Memorial Day Sulphurs on the Gunpowder River are Hatching–better Tivo the Indy 500!

Unless you have a Fly-O, and are content casting indoors in front of the tube on such a glorious day, Tivo the Indy 500 and check out the Gunpowder. Flyfishing near DC has never been easier. Just point the car a bit North, drive about an hour and step in carefully among the 5, 030 fish wild fish per mile that inhabit the upper reaches of the Big Gunpowder Falls river and enjoy. The river is flowing at 110 Cfs, is gin clear, and water temps are 62-64 F throughout the catch and release section. Warmer water temps, created by spillover are making the insects and fish active. Higher flows earlier in the week did a good job of moving the Didymo out of some of our favorite nymphing runs. So nymph on! Try an unweighted pheasant tail nymph behind a Partridge and Green soft hackle and swing them through the riffle water if you dare.
Backwater Angler Side Porch
Sulphurs and caddis have been peeling off throughout the 7.6 mile Catch and Release section sporadically the past few days. Expect heavier concentrations of Sulphurs massing along the river dropping eggs a little closer to dusk. Spinner fall fishing can be very demanding and typically calls for lots of 7x tippet. We have great little biot-bodied Sulphur Para-spinners from Mike Bachkosky in stock that are truly easy on the eyes. Extended bodied CDC Sulphurs and foam-backed Rusty spinners are also worth a shot in sizes #14-16.
The shop will be open Memorial Day from 10AM till 4PM