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by njcatchrelease
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Next on your purchase list
Replies: 29
Views: 3953

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: 2115

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: 2115

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: 2115

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: 2115

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: 2115

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: 1978

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: 1978

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: 7460

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...
by njcatchrelease
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Day On The River With My Son
Replies: 5
Views: 1147

Re: Day On The River With My Son

Great shots. The best ones are with family imo. I am looking forward to taking my sons this spring. They are 8 and 10. When I started taking my son at a young age (now 21), I made sure to make the day not just about fishing but about exploring the river area. Basically give them time to be kids!
by njcatchrelease
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: South Branch Advise
Replies: 42
Views: 7460

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...
by njcatchrelease
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Day On The River With My Son
Replies: 5
Views: 1147

Day On The River With My Son

Since my son was home from college for the holidays and we had a free day we hit the river for a few hours. Air temp was 36 and the water temp was 38. The river was running high but clear. We managed to land 8 nice rainbows and 1 brown in a few hours of fishing. Even though the water temp was cold t...
by njcatchrelease
Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Pretty brook trout...
Replies: 7
Views: 1822

Re: Pretty brook trout...

Great looking brookie. The colors are amazing.
by njcatchrelease
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Wild browns - 12/15/18
Replies: 7
Views: 1524

Re: Wild browns - 12/15/18

Great looking browns.

Some of the WTS I fish have the same issue with trees being down. I think it gives great protection for the trout, but I'm concerned with the increasing bank erosion.
by njcatchrelease
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Winter nymphing advice
Replies: 9
Views: 1626

Re: Winter nymphing advice

All good advice given. Any recos on winter dries to use? I've had luck with small (#18-#24) midges and BWOs. And I make it a lunch-time outing between 11-3 so I can hit the warmest part of the day.... Plus it never hurts if a crumb or two from my sandwich lands in a feeding lane :D "Chumming For Tr...
by njcatchrelease
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Winter nymphing advice
Replies: 9
Views: 1626

Re: Winter nymphing advice

I like to fish a 2 fly setup this time of year. My bottom fly would be some standard bead head nymph like a pheasant tail or hare's ear and then I would tie on a midge (something like a black zebra midge) off the tag end of the tippet.
by njcatchrelease
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: The Green Brook 12/5/18:
Replies: 29
Views: 4730

Re: The Green Brook 12/5/18:

Awesome job as always. I really need to get out and help out with the next clean up!

Looking at those before photos makes me wonder how many pair of waders get torn up with all those sticks/branches and garbage?
by njcatchrelease
Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Wild NJ Trout
Replies: 8
Views: 1732

Re: Wild NJ Trout

Forgot to ask, what was the magic fly? A tungsten beadhead hare's ear nymph tied on a barbless size 16 jig hook. I really like the jig hooks for the small streams, rarely get hung on on bottom. what hook do you use? something like the Umpqua U-Series U555 Jig Hooks? BTW, sort of unrelated, I'm in t...
by njcatchrelease
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Raritan/Passaic headwater Brown trout
Replies: 3
Views: 963

Re: Raritan/Passaic headwater Brown trout

Nice work! Did you run into many wild bows in the Passaic headwaters? I last fished that area in 2014 and I only caught wild bows. Nah I was fishing some other passaic watershed tributary, not far from the stream you mentioned. But I know which wts you're talking about; I think njcatchandrelease di...
by njcatchrelease
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Van Campen 11/7/19
Replies: 14
Views: 3593

Re: Van Campen 11/7/19

Got it, thanks