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by lightenup
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Dry fly floatant
Replies: 16
Views: 367

Re: Dry fly floatant

Trust me...use Flyagra, you wont look back.
If you fly floats for more than four hours...seek medical attention.
Google this stuff. I was introduced to it on the Big Horn River during the black caddis hatch. They use cdc wing caddis. It makes them float forever. Tie it dip it dry it.
by lightenup
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Nice large brookie...
Replies: 11
Views: 279

Re: Nice large brookie...

Nice Fish!!!!! You carry a measuring stick? I'm sorry to coin a phrase from NEFF, but thta is kind of booby...πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Lightenup, I think you have it the other way around: NJAngler carries that Brookie wherever he goes; he likely just found the measuring stick there in the stream. But Mark, that is o...
by lightenup
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Nice large brookie...
Replies: 11
Views: 279

Re: Nice large brookie...

Nice Fish!!!!!
You carry a measuring stick? I'm sorry to coin a phrase from NEFF, but thta is kind of booby...πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
by lightenup
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Dry fly floatant
Replies: 16
Views: 367

Re: Dry fly floatant

Flyagra...then if you need to, dust with frogs fanny.
by lightenup
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Nature Open for Business - Wild Brookies
Replies: 25
Views: 1081

Re: Nature Open for Business - Wild Brookies

You need a little 2 wt. Rod I only have a 3 and use that on tiny streams..its 6 and half feet of slow casting bamboo..shoots flies into places you couldn't imagine...I was bow and arrow casting the other day..with mild success..thats tough..too hard you fly whips past the target..to soft and it drop...
by lightenup
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: social distancing on opening day ?
Replies: 18
Views: 739

Re: social distancing on opening day ?

Opening day? I drive around with a passenger seat full of rocks and an open sunroof...watching fat old men try to chase you in waders is amusing...especially the neoprene booty ones. ;)
by lightenup
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Little wild browns
Replies: 6
Views: 311

Re: Little wild browns

Twism86 wrote: ↑
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:42 am
Thats the first "ghost" rubber net I have seen with the measurements built in! Custom made or commercial? Also, always like seeing a bamboo rod too!
My net broke on a flight to Montana...this was the cheapest basket in the Grizzly...
by lightenup
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Little wild browns
Replies: 6
Views: 311

Re: Little wild browns

BiggerThomas wrote: ↑
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:55 pm
Nice fish broski. Did you catch them on a pheasant tail nymph?
A Prince.
by lightenup
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Little wild browns
Replies: 6
Views: 311

Little wild browns

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by lightenup
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Access question
Replies: 29
Views: 1450

Re: Access question

I have read sveral places in NJ. The property owner owns to the deepest thalweg, or the lowest elevation under the water. So if posted on both sides stay out. If oosted on one side you may paas but stay in the shallow water on the non-posted side..
by lightenup
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Peapack Brook 3/9/2020
Replies: 27
Views: 2228

Re: Peapack Brook 3/9/2020

Browns do reproduce in our streams and previously stocked Browns from years past are the origin of the current "wild Browns". What Rusty meant was that currently caught Browns in the Peapack were not stocked but are progeny of previously stocked fish. In other streams you may run into holdover Brow...
by lightenup
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Peapack Brook 3/9/2020
Replies: 27
Views: 2228

Re: Peapack Brook 3/9/2020

Jaybird wrote: ↑
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:13 pm
Gotta bring the camera ......
doe she leave his phone in the car? ;)
by lightenup
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Public Meeting on Trout Stocking Program February 29
Replies: 47
Views: 6392

Re: Public Meeting on Trout Stocking Program February 29

Sounds like they had lots of hair brained ideas in the 70s and 80s! My good friend's dad worked for the department with Bob S back at that time. There was a plan to introduce lake run/steelhead trout into the Mulhockaway so that there would be a run of fish out of the reservoir. My friend's dad sai...
by lightenup
Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Public Meeting on Trout Stocking Program February 29
Replies: 47
Views: 6392

Re: Public Meeting on Trout Stocking Program February 29

To answer Johnw questions on returning Brook Trout. Here a few photos of Brook Trout caught from the Raritan river (save the mishandling comments please) when the State was stocking Brook Trout upriver. These trout were caught near the fish ladder in Bound Brook, not far from the tideline in New Br...
by lightenup
Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Dry fly fishing
Replies: 12
Views: 2678

Re: Dry fly fishing

Fishybig wrote: ↑
Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:54 pm
garden hackle wrote: ↑
Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:49 pm
lightenup wrote: ↑
Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:34 pm


My Simms g3 pants waders fly broke yesterday, my fly is always down now.... :D
So, instead of dry fly fishing, you’re trolling.:-)
Or worse yet,, he's fizzin wit a worm :shock:
ummmm, it's a snake... :D :D :D :D
by lightenup
Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Dry fly fishing
Replies: 12
Views: 2678

Re: Dry fly fishing

garden hackle wrote: ↑
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:43 pm
The most disappointing thing when you are dry fly fishing:

Discovering your fly is down.
My Simms g3 pants waders fly broke yesterday, my fly is always down now.... :D
by lightenup
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: bows
Replies: 36
Views: 5569

Re: bows

There are browns in there too. Not a lot but a few. The closer to the stream it flows into, the more you see. Just be careful with your stream pics. Many streams have a distinct pool or rock or waterfall. I won't name yours but someone might just to be a d*ck. Its one of the reasons I stopped posti...
by lightenup
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: WTS 1/30
Replies: 65
Views: 9927

Re: WTS 1/30

BiggerThomas wrote: ↑
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:09 am
Jaybird wrote: ↑
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:15 pm
lightenup wrote: ↑
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:20 pm

That ain't wrong , But what do I know
Do I sense a "fish-off" brewing? :lol: :lol: :lol: Loser buys a round for all spectators :D
Hell no, fishing isn't a competition, "I'm not on the river to win" a quote by Keith Rutherford.
by lightenup
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: WTS 1/30
Replies: 65
Views: 9927

Re: WTS 1/30

Fly fishing is about much more than catching fish, and bragging about the size of them. "What Joe said. Every fly angler knows he/she can catch more using spin gear. Every one of us. [/u] That depends on the conditions..if there is a hatch going on and fish are on the bugs, not even power bait will...
by lightenup
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: WTS 1/30
Replies: 65
Views: 9927

Re: WTS 1/30

Trout eat flies, no matter what the size...