Memorial Day Mid-Atlantic Dry Fly Fishing

The Gunpowder river is flowing at 153 CFs, is clear and 52 F. Seasonally warm water temps influenced by surface water spilling over the dam have been moderated by a change in release earlier in the week. This means cooler water is now flowing into the plunge pool from lower levels in the reservoir and allowing the fish some breathing room. If you’re heading out early, unweighted pheasant tails sized #16 are a good bet. Small elk hair caddis fished in the riffles between Masemore and York Road have accounted for a number of fish this week. Try swinging snowshoe rabbit emergers and partridge caddis patterns. Have a safe weekend! We just received a shipment of Simms Streamtread Vibram soled boots, Chota Rocky River rubber soled wading boots and Blue Ribbon Nets with the new Aquafade bags.

Shop Hours are 10 till 4 Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 10 till 4. Stop on in and see the show!

For a historical review of fishing this time of year check out these related posts:

From 2010, Memorial Day Sulphurs

From 2009, Sulphur Spinners along the Gunpowder River

From 2008, Memorial Day Sulphurs on the Gunpowder River are Hatching-Better Tivo the Indy 500

From 2007, Gunpowder River Water Temps, Sulphurs on the Rise

The shop will be open Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM till 4PM and Memorial Day from 10 AM till 4PM