Wild NJ Trout

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Wild NJ Trout

Post by njcatchrelease » Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:36 am

Went out Sunday in search of some wild trout and was rewarded with a few great looking rainbows, no brookies or browns. Water temp was 40 and flow was perfect. Find the deep pocket water and you would find fish.

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Re: Wild NJ Trout

Post by cappy » Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:37 am

Well done, thanks for sharing.

I was planning to go out, but never got motivated. :(

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Re: Wild NJ Trout

Post by njcatchrelease » Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:48 am

cappy wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:37 am
Well done, thanks for sharing.

I was planning to go out, but never got motivated. :(
The snow made it tough hiking back to the stretch of the stream I wanted to fish.
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Re: Wild NJ Trout

Post by coaltrout » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:19 am

Stunning. Stocked rainbows are great looking but wild ones are just works of art.

If anyone goes out I recommend handheld hedge clippers cause the thorns are everywhere!

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Re: Wild NJ Trout

Post by cappy » Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:07 pm

Forgot to ask, what was the magic fly?

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Re: Wild NJ Trout

Post by njcatchrelease » Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:29 pm

cappy wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:07 pm
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.
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Re: Wild NJ Trout

Post by robtf » Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:58 pm

njcatchrelease wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:29 pm
cappy wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:07 pm
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 the market for info on the best "stocked rainbow" flies. Down in the land of no native or wild fish, I've had trouble with these NJ hatchery bows on the fly.
So, adding your jig fly to the arsenal but also looking for other's fav bow flies (sorry for the digression, not getting out much makes me loopy and prone to go off-topic)
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Re: Wild NJ Trout

Post by njcatchrelease » Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:25 pm

robtf wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:58 pm
njcatchrelease wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:29 pm
cappy wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:07 pm
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 the market for info on the best "stocked rainbow" flies. Down in the land of no native or wild fish, I've had trouble with these NJ hatchery bows on the fly.
So, adding your jig fly to the arsenal but also looking for other's fav bow flies (sorry for the digression, not getting out much makes me loopy and prone to go off-topic)
I'm not sure which hooks they are, I didn't tie the flies. Check out my Instagram for a photo and they guy I purchased from. https://www.instagram.com/p/BoStJcdnjZF/
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Re: Wild NJ Trout

Post by robtf » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:36 am

njcatchrelease wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:25 pm
robtf wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:58 pm
njcatchrelease wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:29 pm


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 the market for info on the best "stocked rainbow" flies. Down in the land of no native or wild fish, I've had trouble with these NJ hatchery bows on the fly.
So, adding your jig fly to the arsenal but also looking for other's fav bow flies (sorry for the digression, not getting out much makes me loopy and prone to go off-topic)
I'm not sure which hooks they are, I didn't tie the flies. Check out my Instagram for a photo and they guy I purchased from. https://www.instagram.com/p/BoStJcdnjZF/
they look great, thanks!
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