Low Flows, Easy Wading and Small Flies on the Gunpowder River

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The Gunpowder is flowing at 34 Cfs, is clear and is swinging in temperature from 52 to 56 degrees F in the catch and release section. Anglers and boaters are finding lots of exposed gravel from Masemore upstream. Folks have been connecting with small caddis in the #18-20 range in the riffles and Blue Winged Olive emergers sized #20 in the flats. Hoppers are still worth a shot along grassy meadow stretches of the Gunpowder River like Bunkerhill Rd and Upper Glencoe Rd. Long leaders in the 9ft to 12ft range ending in 6 or 7x are necessary to get the job done. Cream and yellow midges have also been spotted in the flat water downstream of York Rd. Soft hackles are effective dropper this time of year. Try one in a size #16 behind a large Adams. Fishing two flies is fun and will account for a fair share of bright leaves as well as fish. Large streamers in the pools behind jams like this one are a good bet. Add a liitle deep soft weight in front of the fly so it tracks down on the strip and hold on!
New Jam on the Gunpowder River