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A Robust Rain & The 2019 New Jersey Fly Fisherman of the Year


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 from 9:30-11:00 am and Bill Ninke will be our first Featured Tyer on Sunday November 17th. We are proud to have been asked to contribute to what will become a standard reference on New Jersey fly fishing.Tom Gilmore will be signing copies of his new "Fly Fisher's Guide to New Jersey" on Saturday November 16th from 10am until 1pm.

Today may not have been the best fishing day but the trout are sure happy. They've had some quality rain which should cause the South Branch to rise close to 1000 cfs and other local rivers are also on the rise. This will help the trout to start spreading around after low water conditions for the stocking. Also, many of our wild Brown and Brook Trout should have been able to access spawning tributaries. I expect the river to drop quickly to optimal levels by tomorrow