Point Mountain Trip-June 15th

Our next HBTU outing will be to the Point Mountain section of the Musconetcong River near Hackettstown on Saturday, June 15, 2019. We will meet at 8 a.m. in the parking area on Point Mountain Road. Heading south on State Road 57 from Hackettstown, make a left on Point Mountain Road and the parking area will be on the left shortly after you cross over the river. Heading north on State Road 57 from Washington Borough and Township, make a right on Point Mountain Road, cross over the river and the lot will be on the left. There is also some parking spots on Point Mountain Road near the lot. Please make an effort to car pool because there are a limited number of spaces.

This area of the river was substantially enhanced by an improvement project a few years ago and is ideal habitat for trout. It is heavily stocked and the water flow has been good. A variety of flies should be productive, including prince nymphs, hare’s ears, pheasant tails, caddis larva, La Fontaines, wooly buggers, BWO’s and elk hair caddis. Sulphurs will likely be present in the afternoon.

We will fish till approximately noon and some will likely catch a bite and a beer afterward.

June Fly of the Month- The Royal Wulff

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The adoption of the hairwing patterns that eventually became the Wulff dry fly style began in the late 1920’s in several locations. Although many angling writers credit Lee Wulff with the Royal Wulff, Q. L. Quackenbush, an early member of the Beaverkill Trout Club above Lew Beach in New York is often cited as the creator. In 1929–30 both Quackenbush and Wulff had independently modified the Royal Coachman pattern, particularly the Fanwing Royal Coachman with hair wings and tails. Both Wulff and Quackenbush made the modifications because the Fanwing Royal Coachman proved too flimsy and fragile on rough water.

Tie 10 and bring them to the June chapter meeting.


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The topic will be about fishing with two-handed fly rods. Hacklebarney TU Chapter members, Karl and Erik Barton have been fly fishing together extensively for the last decade or more. They will be discussing all the aspects of fishing with 2 handed rods including the history of 2 handed rods, the different types of rods, which rods fit which situations, all the different lines and situations for each, all the different casting techniques, good resources for information and various gatherings that are held each year.  Pretty much everything you always wanted to know about 2 handed rods. You don’t want to miss this one!

 7:30-9:30 at The Whippany Legion Hall.