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by BiggerThomas
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Gear Swap
Topic: Need a flyrod that won't break the bank?
Replies: 2
Views: 673

Re: Need a flyrod that won't break the bank?

I tried to start a rod building business in conjunction with a local fly shop that didn't pan out. I have a pretty expansive inventory of rods that are good quality components, with sock and tube, that Ill let go for very low prices. I need to divest myself of this inventory. If you let me know wha...
by BiggerThomas
Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Very large native brookies-video
Replies: 21
Views: 3014

Re: Very large native brookies-video

NJAngler wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 5:00 pm
I rather watch these kind of videos...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bX48fxYRGgo
God bless you, Mark.
by BiggerThomas
Fri Nov 06, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Big Flatbrook No Kill area
Replies: 3
Views: 670

Re: Big Flatbrook No Kill area

The Big Flat is currently flowing at 72.3 cfs which is decent for this time of year. I'd bet you catch fish.

I would think it's worth a trip even just for a good walk through the autumn woods. Let us know how you do.
by BiggerThomas
Thu Nov 05, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Bent hooks
Replies: 7
Views: 790

Re: Bent hooks

lightenup wrote:
Wed Nov 04, 2020 10:34 am
Tempering and annealing metal matters.
Agreed. If you can determine your hook's "mettle" (bad pun, I know), that should help you with when to bend back and when to discard.
by BiggerThomas
Fri Oct 30, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: wild trout streams
Replies: 6
Views: 949

Re: wild trout streams

Lots of private-land issues. Be careful.
by BiggerThomas
Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: How has the KLG been recently?
Replies: 10
Views: 1389

How has the KLG been recently?

Has anyone been fishing the KLG recently? If so, I'm wondering how you've been doing.
by BiggerThomas
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: purty brookie
Replies: 13
Views: 1201

Re: purty brookie

You sound like Homer Simpson there with your mmmmm parr marks :lol:

Nice definition, tho. Congrats.
by BiggerThomas
Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Any Idea What This Is?
Replies: 6
Views: 981

Re: Any Idea What This Is?

Fishybig wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:40 am
Maybe an old parachute??
Being the person who saw it up close, what was your first thought???
Honestly, my first impression was that it was one big ass cocoon :lol:
by BiggerThomas
Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Any Idea What This Is?
Replies: 6
Views: 981

Any Idea What This Is?

Saw this while hiking with my sons yesterday in Chester near the Cooper Gristmill. Any idea what it is?
by BiggerThomas
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Spruce Run
Replies: 33
Views: 3460

Re: Spruce Run

I would imagine you could call the DEP although I've never had good luck reaching them. I had to report something once via their app and it went nowhere.
by BiggerThomas
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Fished the Musky in Hackettstown area
Replies: 9
Views: 1439

Re: Fished the Musky in Hackettstown area

lightenup wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:31 pm
I've been finding plenty of stocked rainbows. A size i6 gold sparkle pupa has been doing very well. Zebra midge also. Make the pupa swim after it reaches the bottom. Most takes were on the swing or slow even retrieve.

Ditto
by BiggerThomas
Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Fished the Musky in Hackettstown area
Replies: 9
Views: 1439

Re: Fished the Musky in Hackettstown area

Fished the musky today. water levels are low. But fishable. Gotta look for those deeper pockets for the fish. I even managed to get a native fish today :lol: https://i.imgur.com/Vo56fK4.jpg https://i.imgur.com/v9GUdtQ.jpg https://i.imgur.com/uBS8nFg.jpg https://i.imgur.com/JCWrFPi.jpg Hey Troutman,...
by BiggerThomas
Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: The Ramapo River today
Replies: 2
Views: 1197

Re: The Ramapo River today

Nice fish. I also love the color of your net.

I've never fished the Ramapo but we might take a trip up near Harriman St. Park, NY, to fish it next weekend (above the old chemical plant, obviously!)
by BiggerThomas
Wed Oct 07, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Fall 2020 trout Stocking?
Replies: 16
Views: 4098

Re: Fall 2020 trout Stocking?

Jaybird wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 1:02 pm
Water or not makes no difference for the 4 for the freezer crowd
Funny, never heard that one before. Thanks Jbro
by BiggerThomas
Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Fall 2020 trout Stocking?
Replies: 16
Views: 4098

Re: Fall 2020 trout Stocking?

Bump.

The stocking has begun. The only problem is we haven't had decent rain in days and the forecast looks mostly dry for the next 10...
by BiggerThomas
Tue Oct 06, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Very large native brookies-video
Replies: 21
Views: 3014

Re: Very large native brookies-video

Johnw wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:01 pm
Not the Toms - no boulders or rocks there. Otherwise there is some resemblance.
Ditto, definitely not the Toms.
by BiggerThomas
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Shenandoah River
Replies: 10
Views: 1705

Re: Shenandoah River

I’ll be heading down to the south fork of the Shenandoah for the first week of October. Wondering if the smallies will still be active enough for poppers, or should I be thinking clousers and crayfish patterns? Has anybody fish down there this time of year? Bob, when I've been unsure in such circum...
by BiggerThomas
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Paulins Kill - Are There Fish in This Section?
Replies: 9
Views: 2688

Re: Paulins Kill - Are There Fish in This Section?

Locate public access on a tax map and find out for yourself.
by BiggerThomas
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Crappies
Replies: 2
Views: 1645

Crappies

My sons and I were fishing a Morris county bass pond on Wednesday when all of a sudden we started hooking up into some crappies. I'd never caught one before. Man, they are a great fight on a 4 wt! They all took line from the reel and were very splashy--great fun!
by BiggerThomas
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Cooler temps
Replies: 13
Views: 2874

Re: Cooler temps

Air temps the last few days have been running about 10 degrees below average, esp. at night. I hope to wet a line tomorrow after work. Pray for those poor trout once my FBPT pierces the surface film and begins its hunt.