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by robtf
Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Pequest local
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Re: Pequest local

Hard for me to see... that an eagle?
by robtf
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Big Catfish in the Potomac
Replies: 2
Views: 265

Re: Big Catfish in the Potomac

awesome catch!
by robtf
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: nj brookies... ever again?
Replies: 29
Views: 1500

Re: nj brookies... ever again?

All, thanks for the comments, conspiracy theories and all :D Brian, with respect to "solar panels"... Am I understanding it's not solar panels per se, but covering the raceways, that is blocking rearing brooks or browns? or is there something else regarding the "solar panels" that is the issue? How ...
by robtf
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: nj brookies... ever again?
Replies: 29
Views: 1500

nj brookies... ever again?

ok, this was posted on another board: "You will never EVER see Brook Trout stocked in New Jersey again, and I heard that from the top ! Which is a damn shame considering what I saw come out of the Raritan river." what say ye? do you think NJ will ever go back to stocking our native trout again? (no ...
by robtf
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Rapidan River
Replies: 5
Views: 364

Re: Rapidan River

Nice report and agree beautiful pics!
by robtf
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Nice wild brown...
Replies: 10
Views: 836

Re: Nice wild brown...

nice Brown, njangler!
by robtf
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Stalking Sandpiper
Replies: 2
Views: 504

Re: Stalking Sandpiper

how big are the sandpipers in your neck of the wood!? :lol:
by robtf
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Acadia NP
Replies: 7
Views: 1594

Re: Acadia NP

My brother and I fished Acadia in August about 15 years ago. We didn't really have a plan, but stopped at several likely looking brooks and found lots of willing but small trout. I am told you can find sea run brookies in the fall as well-we were fishing very close the ocean. We tried several ponds...
by robtf
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Albies starting to show on northern NJ beaches
Replies: 4
Views: 803

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: 1772

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: 1772

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: 1772

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: 803

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: 1932

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: 1932

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: 902

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: 902

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: 2648

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: 2648

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: 2648

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...