Fly Fishing Instructions And Demonstrations-Register Now!!-Winter Special • Fishing Connetquot State Park

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This winter '2022:  J & J Sports will be introducing personalized fly fishing instructions and demonstrations. Each class is limited in size. Classes will start February 1. Reservations are required. Instructions include: Knots to know, flies for the season and lake, tackle tips: rod, reel and line combinations. Then we'll take you down to the local lake for a hands on demonstration.
 Call 631-654-2311 for reservations or email us at (NYS Freshwater License is required for participants over 16yrs old)
The $50 fee will be redeemable toward in store credit (including a seasonal freshwater license of $25.00).............intruso habla español

What to expect......

Practice and Presentation  : What , when , and where to use certain flies during the time of year . 

Different Types of Fly line : introduction to different types of fly line ( sink tip , trout all purpose , floating , etc ..)

 - Leaders : advantages / differences between fluorocarbon , monofilament and the sizes (9x,8x,7x etc . ) 

Rod/ Reel : Matching the right rod and reel to accommodate to where you will be fishing . For example fishing small streams and rivers a 3/4wt pared with a 7’-8’6 rod  will be perfect . However if your going go fish the main lakes a 5/6wt reel paired with a 9ft rod will be more ideal for casting and to handle much larger flies . 

knot tying : Showing you the most popular knots used by many anglers . To tying backing to fly line , fly line to leaders and adding tippet to your leaders ! 


Fishing Connetquot River State Park 

During this time of the Year Connetquot State Park (Fly Fishing Only) offers excellent opportunities to get out the house and beat the “Cabin Fever“ syndrome .

To Gain access to the park first things first , you’re going to need a New York Freshwater Fishing License (required over16yrs.) We issue licenses here at our local shop , it’s quick and easy , but if you can’t make it down you can always register online . click HERE
New York State Residents: Annual Fishing License: $25.00. Senior License (70+ or Military Disabled): $5.00 7-Day Fishing License: $12.00.

Tip: Fish the morning session which is 8am -12pm , Just a little reminder make sure to call the day before to make a reservation for you and your party if you are planning to fish the park . The park fee is $25.00 for a 4 hour session. 
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Rainbows and Brook Trout are the two main species of trout within the river . Average range of these trout run between 10-18 inches and bigger . The Set up I personally use is a 3/4wt 7’6 fly rod paired up with 4wt Fly reel spooled up with 4wt floating line . Floating line is ideal for the river , but if you are gonna fish the pond at connetquot I recommend a sink tip line for some areas are fairly deep . connetquot is phenomenal for any elite or new fly angler , so make sure to check it out if you ever get the chance you won’t be disappointed!
The Park keeps their river well stocked so I wouldn’t worry to much . The flies that produces fish that day were streamers ( Green wooly bugger ), nymphs ( hares ear brown ) , dry flies ( wulff ausable) and scuds ( pink ) .

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For any information regarding the the State Park make sure to give them a call . Also be sure to stop on by the shop for any question regarding tackle , tips and tricks , quick lesson on fly fishing . Here at J&J sports we have been education anglers for more than 30+ years in the most beautiful art form know as “The Art of Fishing “.

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Send your reports, photos or your favorite fish recipe to: REPORTS@JJSPORTSFISHING.COM

Don't forget to include, names, location and details (when possible: lures or bait used, tides, etc….) comments or questions are welcome. 631-654-2311

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