Sulphurs on the Gunpowder River

Maryland Fly Fishing Shop Backwater AnglerThe Gunpowder River is clear, flowing at 90 CFS and is 59F. Thanks to Gene for the fishing report. We have plenty of Sulphur emergers in the Muffin tins on the front counter. Stop in this weekend through Monday to round up what you need to get out there and catch a few wild fish and find some peace. Please remember those who served and made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

The flows on the gunpowder have continued to provide ideal conditions for fishing the Sulphur hatch. Whilst the large sulphurs are still hatching, smaller sulphurs E. dorothea, size 18 are beginning to outnumber them, especially in the upper river above Falls road where you can find them hatching right through the evening. Caddisflies remain very active, mainly downstream from Falls road, where you can find them hatching in intermittent bursts. It’s always useful to have a selection of caddis patterns ready in case the fish begin to key in on them.

Please note: The shop will be open on Memorial Day from 10 AM till 5 PM.