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Use of jig hooks for ALL nymphs?
Personally I bought about a dozen jig hook flies at a shop in Bishop, CA over the course of two different wintertime trips a few years back, on the shopowner's repeated suggestion that it helped you
Nice long day on the river
I did the same thing with the Delaware river. For years I drove over it, around it, and alongside it but never fished it. I'm less then thirty minutes from both the tidal and non tidal portions yet I
EZ Cast Baitfish
Thanks guys. Should be easy to cast as this one weighs next to nothing at .6 grams. LeeG and CG59 tie some up, post em and good luck fishing. CG59 I saw a picture today of an albie caught and filmed o
Flycraft Stealth Inflatable Boat
Anyone ever used one of these?  Saw two guys in one a couple weeks ago on the upper West Branch of the Delaware and have been fascinated since.  Smaller boats seems light (<100lbs) portab
There's a little place I know...
Years ago it was a rather common practice to throw every blue gill caught on the bank. I would guess the fish are mainly eating bugs which will make a blue gill grow fairly large but to get big bass a
River Road Creations wing cutters?
Safet Nikocevic, who ties his Caddis patterns at the Steinway factory where he works in Queens, NY, has some interesting Caddis wings using organza and feathers. My son has used some of Safet's flies
Non-fly rod caught fish
3 to 7lbs with the females on the bigger side and the males on the smaller side. Its all about the fun catching them since they taste like crap. They are a salt water fish that spawns in freshwater. T
Hi from NY
Hi All, My name is Glenn and I live in Manhattan. I've fished over 40 years but just got started fly fishing and tying for trout. I did  do the Salmon River chuck and duck a few seasons years ago
Apple Caddis Pupa
I ran into that hatch once, many years ago, on the Upper Delaware.  It's a neat looking caddis with the bright green body and the cream/light tan wing.  I tied some CDC and Elks to match the
Northern New England in mid-August--worth it?
Thanks Philly, that is helpful! So I wasn't too far off in my own conception of what states make up New England -- mistakenly included Delaware and forgot Connecticut. Still, if that had been a test I
A simpler floatier Rusty Spinner?
The first time I fished the West Branch in some riffles below what's now the Delaware Club, forget what is was called then.  I used a fly called the Nalle Puh.  It's Finnish fly created by&#
Need to blow off steam
Poopdeck, that,s my experience too..i used to fish a state park pond in delaware..good size, maybe 200 the summer it was a mad house..they rented everything that floats, but they stayed out
Brrrrr...! How low can you go?
ice fishing is comming back to delaware..wheee!
New Arrow in the Quiver
Nice addition to the quiver and great weight rod for trout. I'm from lower Delaware and enjoy fishing the white clay fly fishing area for trout.
We need to wake the hell up, gents
I agree with steeldrifter. I am a proponent of the pipeline. It will be cleaned up. I dont think you should be banned either. It's your opinion. This is mine. I fish around the point pleasant pump on
What flies to start with?
I have heard of round valley. I should have qualified my comment. The only fishing I've done in NJ is in the Delaware river and the Atlantic Ocean. im still pretty sure the OP meant trout in lakes.
Mop Fly Variant
FYI 99c store has carwashing microfiber mit mops in bright green, blue and yellow. I didn't buy them (yet), bought some clear latex balloons and some slimline 11 compartment stackable curved bottom
Going to spend 500.00 on a pole. Orvis or llbean brand. Opinions pls
I build my own rods since I prefer a slow to moderate action rod and I have a peculiar taste in the guides I use. The only rod I ever brought was  4 piece 8 wgt from Cabela's  I needed in a
Fly tyer back from hiatus
Hey greg , I to am blessed with the clear freestones of upstate New York , I'm always on the Beaverkill as long as the levels and temps are good , my other spot is on the west branch of Delaware which
First dry flies I have tied in about 10 years
The fish approved so they get a passing grade.  I tie all my midges, caddis and emergers on a scud/Caddis pupae/emerger hook{TMC 2488(fine wire) or TMC 2487(heavy wire)}.  Prefer the fine wi
Finally , Hello everyone
Hello , been signed on here for a little while, I'll admit I had a rough time being able to post or comment ,in fact I wasn't able to , then I " revalidated my acct. this worked lol. So as you can se
Can you cast same distance as a #7/8 weight with a #6?
I jump from a 5wt right to an 8wt, skipping the 6 and 7 all together. I use the 8 mainly on the Delaware river for SMB. For what I throw for SMB, usually with wind blowing around, I just prefer an 8wt
Weathermen and weather apps suck thread
For years the Delaware river would draw down to unbelievably low levels. To the point where I could not get my 16' tin boat off the trailer. Come summer we would take my buddies 14' tin boat which had
After a very mild winter and three weeks of perfect spring temperatures but hard rains that had the river flooded and raging, I finally got out today To kick off Shad 2017! River was still high, stain
Fishing for Perch
It's interesting how the name "perch" gets assigned to two entirely different species.  The white perch is in the same family as striped bass and white bass.  Like it's cousins it is an
White Woolly Buggers for Trout
I have had decent luck with white woolly buggers for trout, bass and pan fish.   I do better with smaller sizes, 14, 1 6 and 18.  My favorite is a one created by Tony Spezio called the White
A couple of baitfish
This one I tied up for a salt water bait fish swap.  It's intended to imitate a peanut bunker, but will make do as a shad imitation.  A lot of the larger lakes around here have shad populati
Hello from PA
Thanks Kevin!  Delaware County here.   Brian
Why I like auctions
I need to get in on some shad.    I only know a few very general details about them.   I have seen a few small schools in the Susquehanna below Harrisburg but never caught one
Overhead Casting ?
more than 25 years ago I to learned to fish a 14' 10wt. 2 hander on the beach and lower Delaware river (big water) for stripers. I used a fenwick that was made for overhead casting. I have found a Har
Another fly line bargain
I waked into their store on the Delaware border and their sales in store had 10x the discounted selection. I think my SA full sink line was just short of $20. I saw that sale at the bargain cave, th
Rod choice for the catskills
I'd go 7'-6" #4wt line. I have longer and heavier wt rods but this seems to be the best suited in the Catskill Rivers, especially in the summer. However, if fishing the Delaware system, I'd  go w
I belong to the Carolina Fly Fishing Club. It is a FFF club. Last week we had Cameron Mortenson from as our guest speaker. It was interesting to see th
Catskills in Aug and flies ?
I suspect the freestone water temps will be well over 70 degrees by mid day. My quess is that you'll have to fish those waters really early in the morning, and hope that there's a good deal of rain ju
Shrimp flies
Then it's probably sea run brown or rainbow trout you're fishing for rather than what we call sea trout here. Weakfish and the spotted sea trout are purely salt water fish. They spawn in estuaries, li
Acrylic Yarn Streamer Swims Like A Snake
I do like the look off that fly simple color w/eyes,and you say that it swims well in freshwater? maybe better in the salt I say? Tied it last evening when my wife asked if I could use the scraps. S
I Just Found A Treasure
As a production jig tyer dad had a habit of picking up neat and unusual things he found during his bait shop deliveries.  Usually it was a tying technique or style he planned to copy  (I sti
Hello from NY
New to the site, but not tying. Just won a switch rod and reel and and I am interested in learning the ins' and outs' of tying bigger flies to swing. Fish a lot in Pulaski, finger lakes, East Branch o
license holder
J, as I noted earlier, if you cross the Delaware you will need to display also. I would note additionally that when you are in your car it has a license plate on it that can be seen.    Heav
The Adams Family
I`ve been interested in tying an assortment of Adams flies. I think It`d be cool to do a swap of the such where someone would tie any variation of the fly whether it be an original Adams, a downing, a
BIG catfish on the fly AKA catching catfish on purpose :)
Sandfly, where on the Delaware did you do that fishing?   Steve
City Park Bass
KirkIt was included along with the city park on the list I googled. It was interesting that only the Wissakickon Valley was cited for Philly if they included all of Fairmount Park which the Wissahicko
Rod Length: 9'-0" or 8'-6"
  Hey - maybe I'm being paid by "all" the fly rod manufacturers to get you all juiced up and your wallets out...nah! Sorry to get you all in the "mood" to shop. It seems the consensus is fly
How many wulff patterns....
Delaware Adams Wulff, originated, tied and photographed by Don Bastian.
Lost baggage = lost vices...... *PIC HEAVY
  Well, i broke my streak, i had gone my 32 years without losing baggage while travelling... until now... and my three precious vices are gone too. A snow travel vice, Anvil apex, and a Nor-vis
Flies for catching the big American Shad?
  I tie them on Aberdeen light wire crappie hooks. That way when I get hung up on the bottom, I might get my fly back.   Colors to match the jigs the spin fishers are using.  Flashy tai
Adams fly
Y Sam, I've seen it described both ways, usually the Grizzly first. I save a step and cheat and use Cree hackle, usually 4 wraps in back and 4 in front of wings. Here's a small fly box I finished awhi
February Flies from the Vice
Delaware Adams #14 [attachment=50804:image.jpg]
January swap club
So here's what's in the house... Vicrider's Delaware Hendrickson emerger on Klinkhammer hook [url=][/URL] Breambus
Hello from NJ
Oh No ! Another joiseyite !! Welcome, used to fish the big flat brook along with a few streams along the Delaware. ken Lockwood in winter is nice.
I fish for everything with fins, tuna to bluegill. my passion is freshwater. really enjoy fishing the Delaware river ,west branch etc. fish the ausable, Raritan, Delaware, lake Ontario tribs etc. I am
November flies from the bench
  Finished these up last month. Will probably donate them to a charity auction since I never get to fish them anymore. Some areas of the country they swear by them. That mysterious and spooky A
What does a true Cree hackle look like?
barry, you echo my sentiments. I also just ordered a full cree cape but definitely not on sale. Big bucks for one of those and hope it is as good as the seller says. It's a Whiting and cost more than
September flies from the bench
Gartside Double Gurgler.     Tight lines from the Upper Delaware River and Narrowsburg, NY.   TR
Spiny Softshell Turtle
i saw these guys sunning while out on the river the other day. to see one would have been great; three was amazing.   [attachment=48077:100_0956 (2).JPG]
"My Trout Box Needs Help" Swap
Shoebop, if you'd ever been with me back in the days I used to drink you wouldn't make that recommendation to me. I'm one of those who has woken up in a farmer's entrance field in another state and wh
CDC and Dyed Feathers
I never had a problem with the dyed CDC.  I've used Petijeans and other brands without any issue.of brittleness or dye coming off on my hands.  I like the natural, but I've had too many inst
Nymph Swap For Pan Fish And Trout
Thanks for making space for me. Im not sure what pattern but something I would use here in the Upper Delaware system - Most likely a March Brown Nymph.
New rod/ some questions
Hi guys, Ive been fly fishing for 10 years using cheap < $100 combos. So i just got a Temple Forks Outfitters, Left Kreh Professional Series, 10 ft 7 weight, med-fast 4 piece coupled with a Lamson
=Big Bad Red=
Nice flies. I miss fishing the Delaware. It seems like a hundred years ago I fished it above Long Eddy. Good luck with those during the hatch.
Not exactly saltwater but....
Here on the East Coast we're into the American Shad run.  It started a little late because winter wouldn't let go and we got hit with 5 inches of rain and 30MPM winds with stronger gusts.  B
Favorite Green Drake pattern
THURSTHOUSE.  you're welcome.  I don't know when you are planning to go, but the Drakes should be starting around Memorial Day and last for about a week or so.  It may be a little later
5th Annual Opening Day Swap
I am going to tie a Delaware Adams.
Jonny King's Splistville Caddis
Here's a video I just made featuring the Splitsville Caddis, a pattern created by Jonny King (of NY).  He took Bob Quigley's method of the Hackle Stacker and applied it to a deer hair caddis, cre
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