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by robtf
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Albies starting to show on northern NJ beaches
Replies: 4
Views: 542

Re: Albies starting to show on northern NJ beaches

this is my annual "anyone see more of the albies" post, before responding "work has kicked up again"! :geek: so what is it? did they disappear or still around or expected to show? we've got a ton of blues around our islands, and a couple of weeks ago I netted some baby pompano, while trying for (and...
by robtf
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Wader recomendations
Replies: 22
Views: 1067

Re: Wader recomendations

My last pair got cracks in the rubber boots. No matter what I did with shoe glue / shoe gloo it wouldn't stop leaks. What I did, because they were small leaks, was were heavy duty trash bags over my pants, then slipped my legs into the waders. The cold water would never get to my wool socks/sweat p...
by robtf
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Wader recomendations
Replies: 22
Views: 1067

Re: Wader recomendations

Hey Robtf, Alcohol applied over the inside. Pinholes will show up as a darkened, or wet looking spot. Apply a slight smear of aquel or aquaseal or whatever wader repair stuff you use to the spot on the inside(no need to wait for the alcohol to dry). Let it dry and cure, and voila! Our friends who f...
by robtf
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Wader recomendations
Replies: 22
Views: 1067

Re: Wader recomendations

I get or average 3 years out of a pair of waders and that's about it. I patch any and all pinholes that are typically caused by multi flora rose thorns while walking to or from the river. My guess is 90% of all wader leaks are directly associated with pinhole leaks and those are NEVER a reason to s...
by robtf
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Albies starting to show on northern NJ beaches
Replies: 4
Views: 542

Re: Albies starting to show on northern NJ beaches

nice pic and fantastic news.

now, only need to actually get UP there this year.

what's the fav fly?
by robtf
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Who remembers Cam? Funny story
Replies: 10
Views: 1456

Re: Who remembers Cam? Funny story

Johnw wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:38 am
Yes I'm working for the 2020 Census
John, have fun with that !

I hope there is a question on the census (though I'm not sure I know the latest Supreme Court ruling on it)
asking:

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...... fly fisherman? :D
by robtf
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Who remembers Cam? Funny story
Replies: 10
Views: 1456

Re: Who remembers Cam? Funny story

I remember Cam and glad all is well ,with him and his family and that he is back fishing. If I remember correctly I introduced him to the Toms and spent time with him showing him some of my secret spots and the most productive way to fish the Toms. I haven't fished for about a year because of the p...
by robtf
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Toms River
Replies: 2
Views: 697

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: 697

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: 2079

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: 2079

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: 2079

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: 2045

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: 2957

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: 2957

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: 2957

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: 2957

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: 2957

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: 2957

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: 2957

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...