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by NJpatbee
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Fly storage
Replies: 8
Views: 296

Re: Fly storage

I also store them in my fly boxes of which I have five that are jam packed early Spring.
by NJpatbee
Sun May 26, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Bugs.
Replies: 13
Views: 1547

Re: Bugs.

I fished a couple days on the Flatbrook last week and only saw a few sulphurs.
by NJpatbee
Sun May 05, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Nice to these guys looking so fat and healthy.
Replies: 3
Views: 919

Re: Nice to these guys looking so fat and healthy.

A beautiful wild brown trout! Let's hope the good water flows continue for the next 10 years.
by NJpatbee
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Brookies
Replies: 5
Views: 1035

Re: Brookies

During the very few times I've been out since the new year I have to agree with you Pat. It seems the return of good water for some time now has definitely had its expected positive impact on the wild pops. BTW, I didn't know you had moved down my way. How far south have you come? I am down in Barn...
by NJpatbee
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: leaders - buy or diy
Replies: 7
Views: 842

Re: leaders - buy or diy

I tied my own for the first seven or eight years of fly fishing. But afterwords I did cave-in to the ease of buying already tapered readers. If I want a really short leader for a nymphimg I will tie my own still. I still have tons of formulas online somewhere.
by NJpatbee
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Brookies
Replies: 5
Views: 1035

Brookies

After moving to South Jersey I finally got up to my favorite wild trout streams. Wow, after good flows for over a year, brookies were plentiful and many larger fish compared to recent years. Still plenty of juveniles but I couldn't get over some of the brookies that I was catching. Anyone else notic...
by NJpatbee
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Who Wears A Vest?
Replies: 33
Views: 2447

Re: Who Wears A Vest?

I have a 35+ year old Leonard Shortie vest that I always use. Some of the pockets are held together on the inside with duct tape but when I am fly fishing it is part of my skin. I carry many hundreds of flies but they are light and not bulky at all. I know where everything is, including types of fli...
by NJpatbee
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: SBRR the premier trout stream?
Replies: 14
Views: 1636

Re: SBRR the premier trout stream?

I would say that the SBRR is the most productive wild trout mid-sized stream in NJ and hopefully additional land around the watershed will be protected.
by NJpatbee
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Fly Tying and Entomology
Topic: Red Ants
Replies: 7
Views: 979

Re: Red Ants

Why not, they may just work. I make mine out of balsa wood and tippet material. Let us know how the trout like them!
by NJpatbee
Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: First Brook trout
Replies: 10
Views: 1194

Re: First Brook trout

Congratulations! I caught my first wild brookie over 50 years ago and I now spend the majority of my fishing time chasing them.
by NJpatbee
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Old Claremont TCA facelift
Replies: 12
Views: 1545

Re: Old Claremont TCA facelift

That is a great stretch of water and I have been fishing there since we (TU) were in talks with Claremont Paint to keep a safe distance from the river when they were ready to build townhouses on the lands adjoining the river - fortunately the project was canceled but they did grant access to the wat...
by NJpatbee
Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Pretty brook trout...
Replies: 7
Views: 1281

Re: Pretty brook trout...

Great looking Brookie! Glad to see you getting out.
by NJpatbee
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Trees, trees and moe trees....
Replies: 14
Views: 1675

Re: Trees, trees and moe trees....

BiggerThomas wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:23 pm
cappy wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:47 pm
Not sure if it's me. Your pics are not visible, this post and your other.
Ditto. And I love Mark's picture, so.....
I have the same problem.
by NJpatbee
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Connetquot Brook Trout and Toms River
Replies: 15
Views: 2256

Re: Connetquot Brook Trout and Toms River

Those are impressive fish! How far up the Raritan did they run?
by NJpatbee
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Connetquot Brook Trout and Toms River
Replies: 15
Views: 2256

Re: Connetquot Brook Trout and Toms River

I could not find any documented report of salters in NJ but I suspect that if you went back 500 years or so there may have been some with a large number of waters having wild brook trout. As far as establishing a salter run in the Toms it would most likely have to be supported by stocking of brook t...
by NJpatbee
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Connetquot Brook Trout and Toms River
Replies: 15
Views: 2256

Re: Connetquot Brook Trout and Toms River

Thanks for the update.
by NJpatbee
Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Connetquot Brook Trout and Toms River
Replies: 15
Views: 2256

Connetquot Brook Trout and Toms River

So now that I live just over a half hour from the special reg section of the Toms River I will bring up a past topic. I understand that it may be years before the NJF&W breed and stock brook trout but in the past there has been discussion about stocking brook trout from the Connetquot Hatchery in th...
by NJpatbee
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Big Flatbrook 11/1
Replies: 34
Views: 4124

Re: Big Flatbrook 11/1

BiggerThomas wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:00 pm
NJpatbee wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:28 am
OK, no problem.
Have you considered emailing Dr. Hitt to ask for the paper?
Good idea!
by NJpatbee
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Big Flatbrook 11/1
Replies: 34
Views: 4124

Re: Big Flatbrook 11/1

OK, no problem.
by NJpatbee
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Big Flatbrook 11/1
Replies: 34
Views: 4124

Re: Big Flatbrook 11/1

Rusty - Do you know if the Flatbrook ever had a native brook trout population, or any and all trout were introduced? The Flatbrook still has native brookies, more north of route 206 than in the No-Kill. There has been extensive studies done of the native brook trout in that river/watershed by Natha...