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by Troutman
Wed Jun 29, 2022 11:59 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Ramapo river 06-23-22
Replies: 4
Views: 241

Re: Ramapo river 06-23-22

Thank you.... Yes. I was catching them for the few hours I was there. but I did cover alot of ground wading in the river. They have dispersed well thru out the river. [/quote] Thats great the fish are nice and spread out. Does the river have good hold overs? I dont know much about the river [/quote...
by Troutman
Tue Jun 28, 2022 7:29 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Ramapo river 06-23-22
Replies: 4
Views: 241

Re: Ramapo river 06-23-22

troutfishing4life wrote:
Tue Jun 28, 2022 10:03 am
Nice one!! congrats
Lots of fish still around?
Thank you....
Yes. I was catching them for the few hours I was there. but I did cover alot of ground wading in the river. They have dispersed well thru out the river.
by Troutman
Tue Jun 28, 2022 7:25 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Well the time has come
Replies: 32
Views: 680

Re: Well the time has come

My life of sports injuries and other injuries to my ankles (both) and one knee means I am no longer as strong on my feet as I once was, and that's in or out of a river. The knee was surgically repaired, but you always lose a little strength when they do that. The ankles have some arthritis which wi...
by Troutman
Tue Jun 28, 2022 7:24 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Well the time has come
Replies: 32
Views: 680

Re: Well the time has come

MaCe1 wrote:
Tue Jun 28, 2022 4:09 pm
I use a trekking pole because I'm cheap, you can get them for $25 at Dicks. I keep mine tethered to my vest so it's there all the time when I'm wading. I'm 61, and have no desire to fall in a cold stream.
they are actually very sturdy. Just a little pita to deal with
by Troutman
Tue Jun 28, 2022 7:23 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Well the time has come
Replies: 32
Views: 680

Re: Well the time has come

Hey Rusty, I am 85 years old and I am a young old fart. Isn’t life great. Sitting on my porch and laughing at all of the reports about falling in with out a wading staff. I cannot tell you how many times I have fallen in without my wading staff, but it was a lot. Everybody keep up the good writing ...
by Troutman
Mon Jun 27, 2022 5:41 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Well the time has come
Replies: 32
Views: 680

Re: Well the time has come

Rusty Spinner wrote:
Mon Jun 27, 2022 12:40 pm
Man, we have a lot of old farts on this site! Myself included!! :lol:
:lol: :lol: :lol:
by Troutman
Mon Jun 27, 2022 5:40 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Well the time has come
Replies: 32
Views: 680

Re: Well the time has come

I picked up a Folstaff last year after taking a spill. Couldn't imagine being on a river now without it. It's one of those purchases you wonder why you didn't get one sooner. 55 for the record! 🙄 I was actually looked @ that brand, but was out of stock :( I bought the 50" from LL Bean. The 59" is i...
by Troutman
Mon Jun 27, 2022 7:49 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Well the time has come
Replies: 32
Views: 680

Re: Well the time has come

FuzzyOne wrote:
Sat Jun 25, 2022 8:49 pm
I picked up a Folstaff last year after taking a spill. Couldn't imagine being on a river now without it. It's one of those purchases you wonder why you didn't get one sooner. 55 for the record! 🙄
I was actually looked @ that brand, but was out of stock :(
by Troutman
Mon Jun 27, 2022 7:48 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Well the time has come
Replies: 32
Views: 680

Re: Well the time has come

BFB for the most part wont need it. Yet. I started using a wading staff for big fast water when I was about your age. As time went on, those waters became progressively smaller and slower. At 70, I now use one one in all streams, no matter how easy to wade. Once you reach a certain age, you're nuts...
by Troutman
Sat Jun 25, 2022 6:56 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Well the time has come
Replies: 32
Views: 680

Re: Well the time has come

I should use one at 52, but I haven't taken a spill yet,and until I do, close calls don't count. I fell once,but on dry land. Broke my rod and bent my reel. I am more careful now. :? :mrgreen: It just been the last 2 years that I slowed down somewhat wading thru currents. Seems my footing is not wh...
by Troutman
Fri Jun 24, 2022 10:05 pm
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: smallie season
Replies: 9
Views: 192

Re: smallie season

I will be transitioning over shortly when fishing in NJ. best rivers semi local to me would be the main stem raritan. which is not that bad of a ride. approximately 30 minutes with no traffic
by Troutman
Fri Jun 24, 2022 5:49 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Well the time has come
Replies: 32
Views: 680

Re: Well the time has come

swissbill wrote:
Fri Jun 24, 2022 11:42 am
At 79, I can vouch for this staff! the best.
good to hear. I will soon find out on my next outing. not this weekend as it suppose to reach in the 90s
by Troutman
Fri Jun 24, 2022 5:48 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Well the time has come
Replies: 32
Views: 680

Re: Well the time has come

I use an old aluminum ski pole - saved me from lots of spills. TU asked anglers to avoid felts for didymo reasons and go rubber. Rubber soles are terrifying, and I have since switched back to studded felts now that didymo is a well known issue that wearing rubber soles won't change.. I tried a pair...
by Troutman
Fri Jun 24, 2022 5:43 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Well the time has come
Replies: 32
Views: 680

Re: Well the time has come

Johnw wrote:
Fri Jun 24, 2022 9:32 am
I use an old aluminum ski pole - saved me from lots of spills.
Ive seen a few guys use this. It seems real popular in the salmon river
by Troutman
Fri Jun 24, 2022 5:39 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Shannon's sale on items over $100
Replies: 13
Views: 531

Re: Shannon's sale on items over $100

Im going visit up there this weekend & see what I can buy ....
by Troutman
Fri Jun 24, 2022 9:11 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Well the time has come
Replies: 32
Views: 680

Re: Well the time has come

Hi, I have been using a rake handle for years and years. Took old rake cut it down put a drill bit in bottom drilled hole in top part and put a rope through it and tie it to my vest. I used it in Montana ,NY,Pa. and in Jersey. It may look ugly but it gets the job done. Put on three coats of poly. I...
by Troutman
Fri Jun 24, 2022 9:09 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Well the time has come
Replies: 32
Views: 680

Re: Well the time has come

BFB is not bad, don't need it. I use it when I visit the Gorge and parts of the Musky. Neversink in NY Unique area is about as bad as it gets, don't bother wading if you don't have a sturdy staff. West Branch if flows are high but wadable. BFB for the most part wont need it. The other 5 river up no...
by Troutman
Fri Jun 24, 2022 6:52 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Well the time has come
Replies: 32
Views: 680

Re: Well the time has come

Yep, depending on the river I also use one. I made my own from an Ash rake handle, little heavy, however it will support a building, and take one hell of a beating. I put a t-section on the top for added support, also helps grabbing branches to free a fly. Tennis racket tape for a sure grip. Niceee...
by Troutman
Thu Jun 23, 2022 11:03 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Musconetcong TCA - Penwell
Replies: 8
Views: 350

Re: Musconetcong TCA - Penwell

lightenup wrote:
Thu Jun 23, 2022 10:57 pm
walking is healthy exercise and the wading boot companies will love you for wearing out their boots faster. ;)
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Troutman
Thu Jun 23, 2022 9:01 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Well the time has come
Replies: 32
Views: 680

Well the time has come

for me to get 1 of these :roll: . When I was young. I used to plow thru the water with ease. Now @ 55. things are a little different now :cry: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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