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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: 8
Views: 317

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: 249

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: 8
Views: 317

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: 20
Views: 503

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: 604

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: 836

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: 743

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: 836

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: 552

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: 552

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: 318

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: 374

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: 374

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: 727

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: 735

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: 634

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: 1353

Re: Next on your purchase list

Funny, I can't think of anything. I guess I'm either content or have become a minimalist....
by BiggerThomas
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Baetis mayflies 2/5/19
Replies: 8
Views: 567

Re: Baetis mayflies 2/5/19

cappy wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:48 pm
Rusty Spinner wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:33 pm
Saw LBS and Beatis on the Musky yesterday. The warm temps got them popping for a few days anyway.
Fishing or surveying? Haven't been to Musky or any of the "larger" NJ streams since the rains blew them out. If fishing any luck?
I don't think Brian sees the two as distinct :lol:
by BiggerThomas
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Baetis mayflies 2/5/19
Replies: 8
Views: 567

Baetis mayflies 2/5/19

I saw a few Baetis mayflies fluttering in the air as I walked from my car into my building this morning. I keep a fly rod in the trunk just in case situations like this "rise up." Lucky for me there are a few streams (wild and stocked) within 10 mins of where I work; perhaps I'll tie on some BWO fli...
by BiggerThomas
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Edison Fly Fishing Show this weekend
Replies: 26
Views: 1155

Re: Edison Fly Fishing Show this weekend

taltac wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:08 pm
cappy wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:54 pm

They should consider the Meadowlands for a location, plenty of nearby lodging and the out of state vendors can easily visit NYC after the show if they want.
From the hungover appearance of some of the exhibitors on Sunday it seems they were able to find NYC from Edison.
:lol: