Hackettstown Celebrates The Hayford Fish Hatchery’s 100-Year Anniversary

This weekend the  New Jersey DEP Division of Fish and Wildlife celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Charles O. Hayford State Fish Hatchery in Hackettstown with an open house.  Visitors got a behind-the-scenes look at the grounds and facilities. There were many additional activities including a giant mobile aquarium, fishing in two of the ponds, birding […]

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Memorial Day On The Musconetcong

I only had a couple of hours available to fish this weekend due to other commitments, so I wanted to make the most of the short window of time. On Sunday the temps were warm, so I decided to have some fun with dry flies on the Musconetcong River.  The Musky is not that far […]

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Good To The Last Trout

Headed out to the Musconetong River today for a little trout fishing. And that’s exactly what I got. While any fish is better than no fish, I was expecting to catch a few trout, especially  in a river that is stocked with them on a weekly basis. I literally fished for hours before catching my first […]

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A Tight Loop

We have a new entry to the world of online fly fishing mags.  A Tight Loop promises to offer insight on fly fishing in the midwest. The June issue has articles on catching both smallmouth and pike, fly tying, streamer fishing, and more. Enjoy! Tweet

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Trading Cattle For Trout

Here’s a good article from the Charleston WV Gazette on a Virginia man who converted his family cattle farm into trout-fishing destination.  To see it click here.  Enjoy! Tweet

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Fly Selection for Lake Fishing

Here’s a new video by Deneki Outdoors.  George Cook covers a typical set of flies used to target trout in lakes. Enjoy! Tweet

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Open House At Pequest Trout Hatchery

Each year the Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center opens its doors to the public for its annual Open House, which usually takes place the weekend before Trout Season opens. The Open House allows the Division of Fish and Wildlife to show off the trout they raise at the hatchery and to create more […]

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Book Review and Contest: George Douglas’ Fish Like A Guide

When George Douglas sent me a copy of his latest book, Fish Like A Guide, I didn’t know what to expect. I had seen George speak a couple of weeks ago and enjoyed his presentation, but outside of Kype Magazine, I wasn’t familar with his approach to fly fishing or guiding.  I’m happy to say that I found […]

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One Of Those Days

Hurricane Earl decided to pass us by for the most part, but did leave behind some fall temperatures in the low 70’s and gusting winds. I took the opportunity to get out this morning on the Farmington and hit a local spot that is loaded with rainbows and browns.  After an hour of tossing spinners, […]

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This Is Fly

This Is Fly has put out another great issue filled with stories, travelogues, gear reviews, and a mix tape.  Whether you fish for tarpon or trout, you’ll find a good read. Enjoy! Tweet

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Catch and Release?

A few weeks ago The New York Times ran this article which allows contributors and readers to debate the virtues and pitfalls of practicing catch and release. While I am a strict practitioner of C&R, I realize that others do not necessarily share my convictions. I enjoyed reading the viewpoints expressed by the contributors, and would encourage […]

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