Monday, November 25, 2019

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As we approach Thanksgiving, I want to thank of all of you for supporting the shop and the blog which is part of our new website. We're still working on a couple of things and I have to apologize for creating some confusion regarding the fly tying schedule. Next Sunday...

Saturday, November 16, 2019

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Just a quick announcement: Due to space concerns in the shop we've decided to postpone Beginner Fly Tying with Len Ruggia to Saturday, December 1st. Tomorrow November 16th we are hosting Tom Gilmour who will be signing his new book, A Fly Fisher's Guide to New Jersey"....

Sunday, November 10, 2019

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The weather sure has been active lately, two big storms last week saw river levels on the South Branch rise to just under 1000 cfs twice in a matter of days; the second storm even brought a documented EF1 tornado to Madison, a very rare occurrence in New Jersey. A bene...

Monday, October 28, 2019

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We are getting ready for the NJ Fly Fisherman of the Year One Fly Contest and Banquet this coming Saturday November 2nd. We will be kicking off our annual fly tying classes the week of November 16th and 17th. Len Ruggia will be leading the Beginner classes on Saturdays...

Sunday, October 20, 2019

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As we've all noticed, rivers which were running high for much of the first part of the year were quite low and clear during the October stocking. This past week, our area received about two inches of rain and the South Branch shot up to 600 cfs. That's a nice shot of r...

Sunday, October 13, 2019

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Yesterday, the South Branch of the Raritan was stocked with 2200 Rainbow Trout averaging between 14-18" in length this includes the Ken Lockwood Gorge. These are fish that range between two and three pounds. That's not a ton of fish but when you add the 2800 trout that...

Friday, October 4, 2019

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September was an interesting month. As wet as it was in the first half of the year, even into the beginning of August; September was really dry. Now as we head into October, we're starting to see a little more rain and definitely cooler nights. While many anglers are h...

Monday, September 9, 2019

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It's taken a little time but rivers are really starting to chill down. Conditions are typical of the fall - low and clear but the water is cooling down with a succession of evening lows in the mid to upper fifties with daytime highs mostly in the mid to upper seventies...

Thursday, August 29, 2019

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This coming Labor Day should offer some quality opportunities for both warmwater and coldwater fish. Largemouth Bass and Panfish have been very cooperative in July and August. Recent cooler nights will have them thinking about fall and should get them to begin feeding...

Sunday, August 25, 2019

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It's been a long, hot summer and there have been few breaks of cooler weather. On a positive note, rain has been fairly consistent so water levels were still above average. Finally, we began to see some cooling towards the end of the week and with several cool nights c...

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