Monthly Archives: October 2003

Glad we’re on a tailwater…

~160 Cfs after an inch and a half of rain-I’ll take it. The river is NOT blown out. However it’s pretty muddy below Big Falls and should drop to a good level by Tuesday. The Gunpowder always surprises me after a big rain, partly because I cross three small creeks on the way to the shop in the morning and they always look worse.

The water is still pretty warm so we’re still seeing lots of dries. BWO’s and caddis have been working fine and with the water up try a #8-#12 black bugger. We just had a nice report of two rainbows between 6 and 7″ that were released this morning above Falls Rd. Have we mentioned that we have rain gear on sale?

Note: The new Sage RPLXi2 9ft 8wts are here. Be among the first to cast these rods…They are built with Sage’s new MPS Technology and if you’ve missed the RPLX the past few years you’ll love these rods.

Dries anyone?

Why not fish dries before all of the leaves fall on the water?Water is nice and clear, around 109Cfs and 54 F. We’ve had numerous reports of folks catching nice fish today, with quite a few over 12″ that were caught on dries. Caddis and BWo’s Sized #18-20 are working and lots of fish were seen rising above Falls Rd. today. Bunkerhill has also been a popular spot for fish rising throughout the day. Small hoppers and crickets are great as indicator flies for the small stuff. just be sure to pinch down the barbs on both flies if using a tandem rig.

Wild Browns or the World Series?

Water is clear, dropping and the stream looks very different, (in a good way mind you) from a few weeks ago. BWO’s, caddis and small hoppers are still moving fish.Some die-hard streamer guys and gals are fishing near-nuff sculpins above Falls Rd.The big news is that the shop has been innudated with sales reps eager to show us their wares for the coming season. Some of the highlights thus far have included: Sage RPLXI2 rods, Winston BIIX rods, The L2 shoe and G3 Wading Jacket from Simms.St. Croix Legend Ultra and Premier rods,(mighty nice) and Monday bodes well for the likes of Scott, Chota and Bauer.Ken , one of our favorites will be in around 10:30-come in-cast new rods and take the rest of the afternoon off-What’s the worst thing that could happen?

Note: New product will flood the store on or around Nov. 15 from most of the companies the shop represents. Stay tuned for more reviews and gear.

Northeast Grand Slam

Well, That settles it, I’m moving to Suffolk County, NY from August through October. We found acres of Bluefish, Albies with afterburners on- some of which I thought were heading to Stamford, CT with all of my backing and big Bass in the rocks-what’s not to love?There were more traffic cones on I-83 this morning than I saw in DE, NJ, and NY. So, how’s the fishing on the Gunpowder? Rocky has-gasp finally put his Pheasant tails away and is catching nice fish on dries. Wait another week to rake the leaves and get out on the Gunpowder this weekend. Water is beautiful and lots of BIGGER fish have been caught lately.Try a Henryville in a #18 at Bunkerhill or go all the way up to the Dam with olive buggers in a #8. The pocke*****er above Falls Rd . has been holding some willing fish.

Note: Want to try for a NE Grandslam next Fall? Give us a call at 410-329-6821 and we’ll fill you in…