Monthly Archives: January 2007

Midge Tying Class by Gunpowder River Guides

Join us Saturday, January 27 for a midge fly tying class that focuses on Gunpowder river patterns. Jason du Pont will be teaching this midge life-cycle class for intermediate tyers. Cost of the class is $45 per person, and includes the use of materials, please bring your own tools.The class is limited to six and pre-registration is required. Please give us a call at 410-329-6821 or drop us a line at info@backwaterangler.com to pre-register.

Fly Tying for Beginners by Gunpowder River Guides

It’s a beginners fly tying class that focuses on Gunpowder river patterns. Our very own Gunpowder river guides will be teaching this fun-filled beginners class.Cost of the class is $45 per person, and includes the use of tools and materials.The class is limited to six and pre-registration is required. Please give us a call at 410-329-6821 or drop us a line at info@backwaterangler.com to pre-register.

Fly Tying for Beginners by Gunpowder River Guides

It’s a beginners fly tying class that focuses on Gunpowder river patterns. Our very own Gunpowder river guides will be teaching this fun-filled beginners class.Cost of the class is $45 per person, and includes the use of tools and materials.The class is limited to six and pre-registration is required. Please give us a call at 410-329-6821 or drop us a line at info@backwaterangler.com to pre-register.

Mayfly Fly Tying Class by Gunpowder River Guides

Join us Saturday, January 20 for a Mayfly fly tying class that focuses on Gunpowder river patterns. Jason du Pont will be teaching this Mayfly life-cycle class for intermediate tyers. Cost of the class is $45 per person, and includes the use of materials, please bring your own tools.The class is limited to six and pre-registration is required. Please give us a call at 410-329-6821 or drop us a line at info@backwaterangler.com to pre-register.

Fly Tying for Beginners by Gunpowder River Guides

It’s a beginners fly tying class that focuses on Gunpowder river patterns. Our very own Gunpowder river guides will be teaching this fun-filled beginners class.Cost of the class is $45 per person, and includes the use of tools and materials.The class is limited to six and pre-registration is required. Please give us a call at 410-329-6821 or drop us a line at info@backwaterangler.com to pre-register.

Gunpowder River “Spillover” Questions Answered

Hi Theaux –
Happy Holidays! You’ve mentioned “spillover” a couple of times recently, but not offered any comments about how this is likely to affect the river or the fishing. How about letting us know what we might expect if and when water starts coming over the top of the dam?

Thanks – Bill

Thanks Bill, yours’ is an important question and I’d like to answer with a few definitions and a bit of self reference using the archives.

The term “spillover” is commonly used to indicate that Pretty Boy Reservoir is chock full and its’ waters will, if we get enough rain in the next few weeks, “spillover” into the Gunpowder River, as it reaches a level just over capacity.

The reservoir drains a watershed area of roughly 80 square miles, so even a bit of rain along I-83 will eventually trickle into the system. Because the Gunpowder is a tailwater fishery, that is, most of its’ flow is dam controlled, when “spillover” occurs during the winter months, the warmer surface waters of the reservoir can signifigantly influence, insect hatches, trout behavior and river water levels.

During the past few spillover events, higher flows, warmer water and more insect and fish activity has been noted, so we can look into the future by referencing the archives.I’m hoping to see stoneflies and black flies in the next few weeks en masse.

so…
—give the archives a look. Find the search window, just up the sidebar, underneath the shop logo and to the right of this stream report, type in spillover and you’ll find several truncated historical reports that I hope will be helpful.
To read a full report just select the title and click over it to open the full report.