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by Bob J
Fri May 10, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Best fly line for striped bass
Replies: 17
Views: 11561

Re: Best fly line for striped bass

Thanks guys. I went with a Rio Intouch striper line. Will put ir hrough its paces shortly.
by Bob J
Tue May 07, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Best fly line for striped bass
Replies: 17
Views: 11561

Best fly line for striped bass

Which brand intermediate fly lines do you all like for striper fishing? I have an orvis line that I hate. The last 20 ft or so is like double the thickness. It's supposed to be good for something but it sucks. It never lays flat in the striping basket.
by Bob J
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Finally used my 2019 License
Replies: 5
Views: 2302

Re: Finally used my 2019 License

Very nice fish! I also got out for the first time yesterday, and only managed one stockie on a streamer on the SB. I was blind casting a caddis fly most of the day, which wasn't too smart since I didn't see any fish rising. Sporadic caddis we're on the water, and I did see some decent size mayflies ...
by Bob J
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: leaders - buy or diy
Replies: 7
Views: 2659

Re: leaders - buy or diy

Buy tapered knot less for trout, use straight shot of 8-14 lb test for LM bass, build simple 3 piece leaders for salt.
by Bob J
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Who Wears A Vest?
Replies: 33
Views: 9026

Re: Who Wears A Vest?

Went to a sling pack last year and really like it. Only issue was wading deep one day on the Delaware. That's out of character for me as I typically wade very shallow so I'm pleased with it. Of course they do have waterproof slings, but I find them a bit more bulky and harder to zip in and out of. I...
by Bob J
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Raritan river 10/23/18:
Replies: 18
Views: 6778

Re: Raritan river 10/23/18:

Thanks for sharing those stats. Very interesting. Didn't know lamprey came through there. Also wondering about the 1599 unidentified. Seems like a big number.
by Bob J
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Carp on a fly-rod popper
Replies: 4
Views: 6825

Re: Carp on a fly-rod popper

I don't think so. The berries were much smaller, but I have to think those berries lured the carp to the area. Have to thank the squirrel for an assist!
by Bob J
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Carp on a fly-rod popper
Replies: 4
Views: 6825

Carp on a fly-rod popper

Was throwing a popper last night on Deal Lake and wound up catching a heavy carp. Was like catching a cross between a striper and an albie, bull dogging and some knuckle busting runs. Great fun - have never done that before. There was a squirrel nearby eating some berrIes on an overhanging tree...I'...
by Bob J
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: 3 days on the Upper Delaware Rivers
Replies: 3
Views: 2886

Re: 3 days on the Upper Delaware Rivers

I was up there with a group of friends who have been going up this week for years. Best action I saw was at junction pool in Hancock. Scum line was out of casting range but there were rising fish all day and the boats had a field day with large rainbows. Paths definitely overgrown! We did have risin...
by Bob J
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Vest or waist-pack? (And what about the net?)
Replies: 19
Views: 6755

Re: Vest or waist-pack? (And what about the net?)

Just fished with the sling for 3 days in ny. It functioned pretty well and the net clipped to the top of the pack. Sometimes while changing flies the line got caught up in the net or the pack, need to toy with positioning a little. One thing for sure, while I'm not an aggressive or deep wader, there...
by Bob J
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: 3 days on the Upper Delaware Rivers
Replies: 3
Views: 2886

3 days on the Upper Delaware Rivers

Fished the east and west branch, main stem, Bk and the Willow - bugs and fishing were slow. Best bugs were on the EB. March browns, caddis, and some sulphurs were around but no olives or drakes. Was a with a group of guys all dry fishing and I don't think anyone caught more than two per day. Nymphin...
by Bob J
Fri May 25, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Hopatcong 5/25
Replies: 0
Views: 6679

Hopatcong 5/25

Fished today with a buddy from 7-2pm. Picked up a few bass on subsurface flies and lots of assorted perch, crappie, rock bass, etc. Fun to fish the lake before it gets too crowded.
by Bob J
Tue May 22, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Micro striper last night
Replies: 1
Views: 4642

Micro striper last night

Fished for a short while in Ocean Cty. SE wind was not pleasant for casting and water was getting dirty. Caught one very small bass on a bunker fly. No one else Out there other than the surfers.
by Bob J
Tue May 22, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Vest or waist-pack? (And what about the net?)
Replies: 19
Views: 6755

Re: Vest or waist-pack? (And what about the net?)

Went with the Simms Waypoints small pack. Everything seems to fit and there is a good spot to clip the net. I like that when it's empty it's very light...never a fan of gear that weighs too much before you start loading it up.
by Bob J
Sat May 19, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Vest or waist-pack? (And what about the net?)
Replies: 19
Views: 6755

Re: Vest or waist-pack? (And what about the net?)

Spent some time up at Tightlines today and went with a sling pack. It seems to fit everything and the net hooks nicely at the top. Psyched to put some hours on it.
by Bob J
Tue May 15, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Recommend some flies
Replies: 15
Views: 4417

Re: Recommend some flies

If you feel like fishing on top, tie on the #14 elk hair caddis or the #14 parachute adams and cast upstream to likely runs and pools. If the water is fast and or riffly go with the caddis since it floats really well. In the soft flat pools go with the adams. Most important part is to let the fly fl...
by Bob J
Sat May 12, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Vest or waist-pack? (And what about the net?)
Replies: 19
Views: 6755

Re: Vest or waist-pack? (And what about the net?)

Thanks for all the tips!
by Bob J
Sat May 12, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Vest or waist-pack? (And what about the net?)
Replies: 19
Views: 6755

Vest or waist-pack? (And what about the net?)

After a lifetime of using an overpacked and underused vest, I'm thinking of going to something to wear around my waist. I've already started trying to slim down to one (large) fly box, but I'm wondering where to hang my net. If I don't attach it to me I'll definitely lose it, and it seems attaching ...
by Bob J
Fri May 11, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: What color buggers do you like
Replies: 20
Views: 6053

Re: What color buggers do you like

Agree - that is the one fly to have, and definitely with a bead. Would argue the best fly all around for all freshwater species.
by Bob J
Fri May 11, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Pike on a Fly
Replies: 7
Views: 8604

Re: Pike on a Fly

Tiable wire for sure. I think it will prevent other species from striking, but when after toothy critters it's a must! (Mono is akin to taking a knife to a gun fight IMHO)