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  1. NJ Furunculosis Outbreak at State's Pequest Hatchery.

    It was announced recently that due to an outbreak of Furunculosis at the Pequest Trout Hatchery (the only one here in NJ) last Fall, many NJ streams which have natural reproducing trout populations...
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    Some really great stories here.... Great stuff to...

    Some really great stories here.... Great stuff to read while waiting for the Polar Vortex to recede... I was hoping to hear of a Sasquatch sighting, but Oh well....
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    I have an Orvis CFO III about 40 years old, which...

    I have an Orvis CFO III about 40 years old, which I still sometimes use. Several years ago the handle broke. I emailed Orvis and they said to send it in to them. They repaired it in short order and...
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    I am fortunate to live very near a trout-stocked...

    I am fortunate to live very near a trout-stocked reservoir which has resident nesting bald eagles and ospreys. It is really cool to see them fishing. They seem to know when the place isstocked, and...
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    While fishing a crick which flowed into a canal,...

    While fishing a crick which flowed into a canal, I got chased out by rats. They seemed totally unafraid of me and were getting too close for comfort (I HATE rats!!!). Good sized ones, too. I guess...
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    I forgot about bats...I've had much luck with...

    I forgot about bats...I've had much luck with them while matching the hatch (they prefer dries).... My friend hooked one solidly and held it in the water until it drowned to save the only fly he had...
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    Animal Encounters

    Over the years, I have had some close encounters with wild animals while flyfishing. <br>
    I once was fishing a great looking pool in a small wild brookie stream, when I looked up and saw a black...
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    Some like a wine color, some prefer a wine...

    Some like a wine color, some prefer a wine cooler. Nice bike setup.
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    Many Thanks. I also enjoy hiking, mostly...

    Many Thanks. I also enjoy hiking, mostly complete day-hikes into wilderness trout streams. If the fishing is not productive, at least you've been hiking in a beautiful place.
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    Thanks to all for your help and advice. Greatly...

    Thanks to all for your help and advice. Greatly appreciated.
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    Thanks Steve. The wading boots are a good idea....

    Thanks Steve. The wading boots are a good idea. The first stream I intend to fish (Lehigh River) is extremely slippery (if not dangerous) without felt/cleats. I check and see if I can ride the bike...
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    Bicycling & flyfishing.

    Hi,
    Does anyone have experience with bicycling to flyfishing spots? There are some "Rails to Trails" paths which parallel some trout streams in my area. I have a mountain bike, but I am wondering...
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    My previous boots have all been felt-soled. Do...

    My previous boots have all been felt-soled. Do the rubber/studded soles really grip well on slimy algae-covered rocks?
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    Thanks to all....I will check these out. By...

    Thanks to all....I will check these out. By mid-priced, I mean around $200 or so. I expect to pay around $100 or less for the boots. I hate being budget-conscious, but my accountant (wife) does not...
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    Mid-priced waders and shoes recommendations.

    Hi,
    I will soon be in the market for a new set of breathable waders/shoes. Can anyone recommend any mid-priced good quality brands/models? It has been years since I purchased my last ones, which...
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    Hi FISHN50, I actually fish the Musky (the TCA...

    Hi FISHN50,

    I actually fish the Musky (the TCA mostly), although I live closer to the lower Musky (Rt.78 to mouth). I also fish Pohatcong Creek, with an occasional visit to the Pequest, SBR & PA...
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    Many Thanks to all for your help. I will try to...

    Many Thanks to all for your help. I will try to find some time to generate a cross-referenced list for my local eastern species (NJ). I am trying to avoid some confusion, with the new species names...
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    Correction: Drunella Cornutella...

    Correction: Drunella Cornutella...
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    "New" vs "old" mayfly classifications

    Does anyone know if there exists a list (or chart) somewhere online which lists the mayfly commom names, "old" (pre-DNA classification) AND "new" scientific (taxonomic) names?
    I have googled this,...
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    Addendum: I have twin boys (now 20 years old),...

    Addendum: I have twin boys (now 20 years old), and neither of them likes fishing at all (amazing, since my wife enjoys it also). I sincerely hope that I get the chance to teach my grandchildren, as...
  21. Thread: Cutthroats

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    Cutthroats

    I was recently wondering why cutthroats have never been introduced here in the eastern US. We have rainbows, browns & lakers intoduced here, along with "hatchery brookies" (replacing native...
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    Brandon, Thank You for writing this. Treasure...

    Brandon, Thank You for writing this. Treasure these memories always. It reminded me of my Grandfather who taught me everything he knew about fishing when I was just a kid. Although he was not into...
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    Thanks to all for your help. I guess it wasn't...

    Thanks to all for your help. I guess it wasn't such a silly question after all. Some great advice. I'll be getting to work on it right away. My desk is a hand me down (from my wife) standard bedroom...
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    Just wanted to let you know that I tied up a...

    Just wanted to let you know that I tied up a couple of these and tried one yesterday morning here in NJ. I wasn't doing very well with nymphs on the bottom, when I saw a trout seemingly taking...
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    Fly Tying Ergonomics

    I have been doing a bit more tying than usual lately, and have been experiencing lower back pain after 30 minutes or so. I realized that my vise head is a bit lower than my head when tying, and I may...
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