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by Rusty Spinner
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: New Mexico
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Re: New Mexico

I'm not sure what public rivers there are near Taos, but Sante Fe is not trout country. Too arid all year as it is high plains dessert habitat. But up north, you have the Pecos which would be wadeable. September is a "shoulder season" meaning it can be warm like summer or cold like winter. Do yourse...
by Rusty Spinner
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Any Flint Hill Club members here?
Replies: 6
Views: 408

Re: Any Flint Hill Club members here?

Razorbacker wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:15 am
Any Flint Hill Club members here?
That's a pretty exclusive club. Not a great chance anyone will step forward if they are in it. They recently enhanced their waters which means that the adjacent public land water was also restored and enhanced. ;)
by Rusty Spinner
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: First trout of 2020...
Replies: 5
Views: 230

Re: First trout of 2020...

huge blowdown! Nice pix, Mark.
by Rusty Spinner
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Coorelation of temps and bite in winter
Replies: 4
Views: 263

Re: Coorelation of temps and bite in winter

Being cold blooded, trout will obviously slow their metabolisms further when temps drop. In winter, the sun is your friend as it warms the water slightly. You can certainly catch plenty on a cloudy day, providing air temps aren't dropping at the time. But knowing that they are already not feeding mu...
by Rusty Spinner
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Who Uses a Net?
Replies: 18
Views: 459

Re: Who Uses a Net?

I checked "always", but the other day I forgot and my buddy Jim Holland netted my fish for me :D Ever since the ghost mesh nets became available, I have used them more frequently than I did the old nylon nets. Now the fish are fine while you remove the hook and take photos. Just keep their noses poi...
by Rusty Spinner
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: R.I.P. Rick Ege (stonefly)
Replies: 13
Views: 548

Re: R.I.P. Rick Ege (stonefly)

Yesterday I cleaned up the old Hardy reel Rick always joked about me having since I told him our different casting/rod preferences meant I never wanted to own one of his rods when he passed. Rick prefered a mid-flex rod and I like a faster tip flex rod. So I will fish his old Hardy Princess on my r...
by Rusty Spinner
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Trout Netting Replacement
Replies: 9
Views: 303

Re: Trout Netting Replacement

Not trying to hijack or diminish your thread, just curious: how many people don't use a net at all? When my first one got worn out, I just never got a new one. Now I release all my fish in the water (as of late, at least; I hope no one can produce my infamous Gill Grab...). No net required for smal...
by Rusty Spinner
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Trout Netting Replacement
Replies: 9
Views: 303

Re: Trout Netting Replacement

Check your PMs for John Parise's cell phone # at Riversong Nets.
by Rusty Spinner
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: R.I.P. Rick Ege (stonefly)
Replies: 13
Views: 548

Re: R.I.P. Rick Ege (stonefly)

Yesterday I cleaned up the old Hardy reel Rick always joked about me having since I told him our different casting/rod preferences meant I never wanted to own one of his rods when he passed. Rick prefered a mid-flex rod and I like a faster tip flex rod. So I will fish his old Hardy Princess on my re...
by Rusty Spinner
Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: R.I.P. Rick Ege (stonefly)
Replies: 13
Views: 548

R.I.P. Rick Ege (stonefly)

I have been slow to post this as I deal with his passing myself, but I am saddened to inform you all that Rick (stonefly on this site) has passed away. He died early on New Year's Day and had been in the hospital a little over a week. He had been bedridden since July and his body was failing him. He...
by Rusty Spinner
Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: South Holston/Tuckasegee Rivers
Replies: 11
Views: 1192

Re: South Holston/Tuckasegee Rivers

The South Holston holds 5,000 to 7,000 trout per mile, so great fishing. It's a honey hole in winter when our rivers are frozen over largely. I have three buddies that guide there and they are always trying to get me down there. Thats a hell of a fish count!! 7000 fish per mile would also be 1.3 fi...
by Rusty Spinner
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Fly Tying and Entomology
Topic: Ridge & Valley TU to start up fly tying again
Replies: 0
Views: 112

Ridge & Valley TU to start up fly tying again

Details coming, but RVTU will reignite its monthly fly tying nights to be held in Hackettstown at the Knights of Columbus. Details to follow.
by Rusty Spinner
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Conservation Issues, Groups and Projects
Topic: The Green Brook:
Replies: 2
Views: 526

Re: The Green Brook:

The closer to the ocean, the more the trash. As the old saying goes, sh*t flows downhill. Same for plastics.....
by Rusty Spinner
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: nj brookies... ever again?
Replies: 28
Views: 2430

Re: nj brookies... ever again?

So they order take out for LasndLocked, so 3 lakes can benefit. Why not order Brown trout instead so the WHOLE STATE can benefit, oh yeah, that make too much sense. The reason NJ gets landlocked salmon from Massachusetts is because we used to supply them with brown trout eggs. Although we no longer...
by Rusty Spinner
Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: South Holston/Tuckasegee Rivers
Replies: 11
Views: 1192

Re: South Holston/Tuckasegee Rivers

The South Holston holds 5,000 to 7,000 trout per mile, so great fishing. It's a honey hole in winter when our rivers are frozen over largely. I have three buddies that guide there and they are always trying to get me down there.
by Rusty Spinner
Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: nj brookies... ever again?
Replies: 28
Views: 2430

Re: nj brookies... ever again?

Takes a long time to get Federal $$$ Not sure how solar panels stop bird poop, but whatever. Those are some CHOICE 15 inch Land Locked Salmon reared and stocked by the Division though ! Not sure what federal money you are referring to? The solar panels have nothing to do with federal funding. Also,...
by Rusty Spinner
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: nj brookies... ever again?
Replies: 28
Views: 2430

Re: nj brookies... ever again?

Takes a long time to get Federal $$$ Not sure how solar panels stop bird poop, but whatever. Those are some CHOICE 15 inch Land Locked Salmon reared and stocked by the Division though ! Not sure what federal money you are referring to? The solar panels have nothing to do with federal funding. Also,...
by Rusty Spinner
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: nj brookies... ever again?
Replies: 28
Views: 2430

Re: nj brookies... ever again?

All, thanks for the comments, conspiracy theories and all :D Brian, with respect to "solar panels"... Am I understanding it's not solar panels per se, but covering the raceways, that is blocking rearing brooks or browns? or is there something else regarding the "solar panels" that is the issue? How...
by Rusty Spinner
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: nj brookies... ever again?
Replies: 28
Views: 2430

Re: nj brookies... ever again?

Wow, some really crazy conspiracy theories. I love it :lol: Pequest remains in a holding pattern until it can get the solar panels over the tops of the raceways, and until that happens, the Division will not attempt to raise browns or brookies. Absolutely nothing has changed in that regard. It's jus...