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by lightenup
Tue Apr 20, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Hendrickson's?
Replies: 16
Views: 683

Re: Hendrickson's?

Jaybird wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 2:42 pm
Hendrickson's are on the Delaware in NY .... If they are there , than they are just about done here
Wait what? I thought you said the hatch was over last week :D :lol: :P :P :P
by lightenup
Tue Apr 20, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Ken Lockwood
Replies: 20
Views: 340

Re: Ken Lockwood

martalus wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 3:03 pm
just wet wade in tennis shoes-no need for fancy wading boots.
Too cold in early spring for me....I have Korkers redsides and I glued the soles back on with Gorilla glue...Git another year at least out of 'em doing that.
by lightenup
Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Ken Lockwood
Replies: 20
Views: 340

Re: Ken Lockwood

TU has been pushing the Division to close the road year round for many, many years now. This is a great thing, not a good thing. NJ anglers are WAY TOO LAZY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Get off your fat A$$ES and do some walking. Suck it up, buttercup. And don't give me "I'm old and handicapped and need to ...
by lightenup
Mon Apr 19, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Ken Lockwood
Replies: 20
Views: 340

Re: Ken Lockwood

From F&W. "The middle parking area of the Ken Lockwood Gorge WMA, accessed from the north, is closed permanently due to irreparable road conditions. The dirt road along the river will remain open to foot and bicycle traffic. Walkers and bicyclers should use caution when traversing this stretch of r...
by lightenup
Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: It was WORK & was worth it
Replies: 21
Views: 641

Re: It was WORK & was worth it

Funny thing, most of the snobby ones can't catch a fish and don't know what a bug is, but they have Orvis and SIMMS all up and down...that's why they are snobby...they don't want to be exposed... Tell me about it. They also love to "fish" with their fancy-pants cotton gloves, corduroy vests, wicker...
by lightenup
Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: It was WORK & was worth it
Replies: 21
Views: 641

Re: It was WORK & was worth it

When I fished the local BASS circuit we always shared what was working, even when money was on the line. More fun to see people catch fish and enjoy. Welcome to trout fly fishing snobs 101 my friend :o . Most fly fisherman are that breed. You should see the look on some of the guys face sometimes w...
by lightenup
Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: It was WORK & was worth it
Replies: 21
Views: 641

Re: It was WORK & was worth it

About the "grump" ... He may have mistaken you for a spot jumper. Courtesy among trout fly fishers normally calls for giving each other plenty of room. See: http://www.uky.edu/~agrdanny/flyfish/rules.htm On a crowded stream this can be relaxed, sometimes to the point of agreeing to share a large po...
by lightenup
Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: It was WORK & was worth it
Replies: 21
Views: 641

Re: It was WORK & was worth it

You weren't fishing the bend right below the Califon dam were you? I met some guy there yesterday and I though I was very cordial...offered him a fly and my spot as he never caught a fish on a dry before, and I was catching quite a few...boy I hope it wasn't me because if people call that grumpy the...
by lightenup
Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Hendrickson's?
Replies: 16
Views: 683

Re: Hendrickson's?

The hendrickson hatch was on Sunday on the Broadhead. . If it's happening there it should definitely be happening in Jersey . I found a few Hendrickson's hatching today in Califon. Not a heavy hatch, but enough for a pod of fish to rise to. I caught some on a PT soft hackle dusted up and fished dry...
by lightenup
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Hendrickson's?
Replies: 16
Views: 683

Re: Hendrickson's?

The hendrickson hatch was on Sunday on the Broadhead. . If it's happening there it should definitely be happening in Jersey . I'll be out tomorrow around Califon if the rain isn't too bad...I'll post what I see. My buddy is kind of a bug moron. They could be all over him and he might say...WTF are ...
by lightenup
Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Hendrickson's?
Replies: 16
Views: 683

Re: Hendrickson's?

My friend fished the Musky yesterday and didn't see any..he did get a few on caddis emergers.
by lightenup
Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: my first wild fish
Replies: 6
Views: 351

Re: my first wild fish

Remember, suckers are wild too. You catch one on a fly you're doing it right!
by lightenup
Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: LV/Flanders area SBRR
Replies: 6
Views: 576

Re: LV/Flanders area SBRR

Used to catch stocked rainbows along Bartley road years ago.
by lightenup
Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Washing Out Wader Stink
Replies: 7
Views: 404

Re: Washing Out Wader Stink

A garbage can is where they belong. Thay stank, which I smelled on someone else one day is deadly...it will spook fish and all the wildlife around if it doesn't kill them. One positive, you get lots of alone time.
by lightenup
Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: First time fly fishing
Replies: 7
Views: 584

Re: First time fly fishing

Male sure you check the regulations and fish open water. TCA's are good, like the KLG. I believe every fly you have will catch fish right now. Stoneflies have become active amd midges are always around. The water has been warming so the fish should be active...but you never know. Have fun and don't ...
by lightenup
Tue Mar 23, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Van Campens restoration project.
Replies: 36
Views: 2339

Re: Van Campens restoration project.

Lots of interesting information and thoughts on this thread! It's a beautiful stream with wonderful trout from all three species. While we all know and appreciate that, other people who are not into fishing see it as the perfect place for a bbq party with friends and family. While I obviously dont ...
by lightenup
Tue Mar 23, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Need a Crash Course on Spring Flies
Replies: 10
Views: 806

Re: Need a Crash Course on Spring Flies

Great info from everyone, thanks! Another rookie question... is there any sort of consensus on what rod line/size to use on these NJ streams? I know you can probably use just about anything, but curious what others use. I have a 7’6” 3-wt glass rod, a “softer” 9’-0” 5-wt, and a “faster” 9’-0” 6-wt....
by lightenup
Tue Mar 23, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Van Campens restoration project.
Replies: 36
Views: 2339

Re: Van Campens restoration project.

"Sometime after Yellowstone was founded some dude tried to hunt and kill the remaining bison and people built all kinds of hotels and started trashing the place and there wasnt even budget to patrol/protect the place." Have you been there lately? Some things never change, although most is understan...
by lightenup
Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Need a Crash Course on Spring Flies
Replies: 10
Views: 806

Re: Need a Crash Course on Spring Flies

Try an iris caddis size 16. It is very versatile. It can be fished deep and wet, swung as an emerger or dead drifted dry. All work and catch fish and there is no need to be technical. It simly attracts fish, even when caddis aren't hatching. All the other suggestions are great as well. I woild add a...
by lightenup
Thu Mar 18, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Van Campens restoration project.
Replies: 36
Views: 2339

Re: Van Campens restoration project.

Just to circle back on this, the Fred Burroughs TU chapter covers that area. Had you wanted to work with TU on a stream cleanup, it should have been with that chapter. Chapters don't like stepping on other chapter's toes when it comes to things like that. We reach out for approval before we cross t...