Monthly Archives: February 2020

Mid-Feb Gunpowder River Fishing Report


The Gunpowder River is flowing at 78.4 Cfs and is 42.5 degrees F. Temperatures are swinging nicely up now from 39 degrees F in the morning so it’s fine to wait until mid afternoon to get out there. Rumblings of stoneflies are always heard this time of year but a safer bet would be to give the black flies a look up top in the catch and release section. Stop in and pick up some of Mike Bachkosky’s little Lehigh snowflies to imitate these and bring along some 7x. Bright, mild days can make streamer fishing tough so don’t feel compelled to wade all day-use the trails instead and cover the log jams quickly by drifting rather than stripping streamers. Fishing above Masemore? Small zebra midges and tungsten jigs can be effective as long as they are visually inspected every few casts. Otherwise, Didymo can accumulate on these heavy small nymphs within the first few drifts fouling them and spoiling one’s chances of hooking up.

We’ve had an equal number of folks traveling to Chile and the Bahamas this week and so have taken in a few notable used fly rods including a few bamboo Fly rods.These rods need new homes-call or stop in for details. Like new and shiny? We’ve been checking in some NRX+ rods in 9 foot 5 weight and 9 foot 10 weight from G. Loomis, all new leader and tippet from Scientific Anglers, and Tacky fly boxes from Fishpond. Stop in and give our Winter clothing sale a look-It’s all 35% off until they are gone…

Second Hand Fly Rods For Sale!

With the river looking like it’ll be ripping this weekend we have some deals on used rods for your consideration.

  • Sage DS 905-2 (2 piece) $125  SOLD
  • SOLD

  • Sage DS 909-2 (2 piece) $100
  • Scott STS 908/3 (3 piece) $450
  • T & T VE 904-3  (3 piece) $400
  • St Croix Legend Elite 905-4 (Demo Model) $200
  • SOLD

  • St Croix Imperial 905-4 $150  SOLD
  • Orvis Clearwater Full Flex 5.5 7’9″ 5wt 2pc $100 SOLD
  • Echo E3 7’6″ 3wt $150

Or alternatively a new with lifetime warranty 7’6″ 3wt NRX LP 40% off at $432. SOLD