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by Rusty Spinner
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:03 am
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. What happened? :D We had another great turnout again this year and the Rahway River TU crew got it done in style. The room was packed all day long and the food was fantastic as well. Lots of flies tied for Project Healin...
by Rusty Spinner
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Conservation Issues, Groups and Projects
Topic: TU's Lopatcong Creek restoration project
Replies: 3
Views: 97

Re: TU's Lopatcong Creek restoration project

Looks like it really needs some help. Looking forward to seeing what you can do. It's a fine mess for sure, but many areas have excellent trout habitat and so will the rest once we are done. This project will showcase not only our in-stream habitat restoration which we are well known for, but bank ...
by Rusty Spinner
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Conservation Issues, Groups and Projects
Topic: TU's Lopatcong Creek restoration project
Replies: 3
Views: 97

TU's Lopatcong Creek restoration project

My firm was hired after a Request For Proposal from Trout Unlimited for a 1.5 mile reach of Lopatcong Creek, NJ's best limestone spring creek located in Warren county and flowing into the Delaware River. We did the survey this week and had planned on 3 days, but yesterday's rains forced us to work n...
by Rusty Spinner
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Stocking
Replies: 31
Views: 744

Re: Stocking

I'm going to go get me a fall stocker holdover this weekend. 6 months in the river on natural food should make them better table fare. :lol: Just as well purchase some wild caught salmon from Whole foods. Your palate will thank you :lol: That salmon is frozen, or wild caught right out of the runs t...
by Rusty Spinner
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Stocking
Replies: 31
Views: 744

Re: Stocking

Stocked Fish are gross , wild fish are to valuable to catch just once ..... But on the Rahway River as you know we get a plethora of trouts , which will be harvested at our leisure as we bask in the glow of the Union County waste Incinerator .... The Good living just keeps on rolling in Union Count...
by Rusty Spinner
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: SBRR the premier trout stream?
Replies: 14
Views: 604

Re: SBRR the premier trout stream?

I guess it all depends on your definition of what "premier" means. I have always categorized the SBR from Budd Lake to the Solitude Dam at the bottom of the Gorge below the private Solitude Club as the best larger water trout stream in NJ, hands down. That would mean better in that regard than the M...
by Rusty Spinner
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Raritan river 3/9/19:
Replies: 22
Views: 836

Re: Raritan river 3/9/19:

Then go fish the Rahway River :lol: :lol: :lol: Nah, he'd rather post about me and trying to make me out as the single voice for TU on NJ Fishing or whatever that site name is when it comes to why "his river" shouldn't get any more stocked trout than it already gets. Well I live in Hoboken. There a...
by Rusty Spinner
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Raritan river 3/9/19:
Replies: 22
Views: 836

Re: Raritan river 3/9/19:

Rahway river gets close to 12,000 trout while the Raritan gets 3,000- both considered warm water correct ? Then go fish the Rahway River :lol: :lol: :lol: Nah, he'd rather post about me and trying to make me out as the single voice for TU on NJ Fishing or whatever that site name is when it comes to...
by Rusty Spinner
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:24 am
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? It's the opposite. He posts this up about 3X/week on all the social media sites he's on. I love him for the stream cleanup work he does so selflessly, but he's a broken record with wanting the Division to stock the hell out of the lower Raritan River ...
by Rusty Spinner
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:19 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

BillSmith wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:36 pm
Meanwhile on the Green Brook.
The result of outdated stormwater collection systems....and aging infrastructure.
by Rusty Spinner
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Fly Tying and Entomology
Topic: Red Ants
Replies: 7
Views: 274

Re: Red Ants

"Ready for the hate" :lol: :lol: :lol:

They are certain to do 2 things, 1) catch fish all day long and 2) make a traditionalist like me cringe :D
by Rusty Spinner
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:38 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

This sounds great...is there any hidden legislation in the bill? I also read the comment section of the article and some people make some good points, such as, will the state be breaking it's own standards with all the brine and salt they spread... Not that I am aware. The Christie administration w...
by Rusty Spinner
Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: First Brook trout
Replies: 10
Views: 566

Re: First Brook trout

Great job and those fish all look fat and healthy as they should after a solid rain year. Many more!
by Rusty Spinner
Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Spruce Run Creek
Replies: 12
Views: 686

Re: Spruce Run Creek

Brian, Any word on if they will be adding extra fish to help with the fish that were lost due to the accident. Maybe stocked fingerling size trout No, they didn't lose any trout, just macroinvertebrates that trout feed on until the bottom was cleaned by vacuum cleaning it, essentially. Plenty of wi...
by Rusty Spinner
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Spruce Run Creek
Replies: 12
Views: 686

Re: Spruce Run Creek

Does anyone know SRC is doing after the quarry crapped it up with sediment? Are there any updates to that story? Would love to see someone held accountable but I am not too hopeful that they had the hammer dropped on them. Tom Between the cleanup, the DEP fine and the SEP (Secondary Environmental P...
by Rusty Spinner
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: I Need Some New Waders
Replies: 15
Views: 449

Re: I Need Some New Waders

No reason you can't repair those, even with a 4" tear. Cut a patch at least 5" long by maybe 2" wide and use Aqua Seal. I once tore about a 3" gash in what at the time was a brand new pair of Simms G3s on a Hyde driftboat anchor cleat getting out quickly to fight a big brown that took my line under ...
by Rusty Spinner
Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Bamboo Fly Rod over Fireplace Mantle?
Replies: 8
Views: 374

Re: Bamboo Fly Rod over Fireplace Mantle?

BiggerThomas wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:27 am
Hope to see you fellas out on the stream soon. I am happy that this week marks the beginning of March!
It also marks another out of bank event on NJ trout rivers. :D
by Rusty Spinner
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Conservation Issues, Groups and Projects
Topic: Pebble Mine
Replies: 4
Views: 231

Re: Pebble Mine

I can't believe this shit is being revisited....but when you have a ***** moron in the White House anything is possible, I guess. The comment period starts March 1st...you can access the comments on Instagram through a portal on @wildsalmoncenter I am sure there will be other ways to find it. This ...
by Rusty Spinner
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Round Valley Trout Association meeting 2/21/19:
Replies: 13
Views: 483

Re: Round Valley Trout Association meeting 2/21/19:

Can we trust introducing a new species will have the intended outcome down the road? It often seems like we regret these things years later. No, but NJ has stocked landlocked salmon off and on for many decades. As fish species go, this non-native isn't the threat to natives like brown trout would b...