7:00 AM07:00

Chapter trip to the Flatbrook

Join us for HBTU’s trip to the Flat Brook. We will meet at 9 a.m. sharp in the parking lot of the former Mezza Luna restaurant which is at the corner of Route 206 and County Road 560 (also known as 103 US-206, Branchville, NJ 07826). There should be plenty of eager freshly stocked, holdover and stream-bred trout. Little black stone flies, small BWOs, Quill Gordons, Blue Quills, Hendricksons, Grannon Caddis, worm patterns, wooly buggers, other small streamers, midge nymphs, October caddis, and, of course, mop flies should do the trick. Some of us will likely grab a beer and a bite at the Layton Hotel & Tavern afterwards.

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9:00 AM09:00

Chapter Trip to the Little Lehigh

We will meet at 9 a.m. in the parking area in front of the former Heritage Fly Shop (it is permanently closed) located at 2643 Fish Hatchery Road, Allentown, PA 18103 (40.564991, -75.506734).

The water temperatures in this limestone river are good for trout much of the year and reportedly there is a good density and mix of wild and stocked trout. The river gets fishing pressure and the trout are educated. Long leaders and light tippet are recommended. It will likely be too early for the famous Trico hatch, but BWOs, egg patterns, cress bugs, scuds, shrimp, tiny midges and even standard patterns such as Walt’s Worm are a good place to start.

The meeting spot will be in a “Heritage” stretch, which is a catch and release, fly fishing only section. Barbless hooks are required.

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9:00 AM09:00

7th Annual March Fly-Tying Madness

Rahway River Trout Unlimited will be hosting the 7th Annual Fly-Tying Madness event at The Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center. Sponsored by the New Jersey State Council of TU, the event will welcome all ten chapters of Trout Unlimited in the state of New Jersey and any other interested parties to tie and donate flies to worthy organizations. Tiers will be contributing to:

Casting for Recovery, which helps women whose lives, have been profoundly affected by breast cancer.

Project Healing Waters, which is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military personnel and disabled veterans through fly-fishing.

And, finally, the Trout Unlimited Veteran Service program which also assists veterans in rehabilitation of physical and emotional injuries through the unique therapeutic value of fly-fishing and conservation work.

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9:30 PM21:30

Raritan Inn BBQ

Columbus day weekend will we be having a BBQ at the Raritan Inn. Here will will have some great food as well as an opportunity to fish the South Branch of the Raritan River that flows through the Inn's property. This is an event only open to Hacklebarney members and the exact time is still being determined.

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8:00 AM08:00

Broadhead Fishing Trip

Our trip to the Brodhead Creek is scheduled for Saturday, May 13.  We will meet in Creekview Park.  If you google 1 Serfass Lane, Stroudsburg, you will see the park.  Drive all the way down Serfass Lane and you will see a large dirt parking lot past the baseball field.  We will meet there.  I plan on being there at 8 a.m. (and possibly earlier).  There are a few other parks to the north of Creekview which provide good access to the Creek, including Yetter, Brodhead Creek and Pine Brook Parks.


Lunch will be at Siamsa Irish Pub, located at 636 Main Street (570.421.8434).  It is highly recommended by local Stroudsburg folks.

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9:00 AM09:00

Rockaway River Clean Up

  • Jackson Avenue Rockaway, NJ, 07866 United States (map)
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Every year Potbellies, in downtown Rockaway, hosts a river clean up. You will meet on Jackson Ave in the parking lot by the second dam. This is a great time to bond and teach young family members about the importance of keeping rivers clean.  

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