Who We Are.

Rahway River Trout Unlimited is one of the newest New Jersey Trout Unlimited chapters. We are an organization of men and women that strive to protect our cold freshwater fisheries throughout the state. Our members meet once a month, discuss many topics from conservation to fishing. We also go on fishing trips throughout the year, conduct river cleanups, host fly tying events, and partake in many other activities. If you like fishing or just want to give back to the environment then RRTU is for you. So tell a friend, come on out and enjoy yourself, learn a few new things, meet some new fishing buddies, and perhaps even consider joining our Trout Unlimited Chapter - #155. We meet at the Cranford Community Center for our General meetings and Fly tying nights.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Trout Unlimited and partners receive national award for Musconetcong River restoration.

Brian Cowden, NJ's TU Musconetcong Home Rivers Initiative Coordinator just reviled that Trout Unlimited, along with their many talented partners in the Musconetcong River Restoration Partnership, will be receiving the 2012 National Coastal American Partnership Award for "outstanding efforts to restore and protect the coastal environment". This is for work to remove dams and restore fish habitat for native, anadromous fish that move between the ocean, the Delaware River and the Musconetcong River which is NJ's largest tributary to the Delaware River. This award is for everyone that has helped in any way with these various projects. Many thanks to you and all our volunteers for helping make this Partnership a huge success. And we're just getting started in many ways!

Monday, December 24, 2012

May All Your Christmas Dreams & Fishes Come True

Happy Holidays from you friends at Rahway River Trout Unlimited!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

New Jersey Trout Angler Survey

The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife is beginning its second phase in seeking angler input on New Jersey trout fishing through the release of an online survey.  Phase one consisted of a recently conducted telephone survey of 1,200 anglers who bought a trout stamp in recent years. If you did not participate in the telephone survey the online survey is your opportunity to provide input to the Division of Fish and Wildlife.

The online survey takes less than 15 minutes to complete and includes questions on species preferences, creel limits, and specific trout stocked waters. Angler responses will help guide future decisions related to trout fishing in New Jersey. The survey is available at https://www.research.net/s/NJFishandWildlife2012troutsurvey .

Thank you in advance for taking the time to provide your input through the survey. Together we can make the future of trout fishing in New Jersey even better!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Thursday, December 13, 2012

RRTU Welcomes Aaron Jasper on December 19th

Author in American Angler & Fly Tyer magazines, guide, innovative fly tyer, New Jersey's own
 Aaron Jasper will be our guest speaker next week on;
"Don't think winter is for only tying flies..."
I also have it that he plans on giving up some spots with 20 inch trout.
This is one presentation YOU don't want to miss out on!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

What's Happening?

Tyvek Stone Fly Nymph

Hook: Size 6 Nymph/Streamer 2x long
Thread: 6/0 uni Rusty Brown
Underbody: .15 Lead Wire
     (Tie in a strip of wire to both sides of hook shank. This will give the nymph a flat appearance and add bulk to the body)
Tail, Legs, Antennae: Rubber centipede legs
Rib: Silver Wire
Back, Wing Case, Head: Tyvek Paper
        (Cut and tapered into a funnel shape. Back bound down by wire and wing case continued from the back)
Body: Golden Olive or Stone Dubbing
Hackle: Partridge hackle for front legs tied in by the tip (Preen the fibers toward the back)
Coloring: Black, Olive or Orange Permanent Marker's

     This past Monday a small group gathered at the Cranford Community Center for one of the Rahway River Trout Unlimited's  bi-weekly Fly Tying Nights. The pattern chosen was for this fun event was a Rubber Legged Stone Fly Nymph that utilizes an often discarded product called Tyvek. Tyvek is a synthetic "paper" made of non woven fibers of plastic - it's tough, tear resistant  and waterproof. This product is most often used as a vapor barrier for house wrap. You can often find it lying around a construction site when they cut the holes out for the windows. Tyvek is also made into overnight shipping folders or old floppy disk sleeves that you may have around your office. One sheet would last you a lifetime of tying. When dyed with a sharpie or other perminant marker, Tyvek makes a nice waxy looking wing case on any nymph pattern.
      This fly fishes well all year and works well as your top fly in a double fly rig. The weight of the fly gets to the bottom quickly where the fish are feeding and where this bug is actually found. I have not fished this particular pattern yet, but have been told it is the "bread & butter fly" and a must have in every fly box. The rubbery legs give a lot of fish attracting action. 
    The next Fly Tying Night will be held on Monday December 17th at 7:00. The Community Center is located @ 220 Walnut Avenue , Cranford, NJ. Stop on by to tie up something new, watch a video, drink some coffee or just to shoot the breeze with some friends.