I put them in a bucket of water and took a shower. 20 minutes later I went to clean then them for dinner... I took them out of the bucket and they started flopping around. It was...
by rollcast
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Fall Stocking
Replies: 6
Views: 1675

Re: Fall Stocking

I used to kill 'em with a small muddler on a sink-tip line. Toss it out, let sink and swing, swim it back.