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by njcatchrelease
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: stuck in a rut
Replies: 6
Views: 689

Re: stuck in a rut

Except for the last brown I caught I have noticed that the trout have been only taking my flies when fished on the bottom and extremely slow. I checked the water temp on Saturday and saw 42 at the bottom about 4' down but closer to 38/39 near the surface. I think the snow melt is causing the upper t...
by njcatchrelease
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: I Need Some New Waders
Replies: 15
Views: 1204

Re: I Need Some New Waders

CheeseburgerFly wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:53 am
I am very happy with my pair of Redington sonic pros that I got them from back country during a 40% off sale. I try to support local as much as I can, but that was money I could not leave on the table.
I'm not familiar with those, I'll have to check them out.

Thanks
by njcatchrelease
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: I Need Some New Waders
Replies: 15
Views: 1204

Re: I Need Some New Waders

https://i.imgur.com/UvwkKIT.jpg Cant beat a pair of Simms G4 zip ups. Ive had these for a few years. Not 1 leak. No sweating in the summer. I layer these up with some 5.0 UnderArmour in the Winter When I go for Steel heads up in Pulaki NY. Toasty warmer then Neoprene. I would love to get a pair of ...
by njcatchrelease
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: I Need Some New Waders
Replies: 15
Views: 1204

Re: I Need Some New Waders

No reason you can't repair those, even with a 4" tear. Cut a patch at least 5" long by maybe 2" wide and use Aqua Seal. I once tore about a 3" gash in what at the time was a brand new pair of Simms G3s on a Hyde driftboat anchor cleat getting out quickly to fight a big brown that took my line under...
by njcatchrelease
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: I Need Some New Waders
Replies: 15
Views: 1204

I Need Some New Waders

I was lucky enough to learn about a new location from a friend so I headed out in search of wild browns. As I was hiking into the river I was happy to see that the only trail was a not so used deer trail. The feeling of being able to fish a river that doesn't get a lot of pressure was awesome. I got...
by njcatchrelease
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Looking for Help
Replies: 10
Views: 1310

Re: Looking for Help

That sucks, I don't fish that area too often but I will definitely keep an eye out.
by njcatchrelease
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: POLY LEADERS
Replies: 3
Views: 684

Re: POLY LEADERS

WHEN TO USE A SINKING POLYLEADER VS. A SINK-TIP Although polyleaders come in sinking densities, as noted they don’t have as much mass as a level “T” sink-tip (for example: T-10). Consequently, they work great for small to medium size flies that are un-weighted or lightly weighted. That being said, ...
by njcatchrelease
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: POLY LEADERS
Replies: 3
Views: 684

POLY LEADERS

Anyone out there use Poly Leaders instead of sink tip fly line to get down deep? I've been hearing a lot of talk about them lately and was wondering if they are a better solution then purchasing a sink tip fly line and another spool for my Ross reel. Just wondering what the Pros & Cons would be. I'm...
by njcatchrelease
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Wild Trout
Replies: 6
Views: 1054

Re: Wild Trout

Rusty Spinner wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:17 am
They all look fat and healthy which is always a great sign in winter.
All the trout I catch in that stream especially the rainbows are all on the chunky side for their size.

Here is another from a previous trip.
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by njcatchrelease
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Wild Trout
Replies: 6
Views: 1054

Re: Wild Trout

Caught them on a size 20 midge, eh? Beautiful fish, but I think you're a bit shy of the 20/20 club :lol: I usually don't use smaller than a size 16--just can't see the hook eye, and the magnifying glasses don't help me much. I know the feeling, I have to bring a pair of magnifying glasses with me o...
by njcatchrelease
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Wild Trout
Replies: 6
Views: 1054

Wild Trout

I figured with the rain we got last week the local rivers would be running high and stained so on Saturday I decided to hit a small wild trout stream instead. I was rewarded with a few rainbows and brookies. All of them we caught on a size 20 Zebra midge and we released. Here are a few photos from t...
by njcatchrelease
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Next on your purchase list
Replies: 29
Views: 2735

Re: Next on your purchase list

Mines a toss up between a new 2wt rod & reel for fishing small streams or a really good pair of wading boots. I am really getting tired of having to replace lost studs in my current Cabelas boots!
by njcatchrelease
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: 1st Trip of 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1600

Re: 1st Trip of 2019

The hare's ear rules! Hare's ear and a pheasant tail nymph are all you need. I'm typically a PT guy myself when I have to dredge the depths. But it always fascinates me how some days a pheasant tail won't work well, but tie on a fuzzy hare's ear and you can't keep them off your line. They really do...
by njcatchrelease
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: 1st Trip of 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1600

Re: 1st Trip of 2019

Drossi wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:48 pm
The hare's ear rules!
Hare's ear and a pheasant tail nymph are all you need.
by njcatchrelease
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: 1st Trip of 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1600

Re: 1st Trip of 2019

BiggerThomas wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:14 am
Beautiful colors on those bows. That fly combo is deadly this time of year!
I was expecting to hook up on the midge but no takers. All hook ups were on the hare's ear nymph.
by njcatchrelease
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: 1st Trip of 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1600

Re: 1st Trip of 2019

cappy wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:46 pm
Nice pics, sounds like a fun day. Which stream?
Musconetcong River
by njcatchrelease
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: 1st Trip of 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1600

1st Trip of 2019

So I decided to hit the river today in search of some trout instead of going ice fishing and I am glad I did. I figured I would need to be fishing midges so I setup with a size 18 midge as my top fly and a size 16 bead head hares ear nymph tied on a jig hook as my bottom fly. I landed 4 nice rainbow...
by njcatchrelease
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Guides icing up
Replies: 12
Views: 1376

Re: Guides icing up

Get a stick of Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm and use that on the guides. Works great and doesn't hurt the fly line. Does vaseline hurt the line? I could see Burts working as well, any waterproof product..chap stick, carmex? :D I haven't heard anything about Vaselne hurting the lines, but I did read ...
by njcatchrelease
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Guides icing up
Replies: 12
Views: 1376

Re: Guides icing up

Get a stick of Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm and use that on the guides. Works great and doesn't hurt the fly line.
by njcatchrelease
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: South Branch Advise
Replies: 42
Views: 5239

Re: South Branch Advise

Im fortunate to find alot of these remotes spots as I traveled down from Clinton SBR all the way down to Dukes Island main stem on kayak and fished all of them. Marked alot of them gps to return on foot to fish them again :D That is exactly what I was thinking of doing this year. How was the trip v...