Fall Fly Fishing on the Gunpowder

IMG_1144The Gunpowder River is a little green and flowing at 90 Cfs and is 55.5 F. Many fishing this week have been surprised by the excellent flows and ideal water temperatures to fly fish for wild brown trout. BWo’s and small midges have been coming off mid morning in the flats up and downstream of Masemore Rd. Parking has been tight at the upper and lower lots at Falls rd in the past week as many folks are out “leaf watching” so a full parking lot does not denote a river full of fly fishers. Streamers on a sink tip are a good bet in the boulder pools and this weekend may be the last real shot at throwing large terrestrials like madame x’s and Rainy’s hopper patterns.