The Gunpowder river is flowing at 32 Cfs, is 54F and gin clear. Passing clouds this week have made tiny Blue Winged Olives a good bet. The Trico hatch has been consistent from Falls Rd downstream through Bunkerhill. We’ve had some reports this week of Tricos spinners falling as late as 1 PM. Long leaders in the 9 ft to 12 ft range ending in the 6 to 7x range will make a difference between fishing and catching wiley Gunpowder river brown trout. We have Mike Bachkosky’s Tricos on the front counter sized #20-#24 and lots of 7 and 8x should you need it!
If you’ve grown tired of the “dreaded tinys,” try a small hopper in front of them, then “drop” the Trico behind the large fly and hold on. Caddis pupa in the #14-16 range are also worth a shot but are best fished with a small Hare’s Ear dropper.
Related Video post:
Clouds of Tricos along the Gunpowder River