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by robtf
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Toms River
Replies: 2
Views: 244

Re: Toms River

Thanks, John. Yes, I haven't even checked the gauges, but figured as much since our local ponds have been so high.

Still, the question remains, as I'm hoping to pick a time to go after a dry week and see. Have a few nice muddler minnows waiting to try :lol:
by robtf
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Toms River
Replies: 2
Views: 244

Toms River

Has anyone fished the Toms lately? I wondered how the rainbows holdover there nowadays? Yes, it's hot, but normally the drier the weather, the cooler the Toms runs in the TCA due to upstream springs. Heavy showers and rising waters usually warm it up, but the steam temps drop again fairly rapidly. S...
by robtf
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Best fly line for striped bass
Replies: 17
Views: 1023

Re: Best fly line for striped bass

But for the shore this is a game changer fly rod, if my first impression is correct. I think I remember reading you post something along those lines, though it could have been someone else :D It is 100%. But there have been days where the fish are right in the trough in front of your feet and then ...
by robtf
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Best fly line for striped bass
Replies: 17
Views: 1023

Re: Best fly line for striped bass

I've been fishing either 36' Rio intermediate shooting heads on my two-handed rod attached to 120' level floating line by Airflow or a 90' Sci Angler intermediate sink on my regular 9 foot 9 weight. Fly line develops a memory when left on the reel over long periods of time. The first thing I do - f...
by robtf
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Best fly line for striped bass
Replies: 17
Views: 1023

Re: Best fly line for striped bass

I've been fishing either 36' Rio intermediate shooting heads on my two-handed rod attached to 120' level floating line by Airflow or a 90' Sci Angler intermediate sink on my regular 9 foot 9 weight. Fly line develops a memory when left on the reel over long periods of time. The first thing I do - f...
by robtf
Mon May 06, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: NJ Stockies
Replies: 13
Views: 1345

Re: NJ Stockies

nice, I think the cormorants took all the ones placed in our mudholes in SJ.

tried a SJ stocked stream today but it was blown out from yesterday's rain.
by robtf
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Who Wears A Vest?
Replies: 33
Views: 2068

Re: Who Wears A Vest?

I did have a wicker creel at one point along with a metal worm container that strapped on my belt. I I even had a metal telescoping fly rod. I still have a clip on metal worm container, think I got rid of the salmon-egg-jar-belt-holder though. Never got my dad's wicker creel, I think my brother nab...
by robtf
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Who Wears A Vest?
Replies: 33
Views: 2068

Re: Who Wears A Vest?

I wear a vest when fly fishing but carry a creel when spin fishing. Old habits die hard. OMG... a creel... you are OLD AS DIRT Dave :mrgreen: A wicker creel brings back my oldest memories of fishing as my dad used one and would come home after opening day with his trout LOL! Yeah, I am getting up t...
by robtf
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Who Wears A Vest?
Replies: 33
Views: 2068

Re: Who Wears A Vest?

Johnw wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:18 pm
I wear a vest that contains just about everything related to fly fishing that I've accumulated over the past 60 plus years and it ways a ton but I'm not about to change at this point.
pick up a wicker creel to hold your trout and you'd be right "up there" with Dave ;)
by robtf
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Who Wears A Vest?
Replies: 33
Views: 2068

Re: Who Wears A Vest?

I'm not saying a vest is "bad", I still have mine, but I've just taken to storing related "stuff" in the sling packs and fanny pack so I can grab and go for trout, warmwater, or saltwater, pond, surf or river. I think if I was just focusing on fly fishing for trout, I'd still be using my vest a lot ...
by robtf
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Who Wears A Vest?
Replies: 33
Views: 2068

Re: Who Wears A Vest?

Dave B. wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:54 pm
I wear a vest when fly fishing but carry a creel when spin fishing. Old habits die hard.
OMG... a creel... you are OLD AS DIRT Dave :mrgreen:

A wicker creel brings back my oldest memories of fishing as my dad used one and would come home after opening day with his trout
by robtf
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Who Wears A Vest?
Replies: 33
Views: 2068

Re: Who Wears A Vest?

I have a vest and wear it occasionally. I have a fanny pack as well, or a small backpack, which I use more. I just load it up with what I will be using that day. The vest hangs in the closet and hold most of fly boxes, that's really its main use. Also, I added a poll for you. Did you see the option...
by robtf
Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Who Wears A Vest?
Replies: 33
Views: 2068

Who Wears A Vest?

I don't see a way to do a "poll" here... but just curious. While I have a couple of vests, I haven't used them in years (not that I'm doing all that much fw fishing in places where I "would have" used them, but I digress...) http://state.nj.us/dep/fgw/images/trtstkfall05.jpg I've got a fanny pack an...
by robtf
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Raritan river 3/9/19:
Replies: 22
Views: 2057

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 robtf
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: SBRR the premier trout stream?
Replies: 14
Views: 1464

Re: SBRR the premier trout stream?

Thou Ken Lockwood Gorge is nice. I find other rivers just as or nicer. The lower Musky for me get much love. Imo the Musky Gorge is way nicer & lower fishing psi. The Pequest is a great contender also. Big Flat Brook is okay. But has seen its better days. Paulingskill has some nice spots in more ob...
by robtf
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: I Need Some New Waders
Replies: 15
Views: 1061

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 robtf
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Conservation Issues, Groups and Projects
Topic: Fisheries Forum @ Batsto
Replies: 6
Views: 752

Re: Fisheries Forum @ Batsto

There are pickerel essentially everywhere in the pinelands.
by robtf
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Conservation Issues, Groups and Projects
Topic: Fisheries Forum @ Batsto
Replies: 6
Views: 752

Fisheries Forum @ Batsto

The second 2019 Fisheries Forum will be Saturday, February 23 at the Batsto Village in Wharton State Forest at 10:00 a.m. Topics include:

Bass Sampling Highlights in North/Central NJ Lakes
Restoration Projects Update

Suggestions for regulation changes for 2021 will be welco
by robtf
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Edison Fly Fishing Show this weekend
Replies: 26
Views: 2084

Re: Edison Fly Fishing Show this weekend

I was at the Freshwater Fisheries Forum last Saturday..........but what does one have to do with the other, I wonder?? One is a show about all things fly fishing the world over for all species of fish that swim which draws anglers from about 7 regional states. The other is about the state of NJ's s...
by robtf
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Andy B
Replies: 12
Views: 1398

Re: Andy B

Thanks, Brian. Connected with him.