Get a head start on a lifetime sport. Whether you are just starting in the sport or you’d like to improve and fine tune your skills, our professional guides are happy to lend a hand.

Fly Casting Lessons:
Whether you’re new to the sport, just tuning up for a trip out West or chasing Bonefish in the Seychelles, we’d be happy to spend some time with you casting out back. Hourly Fee: $75 per person

Fly Fishing Schools:
Fly Fishing Schools are a great introduction to the sport. Learn how to tie knots, identify fly patterns, and practice basic casting. Unravel the mystery of fly fishing with a patient, wise instructor in a meadow overlooking the Gunpowder river. Schools are held on the Gunpowder river by a Maryland state licensed and insured fishing guide.Schools are limited to four. Fee: $125 per person.All Backwater Angler guides are insured, licensed by the state of Maryland, and certified in First Aid and CPR by the American Red Cross.

Please check the sidebar on the front page of the website for school dates.

Backwater Angler is a Nature Tourism Partner with Maryland’ s Department of Natural Resources.
Learn how to read water, spot fish, and choose the right fly pattern.

All activities should be booked in advance, feel free to give us a call at 410-357-9557

Guide Trips:
Guide trips are turn-key and include the use of all necessary gear such as a fly rod, reel, waders, and shoes. Full Day Trips include a wholesome picnic lunch.

Fly Casting: $75 per hour
Flyfishing School:————3 hours @ $125 per person up to four.
Half Day Guided Trip:——– 4 hours @ $275 for one, $325 for two.
Full Day Guided Trip:———6 hours @ $325 for one, $375 for two.

  • We practice catch and release as a conservation tool.
  • A two week advance reservation is suggested.
  • All trips are pre-paid in full at the time of booking.
  • Cancellations or changes in activities can can only be made 48 hours prior to the start date.
  • A Maryland non-tidal fishing license with a trout stamp is required on all trips.
  • These rates do not include gratuity, flies, and leaders for the trip.