Sunday, April 22, 2012


A lot of anglers crave old tackle, whether it be a vintage plug in original box or a four-figure bamboo fly rod with the name Leonard or Payne attached. One outfit I've dealt with over the years, with complete satisfaction, is The Jordon-Mills Rod Co. run by Carmile Lisella of New City, NY. His spring, 2012 catalog is just out and packed width "wish-list" stuff. To get on his mailing list e-mail him at Meanwhile I've just acquired an old Heddon No. 14 bamboo fly rod, two tips, with a cloth case. If anybody is interested in buying same at a fair price (I really don't need another fly rod) e-mail me at

Saturday, April 7, 2012


Recent wildfires in the Pinelands have burned some 400 acres and are indicative of the high level of fire danger in our fields and woodlands. Dry conditions with little rainfall and windy days make the outdoors especially vulnerable to fires.
Trout fishermen and campers are reminded that campfire restrictions are in effect throughout the state and building a fire directly on the ground is prohibited unless in a fire ring of steel, brick, masonry or other non-combustible material.
The Forest Service says fire danger is very high in Burlington County as will as Ocean, Monmouth and Middlesex County, south of the Raritan River.
The danger is graded as "high" in Hopewell Township and most Southern counties.
The Forest Service says 99 percent of all wildfires in New Jersey are caused by humans.