Tricos and a Brookie on the Gunpowder River

Tricos on the Gunpowder River
Thanks to Max for the nice shots of a trico in a web and this beautiful native Brookie from the Masemore Rd access. The Gunpowder is flowing at 31 CFS is low, clear and swinging from 50 to 53F. No shortage of small flies and rising fish are showing along the catch and release area. Tricos have been late. As the water warms up, spend some extra time adding some 7x. It’s tough to see those tiny flies even on a short cast, so consider tying the flies onto a fly you can readily see. Elk hair caddis in a #14-16 or a foam ant in a #12-14 are good point flies. At times, especially during cloudy warm mornings, a few Blue Winged Olives in the #18-20 range are a good bet. Unweighted streamers like Grey Ghosts and Mickey Finns are worth a shot in the shallow flats–especially along log jams and woody debris.
Gunpowder River Brook Trout