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by Rusty Spinner
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Dirty water wild browns
Replies: 3
Views: 48

Re: Dirty water wild browns

Love the fish, but the visual of the fight and the slip into the river is priceless. :D

We are planning to do some undercut bank work on TU's Lopatcong Creek restoration project. We do it often in Montana on spring creeks. Browns and brookies love it!
by Rusty Spinner
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Lost fishing licenses
Replies: 9
Views: 342

Re: List fishing licenses

it's free https://www.njfishandwildlife.com/duplic.htm Only if you buy online. I don't because I save a few $ and get the All Around Sportsman license. If I lose the fishing part or any other part, it would cost me $2 to get a duplicate. But if you only fish or buy hunting and fishing licenses sepa...
by Rusty Spinner
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Lost fishing licenses
Replies: 9
Views: 342

Re: List fishing licenses

I'm asking for help. I lost my NJ, PA and NY fishing licenses either near Saucon park or Point Mtn. Area. If anyone comes across them, would you kindly pm me. Much thanks. They are all together in a pinned plastic holder. Call all local fly shops. Shannon's has reams of fishing licenses dropped off...
by Rusty Spinner
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Lost fishing licenses
Replies: 9
Views: 342

Re: List fishing licenses

I'm asking for help. I lost my NJ, PA and NY fishing licenses either near Saucon park or Point Mtn. Area. If anyone comes across them, would you kindly pm me. Much thanks. They are all together in a pinned plastic holder. Call all local fly shops. Shannon's has reams of fishing licenses dropped off...
by Rusty Spinner
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: 1st River Trip of the 2019 Trout Season
Replies: 5
Views: 431

Re: 1st River Trip of the 2019 Trout Season

Nice fish! I have been seeing Hendrickson and a few blue quill mayflies and their spinners, grannom and at least one other caddis, and egg laying stoneflies (LBS) along with a few BWO mayflies at times locally. The Hendricksons have not hatched normally like from 3-5pm as is normal, but they seem to...
by Rusty Spinner
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Felt Wading Shoes in NY Waters
Replies: 3
Views: 143

Re: Felt Wading Shoes in NY Waters

https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/44848.html Looks like they ask you to consider other options, but not a ban, unless I read it wrong. That's correct. And they should mention that the laces on your rubber soled, studded boots and crevices in those boots will transfer every bit as much Didymo as felt s...
by Rusty Spinner
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Who Wears A Vest?
Replies: 33
Views: 798

Re: Who Wears A Vest?

Always wanted to hang a wicker creel in my office, but they get too much $$ for old ones these days.
by Rusty Spinner
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Who Wears A Vest?
Replies: 33
Views: 798

Re: Who Wears A Vest?

I use a large chest pack (William Joseph) which replaced vests for me a few years ago. I can't imagine going back. I carry more crap than the law allows, so I have the large one with storage front and back. The magnetic openings allow fast in and out with one finger. I regularly carry 6 fly boxes, m...
by Rusty Spinner
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Acadia NP
Replies: 4
Views: 192

Re: Acadia NP

I have been to Acadia many, many times but was never aware of the opportunities for Brookies there. The Mar/Apr issue of Eastern Fly Fishing has an eye opening article :shock: Will come in handy for our annual autumn trip. Make sure you post again on this after your trip in the fall! I was in Maine...
by Rusty Spinner
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Good luck and have fun tomorrow
Replies: 7
Views: 533

Re: Good luck and have fun tomorrow

I went for a hike this morning in the Black River State Park. I didn’t realize it was opening day... in my travels, I walked past no less than 20 people occupying a single 200 yard stretch where the river turns along State Park Road. Not a single person had more than 100 square feet of river themse...
by Rusty Spinner
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Good luck and have fun tomorrow
Replies: 7
Views: 533

Re: Good luck and have fun tomorrow

troutfishing4life wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:31 am
Best of luck all!

Will be out with friends early fishing is plus but the best part is the bsing and drinking beer in the early morning
Beer is nice. Basil Hayden's Two by Two Rye is nicer :D
by Rusty Spinner
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Good luck and have fun tomorrow
Replies: 7
Views: 533

Good luck and have fun tomorrow

Opening Day for trout is a rite of passage for many, and a chance to gather with family and friends. The fishing part is just a bonus for most. Let's hope the heavy rains skirt by and we aren't blown out for the opener although more often than not we are. I look forward to my TU chapter "Shenanigans...
by Rusty Spinner
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:16 am
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?

lightenup wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:10 pm
Rusty Spinner wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:56 pm
troutfishing4life wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:45 am
Fished with Rusty Spinner after work and besides it being super windy it was a good night out
For you, I got the skunk. :lol:
Better than getting the "raccoon"!!!!
:lol: :lol: :lol:
by Rusty Spinner
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:56 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?

troutfishing4life wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:45 am
Fished with Rusty Spinner after work and besides it being super windy it was a good night out
For you, I got the skunk. :lol:
by Rusty Spinner
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:56 am
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?

lightenup wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:04 am
I went to point mountain...good fishing and the dead raccoon that floated by my leg scared the bejeezus outta me.
How did you prepare it that night?
by Rusty Spinner
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:44 am
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

All in all it was very successful event , 75 total tiers attended , all 10 New Jersey Chapters of Trout Unlimited were represented , 2 Pennsylvania Chapters were represented , and I think the approximate number of flies was way over 2000. Some really generous tiers went above and beyond donating hu...
by Rusty Spinner
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:26 am
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?

Fished Point Mountain Friday and it has been stocked. A lot of 9-11 inchers but they did put some bigger fish in. Point got some huge fish during that last stocking. And they got a lot as it was for the pre-season stocking when that TCA is the only open water on that river other than private clubs ...
by Rusty Spinner
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Conservation Issues, Groups and Projects
Topic: TU's Lopatcong Creek restoration project
Replies: 6
Views: 373

Re: TU's Lopatcong Creek restoration project

That sure is a mess and amazing to me that it holds a strong wild brown trout population. Looking forward to seeing the final results. There are pockets of very good in-stream habitat, but the excess sediment is what is limiting the lower Creek right now in areas like these three sites. Once the ri...
by Rusty Spinner
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Gorge stocking
Replies: 30
Views: 1241

Re: Gorge stocking

90% of anglers fish 40% of the KLG water is all. It's 2 1/2 miles long, and I bet very few here have drifted a fly or lure past every single boulder in the river. I know I have not, and I used to explore it often. The lower water gets far less pressure down to the wire at Solitude Club. Also, I pre...
by Rusty Spinner
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Gorge stocking
Replies: 30
Views: 1241

Re: Gorge stocking

90% of anglers fish 40% of the KLG water is all. It's 2 1/2 miles long, and I bet very few here have drifted a fly or lure past every single boulder in the river. I know I have not, and I used to explore it often. The lower water gets far less pressure down to the wire at Solitude Club. Also, I pref...