Flyfishing over the Holidays on the Gunpowder River

Mild December Along the GunpowderThe river is clear, flowing at 264 CF dropping from the mid-300’s.Water temps are cooling down to 46.5 F. Bees are still crawling and the grass is still growing along the Gunpowder. Folks are still fishing flats and backeddies with olives. In higher flows, nymphing with brassies, zebra midges and tiny pheasant tails is most effective with leaders over 10 feet. Swinging streamers over the gravel with a sink-tip is also worth a shot. The grass is still growing along the river. This weekend, the TV can wait and lord knows your help in the kitchen won’t be appreciated. The fishing will be tough but remember that you are far less likely to catch a glimpse of a bald eagle, river otter or wild fish in a mall parking lot.
December Bee along the Gunpowder