The Savage has started fishing well after an extended winter season. The flows came down last week to a good level and the water cleared. Clouds of midges were constantly buzzing the waters surface, black caddis popping off the river from mid morning through the evening. Blue Quills were coming off in concentrated bursts which triggered decent dry fly fishing. Nymphing small pheasant tail nymphing and caddis pupa is a go-to through the day in the pocket water. Look for rising fish close to the edges by late morning – early afternoon. Stop in Backwater Angler for the latest on trout fishing conditions across Maryland.