Late Summer Fly Fishing On The Savage River

Pretty Savage River Brown Trout
My buddy Matt was in town, so we decided to head to the Savage for a few days fishing. We arrived just before dark on Sunday and set up camp. On Monday morning we started on a stretch that has proven productive this year, and holds some nice trout. We were both fishing with nymph rigs on 5X tippet. Three casts into the first pool, and I set the hook when the indicator stopped. The brown above got the blood pumping before I directed it out of the faster water and into the net. This trout was only fifteen inches, but was built like a much larger fish with big fins, large head and thick girth. The markings on this trout definitely puts it into contention for one of my prettiest trout this year. We fished all day using small nymphs, midges and caddis pupa patterns. The fishing was tough at times, but I did manage a brown-bow-brookie slam. On Tuesday rain brought out some blue wing olives but the trout never started rising. We caught some fish on small nymphs, before leaving around 2 pm. We caught twenty trout between us after a day and half of fishing, mainly browns 9-15 inches, rainbows 12-13 inches and brookies 7-11 inches. We decided to drive back to fish the Gunpowder for a few days, and take advantage of the good dry fly fishing. The latest video post features the trout we caught while fishing the Savage river in late August.