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by Rusty Spinner
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Fly storage
Replies: 8
Views: 296

Re: Fly storage

Forum has been quiet - so figured I'd post a question to get some conversation going. For those that tie their own flies - how do you store them? I have found it difficult to find cheap flambeau like boxes where each storage compartment is the same size. It drives the OCD in me nuts. Welcome to the...
by Rusty Spinner
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Trout to Smallmouth transition
Replies: 13
Views: 1128

Re: Trout to Smallmouth transition

I have fished the Lamington by 523 in summer time. I did get mostly smaller smallies (7-10 inch) as well as some wild browns. I fished up from 523 towards where the Coldbrook comes in, so that would explain the wild browns. I imagine if you go from the Lamington down towards the NBR, it would be mo...
by Rusty Spinner
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Trout to Smallmouth transition
Replies: 13
Views: 1128

Re: Trout to Smallmouth transition

Stopped by the Lamington at the one lane bridge around Burnt Mills for half hour or so this afternoon. Little guys smacking some bugs on top all around me but all I had were woolly buggers. Managed one smallie and bright orange breasted sunfish. That remnant dam will be removed later this year and ...
by Rusty Spinner
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Trout to Smallmouth transition
Replies: 13
Views: 1128

Re: Trout to Smallmouth transition

I have fished the Lamington by 523 in summer time. I did get mostly smaller smallies (7-10 inch) as well as some wild browns. I fished up from 523 towards where the Coldbrook comes in, so that would explain the wild browns. I imagine if you go from the Lamington down towards the NBR, it would be mo...
by Rusty Spinner
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Who remembers Cam? Funny story
Replies: 10
Views: 783

Re: Who remembers Cam? Funny story

troutfishing4life wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:18 am
Still connect with him on social media from time to time. Great guy
Me too. Then again, I used to connect with you on Facebook. Used to............

:lol: :lol: :lol:


call me later - Sparta stuff
by Rusty Spinner
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Who remembers Cam? Funny story
Replies: 10
Views: 783

Who remembers Cam? Funny story

Derek (Cam from here and back in the old NJ Trout days) just reached out to me on Facebook. He just got back into fly fishing and was surprised to catch nothing but rainbow after rainbow in the Toms River TCA. All he could remember is how the state stocked 90% brook trout and only a few rainbows bac...
by Rusty Spinner
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Traveling with Fly Fishing Gear
Replies: 18
Views: 1020

Re: Traveling with Fly Fishing Gear

Late to the party, as usual. My experience is different. I have had TSA make me check carried on rods. I have had this happen in Newark, and overseas (Ireland). After it the second time it happened, we purchased fishing travel luggage. TSA lists rod holders as approved for carry on. I would print t...
by Rusty Spinner
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Trout to Smallmouth transition
Replies: 13
Views: 1128

Re: Trout to Smallmouth transition

On the musky, the lower you get the colder it gets. Fishing above Saxton falls would be your best bet. Don't know about the sbbr, never fished below the gorge. Agreed for the Musky. Fish above Point Mountain which is where we start seeing year round trout holding water on that river. For the SBR, a...
by Rusty Spinner
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Summer Time Fishing
Replies: 23
Views: 1489

Re: Summer Time Fishing

Well done Brian. I have rusty spinners imprinted on my brain for next trip when Iso's are out, wish I knew to tie one on when I was up there, myself and everyone around me were fixated on sulphers. Like we talked about, that switch over from duns to spinners often happens just as you are questionin...
by Rusty Spinner
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Summer Time Fishing
Replies: 23
Views: 1489

Re: Summer Time Fishing

Best of luck to you. I hope your new PB rises to the occasion. Thanks Mike! Leaving shortly for an up and back. Brian - How was the up and back? I caught two small browns and a rainbow, then ended my evening catching a 22" brown on a rusty spinner (what else?) at dusk as sulphur and Iso spinners hi...
by Rusty Spinner
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Algae bloom
Replies: 14
Views: 1253

Re: Algae bloom

This topic has grown quiet, but I have been reading about it elsewhere. Did you know that if Lakes Hopatcong, Greenwood (NJ/NY), Spruce Run, etc. were in states other than NJ, they would all be open for fishing, swimming and boating through this blue green algae bloom? The reason is NJ artificially ...
by Rusty Spinner
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Summer Time Fishing
Replies: 23
Views: 1489

Re: Summer Time Fishing

cappy wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:07 pm
Rusty Spinner wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:58 am
I'm running up to the West Branch tomorrow for some tailwater dry fly fishing.
Best of luck to you. I hope your new PB rises to the occasion.
Thanks Mike! Leaving shortly for an up and back.
by Rusty Spinner
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Summer Time Fishing
Replies: 23
Views: 1489

Re: Summer Time Fishing

I'm running up to the West Branch tomorrow for some tailwater dry fly fishing.
by Rusty Spinner
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Natirar smallmouth fishing
Replies: 5
Views: 520

Re: Natirar smallmouth fishing

NB Raritan is fun warm water stream. Caught lots of smallies, rock bass, pickerel, chubs, cats, whathaveyou, but trout only in the spring after they were stocked. Still a viable fishery, though. It was my learning stream as I transitioned from lures to fly fishing. Since then, I never looked back. ...
by Rusty Spinner
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Natirar smallmouth fishing
Replies: 5
Views: 520

Re: Natirar smallmouth fishing

Fished this spot on the north branch Sunday looking for some smallies. Got a few little guys and a bigger one further downstream. Expected more action but the water was pretty shallow. Great flows and clarity though. Fish caught on a tan clouser. Bob, sounds about right for that water. We electro s...
by Rusty Spinner
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Natirar smallmouth fishing
Replies: 5
Views: 520

Re: Natirar smallmouth fishing

Fished this spot on the north branch Sunday looking for some smallies. Got a few little guys and a bigger one further downstream. Expected more action but the water was pretty shallow. Great flows and clarity though. Fish caught on a tan clouser. Bob, sounds about right for that water. We electro s...
by Rusty Spinner
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Traveling with Fly Fishing Gear
Replies: 18
Views: 1020

Re: Traveling with Fly Fishing Gear

Like Brian, I've had no issues with carry on. Flies, reels, extra spools and 4 piece rods haven't been a problem. My favorite bonefish rod is my 9' 2 peice Sage which can draw some stares and occasionally gets flight attendants a little excited, but even then it fits in most overhead compartments o...
by Rusty Spinner
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Summer Time Fishing
Replies: 23
Views: 1489

Re: Summer Time Fishing

Trout in tailwaters, fluke at the ocean, and largemouth with the fly rod from my new belly boat. Fall will be here soon, and then I switch to archery deer hunting and later bass and blues and Albies in the surf or offshore. Some local fall trout, I'm sure, but I find myself fishing NJ for trout less...
by Rusty Spinner
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Traveling with Fly Fishing Gear
Replies: 18
Views: 1020

Re: Traveling with Fly Fishing Gear

I can't remember the last time I flew commercially and did NOT have at least one 4 piece fly rod and reel and flies with me. I carry on a backpack because you don't have any added fees on any airlines with a regular backpack, and in it are my flies and reels. The rod(s) I just put in the overhead bi...
by Rusty Spinner
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Algae bloom
Replies: 14
Views: 1253

Re: Algae bloom

lightenup wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:22 pm
Is it killing the fish?
No, but they don't want you to eat them right now out of that lake. Same for Spruce Run.