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by NJpatbee
Thu May 21, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Barbless Regulations and Their Pointlessness
Replies: 57
Views: 2999

Re: Barbless Regulations and Their Pointlessness

I went barbless for C&R way before it was required. I know that I do less damage releasing a trout than with a barb.
by NJpatbee
Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: All state and county parks closed!
Replies: 49
Views: 7394

Re: All state and county parks closed!

Thanks for the kind words.
by NJpatbee
Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: All state and county parks closed!
Replies: 49
Views: 7394

Re: All state and county parks closed!

Did they close the State Forests? I have a cabin rented in mid-May at Stokes. My wife passed away last week and it has been difficult. I was looking forward to a few days on my old trout haunts to help clear my head. Pat, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your wife! Please know you are in my ...
by NJpatbee
Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: All state and county parks closed!
Replies: 49
Views: 7394

Re: All state and county parks closed!

Did they close the State Forests? I have a cabin rented in mid-May at Stokes. My wife passed away last week and it has been difficult. I was looking forward to a few days on my old trout haunts to help clear my head.
by NJpatbee
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Dry fly floatant
Replies: 16
Views: 4189

Re: Dry fly floatant

I have been using Cortland DAB silicone for decades.
by NJpatbee
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Provo River UT
Replies: 7
Views: 6208

Re: Provo River UT

I fished the Provo in late April about 8 years ago with a guide. Small nymphs and dry midges did the trick. Naturally I did not land the "big one" but the fishing was great. I hope you enjoyed yourself.
by NJpatbee
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: WTS 1/30
Replies: 65
Views: 24926

Re: WTS 1/30

Winter is a great time to explore these little gems and get a good look at the streams. I live a tad too far now for as many visits as I used to make but I try when I can. I have a low tolerance for fishing in cold weather but I can hike and keep warm. One of the biggest challenges in NJ is finding ...
by NJpatbee
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: R.I.P. Rick Ege (stonefly)
Replies: 13
Views: 5049

Re: R.I.P. Rick Ege (stonefly)

Very sorry to hear about Rick's passing.
by NJpatbee
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Wild trout 12/10....
Replies: 12
Views: 3759

Re: Wild trout 12/10....

Great looking fish!
by NJpatbee
Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: nj brookies... ever again?
Replies: 28
Views: 6991

Re: nj brookies... ever again?

I believe that the Pequest hatchery needs to have covers installed over their concrete runways to prevent the disease that infected the browns and brook trout caused by bird droppings. The rainbows seem to have resistance to the disease. At this point my understanding is it is a matter of funding. R...
by NJpatbee
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: nj brookies... ever again?
Replies: 28
Views: 6991

Re: nj brookies... ever again?

I believe we should never stock a brook trout where wild populations of brook trout exist. However, I would like to see brook trout stocked in a stream like the Toms River where they appear to thrive year round but there is no known spawning.
by NJpatbee
Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Nice wild brown...
Replies: 10
Views: 2868

Re: Nice wild brown...

Beautiful wild brown!
by NJpatbee
Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Big Flatbrook No Kill section
Replies: 15
Views: 3203

Re: Big Flatbrook No Kill section

I have been fishing that section of the Big Flatbrook for over 50 years and the wild brookies have been persistent about keeping a presence, even through drought years. The NJDFW has also electro fished portions of the Flatbrook and some wild brown trout were found in the past, a couple in the 18 in...
by NJpatbee
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Hit the upper SBR today
Replies: 1
Views: 954

Re: Hit the upper SBR today

Hopefully some good rain coming on Wednesday.
by NJpatbee
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Fly storage
Replies: 10
Views: 2891

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: 4164

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: 1807

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: 2107

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: 2089

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: 2107

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...