The Gunpowder river is flowing at 309 CFs, is clear enough upstream of Masemore and slightly off color and 46 degrees. Recent rains, accompanied by spillover from Pretty Boy Dam have moved the river level up overnight. Typically, with the winter solstice comes the first glimpse of early brown and little black stoneflies. Black flies and zebra midges are also effective behind caddis larvae and small prince nymphs. Traditional streamer patterns like zonkers in a sz #4 are a good bet. Fly fishing during the holidays will be tough until the wind knocks down.