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    The one river

    I always wondered if I would find that one river I could fish for the rest of my life. Over the past few years fishing all over Pa, Ny, and Nj I think I might have found it. Most people i talk to say this river, stream, creek is too hard to fish. What they say is its too hard not big enough, or they dont even want to go give it a try. The truth is the river is hard to fish even harder to land a fish, however me and my buddy do agree this is the best river to fish. Its called the Letort and both me and him have some great memories from there. Such small stream but some huge fish, now what is your favorite river, stream or creek and why?

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    Re: The one river

    I don't think I could ever be happy with just one stream or river. I need some strange now and then and I like too many waters all over the country. But a spring creek like the Letort would be a good choice if you only had one. After all, you can fish it year round which isn't always the case with freestoners due to warmth in summer or anchor ice in winter.

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    Re: The one river

    When they find a way to turn the Gowanus Canal into a year-round tailwater fishery with a naturally reproducing strain of brown trout and a big steelhead run every year, that will be my favorite river. Until then I'm with Rusty.

    Even a great spring creek is a particular kind of fishing experience. I would miss having an excuse to cut loose and double-haul like you can on big water, and I might get tired of having to be so sneaky. They are the most beautiful to fish though, hands down, due to the clarity of the water and the plant life. Those of you east of the East River (like me) can go to the Connetquot for a reasonably similar experience.


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    Re: The one river

    My Grandpa taught me many things on Minnimingo Creek.....I could probably die happy if that was the only stream I could fish.....Lots of people and loads of stocked fish, but the memories and time I have spent there are priceless....


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    Re: The one river

    I agree that one river would get old, and that changes in scenery, fishing style, fish, habitat, ect are what allows an angler to remain passionate about the sport for a lifetime. Also, even difficult streams become easy if you fish them enough and easy gets boring after a while. Its fun to fish a new place that you know nothing about, and when you hook that first fish you get that rush you got when you actually did hook your first trout on the fly. New water is a great way to bring back the novice thrill and satisfaction that a tough 1st day can provide when you finally do hookup and bring a fish to hand.


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    Re: The one river

    guys you have no choice this is the law you can fish one river pick one

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    Quote Originally Posted by weirdnjfly View Post
    guys you have no choice this is the law you can fish one river pick one
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    Re: The one river

    mainstem. Big fish, limited crowds down river, and on a good day you can catch more 20+ inch fish than most people catch on other streams in a lifetime. Most fish are wild, scenery is great, and the water is diverse so as to allow u to fish in a way that suits your mood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyI4 View Post
    mainstem. Big fish, limited crowds down river, and on a good day you can catch more 20+ inch fish than most people catch on other streams in a lifetime. Most fish are wild, scenery is great, and the water is diverse so as to allow u to fish in a way that suits your mood.
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    Sustut River in BC. You don't go there to catch 20lb steelhead. You go there to catch 30lb steelhead.

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    Re: The one river

    For me, its the fabled waters of the Rahway river.

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