Monthly Archives: November 2016

Thanksgiving Fly Fishing Weekend

IMG_1560The Gunpowder River is still a little green, and is flowing at 90 CFs at 52 F. The river is clearing and the wild fish are waiting. With mild weather forecast throughout the weekend get out of the house with friends and family and fly fish a little. Prince nymphs and other stonefly patterns are a good bet. Streamers fishing has been tough lately but if we get some rain and a bump in flow things could swing the other way. Studs are great idea this time of year as one if starting early will likely be walking on frosty trails. Thanks to Alex McCrickard for the great shots from a productive nymphing session this afternoon. Have a safe turkey day! If you’re on the NCR trail this week you might see a few “on the hoof”.

Please note our Shop Hours:
We are closed on Thanksgiving but the River is always open!
We are open: Friday 10 till 5
Saturday 10 till 4
Sunday 10 till 4
Monday 10 till 5

Beginner’s Fly Fishing School

Please join us for a fly fishing school. On Saturday, November 20th a Backwater Angler Guide will be teaching a fly fishing school that is ideal for beginners. If you’re planning on fly fishing in Maryland, or anywhere else for that matter, this course is a great introduction to the sport. The school covers knots, casting, gear and fly selection. Class is held from 11:00 AM till 2:00 PM. Cost is $125 per person and includes the use of gear. A Maryland non-tidal fishing license and trout stamp is required and may be purchased at the shop with check or cash the day of the school. Class size is limited to 4 and pre-registration is required. Please give us a call at 410-357-9557 to pre-register.