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by garden hackle
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Conservation Issues, Groups and Projects
Topic: Is Facebook Killing Trout?
Replies: 5
Views: 70

Re: Is Facebook Killing Trout?

I long distance release most of my trout
by garden hackle
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Changes to NJ trout season about to be announced
Replies: 20
Views: 955

Re: Changes to NJ trout season about to be announced

BiggerThomas wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:04 am
And in that case, don't forget your chainmail mesh waders!
Fishing with chain mail mesh waders is like cheating
by garden hackle
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Dry fly floatant
Replies: 16
Views: 367

Re: Dry fly floatant

I believe it was onemorecast that suggested fletch-dry for arrows. I bought some when I saw it and have been using it ever since. Nothing better for CDC.
by garden hackle
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Nice large brookie...
Replies: 11
Views: 279

Re: Nice large brookie...

NJAngler wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:58 am
10.5" A nj trophy brookie. Lol
Maybe, just maybe if you pinch the tail you can call that 10.5 inches, but it is a very nice Brookie regardless.
by garden hackle
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Peapack Brook 3/9/2020
Replies: 27
Views: 2227

Re: Peapack Brook 3/9/2020

I wonder what makes them "official" I figure some of it has to do with public access. Although some of the WTS listed are hardly accessible. Maybe another part is quality, and also secrecy :shock: WTS designation has a love/hate following. If a stream is designated a WTS, it may draw unwanted atten...
by garden hackle
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: 74 degrees and Wild Brown Trout in March
Replies: 3
Views: 245

Re: 74 degrees and Wild Brown Trout in March

Nice! Looks like an exceptionally long tail on that brown.
by garden hackle
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Access question
Replies: 29
Views: 1450

Re: Access question

And for about $3 you can get poems about Thalwegs from Amazon
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by garden hackle
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: social distancing on opening day ?
Replies: 18
Views: 739

Re: social distancing on opening day ?

I have not fished an opening day in several decades.
by garden hackle
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: BiggerThomas Jr. #1--Wild Brown Trout
Replies: 3
Views: 273

Re: BiggerThomas Jr. #1--Wild Brown Trout

Such an improvement in handling of trout, how far BT Jr. has come from the master of yesteryear.
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by garden hackle
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Access question
Replies: 29
Views: 1450

Re: Access question

garden hackle wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:02 pm

It is the same with Vermont, as long as you stay within 18 1/2 feet from the high water mark you are good.
Damn eyesight and autocorrect!
by garden hackle
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Access question
Replies: 29
Views: 1450

Re: Access question

Technically the property underneath the water is still their property. If you float thru on a vessel without anchoring. You are not trespassing. I've always found this to be an interesting topic. I heard the law changes depending on what part of the country you're in (?). I remember reading years a...
by garden hackle
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Dry Fly Fishing 3_14_2020
Replies: 5
Views: 588

Re: Dry Fly Fishing 3_14_2020

That is a wild browns. It's small enough to be one and has some decent parrs/color plus good-looking fins. It also swam for shelter under some river detritus once hooked; I wonder what that says about its survival instincts vs those of a stocked fish? Survival instincts over stocked fish? More like...
by garden hackle
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Peapack Brook 3/9/2020
Replies: 27
Views: 2227

Re: Peapack Brook 3/9/2020

Serious question, if there are no holdover browns, how did a wild brown appear in a river. It must have parents somewhere. Browns do reproduce in our streams and previously stocked Browns from years past are the origin of the current "wild Browns". What Rusty meant was that currently caught Browns ...
by garden hackle
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Peapack Brook 3/9/2020
Replies: 27
Views: 2227

Re: Peapack Brook 3/9/2020

Rusty Spinner wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:11 pm
100% wild browns. We have no state holdover browns still alive at this point.
Serious question, if there are no holdover browns, how did a wild brown appear in a river. It must have parents somewhere. Is it the spawn of another pair of wilds?
by garden hackle
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Conservation Issues, Groups and Projects
Topic: 2nd Northwest New Jersey River Conference
Replies: 1
Views: 1627

event postponed

Dear Rivers Conference Registrant, We are very disappointed to share with you that due to concerns associated with COVID-19, we have decided to postpone the 2020 Rivers Conference to a later date. The Northwest New Jersey Rivers Conference brings together a highly diverse group of community members...
by garden hackle
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Conservation Issues, Groups and Projects
Topic: 2nd Northwest New Jersey River Conference
Replies: 1
Views: 1627

2nd Northwest New Jersey River Conference

March 21st at Centenary University If you are into conservation efforts, this is a must The Delaware River Watershed Initiative (DRWI) and the Northwest New Jersey Rivers Conference invites anyone and everyone who cares about the Highlands region, clean water and the Delaware River to join us in lea...
by garden hackle
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Public Meeting on Trout Stocking Program February 29
Replies: 47
Views: 6392

Re: Public Meeting on Trout Stocking Program February 29

Good question, CT. I'm not an expert, but I'd think it impossible to know the exact osteichthyes inventory of an entire aquatic ecosystem so perhaps it's possible to have sea runs in the Delaware. Absolutely true, it is impossibly for anyone to say with certainty what does not exists. It is foolhar...
by garden hackle
Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Dry fly fishing
Replies: 12
Views: 2678

Re: Dry fly fishing

lightenup wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:34 pm
garden hackle wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:43 pm
The most disappointing thing when you are dry fly fishing:

Discovering your fly is down.
My Simms g3 pants waders fly broke yesterday, my fly is always down now.... :D
So, instead of dry fly fishing, you’re trolling.:-)
by garden hackle
Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Dry fly fishing
Replies: 12
Views: 2678

Re: Dry fly fishing

Hello, The worst thing is on your back cast you realize that darn tree moved to catch your fly. The trout are bouncing all over the place and your fly is in a tree 10 feet up. What to do, pull until the tippet breaks and then by the time you get your line back minus a good portion of your tippet th...