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by BiggerThomas
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Acadia NP
Replies: 4
Views: 192

Re: Acadia NP

I caught brookies there in 2013 and snapped my rod (stepped on it). Still a good trip tho. Watch out for black flies if you go in August/September.
by BiggerThomas
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Who Wears A Vest?
Replies: 33
Views: 797

Re: Who Wears A Vest?

I haven't worn a vest ever since my wife bought me a lanyard a few years ago. I don't carry much as it is, so the lanyard works just fine. Plus, much more fashionable :lol:
by BiggerThomas
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Anyone Hit A No Kill Stretch This Weekend?
Replies: 20
Views: 1028

Re: Anyone Hit A No Kill Stretch This Weekend?

Troutman wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:51 pm
Got this baby there today
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Nice lunker Troutman
by BiggerThomas
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: March Flytying Madness This Sunday 03/24 at the Pequest
Replies: 10
Views: 606

Re: March Flytying Madness This Sunday 03/24 at the Pequest

What can I say? Errands took longer than I thought, an appointment ran over, and before I knew it, the clock had struck 2:30.

Glad to hear the event was successful tho!
by BiggerThomas
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Keystone Select
Replies: 4
Views: 371

Re: Keystone Select

That's a beautiful looking fish, Mickey.
by BiggerThomas
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: March Flytying Madness This Sunday 03/24 at the Pequest
Replies: 10
Views: 606

Re: March Flytying Madness This Sunday 03/24 at the Pequest

I'll be there. Looking forward to seeing old friends and making some new ones.
by BiggerThomas
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Gorge stocking
Replies: 30
Views: 1241

Re: Gorge stocking

KLG is over rated imo. Those trout there are pounded on a daily basis. The trout must get tired of getting a new hook into mouth everyday. Maybe 2-3 times a day. Ive watched as many as 10 guys fish the same exact spot after each other. Yes. The place is picturesque. But between the dog walkers that...
by BiggerThomas
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: SBRR the premier trout stream?
Replies: 14
Views: 844

Re: SBRR the premier trout stream?

I would say that the SBRR is the most productive wild trout mid-sized stream in NJ and hopefully additional land around the watershed will be protected. I second Pat's response, with "mid-sized stream" emphasized. I know far better smaller streams for wild trout (i.e., ones you can leap over). Now,...
by BiggerThomas
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Raritan river 3/9/19:
Replies: 22
Views: 1034

Re: Raritan river 3/9/19:

Well I live in Hoboken. It's not a river, but you can catch trout up at that lake in West New York by 85th street. Also, you can get some decent stripers in April/May off the Hoboken pier, not to mention some interesting conversations with the motley crew of fisherman there. Just be careful of the ...
by BiggerThomas
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Stocking
Replies: 31
Views: 1080

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 BiggerThomas
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Raritan river 3/9/19:
Replies: 22
Views: 1034

Re: Raritan river 3/9/19:

Just curious why you're against stocking there?
by BiggerThomas
Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: 5 major N.J. rivers among 749 miles of waterway given strict new protections by state
Replies: 9
Views: 681

Re: 5 major N.J. rivers among 749 miles of waterway given strict new protections by state

Drossi wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:13 pm
Rusty Spinner wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:19 am
BillSmith wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:36 pm
Meanwhile on the Green Brook.
The result of outdated stormwater collection systems....and aging infrastructure.
And slovenly people who don't give two shits about where their waste goes....
My man Rusty is the King of Euphemism :D
by BiggerThomas
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: 5 major N.J. rivers among 749 miles of waterway given strict new protections by state
Replies: 9
Views: 681

Re: 5 major N.J. rivers among 749 miles of waterway given strict new protections by state

Bill, where exactly on the Greenbrook is that last picture? I've been shopping for a new basketball. :lol:
by BiggerThomas
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: stuck in a rut
Replies: 6
Views: 368

Re: stuck in a rut

Venting on a Monday morning. I have been skunked the last 3 times I was out, but was having a very good winter fishing season until then. Streamers, pheasants tails, stoneflies, and egg patterns had been working well and all of a sudden they were not. Maybe my technique has been off? Streams flows ...
by BiggerThomas
Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Bamboo Fly Rod over Fireplace Mantle?
Replies: 8
Views: 451

Re: Bamboo Fly Rod over Fireplace Mantle?

Thanks for the responses. In fact I do fish this rod; I just thought I'd store it above the fireplace when I wasn't using it. It is in pristine condition. And sorry GHackle, it's not for sale. The fish Gods would never forgive me :oops: Hope to see you fellas out on the stream soon. I am happy that ...
by BiggerThomas
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Bamboo Fly Rod over Fireplace Mantle?
Replies: 8
Views: 451

Bamboo Fly Rod over Fireplace Mantle?

So I have a beautiful 7 foot bamboo fly rod made by Bernie Elsner that I would love to hang over my fireplace mantle. However, I'm wondering if the fire would eventually dry it out or mess with the coating? Intelligent replies only please, no mocking :lol:
by BiggerThomas
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Looking for Help
Replies: 10
Views: 841

Re: Looking for Help

I hope you eventually find those pieces, Bill. One of the up sides to fewer people fishing these days is the diminished risk of someone stealing your stuff. :lol:
by BiggerThomas
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Lower South Branch Raritan river 2/15/19:
Replies: 9
Views: 870

Re: Lower South Branch Raritan river 2/15/19:

Nice looking bows there Bill.
by BiggerThomas
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Wild Trout
Replies: 6
Views: 717

Re: Wild Trout

Caught them on a size 20 midge, eh? Beautiful fish, but I think you're a bit shy of the 20/20 club :lol: I usually don't use smaller than a size 16--just can't see the hook eye, and the magnifying glasses don't help me much.
by BiggerThomas
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Next on your purchase list
Replies: 29
Views: 1557

Re: Next on your purchase list

Funny, I can't think of anything. I guess I'm either content or have become a minimalist....