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by robtf
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Who Wears A Vest?
Replies: 33
Views: 803

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: 803

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: 803

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: 803

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: 803

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: 803

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: 803

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: 1034

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: 844

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: 570

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: 481

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: 481

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: 1307

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: 962

Re: Andy B

Thanks, Brian. Connected with him.
by robtf
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Raritan Outdoor Expo
Replies: 7
Views: 456

Re: Raritan Outdoor Expo

the Fly Fishing show is excellent... went last year but looks like I'll have to miss it this year.
by robtf
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Long Beach Island With The Flyrod?
Replies: 7
Views: 3709

Re: Long Beach Island With The Flyrod?

You can do worse (a skunk :D) than a bluefish.

Sandy Hook, late May, outgoing tide, at the rip... can have epic flyfishing times out there
by robtf
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: South Branch Advise
Replies: 42
Views: 2864

Re: South Branch Advise

be prepared for stripers, at least in the spring :D
by robtf
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Skunk Cabbage
Replies: 2
Views: 382

Re: Skunk Cabbage

I know nothing about it, but sure hope it's going to be a mild winter! :lol:
by robtf
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: South Branch Advise
Replies: 42
Views: 2864

Re: South Branch Advise

CheeseburgerFly wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:30 am
I fished that spot many years ago. Wow is it running higher!
well...coming off the (or one of the) wettest years on record, and in winter, what do you expect ? :D
by robtf
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: First trout of the year...
Replies: 4
Views: 577

Re: First trout of the year...

BiggerThomas wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:13 am
Always happy to see your pictures, Mark.
x2 agreed!